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2994913 - Error 'Enter date of production' (12018) is raised in QA11 or QA12


Goods receipt was posted with movement type 101 or 103, and inspection lot had been created for the goods movement.

The material is not subject to batch management (field MARA-XCHPF is initial).

When it is attempted to post the stock to Unrestricted in transaction QA11 or QA12, following error message is raised:

"Enter date of production" (message number: 12018)

But there is not any field where date of production could be maintained.

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  • SAP ERP Quality Management (QM)
  • SAP R/3
  • SAP R/3 Enterprise
  • SAP ERP Central Component
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP
  • SAP Enhancement package for SAP ERP, version for SAP HANA
  • SAP S/4HANA, on-premise


SAP ERP Central Component all versions ; SAP ERP all versions ; SAP R/3 Enterprise all versions ; SAP R/3 all versions ; SAP S/4HANA all versions ; SAP enhancement package for SAP ERP all versions


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