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2638977 - Creating Contracts With Impossible Validity and an End Date before the Start Date


You create a contract with a validity of -1 days and the system does not show an error message.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to the Sales Order workcenter.
  2. Select the New Contract View.
  3. Select a Validity with a duration of -1 days such as a Start Date 20.04.2018 and End Date 19.04.2018.
  4. You can release/save the contract without error message.


  • You can select a validity of -1 days in order to cancel contracts, which have not yet started.
  • The contract will be considered with a validity of 0 days and processed accordingly.
  • The contract will not be set to active, but cancelled before activation.
  • If the validity is entered with more than -1 days, then you will receive an error message.


This is the expected system behaviour.


Vertrag, Laufdauer, negativ, -1 Tage, keine Fehlermeldung, Contract, Validity, negative, no Error Message, -1 days , KBA , AP-CCP-CC , Customer Contract , Problem


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