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3355610 - Project Invoice Request Created from a Blocked Sales Order


You have blocked a Sales Order for invoicing, however a Project Invoice Request is created based on the Invoice Scheduling.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Customer Invoicing work center.
  2. Select Project Invoice Requests view.
  3. Select the relevant Project Invoice Request and open it.
  4. In the View All navigate to Items tab.

See that the Sales Order linked is the one that is blocked.

  1. Go to Sales Orders work center.
  2. Select Sales Orders view.
  3. Search for the relevant document and open it.

See that this Sales Order is blocked for Invoice with a reason.


The invoice block stops the creation of the Customer Invoice, which is a legal document, if the block is set in the Sales Order before Customer Invoice is created. Other documents like Project Invoice Requests are preparatory documents, not a legal document, hence the invoice block won't stop the creation of those documents.


This is the system expected behavior. 

If you want that the blocked Sales Order does not create a Project Invoice Request, you can set a reason for rejection on Sales Order item level if the item has not being delivered yet.

If you doesn't want to proceed with the created Project Invoice Request you can delete the document.

See Also

2983148 - Sales Order Invoice Request is Blocked


Sales Order, Invoice Block, Project Invoice Request , KBA , SRD-PRO-INV , Projects Customer Invoicing , How To


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