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Remove number range assignment for unused objects

Jan 30 at 02:33 AM

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Hi SAP experts,

We would like to know if it is safe to remove assigned number ranges for objects (example: sales document types maintained in t-code VOV8) that are not used (per business process). We would like to do this to ensure that the unused objects will not in any way created thereby using the number range assignment, especially those sharing with the actual objects used.

Example: We only use document types A, B with number range 01 and 02, respectively. But per configuration, unused document types C and D are assigned with the same number ranges.

Note that we are only deleting the number range assignment, and not the number range itself.

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Kamlesh Kumar Arya Jan 30 at 02:48 AM
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Hi,

If business doesn't want users to create Sales document for Document type C and D then you can Block the Sales Document Type itself.No need to remove number range assignment.Similarly, you may create a new number range and assign it to these Document types.

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Hi,

Removal of number range assignment is being considered to know for certain the objects that are used.

May we know if this "blocking" is specific for sales document types only, or available for other objects/master data. Also the t-code for this.

Thanks,

Kenneth

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Blocking the sales document type means users won't be able to create Sales Order using this document type.

Document Type can be blocked via VOV8 please check.

or available for other objects/master data.

Would you please mind to explain this more ??

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Kamlesh Kumar Arya

Hi,

Will check in transaction VOV8.

What I mean in stating "or available for other objects/master data." is to know if blocking is available for other objects or master data grouping with number range assignment.

Thanks,

Kenneth

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Jignesh Mehta Jan 30 at 01:56 PM
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Your reason for removing the Number range assignment from un-used Objects like Sales Document is to prevent unintended mis-use in future.

For this purpose, I would suggest to look at other options like:

1. Authorizations (Update the users roles to allow them to create on the required Sales Documents, etc)

2. Restrict the usage of Sales Documents per Sales Area.

3. Enterprise Structure assignments and SD Document Copying control to reflect only valid Business scenarios.

Thanks,

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Jürgen L
Jan 30 at 11:37 PM
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it is in general safe to remove the assignment. Just let your colleagues know about the reason to avoid that they add it back again after they get a ticket from a user who got a message that a number range assignment is missing. Too many of us focus just technically on solving an error situation and may not come to the conclusion that the document type should not have been used.

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