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Updating Purchase order (PO) After Deleting a Line From a Purchase Order (PO) Throws Data being updated does not exist. (18,4) Error (Doc ID 2394810.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 05, 2019

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM eProcurement - Version 9.2 and later
PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM Purchasing - Version 9.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When you delete a line on a PO, there is code that renumbers the lines in the database, but it doesn't renumber the lines in the component buffers. So after you save, if you update one of the renumbered lines, you get an error message.

Steps to reproduce the issue:

1) Create a PO with 2 lines
2) Save it
3) Add one more line Line 3
4) Delete line 2
5) Save it
6) Change quantity on line 3
7) Save it. Get below error


Data being updated does not exist. (18,4)

When trying to save your changes, the system could not find the existing data in the database.

This problem can happen if another user deleted the information while you were making changes. Make a note of what you were doing, then cancel the page and retry.

If the problem persists this may be the result of an application programming error and should be reported to technical support staff.

Possible application errors that could cause this including deleting the data with SqlExec while the record is in the component buffers


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