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2612001 - Error 'Document Numbering Rule for Country France Missing' When Releasing an Invoice.


  • You are trying to release an invoice in a third-party scenario.
  • When trying to release the invoice, you receive the error message 'Document Numbering Rule for Country France missing' although you have a document numbering rule for France maintained.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Customer Invoicing  Workcenter.
  2. Go to the Invoice Requests View.
  3. Select the Outbound Delivery invoice request of your third party scenario.
  4. Click on Invoice.
  5. Click on Release.

You receive the error Document Numbering Rule for Country France missing and the order cannot be released.


  • In this third part scenario, while the seller is in Germany, both the Ship-From and Ship-To are in France.
  • The account, Payer and Bill-To is also in France and the business process will be invoiced with a French VAT rate. 
  • This business process is invoiced as a domestic transaction.


Verify the setup of the document numbering rule for country France in your business configuration:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration Workcenter.
  2. Go to the Overview.
  3. Find the Document Numbering for Customer Invoices Activity.
  4. Use the Define document numbering formats for France and Italy link.
  5. For country France, only a rule for EU customers is maintained.

As this is a domestic transaction, maintain a document numbering rule for Domestic Customer for country France as well.

See Also

KBA 2664732 - Wrong Invoice Document Numbering Prefix


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