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Need ability to use AlternateItemID in inventory APIs

We have a Global catalog where an Item is identified by UPC in US and EAN in Europe. (This is a common setup across companies)
We have ItemID=UPC, and we have Item Alias for EAN.
We can use AlternateItemID=EAN to create order and it works fine.

But there is no AlternateItemID support for inventory APIs - adjustInventory, loadInventorymismatch, syncLoadedInventory, reserveAvailableInventory.

We have PKMS in US which will send Inventory in UPC which is fine, but in Europe they will send everything in EAN which will require a lookup in OMS everytime. You can easily understand how much will affect performance especially during nightly syncs with WMS which usually runs for hours even without any customizations.

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  • Oct 30 2019
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What is your industry? Retail
What is the idea priority? Medium
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