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How do I create a fixed asset with a serial number? Is this supported?

I’ve been trying to sort this out, but I haven’t been successful. What I want to do is create fixed assets for Mowers, Computers, etc - each of these machines have serial numbers (and support contracts linked to them). When I try to create the initial item to be used as the asset, ticking the box “fixed asset” immediately hides the serial number fields. There’s another thread about this, but it’s gone ignored for some time.

I’ve also opened a GitHub issue

Looking back, it looks like this is expected to work - so I’m questioning if I’m doing something wrong or if this is indeed a regression / bug. Can someone help validate that they’re able to create a fixed asset with a serial or that this isn’t how serial numbers are intended to be used for Assets?

I even went so far as to try modifying the Item DocType, but I don’t think I understand what needs to be changed to make it work!

I also wanted to add I’ve tried this on the latest Dev branch, as well as 13.4 and 13.5 releases.

Are other people not doing this? How are you tracking fixed assets?

Not to keep dragging this up - but I get the feeling either nobody else is doing this OR I’m just dumb and nobody wants to tell me. Haha. Seriously, though. Hey @prasadr can you help track this down? Or at least confirm that I’m crazy and missed something simple?

I am in the same boat,

Still can’t find an answer?

How about this workaround?:

Create as many virtual warehouses as you required for your Fixed Assets. Setup your Fixed Assets as Stock Items and Drop it into these virtual warehouses. Set up the account in the Warehouses as a Stock Account, but actually add it under the Fixed Assets Group Account in the Chart of Accounts.

Revalue the stocks manually to charge it to the depreciation account.

It’s not perfect, but it helps you get going. Hopefully!



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checked the latest code v13.7, seems already support item as asset with serial no., in serial no master there is referenced asset field also. please kindly check in the latest version.

hi @szufisher - the behavior still exactly the same as original post. I just tested with the latest version 13.8.0.