1871136 - Logic Behind the Limit Item Description in the Invoice Screen

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1871136 - Logic Behind the Limit Item Description in the Invoice Screen

Symptom

You create a purchase order with two limit items but the invoice screen consolidates both the line item into one line item after the goods receipt creation.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Select the Invoice Entry view.
  3. Select the purchase order and select New Invoice button.

Cause

The Goods And Services Receipt is created with two line item with reference to first line item of purchase order with the descriptions:

Item 1: Mgmt Fee - ABCD - April-10677

Item 2: Mgmt Fee - Cahill - April-10677

Our system collects similar characters from both the line items into one external item. These strings are condensed and the maximum number of differing chars are exactly 6 chars. 

The only difference in the description is "ABCD" vs. "Cahill". So these items were put together into an external item.

Resolution

You can see all items that are grouped into a single line item by selecting the By Goods Receipt option from the dropdown list of Group button.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-CC , Cross Components , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1611 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1608 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1702 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711