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Receive Error "Item cost should be defined before you transact" When Saving An Inter-organization Transfer Transaction (Doc ID 1669851.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Inventory Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When saving an Inter-organization transfer transaction for a costing enabled item having cost defined in the source organization using Standard Cost method, the following error is observed in the screen:

Transaction processor error:
Item cost should be defined before you transact
Check if the cost-enabled flag is set correctly in the item master , and also check if the item cost is defined in the costing module.

Expect the inter-organization Transfer form saves the transaction without error.


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Navigate to Inventory > Transactions > Inter-organization transfer
  2. Enter the item, quantity and destination organization
  3. Click the SAVE button on the toolbar and receive the error message


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