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1886561 - Error Message: Document ID 'XYZ' Includes Unallowed Character; Change The ID


You want to simulate the migration and the following message is displayed: Document ID 'XYZ' Includes Unallowed Character; Change The ID

XYZ means the Document ID.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Open the Activity List for the project ABC (ABC means the Project Name).
  4. Go to the Integrate and Extend phase.
  5. Open the activity Migration of Accounting Transaction Data.
  6. Click the hyperlink Migrate accounting transaction data using the migration tool.
  7. Select the migration unit and click the Execute Migration Button.
  8. Click the Open Items Payable migration object.
  9. Simulate the Migration and the error message will be displayed: 'Document ID 'XYZ' includes unallowed character; change the ID'


Unallowed characters are blank spaces, lower case letters, and special characters like #, *, %, & etc. or leading zero.


  1. Create a new source file with valid values for Document ID.
  2. Upload the new source file to replace the previous version.


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