How to Settle A Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User

Cindy Scott

Cindy Scott

The Microsoft Dynamics AX/D365 Support Team at Avantiico is focused on solving our client’s problems, from daily issues to large and more complex problems. Cindy is a true AX veteran and hold 20 years dedicated Senior Consulting experiences for Microsoft Dynamics AX Software.

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About once a year Avantiico receives questions about “how to settle a customer transaction”.  The below issue is the most common request from an experienced client:

“I need to settle a customer transaction but when I go to the ‘Settle open transactions’ form for the customer (or vendor), I cannot mark the transaction. There is a red icon in the ‘Is marked’ field and I receive an error if I try to mark. I’ve looked all over and I cannot find where to unmark it.”

As a veteran Microsoft Dynamics AX partner with strong ties to the San Diego, Irvine, Ventura and Los Angeles communities, we support many Microsoft Dynamics customers operating most versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics 365. The Avantiico Support Team is frequently asked about Microsoft topics, licensing, Microsoft support plans, support polices, product and Microsoft Dynamics license upgrades. So no matter if you are a manufacturing & distribution, professional service and public sector organization running an older version of Microsoft Dynamic AX, this blog about “How to Settle a Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User” is relevant to you.

AR-> Common-> Payments-> Payment journals-> Click on lines button from journal header-> then Functions button-> Settlement:

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Figure 1 – Red icon and error – How to Settle a Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User


When this happens, the user has generally already done their due diligence and checked the likely places to find where the transaction may be marked – in other journals of the same type, in the Settle open transactions form, etc. and still cannot find where it is mysteriously marked.

To find where the transaction is marked, take the following steps:

1. Go to Accounts receivable-> Common-> Customers-> All customers-> highlight customer-> Collect tab-> Settle open transactions (similar path for Vendor transactions). Normally you will see the transaction still has the red icon indicating the transaction is still marked elsewhere.
2. Highlight the record in question, then click on the Inquiry button-> Specifications.

Settle open transactions form-> Inquiry-> Specifications:

Settle open transaction inquiry button in Microsoft Dynamics 365
Figure 2 – Inquiry button – How to Settle a Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User

3. In the Specifications form, click on each radio button in the upper left (Journals, Sales order, Invoice and Payment proposal) until a record shows on the Overview tab.

When you see a record on the Overview tab, you have found where it is marked. Look for additional info in the bottom portion of the form.

In Figure 3 for the transaction showing marked, we can see it is marked in the ‘GenJrn’ daily journal, Journal batch number 00487. In this case, the user was likely expecting to see it in a Customer payment journal, but instead it was in the GL General journal. From the ‘00487’ batch number you can either right click and select ‘View details’ to go to the journal header record or you can to it from the main menu as you normally would navigate to the general journal.

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Figure 3 – Specifications form – How to Settle a Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User
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Figure 4 – General journal batch number 00487. Now you can unmark/fix the transaction as needed.

4. If for some reason in step 3 above. you have clicked on all 4 radio buttons and no record is found, then the marking is stuck and must be fixed be an AX administrator. This can be done by your AX reseller or administrator by going to the SpecTrans table in the AOT, finding the record, highlighting and deleting it.

The SpecTrans table stores all the Customer and Vendor open transactions that are currently marked. By deleting the record, you are not deleting a transaction, you are simply clearing the marking on the open transaction.

Table browser SpecTrans in Microsoft Dynamics 365
Figure 5 – SpecTrans table in the AOT – How to Settle a Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User

Did this “How to Settle a Customer Transaction Marked for Settlement by Another User” guide help you settle a customer transaction marked for settlement by another user? Please leave your feedback below or if you have other topics you would like us to write about.

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