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AR invoice and Sales order # to be the same

this is an email from one of our customers, and we cannot confirm if it is possible. Can someone help?

We require the AR Invoice # to be the same as the Sales Order Invoice #, so that the Account Statement shows information (the original Sales Order #) that the client understands. If the Account Statement were a little more flexible, we might be able to get around this issue, but it is hard to change the SAP account statement.

Currently we manually copy the S/O # over from Every Sales Order as we copy the S/O to A/R. This is inefficient & should not be necessary.

Plus, we want to automatically copy one of the dates over from the S/O. Surely other businesses want to copy over a S/O date to the AR Invoice (for instance, to fill in the Document Date field of the AR invoice - ie. the document date of the S/O).

The Bug in SAP is that you can not AUTOMATICALLY retrieve the SO# (using a Formatted Search) BEFORE saving the AR Invoice.

This whole issue also applies to copying over POs to A/P Invoices.

(AFTER saving the AR Invoice on the database, my formatted search CAN pick up the original SO#, but by then it is too late, because the AR Invc # has to be Specified BEFORE saving the AR Invc)

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