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Is it possible to cancel a Goods Receipt?

Hi everybody.

I use SAP B1 2008.

I know we can cancel certain documents in SAP after they have been posted.

Ex. We can cancel a Sales Order by Selecting Data -> Cancel from the menu.

Is it possible to cancel a posted Goods Receipt (or a Goods Issue)?

I don't find any "Cancel" menu.

The only way I can cancel a Goods Receipt is to raise an identical Goods Issue.

But this method has its problems:

As we adopt a FIFO method of stock valuation, we cannot impose our chosen issue price. It is the system which calculates it.

Hence, we may end up with an issue price which does not cancel with the receipts price.

Can anybody suggest ideas to work around this difficulty?


Leon Lai

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    Posted on May 12, 2014 at 12:11 PM

    Hi Leon,

    Do you mean you're on 8.82?

    Cancellation of goods receipt is not possible until release 9.0.


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  • Posted on May 12, 2014 at 02:46 PM


    Not possible to cancel posted GRPO. But you can return received goods through purchase return.

    Thanks & Regards,


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    • Hi Nagarajan

      Thanks for your reply.

      Unfortunately, I have "Goods Receipt" in mind , not GRPO,

      With GRPO, you can make a Purchase Return as you said, and this will cancel out the GRPO exactly.

      But with GR, if you try to cancel with a corresponding GI, you may end up with GR and GI not being exactly equal amounts (because I use FIFO method of valuation) and the issue price is determined by the system.

      Best Regards


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