Message: Document Date is different from area defined [OVPM.TaxDate]

Andrea Bertolio


an our customer has a problem with the wizard of Swiss Payment having a message in last right column as following

"La data del documento è diversa dall'area definita [OVPM.TaxDate]"

translation in English

"Document date is different respect to defined area [OVPM.TaxDate]"

I asked the customer to send us the right message in English.

I would like to know what is the problem and the possible solution.

It depends by dates in 2011 and 2012 period?

Thank you very much

Beat Meier

Hi Andrea,

this happens because the change from 2011 to 2012.

The problem occures when the invoice

- has a due date that is in 2012

- has a posting date which is in 2011


You have to modify the system's posting periods (Administration > System Initialisation > Posting Periods) --> see also the attachment

- Check the entry for 2012-01

- Change The Document Date from to e.g. 01.12.11 (before today)

Please try and report if it didn't work.



Andrea Bertolio

Hi Beat,

I know that the customer had this problem this morning and then created the new posting period (not entire year, but 4 periods of 3 months) but the problem remains.

Now I cannot call or see the system of the customer but probably tomorrow morning by my colleagues.

What do you suggest?

Maybe they have to restart the wizard after creations of posting periods of 2012 by another user?

Did you mean to create the new period 2012 or to modify the date inside the document?

Thank you very much


Beat Meier

Hi Andrea

What I meant was to change the existing period that exists for 2012 and define that it accepts also documents with date in 2011.

Another option would be to just change the date in the invoice so the invoice is posted in 2012.

I am sure it can help to restart SAP to take over the changes. But I can't say for sure if that is the reason for the problem.





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