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2691945 - Migration of Accounting Transaction Data - File Validation Failed. Create an Incident


  • You want to migrate Accounting Transaction Data with the migration tool.
  • The migration unit is created. All files are uploaded.
  • But in the first step, Process Files when trying to process an error message appears, 'File Validation Failed. Create an Incident' when processing the respective Migration object, such as Open Items Receivable or Open Items Payable.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. In the Business Configuration work center, go to the Implementation Projects view.
  2. Select the respective project and click Open Activity List.
  3. In the Activity list, navigate to the Integrate and Extend phase.
  4. Find the Migration of Accounting Transaction Data activity and open it.
  5. Click the "Migrate accounting transaction data using the migration tool" link
  6. Select the respective migration unit and then click Execute Migration.
  7. In step 1 - Process Files, select the migration object (for example, Open Items Receivable).
  8. Click Process File.

The error message "File validation failed. Create an Incident" appears.


This issue can be related to the date format used in some of the fields maintained in the migration file. Please see KBA 2149251 below for further instructions.
If this KBA does not solve the error, it might be necessary to refresh the involved migration objects.


Should it not be possible to solve this error by maintaining the date formats, please send an incident to SAP Product Support and request a refresh of the Migration Object.

See Also

Refer to Knowledge Base Article 2149251


File validation failed, migration of accounting transaction data, migration open items payable, open items receivable, Dateivalidierung ist fehlgeschlagen , KBA , SRD-CC-MIG-DMC , Migration: Tool , How To


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