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2724180 - ARCHIVED:"File Validation Failed" when doing Migration of Purchase Order with Item of Service or Limit


Archived reason:Similar incident raised earlier ,so i will merge the root cause and resolution on to one KBA:2874598 - Error Message "File Validation Failed. Create an incident" During Migration of Purchase Order

You are trying to do the Migration of Purchase Order with a Service Item Type or Limit Item Type but it is giving "File Validation Failed".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. In the Overview, find the activity "Migration of Purchase Orders" and open it.
  3. Click on "Migrate purchase orders using the migration tool".
  4. Upload the file and then Execute Migration Step by Step.
  5. It will give you "File Validation Failed".


This happens because you are trying to migrate a Purchase Order with Item Type 2 (Service Item) or 4 (Limit Item) and there is no Product ID or Product Description filled for it.


When Item Type is 2 (Service Item) or 4 (Limit Item), either Product ID or Product Description should be supplied and it is mandatory to have one of them. Fill the Migration file with the required data and then proceed as usual.


Migration; Purchase Order; File Validation; failed; , KBA , AP-POP-PO , Purchase Order , Problem


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