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Buffering Options for Supplier Invoice Number Range objects in ByDesign

With 1911 version we have enabled a new option “Buffering Options for Supplier Invoice Number Range objects” .Below are the details you might want to know about this new configuration option.

How to enable this option:

This can be enabled using the option in the Business configuration work center-> Implementation Projects → Edit Project Scope→ go to step 4. Questions→ Purchasing → Supplier Invoicing → Supplier Invoices and Credit Memos.

1.Do you want to use buffering of supplier invoice number range possibly not sequential but without gaps?
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2.Do you want to use buffering of supplier invoice number range with possible gaps but pseudo sequential?

How does this options work:

Both shall work if you create invoices through Web service or excel upload (generally you would use this methods for creating invoices in bulk) where we had performance issues earlier since invoice numbers will be created in sequence as they will be created one after the other.

With these new options we shall create document numbers in Parallel, that is all numbers are created at a same time without having the system to wait for one number to be created before creating another one.

Explanation of the two options with examples:

1.The first question enables for creation of numbers that will not be in sequence however there will be no gaps.

which means for suppose with first excel upload you have 5 invoices uploaded then they may have numbers that will not be in sequence like 2,5,7,9 and 10, also with next excel upload if it has say 5 invoices then numbers may be like 1,4,12,15 and 16. which  tells that those gaps in numbers shall be utilized in next uploads done or next manually created invoices.

2.The second question enables for creation of numbers that will not be in sequence and may have gaps.

which means for suppose with first excel upload you have 5 invoices uploaded then they may have numbers that will not be in sequence like 2,5,7,9 and 10, also with next excel upload if it has  say 5 invoices then numbers may be like 11,14,16,20 and 25  which tells that those gaps in numbers shall  not be utilized in next uploads done or next manually created invoices.Cause they would have been skipped due to possible Dumps or some other issues while doing the parallel generation of numbers which we expect to happen rarely.

Also once these are scoped , these logics may get applied for invoices created manually as well.

So please select the scoping questions accordingly as mentioned above and also ensure you test in your test system before making changed in production tenant.

 

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  • Is it mandatory for us to scope this in to our tenant and select 1 of these 2 options?

    What happens if we do not scope this in?  What will happen then?

    Thank you, Kathleen

  • Hi Kathleen,

    Like i mentioned in the blog “Both shall work if you create invoices through Web service or excel upload (generally you would use these methods for creating invoices in bulk)”

    If you don’t check mark Business configuration question then no changes will happen to your existing system behavior

    Thank you

    Deena