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    Amy Chan
    Unique key of supplier
    Topic posted December 11, 2018 by Amy ChanSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Financials, Supplier Creation, Supplier Merge, Supplier Profile Management, Supplier Registration, Supplier User Account 
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    Unique key of supplier
    Unique key of supplier

    I have a question for unique key of supplier. I want to create "HP" as a supplier name and the country is "US" for US legal entity. Later when we rollout to "UK"  and we need to create another "HP" supplier with country "UK" and system prompt up an error message.

    Would anyone share with me for such case?




    • Piyush Singh

      Hi Amy,

      You are right, duplicate supplier names are not allowed. You need to enter different names say 'HP US' and 'HP UK' / 'HP (US)' and 'HP (UK)'



      • Joshua Vincent


        How do you recommend accommodating two (2) or more suppliers who have same (non-unique) name, but different taxpayer IDs and represent distinct suppliers?


        ACME Corporation, a Texas Corporation, FEIN 62-1111111

        ACME Corporation, a Delaware Corporation, FEIN 62-123456

        This is a common-place issue for us as we have many individual / sole-proprietor suppliers and payees, and forcing the name to be unique creates problem in mass upload of new suppliers, integrations, and self-service registration. The supplier number is certainly a unique identifier and seems like it would be sufficient for disambiguation when the proper name for each supplier is properly the same. We are investigating integration with taxpayer ID solutions like TINCheck, and it matches name to taxpayer ID - manipulating the supplier name to avoid duplication proposes false-positive match errors.