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internal and external no ranges

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what is the meaning of ilnternal and external no ranges, where we create internal and ordernal no ranges, can u give clear clarification


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    Posted on Jan 21, 2008 at 12:04 PM

    You create the number ranges using tcode FBN1 in FI. Different modules have different transaction codes for creating the number ranges.

    There is a field called EXT in the screen. When you flag this, you need to enter the number manually in the system while creating the document and if you dont flag this system will create the number automatically for the document.

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      System will assign the internally generated number for the depreciation posting. But the entry has to be posted to an external module we have to give external no. range tick for document type AF. The same I had cleared earlier also.

      I hope it will clear you doubt


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    Posted on Jan 21, 2008 at 12:23 PM


    Internal Number Ranges: Doc. No will be provided by the system automatically in serial order allotting the next available progressive number. The number must be in numerical. We have to use the T.Code FBN1

    External Number ranges: Doc. No will be given manually by the end user. System will not lock no automatically in this case. User can pick the number randomly. Number may be an alpha numeric.



    Click on Execute Button

    Give Co. Code:

    Select Change Intervals

    Select insert interval button.

    Give No. Year From To

    Select insert Enter.


    Here we create the number ranges for documents. For each number range you specify:

    1.A number interval from which document numbers are selected

    2. the type of number assignment (internal or external)

    You assign one or more document types to each number range. The number range becomes effective via the document type specified in document entry and posting.

    Number ranges for documents are company code-dependent. We must therefore create your number ranges for each company code in which the document type is used, namely with the same number range key.

    The number intervals must not overlap. If you use year-dependent number ranges, you can specify the same interval with the same key several times for different "to- fiscal years" (the limit up to which a number range is still valid).

    If you want to define number ranges, which are independent of the to-fiscal year, enter 9999 in the to- fiscal year field.

    For sample documents, use a number range with key X2,

    For recurring entry documents with key X1.

    These keys may not be used for other number ranges


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