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Question: Hello,

The interal order type has got a given number range. let us say... 100000 to 199999 (internal number assignment)

We have created internal orders with this order type. The first three orders have come in the serial order i.e. 100000, 100001, 100002.

But, subsequent orders have got the following numbers 100020, 100040. We have verified the status of the number range now. It is showing current status as 100059. I guess when we create the next itnernal order, it will be assigned the number 100060. Why is the system skipping some numbers in between. Please help

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    Posted on Apr 01, 2008 at 06:11 AM

    Hi,

    In Application server buffer settings, 20 numbers might be retained(in your case). So when you restart your application server this number will be lost. system will put next 20 number to buffer.

    Usually FI Document number is inserted in buffer settings to make faster data entry.

    No need to put order number in buffer

    So discuss with your Basis Consultant

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    Regards

    Sunoj

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    Posted on Apr 01, 2008 at 06:13 AM

    Hi

    The number skipping is normal. Internal order numbers are buffered by the application server (usually 20 by default). When a new new order number is required, the current number level corresponds to the last reserved order number, not to the order number last assigned. The subsequent numbers are determined from the buffer of the application server and not the database server. Only when this buffer is completely used, the system uses a new set of order numbers from the database. With a server shut down, the unassigned numbers are lost and the numbering starts with the next highest 20. If you have more than one application server, the numbers are buffered seperately or each application server, the number assigned depends on the application server that you are then logged onto.

    Hope this helps, points will be nice.

    Cheers

    L.

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