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Error message F5117 will not be raised for Duplicate Invoice Check

Updated May 18, 2018

Duplicate Invoice Check

Hello SAP Experts,

I am uploading invoices using an Idoc or a BAPI (for example, BAPI_ACC_DOCUMENT_POST) but there is no check done for duplicate invoice.

Error message F5117 is not raised.

You can regenerate the issue by:

  1. First, with the help of accounting interface (Idoc or BAPI) create a document
  2. Error message F5117 will not be raised.


  • 11 Nov 2016 6:47 pm Sonia Barwar Helpful Answer

    The error is caused because the duplicate invoice check is a "pure online functionality" which is unavailable automatic transactions such BAPIs or Idocs. Duplicate invoice check is used to prevent a user from inadvertently keying in the same invoice twice, therefore it is not used by the BAPI or IDoc. SAP has no plans to change this functionality in the standard system.