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2023116 - How to Create a Supplier Return Without a Reference


How to create a supplier return without a reference?


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Outbound Logistics work center
  2. Go to the Common Tasks and select New Return to Supplier
  3. You are not able to create a supplier return without reference as the system is asking for a Inbound Delivery ID


In order to create a Supplier return, you need to have a Inbound delivery ID or Goods and Service Receipts reference.

Practically speaking, return to supplier can be created only when you have goods on your company site. Without having a tangible product, it is not possible to sent back to supplier. Meaning, you must always have either Goods and Service Receipt document for Non-Stock scenario and Inbound Delivery document for To-Stock scenario. This is the current system behavior.


You need to have an Inbound Delivery document or Goods and Service Receipts document reference in the system to create a return to supplier document.

Note: In case of migrated deliveries, there is no real delivery in the system. It’s just a reference on the purchase order due to this you cannot create a Return to Supplier for migrated deliveries.


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