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2022979 - Error: "File Validation failed; Create an incident." While Migrating Purchase Orders


Your requirement is to migrate the Purchase Orders using the migration tool. During the validation of the migration file, you receive the error:

File validation failed. Create an incident.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to the Overview view
  3. Find and Open the activity Migration of Purchase Orders
  4. Upload the migration file
  5. Select the Execute Migration button and choose the Step by Step option
  6. You see the error


In the migration file, in the Items sheet, the field Price Unit indicates the number of product units that cost the value maintained in the preceding field Price. The value provided in the field Price Unit is non-numeric. It is likely that the Price Unit is mistaken to be a Currency field.

For example, EUR, USD, INR etc. are values that are not compatible for the field Price Unit.


Modify the content of the template such that only numeric data is supplied for fields that are specified to be of type Number and proceed with the migration activity.


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