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Old Vendor Number and New Vendor number

Dear Experts,

In Vendor Master we have a Field ALTKN which is of 10 Character to Store the Old Vendor number, Where as my client has old vendor number is of 14 characters in his Legacy system. As this Old Vendor number is very much required in SAP.

Kindly Suggest to which field this Old Vendor Number to be mapped as the old Vendor number is Alpha Numeric and is of 14 digit.

Best Regards

Javeed

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  • Posted on Aug 22, 2011 at 07:24 PM

    if the old vendor number does not fit into the designated SAP given field, then you either have to misuse another field or put the old vendor number into a long text or extend the SAP KNB1 (or KNA1 ) table with an own Z-field or put it into classification.

    Classification would be my prefferred solution, as classification is just standard, does not need any extra programming, is not a modification, is embedded in search functions.

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 02:23 AM

    You can use Comments field in general data whihc can accomodate your requirment if you are not using the same field.

    But you need to pull the information from 2 tables LFA1 for address number and ADRC for Comments (notes)

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:29 AM

    Javed Bhai! !

    If the field lenghth is not abale to appropriate the length

    You can opt for classification data to enter the older Vendor number

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  • Posted on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:47 AM

    Hi,

    Are you maintaining any search data in the field 'search term' in vendor master, If not make use of it either search term1 or search term2, both were of 20 character length.

    Regds,

    CB

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