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3387448 - New Invoice Error - Individual Material XYX is either Obsolete or Blocked


When we try to create a new Supplier Invoice , we get the error : Individual Material is either Obsolete or Blocked 


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Supplier Invoicing work center
  2. Go to Invoice Entry view
  3. Search for Purchase Order ABC 
  4. Click on New Invoice
  5. We see the error "Individual Material is either Obsolete or Blocked"


Go to Fixed Assets work center -> Fixed Assets view -> Advanced Filter -> search for Individual Material ID 'X' -> we find the status of the material is Retired 

As the status of the Individual material is Retired, the error occurs. This is not allowing to process the new invoice creation.


Please remove the Individual Material which are Retired and then proceed with the creation of the Invoice. 

You can also add the active material to the Purchase Order or create a new Purchase Order with the active materials and then proceed with creation of new Supplier Invoice. 

As the individual materials are retired, you will not be able to use them further. 


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