When Inactivating Items in Oracle Item Master / Inventory Management get error: This field can not be updated as there are Open Sales Order lines

(Doc ID 1501868.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Item Master - Version to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Form: INVIDITM.fmb - Master Items / Organization Items
Concurrent: INCIPS - Update item statuses with pending statuses
Concurrent: INCOIN - Import Items


When attempting to inactivate an item in Oracle Item Master / Inventory Management, the following error is raised.

This error message can be raised in Master Items / Organization Items form (INVIDITM) or in the request log of below concurrent programs: (when debug mode is enabled)

This error message can be raised when just disabling a specific item attribute like the Transactable Flag as well.

-- Error
"This field can not be updated as there are Open Sales Order lines."

-- Steps
The issue can be replicated at will per the below steps:

  1. Go to Master Items or Organization Items form, depending on your item attributes control settings:
    Inventory: (N) Items : Master Items
    Inventory: (N) Items : Organization Items
  2. Query an active item
  3. Set Item Status to Inactive (or to any other similar user defined item status) or just disable the Transactable Flag

-- Business impact
Due to this issue obsolete items are still available for transacting which can dramatically affect business operations.


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