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2956449 - Limitation on number of Items in ByDesign documents


 You want to know if system has limitation or recommended number of line items in any Bydesign documents


SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

While creating any document like Purchase order or supplier invoice or  sales order  or customer invoice etc

System does not work reliably (dumps/times out) if number of items in SRM or CRM documents exceed more than 100 items.


In general for CRM and SRM documents,for better performance and reliable system behavior the recommendation is 100 line items or less. Creating documents with more than 200 items is strongly discouraged as the system performance degrades as more items are added. Less than 100 line items would be better for performance and follow up processes to run smoothly.


Also you can follow below link that has information about all ByDesign documents
Login using below link
Download the SAP Business ByDesign Sizing Assessment Tool
In the excel,enter the number against the document you want
You will see the traffic button change accordingly and message appearing
Where green indicates good to go and red indicates not recommended.

You may have to contact your customer engagement executive or account Executive for more details related to the limitation.

For all the effected documents kindly cancel/ delete and then create fresh documents with item as accepted in the above Link


Dump when creating document with many line items, huge  number of items, too many items, restriction on items , KBA , optimal number of line items , performance issue , SRD-SRM-SI , Supplier Invoicing , AP-SLO , Sales Order Processing , AP-POP-PO , Purchase Order , Problem


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