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Copy Number Sequences

  • 1.  Copy Number Sequences

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 23, 2020 03:19 PM

    Does anyone have advice on copying number sequences when creating new legal entities?

    What I have done:
    - Create a "copy into legal entity" project and selected the option to copy number sequences with that resetting to lowest value

    What I am seeing:
    - Duplicated number sequence codes that have different formats depending on the company value in the format

    - Some number sequence codes (they seem to have all been created manually) contain the legal entity code in their name, which obviously in the copy process produced non-usable ones:

    Am I going to have to skip the "copy number sequences" step in the process and if so, how else can I set up number sequences efficiently? I looked at the entity itself, but I am not sure how tedious it would be to meddle with data in Excel to be able to import it once it's all figured out?

    Thanks in advance!


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    Kerstin Newman
    Business Analyst
    StarTech.com
    London ON
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  • 2.  RE: Copy Number Sequences

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 24, 2020 08:35 AM
    Hi Kerstin,

    In every implementation, we have issues with this kind of thing.  The last one, we ended up with some number sequences that had a retail component and we are not using retail at all!  We now have a standard set of number sequences that we store in Excel - we update the company code for the ones that incorporate that and then use DMF to import.  It sounds tedious but I think it's really better than trying to fix it after it's been copied.  Be sure to import the references as well if you are looking for a brand new company setup and are adding parameters and such.

    Shirley


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  • 3.  RE: Copy Number Sequences

    TOP CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 30, 2020 02:41 AM
    I take similar approach to that of Shirley, but instead I use the Excel add-in to upload number sequences.
    I find the UI is easier to view and resolve errors.

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    Functional Consultant
    Vancouver BC
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  • 4.  RE: Copy Number Sequences

    GOLD CONTRIBUTOR
    Posted Jul 30, 2020 10:00 AM
    Thank you both for your responses!

    I think we figured out that we shouldn't have used numbers in the first place, the system is smart enough to know what company to apply which number sequence code to if that's how they're set up.. So technically we should have just called it APADJ for every company we have rather than APADJNE01 etc. I think we're ok with duplicates because the system will apply the correct ones although it is slightly confusing for the end user if they see codes that technically belong to another company.

    Thank you again!

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    Kerstin Newman
    Business Analyst
    StarTech.com
    London ON
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