To create number range for your vendor account you need to first create it and then assign it back to the vendor account group. You can create different number range for different Vendor account group or only one for multiple Vendor account group.
Creation of Number Range
You can use transaction code XKN1 or follow the following path;
SPRO > Financial Accounting > Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable > Vendor Accounts > Master Records > Preparations for Creating Vendor master records > Create Number Range for Vendor Accounts
To create it you need to click on “Change Intervals” and then “insert interval” or shift+f5. Now on the insert interval screen enter the serial number for your number range, number in the field From Number and number in To Number field. Current number is the number which will be the number after you create a master data. The Tab “ext” represents whether the number will be external numbers or internal numbers. After entering all the details click on “insert” tab on the left end of the screen.
Like discussed above the tab “ext” can be ticked if you want it as a external assignment. If it is to be internally assigned then do not select the number range ext tab.
- Vendor Group must be created to which you want to assign the number range
- You must decide whether the number range are required to be external assigned numbers or internally Sap generated number.
Generally for Vendor account master data creation the number ranges are maintained externally assigned numbers as we want it to be alphanumeric.
Assignment to Vendor account group
To assign it to Vendor account group you can use the transaction code OBAS or can follow the following path;
SPRO > Financial Accounting > Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable > Vendor Accounts > Master Records > Preparations for Creating Vendor Master Records > Assign Number Ranges to Vendor Account Groups
After reaching in the assignment screen you need to just assign the number range created in the first step against your Vendor Account Group.