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2797804 - Error: "Global location no. XXXXX has already been assigned to business partner XYZ" While Assigning the Global Location Number to the Business Partners

Symptom

Your requirement is to add the Global Location Number to Corporate Accounts and Suppliers. Upon trying to assign the Global Location Number, system throws the error:

Global location no. XXXXX has already been assigned to business partner XYZ

(where XXXXX represents the Global Location Number
XYZ represents the Business Partner)

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Account Management work center
  2. Go to Common Tasks
  3. Choose New Corporate Account
  4. Fill the required mandatory fields
  5. Select the link Additional Identifiers
  6. In the field Global Location number input XXXXX
  7. Select OK
  8. System throws the error

 Or

  1. Go to Supplier Base work center
  2. Go to Common Tasks
  3. Choose New Supplier
  4. Fill the required mandatory fields
  5. Select the link Additional Identifiers
  6. In the field Global Location number input XXXXX
  7. Select OK
  8. System throws the error

Cause

Global Location Number is a unique number that is used to identify physical, legal or operational units that belong to an enterprise or part of an enterprise such as a warehouse. Once the Global Location Number has been assigned to any Business Partner XYZ in your system, you will not be able to assign the same Global Local Number to another Business Partner PQR. (where PQR represents the Business Partner)

Resolution

The check for unique Global Location Numbers is a functionality which is independent of the settings of Duplicate Check within Business Configuration. The fact that uniqueness of Global Location Numbers is checked is controlled by an S-type table delivered by SAP, meaning that this check is hard-coded. The setting of weight values for Additional Identifiers within Business Configuration for Duplicate Check does not influence this hard check. Duplicate Check in addition, provides some fuzzy checks for similarities.

Provide a unique Global Location Number in Business Partners.

Keywords

Global Location Number, GLN, Additional Identifiers, Business Partners, Suppliers, Corporate Accounts , KBA , SRD-MD-BP , Business Partner , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions