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1811308 - Error Message: 'Absolute value of assigned amount too high' in Payment Allocation.


After allocating payments to open receivables the Open Amount of the payment allocation is 0,00. However, when trying to post the payment allocation you retrieve the error message:
Absolute value of assigned amount too high.

Reproducing the Issue

You can access the relevant payment allocation via:

  1. Work Center: Payment Management.
  2. Navigate to View: Payment Allocations.
  3. Select and edit the relevant payment allocation.

- or via the posted bank statement.

  1. Work Center: Liquidity Management.
  2. View: Bank Statements.
  3. Navigate to the relevant bank statement and edit.
  4. Follow the link Postprocessing required to access the relevant payment allocation.


For at least one receivable (e.g.: customer invoice) the Applied Net Amount exceeds the Open Amount and thereby the Cleared Amount.


Make sure that the Applied Amount for a receivable document does not exceed its open amount. Problematic payment allocations can be identified by a negative Remaining Balance for receivables in the payment allocation grid in tab Customers/Suppliers. (The same applies for positive Remaining Balances for payables).


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