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2305890 - Position Import Error message: Cannot Find Corresponding Referred Object by Keys


Following Error message received while importing position into the instance.

Cannot find corresponding referred object by keys:[object_xyz.externalCode]

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Reproducing the Issue

Load attached position import file into instance with associated object codes without leading zero.

For example, if object code is 000123, use 123.

System throws folloeing error: "Cannot find corresponding referred object by keys:[object_xyz.externalCode]  "

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Microsoft Excel sheet deletes leading zeros,hence a mismatch between objects in the system and import file


Make sure to maintain leading zeros in the import file as per the object configuration in the system.


KBA , LOD-SF-EC-POS , Position Management , Problem


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