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3114195 - An Error Occurs, When Two Users Release Different Post Goods Issue Documents with Some Same Material at The Same Time.

Symptom

An error occurs as below, when you release a post goods issue.

"Operation not possible; Inventory item blocked by another user XXXXX"

You find that another user is releasing a different Post Good Issue(PGI) document while you are releasing one.

It is important to note that some of the same material exist in both documents.

Environment

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Outbound Logistics - Delivery Proposals View
  2. Search and Select the proposal
  3. Click on "Post Goods Iusse" button 
  4. Fill in fields like actual quantity etc.
  5. Click on "Release" button
  6. The errors as below

"Operation not possible; Inventory item blocked by another user XXXXX"

You will find that another user is releasing a different Post Good Issue(PGI) document while you are releasing one. Some same material exist in both documents.

Cause

The inventory will be locked for obvious reasons when the PGI is released. It creates confirmation documents which cannot be processed inconsistently if the lock is not imposed.

Therefore, to maintain consistent behavior and accurate allocation of inventory to requesting processes synchronously, we lock it and the error message is also shown.

Resolution

 This is a standard behavior and nothing can be done here to change it.

Keywords

Release Post Goods Issue; Inventory item blocked; Same material , KBA , AP-IP-INV , Inventory , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign 2108