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We need to post a negative output on a production journal. However, before we got to do this someone had transferred that inventory to a different location. The issue is that NAV doesnt let us Appl.-to Item Entry if the Entry Type is not Production.

Any ideas on how to work around this issue?

I do not want to negative adjust as it will create wrong postings everywhere.


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    YUN ZHU Profile Picture
    YUN ZHU 59,978 Super User on at
    RE: Negative output entry type transfer

    Hi, hope the following can give you some hints.



  • Jun Wang Profile Picture
    Jun Wang 3,553 Super User on at
    RE: Negative output entry type transfer

    I tested and confirm NAV doesn't allow user to post negative output to finished items transferred out. It didn't work even items were transferred back to the From production bin. I don't see issue negative adjust those if applying to the correct entries but advise if otherwise.

  • diegolrz Profile Picture
    diegolrz 7 on at
    RE: Negative output entry type transfer

    I see thats a good take on it.

    In our case the user posted an output of 10 units. Out of those 7 were sold. At an inventory count it was determined that the other 3 units were incorrectly posted to the output.

    So what we do in this case is we would negative output 3 cases and call it a day. The issue this time is that someone decided to move it to our HOLD location so that the inventory was reported correctly. Because of the transfer transaction we are not able to apply the negative output to the production and NAV doesnt let us apply it to the transfer entry.

    Any clues on how to solve this one?

  • Jun Wang Profile Picture
    Jun Wang 3,553 Super User on at
    RE: Negative output entry type transfer

    not sure why you want to post negative output.

    I assume you want to do a negative output to reverse the posted output? In case user posts incorrect consumption, they could reverse by posting negative qty applying to item entry of the one being consumed. Then user have to output one finished product and finish the production order. Then user negative adjusts the output by applying to the previously posted output. since the costs have been transferred from wip to the finished production after finishing the production order. it keeps the costs correct.

    Could you explain why negative adjust it will cause wrong posting in your case?

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