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2458814 - Error "Shipment Date Older Than The First Confirmation" received when trying to print Pro Forma Invoice from Outbound Delivery.

Symptom

You are trying to Print Pro Forma Invoice from Outbound Delivery. System displays below error message:

Shipment Date Older Than The First Confirmation

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Outbound Logistics work center.
  2. In the field Show, select All Outbound Deliveries by Selection using drop-down. 
  3. Search for relevant Outbound Delivery ID ABC.
  4. Select Go.
  5. Select Pro Forma Invoice.
  6. New Screen appears: Pro Forma Invoice for Outbound Delivery: ABC ,Select Print Pro Forma Invoice.
  7. Select Save.

The system displays the error message:

Shipment Date Older Than The First Confirmation

Cause

Since the Shipment Date maintained in the Outbound Delivery is an earlier date than the Actual Execution Date of the relevant Warehouse Confirmation ID, system triggers the error.

The Shipment Date must be the same as the Actual Execution On Date or greater than that of the Confirmation Date.

Resolution

In order to find the Actual Execution On Date as per Warehouse Confirmation against the Outbound Delivery, please follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the Outbound Logistics Work Center.
  2. Go to Monitoring View and choose Warehouse Order sub view.
  3. In the field Show, select All Warehouse Order by Selection using drop-down.
  4. Using Advanced Search, enter the relevant Outbound Delivery ID in the section Delivery ID.
  5. Choose Go, here you will find the relevant Warehouse Order ID against the Outbound Delivery.
  6. Select the Order ID and Edit it, navigate to  Confirmations tab.
  7. Here you can see the Confirmation ID with Actual Execution On.

Now follow the below steps in order to print Pro Forma Invoice from Outbound Delivery

  1. Go to the Outbound Logistics work center.
  2. In the field Show, select All Outbound Deliveries by Selection using drop-down and find relevant Outbound Delivery ID ABC.
  3. Select an Outbound Delivery ABC and Edit it.
  4. In General tab, under section: Dates, change the shipment date to same as Actual Execution On Date as per warehouse confirmation or greater that this.
  5. Then perform Check Consistency. Now Outbound Delivery should be consistent.
  6. Then Print Pro Forma Invoice from Outbound Delivery and Save the Outbound Delivery.

Keywords

KBA , AP-ODP-ODR , Outbound Delivery Request , How To

Product

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