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MRBR block reason invalid after Invoice receipt

Hi all,

I have in MRBR an LIV (MIRO) invoice that is showing as blocked, but it is showing under category QTY and showing in yellow as "blocking reason invalid". So this means that the reasons behind this block are not longer there and I can release the invoice, even with the automatic release.

But my issue is that GR (Goods Receipt) happened, then IR (Invoice Receipt) and after that no new events have happened. But it is showing that the reason is no longer valid. Why is that ? technically nothing has changed.


My scenario is the following:

1st PO Qty 100 Unit Price 10 USD

2nd GR Qty 99

3rd IR Qty 100 Unit Price 10 USD

They happened in this order and after the Invoice Receipt, nothing has happened and in MRBR is showing as block reason invalid, like something happened that made the QTY Variance disappear.

I have gone through tons of OSS Notes already, FAQ on MRBR; but nothing applies to this scenario. By the way, it seems like a simple one; but I am not able to find why ?

Any ideas ?

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  • Feb 20 at 11:25 PM

    that something changes without anything had been done is pretty unrealistic. If nothing had changed in the documents then maybe the customizing has been changed, had you checked that?

    Eventually you may need to debug to know which values had been compared when this text is issued.

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    Feb 22 at 01:24 PM

    Adrian, "Blocking reason invalid" yellow indicator in MRBR means that reasons behind this block are no longer valid, you're right. I guess there some GR/IR postings were made during the period since block flag set till the current moment.

    Please check the PO history tab, switch to Chronological order an sort by entry date in ascending order - recent GR/IR documents might been posted in the past so default sorting order by posting date don't show them latest.

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    Feb 23 at 11:16 AM

    With above scenario - are the invoices were blocked earlier ?

    OR this is the 1st time- you have the requirement !

    Check all tolerance keys setting and message numbers setting for invoice block(OMR6 and OMRM)

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    May 08 at 05:29 PM

    Nothing has been posted or changed (including customizing) since Invoice Receipt.

    In a sense, We created the PO, did the Goods Receipt right away. Then when you enter the invoice, based on 5 Qty (same price) and GR of 4 Qty, when saving the invoice we get the message right away that it was posted but blocked.

    If you go right after to MRBR, the invoice is showing invalid block reason. And again, no news postings have happened after posting the Invoice.

    We ended up opening an OSS message with SAP, they connected to our system and they are investigating it. Since it is a low priority, I guess it will take time.

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  • May 11 at 05:15 PM

    Hi Adrian,

    As this relates to a quantity variance, the following KBA explains the logic behind it:

    1933251- MRBR: determination logic for quantity variance

    In summary, if the blocking reason is not valid anymore, you release it automatically.

    And when the blocking reason is still valid, you will need to manually release it.

    Regards,

    Carla

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