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3455706 - Migration of a down payment showing with negative value


You are migrating a down payment with a positive value, however in the validation phase it appears with a negative sign.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration Work Center.
  2. Select Overview.
  3. Search and open the activity Migration of Accounting Transaction Data.
  4. Click on Migrate accounting transaction data using the migration tool.
  5. Select the concerned migration unit and open the migration source file for Open Items Receivable.

    Result: You see that you are migrating a positive amount for a down payment.

  6. Go back to the migration unit and click on Execute Migration.
  7. Select the source file line for Open Items Receivable.
  8. Click on Process File.
  9. Then click on Cross-Check Balances Preview.

    Result: The amount for the down payment appears with a negative sign.


The system uses the document type to determine the sign.

You are migrating a down payment, therefore it is with a negative value in the validation phase.


This is a standard system behavior. Even though you insert a positive value, as you are migrating a document type as down payment, the value will turn negative in the validation phase.


KBA , SRD-FIN-ACR , Receivables , Problem


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