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Alphanumeric number range


Hi Experts,

Kindly let me know if its possible to create alphanumeric number range in OM and PA modules? If so kindly let me know the procedure

Thanks in advance,

Nisha

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    Dec 23, 2014 at 01:45 PM

    Sorry for being very blunt here, but:

    Changing the data types in any standard number range for crucial fields like personnel number can only have one justification: creating a never ending stream of income for system integrators and so called consultants. You never know in which upgrade, new module, new UI, changed interface it will come back to haunt you big!

    Numbers in number ranges are just that: numbers. Giving them any meaning is a concept of the 1970s and should have been routed out by 1995. If not done yet, you should focus your energy on this rather than modifying a system that could be modern in a way you'll lose almost all rights for standard support within your licence fee.

    Ok - another rude reply from me, which won't make me friends - but the only reply to let me comfortably look into the mirror tomorrow.

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    Dec 23, 2014 at 08:41 AM

    Hi Nisha,

    No, we can't create alphanumeric no. ranges for OM objects and Employee no. ranges.

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    • Hi Praneeth,

      We can increase the data type range with few modification in coding. It is nothing but a zobject(zclass), we can increase the length of the variable based on the requirement.

      Regards

      Rajkumar Narasimman

  • Dec 23, 2014 at 08:40 AM

    Hi Nisha,

    Creating alphanumeric number range is not recommended and not possible by the standard tools.


    Regards,

    Liran

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  • Dec 23, 2014 at 05:10 PM

    Hi Nisha,

    Don't go with any custom creation for number ranges.

    For the bifurcation of the number ranges sap uses object type and by this we can understand that this number is for which object type and it's always unique.

    So talk to your client and say about SAP's design and how it will help them and how it's bifurcating from one item another item (like organization unit, job, position etc).

    Regards,

    Sankarsan

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    Dec 24, 2014 at 07:05 AM

    Hi Experts,

    Thank you all for your valuable suggestions, will recommend the client the same.

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