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1921876 - Warning Message "General: value XYZ in column Supplier Name will be truncated; edit source value"


When you migrate Customer Data or Supplier Data into your system, after validation, system throws below warning messages:

Customer Data Migration:

General: value XYZ in column Supplier Name will be truncated; edit source value

Supplier Data Migration:

General: value XYZ in column Account Name will be truncated; edit source value

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select Implementation projects view or Overview
  3. Search and Open Migration of Customer or Migration of Supplier.
  4. Execute the respective migration file.


The standard system behavior during Customer/Supplier migration with account names / Supplier names >40 characters is a truncation. During migration Validation step, you are being notified on the truncations with above warning message


This is a warning message and is to notify that the name will be truncated to 40 characters. You can continue with your migration but after migration only 40 characters of the Account/Supplier name will be available in the system


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