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The Price for Material XXXXX will be negative

A material was received with high price in May and business needs to cancel the GR so that the price can be adjusted and re-received. Now, invoice has been reversed with no issues. But the GR reversal is coming up with the error message below:

The price for material XXXXXXXX will be negative

Diagnosis

The system calculated a negative moving average price for the material.

System response

The moving average price is set to zero for materials with price control S.

Processing is terminated for materials with price control V, because the system is not set up to handle negative prices for such materials.

Can we change the moving average price for this material to resolve this?

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3 Answers

  • Aug 01, 2017 at 06:35 PM

    this OSS note describes what you have to do: 174684 - Procedure for error C+121/C+131, price is negative

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  • Aug 02, 2017 at 05:35 PM

    Hi Jurgen, thanks for the note. I reviewed it and made some changes. Now just a little background to the problem... In May, the material was received with $9.75 per unit. Then the price was changed to $0.98 per unit after the GR.

    Now, from the OSS Note, in MR21/MR22, price was changed back to the old price of $9.75 it was received with. The same error is still being encountered. Is there something else I might need to do?

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  • Aug 01, 2017 at 06:40 PM

    Hi Jurgen,

    You've always provided support to my inquiries since 2008. Thanks! I will take a look at the OSS Note and let you know what I came up with.

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