R12: "Encumbrance Accounting Failed" Error When Validating Zero Valued Invoice (Doc ID 1364395.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.1.3 and later
Oracle Payables - Version 12.1.3 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Executable:APPRVL - Invoice Validation


Symptoms

ERS invoice created for $0 amount cannot be validated and ends in error "Encumbrance accounting failed". This happens for all $0.0 invoices. In Oracle Purchasing, Encumbrances were not being posted for Zero valued entities.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Receive a zero $ item from vendor
2. ERS invoice created
3. Invoice can not be validated and shows "Encumbrance accounting failed" with no details

Cause

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