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3201047 - Supplier Invoice Cancellation Document Be Posted Even The Cost Center Is Invalid


You are able to post a supplier cancellation document even the assigned cost center is no longer valid. System does not raise any error messages.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create and post supplier invoice A (A refers to invoice ID), with cost assignment cost center XYZ (XYZ refers to cost center ID), posting date 01.01.2022
  2. Cost Center XYZ expires on 31.01.2022
  3. Create and post cancelation document B for supplier invoice A, with same cost center and posting date 01.04.2022 
  4. Cancellation document B is successfully posted without any error

You wonder why system allow cancellation document B be posted with an invalid cost center.


This is the expected system behavior.

For new supplier invoice with posting date after the cost center validity end date, system does not allow posting and raise below error message:

Cost center XYZ not found.

However, for supplier cancellation document, once it is posted then everything is reverted as if the original posting had never happened. Including reversing the value posted to that cost center. Hence even the cost center is no longer valid, posting of cancellation document is still allowed.


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