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3288823 - VIES Validation error " VIES is: Not validated; invalid VAT number format"

Symptom

The system shows the following message:
The result of validation W: ID_FI_OVS:100 XXXXXXX VIES is: Not validated; invalid VAT number format

Environment

SAP S/4HANA CLOUD

Resolution

In order to receive the consultation number from VIES, it is necessary to include the VAT Number of the requesting company in the request.

The error comes if the requesting company's VAT Number has an invalid format.

The Requesting company VAT Number can be maintained in the customizing SSCUI 105630 - Online Validation -> Maintain VIES specific parameters screen.
Country-specific prefix allways has to be added. For example the VAT Number format for Spain should be maintained in the SSCUI 105630 as: ESXXXXXXXXX .

The value in the SSCUI is used for adding to VIES requests only, other system functions will not be affected.

Keywords

VIES, VIES validation, Not validated; invalid VAT number format, VAT number , KBA , FI-LOC-OVF , Online Validation Framework , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions