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1871136 - Logic Behind the Limit Item Description in the Invoice Screen


You create a purchase order with two limit items but the invoice screen consolidates both the line item into one line item after the goods receipt creation.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Select the Invoice Entry view.
  3. Select the purchase order and select New Invoice button.


The Goods And Services Receipt is created with two line item with reference to first line item of purchase order with the descriptions:

Item 1: Mgmt Fee - ABCD - April-10677

Item 2: Mgmt Fee - Cahill - April-10677

Our system collects similar characters from both the line items into one external item. These strings are condensed and the maximum number of differing chars are exactly 6 chars.

The only difference in the description is "ABCD" vs. "Cahill". So these items were put together into an external item.


You can see all items that are grouped into a single line item by selecting the By Goods Receipt option from the dropdown list of Group button.


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