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2948572 - Error Message 'Automatic Interval must always be numeric' When Editing Number Range of Purchaing Documents

Symptom

You receive the error "Automatic Interval must always be numeric" when you edit the number range for purchasing documents, i.e. purchasing contract or purchase oder.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Overview view
  3. Search and open the activity: Number Ranges for Operational Purchase Documents
  4. Select Purchase Orders
  5. Navigate to Interval for Purchase Orders
  6. Enter an alphanumeric value here , you will receive error: Automatic Interval must always be numeric

OR

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to Overview view
  3. Search and open the activity: Number Ranges for Strategic Purchase Documents
  4. Select Purchasing Contracts
  5. Navigate to Interval for Purchasing Contracts
  6. Enter an alphanumeric value here , you will receive error: Automatic Interval must always be numeric

Cause

It is only allowed to have numeric value for purchase orders/purchasing contracts created in Business ByDesign system.

You may use alphanumeric value for orders created via migration or webservice, but not for those created directly in the system.

Resolution

This is an expected behavior.

Keywords

Number range, Purchase Order, Purchasing Contract, Interval , KBA , SRD-SRM-PRO , Purchase Requests and Orders , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions