Assign Alternate Customer # (I88)

Purpose: Use this screen to indicate whether the system should automatically assign an Alt cust # whenever it creates a new customer.

Yes/No field: Select this field to have the system automatically assign an Alt cust # each time you create a new customer. The system uses the Alternate Customer # number assignment record, set up through Setting Up the Number Assignment Table (WNUM), to determine the number to use when creating each customer.

How are customers created? You can create a new customer in any of the following ways:

• customer maintenance: see Creating and Updating Sold-to Customers (WCST)

• order entry: see Entering Orders

• catalog requests: see Entering Catalog Requests (WCAT)

• catalog request interface: see Working with the Catalog Request Interface (WCRU)

• the generic order API: see Generic Order Interface (Order API)

• the e-commerce interface: see E-Commerce Catalog Requests

• the generic customer API: see Generic Customer API

If alternate number specified: If there is an alternate customer number specified in the inbound message through the Generic Customer API or the Generic Order Interface (Order API), the system uses this number and does not automatically assign an alternate customer number when creating a new customer.

Alternate customer number cross-reference: The system also creates a record in the Alternate Customer # Cross Reference table when it assigns the alternate customer number. See Working with Alternate Customer Number Cross-References for more information.

Leave this field unselected if you do not want the system to automatically assign an alternate customer number to each new customer.

IN03_08 OMSCS 19.0 December 2019 OHC