R12: AP: After Upgrade To R12.2.6 For Invoices Entered For Newly Created Vendors Recieive Error: "FRM-40212 Invalid Value For Field

(Doc ID 2385283.1)

Last updated on APRIL 12, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.2.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

1. DESCRIPTION OF THE LOSS OF FUNCTIONALITY
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In Oracle Payables, when a user attempts to enter a new invoice using the invoice workbench form (APXINWKB.fmb) the following error occurs:

ERROR
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FRM-40212: Invalid value for field VENDOR_NUMBER


2. BUSINESS IMPACT
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Due to this issue, users cannot pay supplier on-time. Late payments affect the payment terms established by suppliers and consequently disrupts the business continuity of the organization. Moreover, the current payables accounting period cannot be closed. Problematic transactions will have to be swept to the following period, which is not in agreement with the date in which the transactions occurred.


3. STEPS OR EVENTS THAT LEAD TO THE ISSUE OCCURRING
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

1. Using Payables Manager responsibility

2. Navigate to Invoices :Entry >Invoices

3. The user enters: 126463 as the supplier number and receives the following message:

FRM-40212: Invalid value for field VENDOR_NUMBER


4. ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH ISSUE IS OBSERVED
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Product: Oracle Payable
Release: 12.2.6
Database: No information provided because the issue is not database or platform specific.
Platform: Linux
Instances Affected: Test and Production
System Names: This information is not relevant for the resolution of the issue.
Affecting Certain Users? The issue is consistently observed with all the users.


5. EXPECTED OR ACCEPTABLE RESULT
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Able to enter an invoice for this supplier without receiving the error.


6. WHAT IS WORKING
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This information is not required for further clarification.

Cause

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