SAP ABAP Data Element BANFN (Purchase requisition number)
SAP_ABA (Software Component) Cross-Application Component
   CA-GTF-TS (Application Component) Technical Application Support
     BM (Package) MM Cross-Application Objects
Basic Data
Data Element BANFN
Short Description Purchase requisition number  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type BANFN    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 10    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 10    
Value Table      
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name MBAN_C    
Search Help: Parameters BANFN   
Parameter ID BAN  
Default Component name PREQ_NO   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Purch.req. 
Medium 15 Purch.req. 
Long 20 Purchase requisition 
Heading 10 Purch.req. 


Alphanumeric key uniquely identifying the document.

Supplementary Documentation - BANFN 0001


Depending on the set-up in your company, you can have a consecutive number assigned by the system or assign a number yourself (internal or external number assignment).

Number assignment

  • Internal:
    The system assigns the number automatically.
  • External:
    You must enter a number.
  • Internal or external:
    You can enter a number. If you leave the field empty, the system will assign a number automatically.

A number cannot be changed once it has been assigned and saved.

Supplementary Documentation - BANFN 0002


Enter the number of the document.

Supplementary Documentation - BANFN 0003


You can enter your selection criteria for this field in the following ways:

  • You enter an individual value in this field.
  • You enter an interval of values in this field and in the adjacent field.
  • You enter several intervals.

All purchase requisitions that satisfy your selection criteria will be displayed.

Supplementary Documentation - BANFN 0004


Enter the number of the purchase requisition you wish to reference.

Supplementary Documentation - BANFN 0019


Here you can specify the number of the purchase requisition from which you wish to adopt services.

Last changed by/on SAP  20030114 
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