When you receive fixed asset catalog items, one line per item is created in the Receive Items dialog box, in the Received Item Line Items table. For example, when you purchase three new laptops, the Received Item Line Items table displays three separate lines, all with quantity of 1. When you receive the items, a new asset is created in the system for each line.
The data for each fixed asset catalog item is handled as follows:
Symantec recommends that you insert the Serial Number of a computer when receiving it. When inventory runs and finds an item with this serial number, it creates an association between the inventory record and the asset record.
If you update an asset that is already created in the database, you must specify in the Received Item Line Items table the Existing Resource that you want to update. The details, such as Barcode, Manufacturer, Status, or Location, are only added when the existing asset does not have them specified.