Understanding Validation Success and Failure

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Understanding Validation Success and Failure

Learn how to understand Bill Val success and failure

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  1. Whether an invoice passes or fails relies on you setting up global or customer rules for Bill Val.  If you haven’t done this yet, see our lesson on Bill Validation > Setting Bill Val Parameters
  2. Click ‘Bill Validation’ in the top menu, here you will see a list of uploaded bills.  On the right hand side of the table you can see columns named ‘Passed’ and ‘Failed’, and underneath them the amount of lines that have passed/failed
  3. Click ‘Go’ > ‘View Invoices’ on any supplier bill; you can view all the meters that have passed or failed their validation tests
  4. To see more information on a passed/failed meter click ‘Go’ > ‘View Validation Results’
  5. There are a number of tabs on this page:
    Invoice Details – shows a compact overview of the invoice
    Passed – In this tab you can see all the rules that have passed validation, you can also see if it was a global or customer-level rule.  If you are scrolling through the rules and see one has passed that you believe shouldn’t have, you can click ‘Go’ > ‘Unmark as Passed’ and this rule will move to the ‘Failed’ tab
    Failed – In this tab you can see the rule name that has failed, whether it is a global or customer level rule and under ‘Validation Log’ you can see a brief explanation as to why that rule failed/skipped.  If you are scrolling through the rules and see a rule that has failed and you would like to override it, you can click ‘Go’ > ‘Mark as Passed’ and this will move to the ‘Passed’ tab
    Skipped – shows the global/local rules that don’t apply to this type of invoice
    All – shows all regardless of status
  6. If you make any changes in the system based on the validation results received, you can re-run the batch by going back to the Bill Val main page and clicking ‘Go’ > ‘Re-run Batch’