R12: AP: Error when copy invoice with Shift+F6 - This is read only flexfield. You cannot change any values in the flexfield The maximum of value size for Co. is 2

(Doc ID 2338378.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 12, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

When use Shift+F6 buttons to copy data from previous invoice, the following error appeared:

ERROR
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This is read only flexfield. You cannot change any values in the flexfield
The maximum of value size for Co. is 2. Truncating value 7/31...

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

1. - Activated the Descriptive Flexfield (DFF) to be mandatory to enter many details since two years ago.
2. - Navigate on Payables Manager > Invoices > Enter > Invoices
3. - The user uses Control+F6 in invoice workbench to copy the entire row.
4. - Used batches mode for invoices
5. - Faced the error when  copy invoice from the invoice above
6. - When the user go to DFF to change some data then change and go to invoice line tab the error appeared

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot use Shift + F6 to copy the invoice from previous invoice and users not able to fill the desired data to save time by using this standard functionality.

Changes

 

Cause

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