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3474924 - Unable to update number ranges of sales documents in the configuration activity "Define Number Ranges For Sales Documents (ID: 102819)"


For the configuration activity "Define Number Ranges For Sales Documents (ID: 102819)", it is possible to to update number ranges of sales documents in the Starter environment. However, unable to update number ranges in other environment, such as the Development environment.




  • SAP pre-delivered number ranges for object RV_BELEG are by design NOT editable in the configuration activity "Define Number Ranges For Sales Documents (ID: 102819)". In other words, it is behaving as expected in environments other than the Starter environment.
  • With regard to why number ranges are NOT suggested to be changed, below is an example to help explain this:
    Number ranges are created and assigned to sales document types. When a sales document is created, a new number is generated. The "Number Range Status" always shows the latest document number which was given against the number range interval. Till now, all data is consistent.
    However, if changing one number range interval (even deleting the line and inserting a new line), then when a sales document is generated, the document number generator will request a new number against the new number range. This "new" number may have already existed in the database, which may cause critical problem.
    That's why "deleting and changing" are not opened to end-users. This ensures that every number range has no overlap and avoid the above issue from happening.
  • With regard to why it is possible to update the number range in the Starter environment:
    According to the BC-SRV-NUM (Number Range Management) team that is responsible for number range, the root cause lies in that restrictions to avoid editing haven't yet been provided in the Starter environment, but only provided for the other environments. For any doubts about the current restrictions, it is suggested to raise a ticket to the BC-SRV-NUM (Number Range Management) component.


Configuration activity, Define number ranges, Sales documents, 102819, Update, Development environment, Starter environment, Object, RV_BELEG, Interval, Restrictions, BC-SRV-NUM , KBA , SD-CRF-NUM-2CL , Number Ranges (Public Cloud) , BC-SRV-NUM , Number Range Management , Problem


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