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2592922 - Error: Shipment Date Too Far in The Future While Saving a Post Goods Issue


You are trying to Post Goods Issue for a Delivery Proposal but this is not possible because the system shows an error - Shipment date too far in the future.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work center Outbound Logistics.
  2. View Delivery Control - Subview Delivery Proposals.
  3. Show All Proposals By Selections and Find XXX (XXX represents the Delivery Proposal's ID).
  4. Select the first line and click Post Goods Issue.
  5. Maintain a date in the future as a Shipment Date.
  6. Click Save and Close button (without clicking Release).

Result: an error - Shipment date too far in future will appear


This is an expected system behaviour, as the system is not allowing a date which is more than one month in the future (or more than 6 months in the past) to be specified as a Shipment Date.

Please note that one month in the future does not always mean 30 days.

We will try to explain this behaviour by the following example:

Let us assume that you would like to Post Goods Issue on 01.02.  The following month March has 31 days which means that you will be able to specify a Shipment Date up to 31.03.


You must specify a Shipment Date only within the timeframe from 6 months in the past up to 1 month in the future, in order to be able to Save the changes for the Shipment Date while creating a Post Goods Issue.


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