I have created several items and transacted with them in stock entries. I now realise that I need batch nos. for certain items. Is there a way to do it ?
Yes check here https://erpnext.org/docs/user/manual/en/stock/batch
A search too gives answers to common questions https://discuss.erpnext.com/search?q=batch%20number
Setting Batch for existing items , seems to be the answer.
So cannot do it midway, a possible but difficult workaround would be to:
- Duplicate the items and make the original item inactive.
- Rename the old item, so that the same name can be used for future transactions.
- Create new BOMs wherever the old item is being used
- Use BOM update tool to replace the all the Old BOMs
This is a lot of work, I will have to manage without Batch nos. for now.