Error during Org Structure activation : Operation not possible; perm. estblmt. referenced by material ABC.
Reproducing the Issue
1. Go to Organization Management workcenter.
2. Go to Organization Structure view.
3. Select an Edit Org Unit : XXX.
4. Navigate to General tab.
5. Update Global Location Number.
Above error message pops-up.
This is because the Business Residence YYY is used by the some Materials and the Business Residence was deleted from the Org Structure.
The possible solution to overcome this issue is to DELIMIT the Org Unit with Business Residence YYY to a specific date instead of deleting it. Since the Business Residence was deleted. The only option is to Roll Back the changes in the Planning Area and the DELIMIT the validity of Org Unit with Business Residence YYY.
NOTE: Roll Back will delete all inactive changes in the Plannng Area and revert the Org Structure to last active version.
You can activate any changes in lower hierarchy with activate selected and dependent org units before making the Roll Back.
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