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COPA Realignment

Dear All

I am using the Invoice number as a characteristics, which is user defined one. Before GST this field length was 10 digit, after implementing the GST (ODN) it is increased as 12 digit .

Now if I want to increase length of the field I have to change it in the table with the help of the access key, it might create inconsistency also in future.

If I am wrong please correct me on the above statement.

The solution would be we can create a new characteristic, do the realignment (T-Code KEND),

My question is if I want to do the new Characteristics and realignment of the COPA what are the pre requisite and configuration setting need to be done in the system.



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  • Nov 08, 2017 at 01:25 PM

    Hi Sri,

    If you want to give retrospective impact then only realignment required otherwise new custom field will serve the purpose.


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  • Nov 09, 2017 at 09:53 AM

    Hi Sri,

    I do not see why realignment is required here. The COPA characteristic length is always 18 characters so a change from 10 to 12 should not matter. Also the historical data should not be changed because that was the invoice number at that time. The new invoice numbers will be posted with 12 characters.

    To understand realignment better refer :



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