Unable to open sales order since sales office is deleted from configuration
We are facing a peculiar issue in our production system. The issue is we have created a sales order in 2009 and now we want to delete the sales order to close a WBS. When the sales order was created the sales office entered for that order is "ABC1",
In 2010 the sales office "ABC1" is deleted from config and the transport is moved to production.
Now when we try to open the sales order in VA02 or VA03 system is throwing an error message "sales Office "ABC1" is not defined". Is it sap standard behaviour?. My concern is why is sap refering to the config for a transaction which is already created and saved. If it is doing the validation for a new order it makes sense.
Could any one throw some light on whether this is SAP standard behaviour and is there any way to fix issue.I thought of bypassing the check in debug mode but due to SOX complance we can not do that in produciton system.
Any inputs in this regard is highly appriciated.