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2279451 - Not Possible to Alter the Defaul Number Rangess for Sales Order and Contracts


You are trying to set a special Number Ranges for Sales Orders and Contracts under Business Configuration Work center.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration Work Center.
  2. Click on Overview.
  3. Search for the activity Number Ranges for Sales Orders, Customer Contracts, and Customer Returns. You have to ensure the acitivity is in project.
  4. Select Customer contract and chagne the Begin Number to 0000024429.
  5. Click Save button.

You will get the error message: Update for from number APCRM1_CONTRACT_IN failed; interval is already in use.


System does not allow the attempt to alter the number ranges.

The number range from 0000000001 to 9999999999 is available by default. You are trying to alter the Begin Number of the range. This is not possible as the range, i.e. 0000024429 to 9999999999, falls between the range set by default.


This is a system designed behavior.


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