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3234365 - The Region Paris is Marked as Obsolete in Transport Zones


You are trying to create Transport Zone and if you select the country France, and add the Region Paris, you can see it is marked as OBSOLETE.

You therefore want to know if this is normal and if there is any implication if you select the Region. Further, you would like to know the Region to select instead of Paris.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to the Supply Chain Design Master Data work center. 
  2. Go to the Transport Zones view. 
  3. Find and select the relevant Transport Zone.
  4. Click Edit and go to the General tab.
  5. Go to the Regions sub-tab.
  6. Click Add Row and add the the country France and select the Region Paris.
  7. You can see that Paris is marked as obsolete. 


We have changed the text behind the region code for Paris with the latest delivery.
The reason is that the ISO standard organization has changed the ISO code for France/Paris from "75" to "75C", leaving the code "75" without content (according to the official international standard).
As you most probably already have a huge amount of documents with stored region code 75, we cannot simply delete code 75. This would lead to inconsistencies.
Instead, we delivered the new code "75C" with the flag "Obsolete" set to true, and changed the textual description of code 75 to "Paris OBSOLETE". This enables you to actively decide how to proceed depending on your current status.


If you go Business Configuration work center, and navigate to the Overview view, you can search for "Regions" and invoke the activity "Regions".
Here, you can change the textual description of "75" as well as set the new code for Paris "75C" to active (by removing the "Obsolete" flag) for future use in documents.
However, we do not recommend having both codes 75 and 75C active at the same time as it will lead to duplicate entries in the selection list for regions, and also with regards to potential future changes to the ISO code standard.
In case you are setting up a fresh system, however, the best choice would be to toggle the obsolete flags of 75 and 75C in order to only use the currently valid code 75C.


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