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2588474 - Same Prefix Cannot Be Used For Different Document Numbering Rules


You are trying to save a document numbering rule, and you want to use the same prefix for two different rules and the system does not let you save them.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search for Document Numbering Formats for Customer Invoicing.
  4. Here, the same prefix is tried to be saved for two different rules.

The error, Prefix value already in use, is shown.


It is a legal requirement that the same prefix cannot be used for documents in the same work-center. For example, invoices and credit memos cannot have the same prefix. However, customer invoices and supplier invoices can have the same prefix.


This is the expected System Behavior.

See Also

Prefix; Document Numbering; re-use


"Prefix", "Document numbering rules", "Customer Invoices" , KBA , AP-CI-CI-GLO , Cross-Country Extensions , Problem


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