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3451205 - Error Message "Invalid UID number" While Updating UID For Switzerland Country/Religion Account


When user try to save an Account with new UID number for Switzerland(Swiss) Country/religion, system throws error message


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Reproducing the Issue

  • Go to Account Management work center.
  • Select Accounts view.
  • Edit Account.
  • Maintain UID number and save the changes.

Error: Invalid UID number


SAP Supports UID maintenance for Switzerland Account only in Specified format.


Follow below Steps to Maintain UID in General Tab View,

  1. Go to Account Management work center.
  2. Select Accounts view.
  3. Edit Account.
  4. Navigate to General Tab
  5. Maintain UID without punctuation marks(Example: CHE123456789)

Follow below Steps to Maintain UID in Financial Data Tab View,

  1. Go to Account Management work center.
  2. Select Accounts view.
  3. Edit an Account.
  4. Navigate to Financial Data Tab 
  5. Go to Tax Data Tab
  6. Navigate to Tax Numbers Section
  7. Select Add row
  8. Choose Country/Religion "Switzerland"
  9. Go to Tax Number Type
  10. Choose "UID Number" from drop down
  11. Maintain UID with Punctuation marks (Example: CHE-123.456.789) 

If user want to maintain UID in different format other than the format mentioned above, the tax number validation check can be disabled in the Business Configuration and the system would allow you to maintain any value.

Steps to disable tax number validation check,

  1. Go to Business Configuration WorkCenter 
  2. Navigate to Implementation project view
  3. Choose "First Implementation Project" which is in Started Status.
  4. Select "Open Activity List"
  5. Choose "All Activities" from dropdown
  6. Search "Countries/Regions"
  7. Select "Open"
  8. Edit Countries/Regions
  9. Select Countries/Regions as "Switzerland"
  10. Navigate to Tax Attributes Tab
  11. Uncheck "Tax Fields Check Enabled"
  12. Select Save and Close  

NOTE: SAP will NOT be responsible for any number getting maintained in the system once Tax Fields Check Enabled is unchecked.

User can decide how you wish to use the system as per your need.


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