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1718618 - Invoice Request Inconsistent Due To Error: "Date for maximum discount must be before other payment dates"


When checking inconsistent invoice request XYZ (XYZ represents the invoice request ID) the following error message is shown:

"Date for maximum discount must be before other payment dates".


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Reproducing the Issue

    1. Go to the Customer Invoicing work center.
    2. Select the Invoice Requests view.
    3. Select invoice request XYZ.
    4. You can see that the status is inconsistent.
    5. Click the Check button.

            The following error message appears: "Date for maximum discount must be before other payment dates".


            The reference document is inconsistent because you have not maintained all data in the Payment Term in the Business Configuration.

            The Net Due Date is missing for the Payment Term ZZZ hence the successor documents are inconsistent (ZZZ represents the number of the payment term).


            1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
            2. Select the Implementation Projects view.
            3. Select the relevant project and press the Open Activity List button.
            4. Open the activity Accounts.
            5. Select the Maintain Payment Terms hyperlink. 
            6. Select the Payment Term ID ZZZ.
            7. In the Net Price Due section, maintain the respective value for the Number of Days After Invoice Date / Receipt Date.
            8. Select the Save button. 

            Once the value has been maintained you need to correct the reference document as follows:

            1. Go to the Customer Invoicing work center.
            2. Select the Invoice Requests view.
            3. Select the inconsistent invoice request XYZ and press the Check button.
            4. Press the Redetermine All button.

            The error message does not occur anymore, you can invoice the outbound delivery.

            See Also

            KBA: 2814513 - Your Invoice Request Is Inconsistent


            KBA , SRD-MD-OM , Organizational Management , Problem


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