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SAP upgrade to address 999 issue ?

Hello All..looking for some insight and help!

I was told (can't verify) that the new release/upgrade to SAP would be addressing the issue (that I KNOW everyone has run into) of the 999 line limitation on Journal Entries.

Does anyone know if this is TRUE? when is the potential roll out? I can not find anything to verify this - and currently the work around is gruesome to split large files.

ANY INSIGHT would be appreciated...

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    Posted on Jun 06, 2007 at 09:41 PM


    Still in higher versions also There is a limit of (999) line items which can be posted per FI document. This is because the line item number (BSEG-BUZEI) field length is defined as (3) numeric positions, i. e., (999) line items.

    The most commonly used workarounds are as follows:

    1) Implement FI summarization (per note 36353). But as you wrote, you cannot accept this kind of solution.

    2) Cancel the original billing document and split it into smaller documents using different payment terms but actually with the same terms.

    This will avoid the (999) line item limit for FI postings. notes 11162 and 111813 with reference to invoice splitting.

    Please assign points if it useful.


    Ravinagh Boni

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    Posted on Jun 07, 2007 at 10:07 AM

    Hi Carrie,

    The limitation in BSEG-BUZEI still exists in new release (ECC5.0 + 6.0). Therefore the data entry can only be upto 999 entries, but the number of line items can be more than 999 in NewGL side of the document.

    Br, Kyoko

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      What I have happening is and 820 is being taken..mapped thru translator to look like 810 and then fed into the clients SAP idoc. It is actually a corporate credit card statement.

      So since each card would actually be its own GL account in SAP- I am thinking that maybe it could be split like that..? THOUGHTS? currently the file is generating around 7-800 lines. Once it is converted we are doubling because of the iDoc requirements and it is causing issue obviously popping the 999.

      ANY thoughts? We send this as a monthly file currently and I realize we could send it more frequently but the issue here is meeting the clients needs of 30 day cycle...

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