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2874598 - Error Message "File Validation Failed. Create an incident" During Migration of Purchase Order


When you migrate Purchase Order, system throws below error message:

File Validation Failed. Create an incident


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select Implementation Projects view or Overview view.
  3. Search and 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


There are many causes of this issue. Few causes are given below:

1.Could be there is missing information in your migration file.

2.In the Migration Adaptation field the migration type code should be always numeric one (1).

3.You may be trying to migrate a Purchase Order with Item Type 2 (Service Item) or 4 (Limit Item) and there is no Product ID or Product Description filled for it.

4.It is likely that the field Price Unit on the Items tab of the Migration of Purchase Orders file is mistaken to be e.g. a Currency or UOM field. The current value of the field Price Unit is not correct.

The field Price Unit expects a number. It indicates the number of product units. This is to specify, for how many eaches/liters/kilograms (or what ever the UoM is) the indicated price applies. Therefore values like EUR, USD, INR etc. are not compatible for the field Price Unit.


Respective Acton to be taken for above mentioned causes are given below:

1.At item level either enter value 'X' to To Stock column or provide Account assignment details. Once this is done the migration will work fine.

2 Enter 1 under Migration Adaptation field

3.When Item Type is 2 (Service Item) or 4 (Limit Item), either Product ID or Product Description should be supplied and it is mandatory to have one of them. Fill the Migration file with the required data and then proceed as usual.

4.Modify the content of the template, so that only numeric data is supplied for fields with type Number, and proceed with the migration activity.


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