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2713485 - Error Occurs While Canceling Purchase Order Item


You are trying to Cancel the purchase order item and system shows the error message.

Error - Cancellation not allowed. Check open delivery documents


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Go to the Purchase Orders view
  3. Select the relevant Purchase Order 
  4. Navigate to Items tab and select the relevant Purchase Order Item
  5. Select Cancel Item and error appears


You have created inbound deliveries or goods and service receipt document for the purchase order item. When Inbound Deliveries or Inbound Delivery Notifications are present, it is not possible to cancel either purchase order or purchase order item. This is an expected behavior.


In order to cancel the purchase order item, you have to cancel the Supplier Deliveries and the relevant follow up documents. Later you can cancel the purchase order item.


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