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2959657 - You Cannot Release Invoice With Error "Payer Invoice 111 exists for closing date 123"


You are trying to release an invoice and you get error "Payer Invoice 111 exists for closing date 123".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Release Customer Invoice.
  2. Save fails with error "Payer Invoice 111 exists for closing date 123" (111 represents the Payer Invoice ID and 123 represents the Closing Date).


  • With 2008 a new validation checks for existing Summary Invoices within respective closing date.
  • If a Payer Invoice exists for closing date 123 for the respective Account, then the release of a new invoice with same closing date fails.


You need to cancel the existing payer invoice and then you can invoice the open invoice requests:

  1. Navigate to the Receivables workcenter.
  2. Select the Summary Invoice Documents view.
  3. Query for Payer Invoice 111.
  4. Cancel the payer invoice.

Now you can release invoice requests with closing date 123.

See Also

Whats New 2008

Japan Summary Invoice Validation (Video)

2767898 Invoice Split Due To Closing Date for Japan


Japan, Summary Invoice, Closing Date, Payer Invoice , KBA , AP-CI-CI-GLO , Cross-Country Extensions , Problem


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