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1826866 - Open Receivables/Payables with Clearing Proposal not open for automatic Payment Allocation.


You have defined suitable Rules for Analyzing Memo Lines in the Business Configuration which work in simulation mode. When importing a bank statement, containing the correct references, your expectation is that open receivables/payables are identified and automatically assigned in a payment allocation. However, there are open receivables/payables which are not allocated.

Reproducing the Issue

You can access relevant payment allocations either in:

  1. Work Center: Payment Management.
  2. Navigate to View: Payment Allocations.
  3. Select 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.


A clearing proposal based on another payment transaction has already been created for the open receivables/payable. Clearing proposals are created e.g. in case document references match, however the amount paid represents an overpayment. Invoices for which a clearing proposal already exists are not regarded as open for automatic payment allocation anymore.


Make sure whether an open payment allocation including a clearing proposal already exists for the open receivable/payable. Then you can decide which payment should be eventually allocated and cleared.


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