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R12: The External Bank Account Already Exists While Creating Factor Bank Account (Doc ID 763983.1)

Last updated on JULY 27, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Problem Statement:

When creating Factor Bank Account the following error message arises:

"The external bank account already exists" or

"One of the assignment of this bank account is related to operating unit (<OU NAME>)"

Due to that, it is not possible to create factoring arrangement for suppliers existing in Oracle when payment has to be made to bank account.

Steps To Reproduce

  1. There are two suppliers registered.
  2. Supplier one sells their receivable to supplier two
  3. All invoices for supplier one have to be paid to bank account of supplier two.
  4. Update supplier one with bank account of supplier two using Create Factor Account button  ==> the error message above appears.




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