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2635426 - Error: 'An Write-Up/Write-Down line has either sales data or cost center' When Creating a Journal Entry Voucher


Unable to add a Cost Center in a Journal Entry Voucher with type Manual Entry for Sales Documents.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger Work Center.
  2. Go to Journal Entries > Journal Entry Vouchers view.
  3. Click New and select Journal Entry Voucher (Manual Entry for Sales with Screen Variant as Manual Write-Up/Write-Down for Sales Documents).
  4. Add debit and credit entries with sales document reference.
  5. Add the Cost Center ABC (where ABC represents the Cost Center ID).
  6. Hit Enter.

System shows following messages:

  • 'Technical error AP_ESI_COMMON 106; report an incident'
  • 'An Write-Up/Write-Down line has either sales data or cost center'


You tried to add a cost center on a debit or credit line which already has a sales document assigned. The error message is raised since both a sales document and cost center within the same line item cannot be provided. It must be either e.g. cost center ID or sales object.


In order to overcome the error message, you need to add a cost center to an entry without sales document item. It is mentioned in the help center document Manual Entries for Sales Documents that for screen variant 634 – Manual Write-Up/Write-Down for Sales Documents the Journal Entry Voucher should have one entry for Expense or Revenue line (non-sale) and one entry for Sales ledger line.

See Also

Manual Entries for Sales Documents


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