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What is the recommend way to define product number in D365 commerce for Retail Business?

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We are in the Retail business, we need to define a product number, what is the recommend way to give proper naming convention to Product number in D365 commerce?

we have more than 70,000 products with different unit of measures

we have a list Category hierarchy, lets say

Category Hierarchy

Food

  • Drinks
    • Fruit Drinks
      • Non-Sugar
      • Sugar
    • Coffee Drinks
    • Healthy Drinks
    • Soft Drinks
    • Water
      • Flavored Water
      • Non-Flavored Water

What is the recommend way of naming the product number?.

Ex: Coffee Drinks(sub category) -> Nescafe Mocha Drink (product)

 so product code like CFEDR0001, so the next product when I create on the same category, the product number to be CFEDR0002

Or Just Auto generate product number regardless of any Category hierarchies

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    P Jackson Profile Picture
    P Jackson 1,560 on at
    RE: What is the recommend way to define product number in D365 commerce for Retail Business?

    It does not matter. All alpha, all numeric or alpha-numeric. Create them as you wish, they do not need to be consecutive and can be manually defined.

  • Shafeeque Mohammed Profile Picture
    Shafeeque Mohammed 6,162 Super User on at
    RE: What is the recommend way to define product number in D365 commerce for Retail Business?

    It requires customization.

  • Liamneesan Profile Picture
    Liamneesan 30 on at
    RE: What is the recommend way to define product number in D365 commerce for Retail Business?

    Is that possible to Auto generate Product ID based on Category while creating a product master?

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    Shafeeque Mohammed Profile Picture
    Shafeeque Mohammed 6,162 Super User on at
    RE: What is the recommend way to define product number in D365 commerce for Retail Business?

    I don't think there is an out  of box functionality to have  a specific item code sequence based on the category. I wouldn't say this is not a standard practice as I have had two of our clients request this. Most of them go with the a single sequence itself.

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