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Jan 10, 2012 at 09:52 AM

Funds Reservation Exceed Consumption by follow-on document (Message RE162)

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Hi experts, my case is as follows:

We have FM active on an ECC 6.0, with EA-PS 6.0, patch level 16. Regarding Customizing for Earmarked Funds, no Tolerance Limits are set. Message Control is customized so that RE messages like RE164 are set as W instead of E for certain users.

I have a Funds Reservation of 100EUR, it is consumed by 200EUR by two follow-on documents with the same account assignment:

- one Funds Precommitment of 80EUR posted by user A

- one Funds Precommitment of 120EUR posted by user B

User B has been given exception in Message Control (errors shown as Warnings) - it's a background user used for payroll. User A is a regular online user, no exceptions.

We want to set the first precommitment amount to 0, thus release the corresponding consumption for the Funds Reservation. If we were able to do this, the consumption of the reservation should be 120. However, this is not possible, because an error is thrown to user A: Open amount from document 3000048958 001 exceeded by 25,00 % (Message no. RE164).

Our requirement is to allow the scenario of reducing consumption of a reservation for all users, regardless of whether there is a consumption overrun or not for the reservation. However, increasing consumption should only be allowed for users defined in Message Control.

We evaluated activating the "Exceed without limit" indicator for the specific reservations, but this also allows consumption overrun when increasing consumption, for all users.

Any suggestions on how to implement this requirement?

We are on an ECC 6.0 instance, with EA-PS 6.0, patch level 16. This is a production system for Greek government, Ministry of Finance.