1806225 - Error "The item does not have a reference to a purchase order" When Creating Supplier Invoice Without Purchase Order Reference

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1806225 - Error "The item does not have a reference to a purchase order" When Creating Supplier Invoice Without Purchase Order Reference

Symptom

You are creating new supplier invoice without reference to the purchase order and system shows the exceptions while posting.

Error: The item does not have a reference to a purchase order. Go to the exception and check whether the item should have a reference to one of the proposed documents.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center
  2. Select Common Task and select New Supplier Invoice Without Purchase Order
  3. Enter the mandatory information
  4. Select Check button
  5. Error appears

Cause

When you create a new supplier invoice without reference to the purchase order, the system will search un-invoiced purchase order with the combination of given supplier and product in supplier invoice. If it finds such purchase orders, system will throw an error in the invoice.

Resolution

System will provide the list of such purchase orders in the Exceptions tab in supplier invoice. If system identifies such open purchase orders, it is mandatory to assign the invoice to any of the proposed purchase orders and you can select select Confirm to make reference of them with the supplier invoice.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-CC , Cross Components , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1802 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711