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Sales Doc No. Range Determination

Hi,

In a situation where in the sales doc. type (trx. VOV8) - both the <i>No. range int.assgt.</i> and <i>No.range ext. assg.</i> are filled in.

How will the number range be determined? Can this setting be maintained - e.g. can we maintain an <i>int. no. range</i> assignment for automatic flows <b>as well as</b> an <i>ext. no. range</i> for manual and external system flows?

If this is possible - what other settings need to be maintained ?

Thanks,

sapman.

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 01:59 PM

    External number assignment is used when the user manually enters the sales order number within the corresponding number range.

    Internal number assignment is used system automatically proposes the sales order number within the corresponding number range.

    Number Ranges are defined through transaction VN01 and then assigned to the respective order type in VOV8.

    We can assign both the numbers to our document type. We can create document using both number ranges.

    If the sales document is generated through IDOC then the system will pick only the internal number range not the external one. But if there is any requirement that we need to use the external number range then we ask our partner to send the sales order number with in that number range and then we will test that in the SAP IDOC testing tool transaction WE19.

    Reward points if helpful.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:47 AM

    external number assignment:

    When creating a document with external number assignment, the user must enter a document number that lies within the corresponding number range.

    internal number assignment:

    When creating a document with internal number assignment, the system assigns a number that lies within the appropriate number range.

    Define the number ranges in T.Code: VN01.

    and assign them to the sales document type in T.code: VOV8.

    Regards

    AK

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:50 AM

    Go to T.code VN01 and maintain the required number ranges and can decide there either Internal or External.

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:51 AM

    Then assign it to VOV8 where you are defining sales document type.

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Thanks Sunil.

      Well, I have a situation where certain flows will have Bdocs flowing in from CRM with their no. range.

      And presently the Doc. Type has an internal no. range.

      What would you suggest?

      Thanks, sapman.

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    Former Member
    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:16 PM

    Hi,

    It is possible for a Doc.Type to have both internal and external number assignment.

    While using the document type, if you havent entered the document number then system would take the internal number assignment and the current number used based on which the next number would be generated.

    If you have entered the document number manually then the system would take the external number assignment and check whether the number you have entered falls within the range specified.

    Regards

    Nadarajah Pratheb

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi,

      For a document type which had both internal and external no. assignment when we received an inbound IDOC it used the internal no. range. I'm not sure if we have a control on this and how to change it.

      Regards

      Nadarajah Pratheb

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 11:49 AM

    Define the number rage for sales documents and asssing in VOV8

    Sysstem will detremaind the based on VOV8 settings

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 12:04 PM

    Hi,

    At a time you can only assign any one number range. Either external or internal. You create number range in VN01. There you can mention whether a particular number range is external or internal.

    In VOV8 when we configure the sales doc. type, there you have to specify whehter it should take external or internal number range.

    reward points if solution helps.

    Regards,

    Allabaqsh G. Patil

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    Aug 17, 2007 at 05:19 PM

    Hi Sapman,

    Check with Tcode called OVT0customer account group detals screen under general data tab there u can find that number ranges assigned to ur account group. this is the way system can pick number ranges. here u can assign internal or external number ranges.

    Let me know if it is work fine

    Regards

    Sasi

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