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Time recording ID number (IT0050) in global landscape

Dear all,

we need to come up with a global concept for the time recording ID number in infotype 0050, making sure that there is a naming convention for this badge number.

Since positive time management is already existing in various countries (that will be merged into one system), we are obviously facing the problem that badge numbers may be duplicate. There is a check in infotype 0050, that is preventing duplicate keys in that field, that means that you will not be able to maintain the same time recording ID twice. Of course it would be simple to modify the screen and switch off the message, but that is not the point. You would still have duplicate badge IDs for different personnel numbers in the system.

So the question is:

Does anybody see on option to avoid that problem without modifying the system and without changing badge numbers in all involved countries to isolated number ranges (e.g. 01000000-01999999 for Germany, 02000000-02999999 for Switzerland, the first to digits being the country code)?

Would it be an option to "link" the recording ID number to the subsystem grouping (setting the grouping up individually for each country)?

Comments would be very welcome,

best regards,


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