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3129990 - Inbound Delivery Notification Can Not Be Opened And Can Not Be Found in Document Flow


You notice that the font of the Inbound Delivery Notification(IDN) ID is dummy for some documents and cannot be opened.

Moreover you cannot find the IDN in the document flow.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Inbound Logistics Work Center.
  2. Navigate to Inbound Deliveries View.
  3. Search for Inbound Delivery ABC, you find the font of the corresponding IDN ID is dummy and the IDN cannot be opened.
  4. Edit Inbound Delivery ABC.
  5. Go to Document Flow Tab, you find there is no IDN document in it.


User posts goods receipt directly based on purchase order, instead of creating Inbound delivery notification and posting goods receipt based on it.

In detail, user chooses Post Goods Receipt instead of New Supplier Delivery Notification after selecting the Purchase Order under Inbound Logistics - Purchase Orders View.

Although the system requires the user to fill in the Delivery Notification ID while creating Inbound Delivery and Goods Receipts, it is only for recording purposes and does not create a corresponding IDN document for it.


It's an expected system behavior.


Inbound Delivery Notification; ID; Dummy; Document Flow. , KBA , AP-SDM , Supply and Demand Matching , Problem


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