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Billing document external number range

Hello Experts,

One of my customers is asking for external numbering for Billing Document. But in SAP standard it has only internal numbering for Billing Document. Is it possible to assign external number range for F2 document type which is already used as internal number range. Please share your thoughts.

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  • Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 01:08 AM

    Hi Remay,

    Unfortunately I must confirm you that there is no possibility to use external number ranges for billing documents in the standard system. This design is due to the fact that most countries do not allow to use external numbering for billing documents. Even in program RV60AFZZ, USEREXIT_NUMBER_RANGE is for internal number range only.

    Best Regards,


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  • Posted on Jan 24, 2016 at 01:44 PM

    Not possible to have an external number range for billing. For more details, have a look at my response here

    External Number range for Periodic Billing plan... | SCN

    G. Lakshmipathi

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  • Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 07:41 AM

    Thanks Mr lakshmipathi, I have seen your thread already.

    But still am looking for customization using any of the exits like USEREXIT_NUMBER_RANGE or


    Thanks Mr Tao Sun, In some forums I have seen countries like Peru Mexico are using external numbers for Billing. In some cases Invoice numbers are predetermined, they must external.

    There is a filed in TVFK called NUMKE - Number range in the case of external number assignment.

    In RV60AFZC,


    * Example: Number range from TVFK like in standard


    Can we use NUMKE instead of NUMKI.

    Is it possible to create Billing Document with external number using of BAPI_BILLINGDOC_CREATEMULTIPLE?

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    • We have a company in Mexico and they don't use external numbering. I believe it's just a misunderstanding of the legal requirements there. They do have their own number range (assigned in the user exit you've mentioned based on the Sales Org) and this number range has buffering switched off to ensure there are no accidental "gaps" between the numbers. External number range is not actually required.