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1898839 - Error Message: Company XYZ not allowed, as it corresponds to the account ZZZ, While Assigning a Company to an Account


When you try to assign a Company to an Account, system throws below error message:

Customer or supplier is invalid

Company XYZ (XYZ represents Company Name) not allowed, as it corresponds to the account ZZZ (ZZZ represents Account Name)

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Account Management work center.
  2. Select Accounts view.
  3. Locate an Account.
  4. Select Edit button and choose Financial Data option.
  5. In the Companies section, select Add Row button.
  6. Select Company XYZ.


The cause for the issue is that you are trying to assign the Company XYZ to a Account which was actually created out of the Company XYZ.

This is not allowed because then you could make revenue with yourself, which would be quite a bit strange from a business perspective (and probably legally prohibited).


The system works as designed.


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