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3401703 - Automatic Clearing With Discount Failed With Error 'Posting not possible; clearing inconsistent'


You are unable to create automatic clearing using the ManageBankAdviceIn web service due to the error 'Posting not possible; clearing inconsistent'.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open SOAP UI software. 
  2. Enter the relevant xml details.
  3. Start the upload.
  4. You receive the response as: posting not possible; clearing inconsistent.

You notice that the respective customer invoice remains open, the bank advice is posted as an open item and a clearing is also generated with proposed status.


The error is being raised because of the clearing strategy you have maintained in the system.

You can refer to the steps below to validate the configuration:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Open the clearing strategies activity.
  4. Click maintain clearing strategies.

You can check the amount maintained in clearing strategy -> payment tolerance types -> absolute amount for each transaction.

The amount maintained here is less than the discount amount in the xml file, so that's why automatic clearing does not happen.


Please kindly correct this to make sure the discount amount in the xml file is lower than the maintained tolerant amount in the system.

See Also

3037543 - Automatic Partial Clearing of Bank Advices Failed With Error 'Posting not possible; clearing inconsistent'


ManageBankAdviceIn, Web Service, Invoice, Business Partner, Automatic Clearing, Clearing Strategies, Discount , KBA , SRD-FIN-ACR , Receivables , AP-PAY-ADV , Payment Advice , Problem


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