Generate Document numbers without Gaps / Number Range Buffering
By Sumit Joshi, L&T InfoTech
This document gives a detailed description on what is the
concept of number range buffering and how to activate or deactivate this.
Buffering is something that advised by experts for performance but in certain
cases, deactivating the number range buffering may only be required for certain
countries or sales organizations.
SAP SD, SAP ECC 6.0.
This describes how
you can deactivate the buffering of number range object 'RV_BELEG', if you need
to make sure that there are no gaps in the document numbers in certain areas of
Sales and Distribution (for example, delivery or billing document).
legacy system, generally the sales orders and invoices have the same number and
since the documents are created locally for the orders and invoices, each
country is responsible for creating the documents at the local level. The
numbers are also assigned externally by the users using a pre-defined sequence.
It is required in certain countries, by law to have sequential invoice
number generation and utilization. The numbers should be generated/ created
without any gaps and if there are any gaps the company has to give a written
explanation why the gaps occurred
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