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2023116 - How to Create a Supplier Return without a Reference


How to create a supplier return without a reference.

A possible business scenario is that you have not migrated purchase order from your legacy system and a supplier return good which is referenced to a purchase order in your legacy system. You have to return goods to supplier which is referencing to your document in the legacy system instead of a document in your Business ByDesign System.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Outbound Logistics work center
  2. Choose New Return to Supplier view
  3. You are not able to create a supplier return without reference as the system is asking for a Inbound Delivery ID


In order to create a Supplier return, you need to have a Inbound delivery ID.

This is current system behavior and system behaves as designed.


You need to have Inbound Delivery ID created in the system to create a return to supplier.

Note: In case of migrated inbound delivery, there is no real inbound delivery in the system. It’s just a reference on the purchase order due to this you cannot create a Return to Supplier for migrated inbound deliveries.


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