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2841572 - Error While Uploading Purchasing Data For Suppliers Using Mass Data Maintenance


The Purchasing data is not available for Suppliers. You want to upload this data using the Mass Data Maintenance. Upon executing the file you receive the following error:

"Update not possible; specified data for SUPPLIER does not exist".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Mass Data Maintenance work center.
  2. Select Export Suppliers link.
  3. Export the General tab to CSV file and add the data in the required fields.
  4. Select Import Suppliers link and upload the file to the Taxes tab.
  5. Execute Data Import Immediately.
  6. Error occurs.


Mass Data Maintenance tool is used to modify already existing records, but it is not possible to upload new data to the system.


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select the Implementation Projects view or Overview.
  3. Search and open the Migration of Suppliers activity.
  4. Choose Migrate suppliers using the migration tool.
  5. Select You Can Also at the top right corner of the screen and Download Migration Template.
  6. Fill the necessary fields and upload the migration file in the migration tool.
  7. Select Properties and choose the migration mode: Enhance already existing records.
  8. Execute Migration.

See Also

2498595 - Error While Uploading Tax Data for Suppliers Using Mass Data Maintenance


Supplier, Purchasing , KBA , SRD-MD-BP-SUP , Suppliers , Problem


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