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AB 7 Character PDCNs

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AB InBev distributors will need to make the switch from 5 character to 7 character PDCNs.

Timeline for 7 Character PDCN Upgrade

The PDCN import file will become available as of 12:00PM CST on Sunday, August 5, 2017, but the rest of BudNet will not be available until 5:00PM CST. Wait until 5:00PM CST to perform the steps below.

  • Note: Turn off all BudNet import/export scheduled tasks in eoStar over the weekend so as not to negatively impact this process.
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The 7 character format will be available on v17.6.17.100 of eoStar or later.

Upgrading to 7 Character PDCNs

  1. Go to File > Database Administration > Configure > AB panel.
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  2. Click Upgrade to seven character PDCNs.
  3. Click Post.
  4. Go to File > Interface > BudNet > Import.
  5. Select the Wholesaler.
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  6. Click Import.
  7. Select the New PDCN file (WCN801C) and click Open.
  8. Click Post.
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After you have performed these steps, validate that the PDCNs are actually 7 characters before performing any BudNet imports or exports.