Match code

What is a match code?

In order to be able to find data records more quickly, they are provided with match codes. These search keys then help to locate the respective stock items.

A match code can be assigned to all possible types of records. These include, for example:

  • Article master data
  • Address data
  • Contact details

Once a record has been assigned a match code, it can be found quickly by entering it in selection lists. In a browser, for example, the record is quickly identified with its match code in the Record Selection area.

How are match codes applied in logistics?

Match codes are mainly found in warehouse logistics. Here you are assigned to the most diverse data records of the warehouse management software. For example, the information of the item masters of all items contained in the warehouse can be quickly accessed.


If a type of glass vase stored in the warehouse has the match code "Glass", after entering it, all the properties of this item will be called immediately.

However, the match codes should always identify the data set accurately and sufficiently.


Logistik-Lexikon Matchcode

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