Can you duplicate primary key records across organizations?
One of the questions I am frequently asked when I upload data into a new Hexagon EAM environment is; “Can we use the same part, asset, cost codes if they are in different organizations?”
Let me start out with some basic, but important information. When configuring a fresh EAM Environment, we go through several settings (install parameters and organization options). Then one of the big decisions need to be made about whether we want data to be held in together, in a common org, or separately by activating Multi-Organization settings.
Most companies with several facilities will choose to activate multi-org on many items.But then the question is asked – “I have this asset here but also at a different location, can I use the same asset code?” The initial answer might be, “No, you can’t. This is because EAM does not allow you to duplicate codes at all in the application”. But I would be completely wrong! Even with Multi-Org activated, EAM does allow you to duplicate a handful of key code fields.