The following error occurs when you release a Customer Invoice, Credit Memo, Correction Invoice or Down Payment:
Invoice date cannot be lesser than ABC Invoice Date (ABC represents the Invoice Number).
Release not possible; release documents in sequence starting with ABC (ABC represents the Invoice Number).
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Reproducing the Issue
We will use a Customer Invoice as an example:
- Go to the Customer Invoicing work center.
- Select the Invoice Documents view.
- Select Customer Invoice XYZ (XYZ represents the Invoice Number).
- Click on the Release button.
- One of the following errors occurs:
Invoice date cannot be lesser than ABC Invoice Date
Release not possible; release documents in sequence starting with ABC
With Release 2211 Sequential document numbering and posting for customer invoices are now available in Spain.
You activated the feature Sequential document numbering for Spain in your solution scope as follows:
- Go to the Business Configuration work center.
- Select the Implementation Project view.
- Select your implementation project.
- Click on the Edit Project Scope button.
- Go to the Questions step.
- Expand the Scoping Elements using the path: Compliance -> Invoice Processing and select Invoice Processing.
- The following question is active: Do you want to enable Sequential Numbering Check for Spain Invoices?
Once the scoping question is active:
- You can only use an Invoice Date that is after the Invoice Date of the previous invoice.
- You can only post an Invoice if all the previous Invoices with a lesser Invoice Date and Invoice number are released.
- During a creation of a Manual Invoice Request, you can only release the Invoice if all Invoices with a lesser Invoice Date and Invoice number were released.
You need to release all previous invoices before scoping/activating the Sequential Numbering Check in Business Configuration.
You can use different Document Numbering rules for different Invoicing Unit. The check will be done for each Invoicing Unit separately.
You need to ensure that all Invoices such as ABC with a lesser Invoice Date and Invoice Number are released before releasing Invoice XYZ.
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