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2088879 - How To Avoid Invoicing Of Goods Received Free Of Cost From Supplier


You do not want to invoice the items that are provided Free of Cost by your supplier. However you would want to invoice other products in the same purchase order which are not free of cost.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Navigate to the view Common Tasks and select the option New Purchase Order.
  3. In the Purchase Order screen enter the relevant details.
  4. Chose View All and navigate to the Items tab.
  5. Select Add Row and enter the Product ID.
  6. Then enter the required Additional Quantity with Price maintained as 0.00 Price Unit, as you do not want to invoice these quantities.
  7. Then select Check , system throws message : Price missing; price required for expected follow-up documents invoice or ERS.


Since you have marked the checkbox Invoice Expected or ERS for the line item whose  price is maintained as Zero, the system expects an Invoice for the line item.


  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to Purchase Orders View.
  3. In the field Show, select All Purchase Orders using drop down and Find Purchase Order ID.
  4. Select the Purchase Order and choose the Edit button.
  5. Select the required Line Item with Product having Additional Quantity with Price maintained as 0.00 Price Unit.
  6. Then under Follow Up Documents section, deselect the checkbox for Invoice Expected and ERS.
  7. System will not then expect any Supplier Invoice for quantity which is Free of Cost against the Purchase Order.


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