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2606949 - GR/IR Clearing Warning Message: Purchase Order Item DeliveryIinvoice Item: Purchase in Transit Item in Future


You successfully execute a GR/IR Clearing run for the current period, except there are some warnings in the log file, such as: "Purchase Order item delivery/invoice item: purchase in transit item in future".

Also when you check the G/L Account for Purchase in Transit and Unbilled Payables, they are not set to zero.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Inventory Valuation work center, and choose the Periodic Tasks view.
  2. Select the GR/IR Clearing subview.
  3. Select the target run ID, and choose View.
  4. Go to the Messages tab.

You can see the warning message: Purchase Order item delivery/invoice item: purchase in transit item in future.


For the supplier invoice in question, it has the last day of the month as the posting date, however, you execute the GR/IR clearing run for the current period before the month end, the system then uses the current date as the run date, which is also the posting date for the run. The run processes all data up to and including the specified date, so it is not able to process the supplier invoice in question, and gives you the warning message.


If you execute the GR/IR Clearing run on or after the supplier invoice posting date, system should be able to process the supplier invoice, and will not give you this warning message.


WE/RE Lauf, Lieferantenrechnung , KBA , FIN-BAC-INV , Inventory Accounting , Problem


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