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1577279 - Posting Supplier Invoices not possible for canceled Purchase Orders. Error: Purchase Document Canceled


Although a purchase order item has been canceled, the corresponding inbound delivery has been received and accepted.

In this case, it is not possible to create the supplier invoice with reference to this purchase order item.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Cancel a purchase order that has already been ordered.
  2. Post the inbound delivery.
  3. Create the supplier invoice with reference to this purchase order.
  4. You get an error: Item X: Purchase document xyz canceled.


Revoking the cancellation of purchase orders is not supported.


If you want to keep the materials delivered, but the corresponding purchase order has already been canceled, you need to post a supplier invoice without purchase order reference. The delivery might still appear in the work center view "All Deliveries to be Invoiced". There select the corresponding delivery and remove it from the list via action button.

The material inventory account will later have to be debited for the supplier invoice value.


KBA , AP-PRP , Purchase Request Processing , Product Enhancement


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