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2476817 - Error Message Manually Clearing a Supplier Invoice with a Down Payment: No Deductible Item Found For Difference Distribution or Invalid Difference Reason Code. Enter a Valid Difference Reason Code or Choose a Deductible Item to Distribute the Amount.

Symptom

You want to manually clear a supplier invoice with a down payment where the invoice's amount is less than the down payment. To distribute the payment difference amount in order to clear the Remaining Balance you click Apply Discount or Credit button, enter the difference amount and Payment Difference Reason, however, system throws the error message:

No deductible item found for difference distribution or invalid difference reason code. Enter a valid difference reason code or choose a deductible item to distribute the amount.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Payables work center
  2. Go to Supplier Accounts view
  3. Open the concerned supplier account
  4. Select the respective invoice(s) and the down payment and click Clear Manually
  5. Click Apply Discount or Credit, enter respective Amount and Payment Difference Reason
  6. Click OK

Error message is thrown:

No deductible item found for difference distribution or invalid difference reason code. Enter a valid difference reason code or choose a deductible item to distribute the amount.

Cause

On down payments, cash discounts are not allowed, therefore the error message is thrown. While clearing the down payment request, the payment that was created has the discounts, but the down payment that is created cannot have these.

Resolution

In order to clear the Remaining Balance and post the clearing you should enter the invoice(s) amount as the Applied Net Amount for the down payment.

The down payment will then be in status Partially Cleared (down payment request items cannot be partially cleared, but down payments can be).

Finally, for the remaining amount you can create a new credit of that amount and clear against the remaining balance of the down payment.

For example, consider the data below and the steps executed:

Down Payment amount: 200,00 USD

Invoice amount: 150,00 USD

Remaining Balance: 50,00 USD

  1. Enter the Invoice amount (150,00 USD) as the Down Payment Applied Net Amount
  2. As a result, the Remaining Balance is cleared (0,00 USD). Post the Clearing
  3. Consequently, the invoice is Cleared and the down payment is Partially Cleared, with an open amount of 50,00 USD
  4. You can then create a credit of 50,00 USD (Supplier Credit) and clear against the remaining down payment (50,00 USD)

 

Keywords

KBA , SRD-FIN-ACP , Payables , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions