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2887774 - Error: Amount is too high...When creating Journal entry voucher for Accounts Payable


You try to post a manual journal entry voucher for payables. But an error appears 'Amount XXX is too high; only YYY exist on account XYZ for supplier ABC' (XXX represents the manually maintained amount, YYY represents the actual amount available on the G/L account XYZ, which is lower than amount XXX; ABC represents the supplier ID).


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger.
  2. Go to New Journal Entry Voucher and select Manual Journal Entry for Accounts Payable. 
  3. Enter the relevant data and posting lines. 
  4. Press Post. 

Then Error 'Amount XXX is too high; only YYY exist on account XYZ for supplier ABC' appears.


The amount you attempt to post does not exist on G/L account XYZ. And for the selected set of books, negative postings are not allowed. So it is not allowed to post this journal entry voucher.


To check the open amount on the supplier and G/L account:

  1. go to the Payables work center. 
  2. Go to the Supplier Accounts view. 
  3. Search and view supplier account ABC.
  4. Check the open items.
  5. Open the relevant Journal Entries with open amount on G/L account XYZ.
  6. Sum up the amounts of G/L account XYZ.
  7. You will see that the current amount on G/L account is YYY.

To check whether the set of book is allowed for negative postings

  1. go to the General Ledger work center. 
  2. Go to the Sets of Books and Assigned Companies view. 
  3. Find the relevant set of books and company. 
  4. In the details, you can see whether the 

To post the journal entry voucher, you can either change the amount to YYY other than XXX, or add further open items to the supplier account.


Manual journal entry voucher; Amount is too high; only exist on account for supplier , KBA , AP-ACC-AE , Accounting Entry , Problem


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