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2639874 - Error Message “Object currently locked by ABC; try again later” When Confirming a Put-Away Task


You receive an error message when trying to confirm the Put-Away task XXX saying that it is being locked by user ABC. However, the user ABC is confirming Put-Away task YYY.

XXX = Task ID.

YYY = Task ID.

ABC = User ID.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Inbound Logistics work center.
  2. Select the Task Control view.
  3. Search for the task XXX.
  4. Select the task XXX.
  5. Choose Confirm.

You receive the error message:

Object currently locked by ABC; try again later

However, user ABC is confirming task YYY.


Put-away tasks XXX and YYY are for the same warehouse request. When processing a task, the user will acquire lock on the warehouse request instance to update it upon saving the task. The task XXX cannot acquire a lock on the same warehouse request instance in parallel, hence the locking error.


This is the standard design in warehousing to avoid inconsistencies.


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