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What is an “R” Payment Block in a purchase order related invoice (51xxxxxxxxx document) and how is it removed so that a cheque is issued to the vendor?

An “R” in the payment block field occurs when an invoice exceeds the agreed upon purchase order line item price by 10% or more requires verification of the invoice amount. When posting a purchase order related invoice meeting the above mentioned criteria, FIS will issue a warning message and automatically place a block on the payment document.

The department should then determine whether the invoice amount is correct and have the excess amount approved prior to removing the payment block.   Once the excess amount has been approved, the block can be removed to allow a cheque to be produced.  Removing the payment block may be performed using the Document Change (FB02) function through Accounts Payable.

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Last Updated:  September 26, 2022