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2173881 - Error Message: “Location already exists; Activation failed” While Migrating Location and Logistics Areas

Symptom

Your requirement is to migrate Location and Logistics Area using the migration tool. Upon migrating, system throws the below error message:

Location XXXXX already exists

Activation failed

*XXXXX represents the Location ID

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go Implementation Projects view or Overview
  3. Search and Open the migration activity Migration of Location and Logistics Area
  4. Select Migrate location and logistics area using the migration tool
  5. Upload the Migration File
  6. Execute Migration for the respective Migration File with Migration Mode Add new records
  7. You receive the error

Cause

Migration is failing due to invalid Logistics Area IDs, Storage Control Profile ID, Product ID, etc.

Resolution

You must check the uniqueness of IDs (for Location and Logistics Areas) and Master Data (like Storage Control Profile, Product etc) before you start the migration.

The Logistics Area IDs should be unique. Maintain the correct data in the migration file and proceed with the migration activity.

Keywords

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Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1611 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1502 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1505 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1508 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1511 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1602 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1605 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1608 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1702 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1802 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1805