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2585198 - Error : Operation Not Possible; Purchase Order Already Being Processed


When you try to create a new goods and service receipt for the Purchase Order XYZ, you encounter the error message : "Operation not possible; purchase order XYZ already being processed"  (XYZ refers to purchase order ID)


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Goods and Service Receipt work center.
  2. Select Purchase Orders to be Delivered view.
  3. Search for the Purchase Order XYZ.
  4. Click on New Goods and Service Receipt button.


There is another user who is already processing/creating a new goods and service receipt for the purchase order XYZ parallely. The document is locked in the buffer for that user.


Only one user can create a Goods and Service Receipt document for a purchase order at once. The system is behaving as expected.


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