Dynamics NAV – Message “Number of source documents posted: 0 out of a total of 1” when posting a Warehouse Receipt

Today I ran into an issue when posting a Warehouse Receipt to a new location I just created. I’m using a new location as I’m testing the processes of Warehouse Receipt and Putaways along with Warehouse Shipments and Picks and I’d rather do this on a new location.

I thought it worth documenting this process as when troubleshooting why the Warehouse Receipt wouldn’t post I found a setup option I could change which gave me a better, more comprehensive error, enabling me to get to the root cause of the issue. This was crucial to understanding why the Warehouse Receipt wouldn’t post.

Starting from the beginning, to create the new location I went to the “Location Setup” window and created the location as per below

Location Setup

I then went ahead and created a Purchase Order so I could work through creating a Purchase Order followed by a Warehouse Receipt and Putaway. I did this by creating a Purchase Order and clicking “Create Whse. Receipt”

Create Whse. Receipt

Success. This created a Warehouse Receipt, and as all the relevant information was populated, I just need to post this to create the Putaway however when trying to post the document I was presented with the message below:

Number of source documents posted: 0 out of a total of 1

Hmmm. The error isn’t giving anything away, and when I doubled checked everything seems fine so why isn’t it posting?

After much pondering and testing I stumbled across the setting below in the “Warehouse Setup”

Warehouse Setup

At the moment its set to “Posting errors are not processed”. I therefore switched this to “Stop and show the first posting error” in the hope it would give me more information when posting.

Warehouse Setup

I then tried to post the Warehouse Receipt again and now I get a much better error message

The error is suggesting I haven’t setup posting accounts against my new location. Doh!

I therefore went back to “Location Setup” and clicked “Inventory Posting Setup” and populated the Inventory posting group and posting accounts as per below

I then went back to my Warehouse Receipt and now all the posting accounts have been added it posts fine.

I’m guessing it would have taken much longer to get to the root cause of the issue if it wasn’t for that setting in “Warehouse Setup” so I’m sure this will come in handy in the future as well.

Thanks for reading!

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