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Inconsistency in document number

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When i created a MIRO document on 27.12.07 it created the document no-56127000 and MIRO document created on 28.12.07 created the document no-56126000.

How this inconsistence happens in number ranges.

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    Posted on Jan 29, 2008 at 06:33 AM


    There is something called Buffering and Non - Buffering in Number ranges. When you select Buffering the Number Ranges will be in Order i.e the number will be One after another. Normally we select this buffering for Excise Document No Ranges since it will be a statutory requirement that the numbers should be one after another. If you select buffering then the system response time will be very slow.

    Now we will come to Non Buffering No Ranges. When you select Non- Buffering the system will select 10 Numbers from the Given No Ranges for the Particular User ID say 1 - 10 and another 10Numbers for another User ID say 11 - 20. So when the first user posts say 5 documents then from 6 - 10 will not be used and when the second user posts 3 documents then 14- 20 will be unused. So when some other user logs in then the available documents Numbers will be assigned to that user ID. This is how it works.

    So this is the reason for the Difference in Document numbers. If it was helpful, plz assign points.



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      Hi, yes you can do that. By default is number range buffering deactivated due to different legal requires in serval countries!

      The main reason for buffering is speed. There is a substantial difference in server performance between buffering and non-buffering of number ranges, especially when we discuss customer billing. In a scenario with a database server and serval application servers will for instance the billing process really make a difference.

      It’s possible to deactivate the number range buffering partially for instance based on document type – search on the OSS for your system release of SAP and number range buffering. Apply these OSS notes (one or two OSS notes) according to your business needs.

      BTW – there is reports that specifies the actual taken numbers – using these reports is it possible to document that there is not inconsistencies in the number ranges


      René Vestergaard Nielsen

      Edited by: René Vestergaard Nielsen on Jan 29, 2008 2:28 PM

  • Posted on Jan 29, 2008 at 02:17 PM


    Go to SNRO T.Code

    enter Object RE_BELEG and display.check for no.of numbers in buffering.

    If this helps,please assign points.



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