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The Organization Tab is used to define an Organization. Each Organization has a Key and Name and optionally a Description. When adding a new organization, you must re-login to be able to access the new organization.
Please note that you will not be able to create new entities in this window if you have not set defaults for all mandatory values!

This table contains the following columns:

Name Nullable Data Type Description
AD_Org_ID NVARCHAR2(32)Organizational entity within client
AD_Client_ID NVARCHAR2(32)Client for this installation.
IsActive NCHAR(1)A flag indicating whether this record is available for use or de-activated.
Created NDATEThe date that this record is completed.
CreatedBy NVARCHAR2(32)User who created this records
Updated NDATEx not implemented
UpdatedBy NVARCHAR2(32)User who updated this records
Value NNVARCHAR2(40)A fast method for finding a particular record.
Name NNVARCHAR2(60)A non-unique identifier for a record/document often used as a search tool.
Description YNVARCHAR2(255)A space to write additional related information.
IsSummary NCHAR(1)A means of grouping fields in order to view or hide additional information.
AD_Orgtype_ID NVARCHAR2(32)Defines the Organization Type
IsPeriodControlAllowed NCHAR(1)Specifies if the organization can open and close a period control
C_Calendar_ID YVARCHAR2(32)A table showing the days of the week for each month of the year.
IsReady NCHAR(1)Flag to check if the organization is ready for usage

Other Info

Check constraints

These are the check constraints for this table:



These are the indexes for this table (for each index there is a list of all the columns included within it):





An organization is a unit of your client or legal entity - examples are store, department. You can share data between organizations.



Foreign key column to AD_Client table, (column: AD_Client_ID)

Validation Rule AD_Client Security validation: Clients with user access rights. With the following code:

AD_Client.AD_Client_ID IN (@#User_Client@)



There are two methods of making records unavailable in the system: One is to delete the record, the other is to de-activate the record. A de-activated record is not available for selection, but available for reporting. There are two reasons for de-activating and not deleting records:
(1) The system requires the record for auditing purposes.
(2) The record is referenced by other records. E.g., you cannot delete a Business Partner, if there are existing invoices for it. By de-activating the Business Partner you prevent it from being used in future transactions.


Creation Date

The Created field indicates the date that this record was created.


Created By

Foreign key column to AD_User table, (column: AD_User_ID)



The Updated field indicates the date that this record was updated.


Updated By

Foreign key column to AD_User table, (column: AD_User_ID)


Search Key

A search key allows for a fast method of finding a particular record. If you leave the search key empty, the system automatically creates a numeric number originating from a document sequence defined in the "Document Sequence" window. The sequence naming convention follows a rule "DocumentNo_TableName", where TableName is the actual name of the database table (e.g. C_Order).

Usually, company's internal identifiers for various records (products, customers, etc) are stored here.

Callout: SL_Organization_Info

This element is linked to a callout.

It is implemented by org.openbravo.erpCommon.ad_callouts.SL_Organization_Info Java class.



A more descriptive identifier (that does need to be unique) of a record/document that is used as a default search option along with the search key (that is unique and mostly shorter). It is up to 60 characters in length.



A description is limited to 255 characters.


Summary Level

A summary entity represents a branch in a tree rather than an end-node. Summary entities are used for reporting and do not have own values.


Organization Type

Foreign key column to AD_Orgtype table, (column: AD_Orgtype_ID)

Callout: SE_Period_Control

This element is linked to a callout.

It is implemented by org.openbravo.erpCommon.ad_callouts.SE_Period_Control Java class.


Allow Period Control

An organization that is checked as business unit or as a legal entity can open and close a period control.



Foreign key column to C_Calendar table, (column: C_Calendar_ID)



While the organization is not ready, it can be moved inside the organization's tree. A not ready organization can not execute transactions.


Related tables

Tables that link this table:


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