Error message when you run the Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00) process or when you run the Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00) process in Microsoft Dynamics SL: "PC Message Number 0063"


Symptoms


You run one of the following processes in Microsoft Dynamics SL:
  • You run the "Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00)" process in final mode. You run this process in Project Allocator in Microsoft Dynamics SL.
  • You run the "Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00)" process in Flexible Billings in Microsoft Dynamics SL.
When you run one of these processes, you may receive the following error message:
PC Message Number 0063 - Another process of the same type is being run at this time OR a previous run aborted. Please try this program at a later time, or contact your system manager.

Cause


This problem occurs for one of the following reasons.

Cause 1

The "Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00)" process and the "Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00)" process can run on only one workstation at a time.

Cause 2

A previous "Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00)" process or a previous "Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00)" process ended abnormally. This problem may occur because of a power failure, because Cancel was clicked, or because of an error message.

Resolution


To resolve this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Verify that no other users are running the "Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00)" process or the "Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00)" process. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On the File menu, click Active Users.
    2. On the Active Users (98.210.00) screen, verify that no other lines have the following values in the Screen Number box:
      • PAPRO
      • BIREG
  2. Use one of the following methods.

    Method 1: If you are trying to run the "Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00)" process

    If you are trying to run the "Allocation Processor (PA.PRO.00)" process, you must delete the ALLOC-BATCH control parameter. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On the Modules menu, click Project Controller.
    2. In the Project Controller pane, click Control Parameter Maintenance under Maintenance.
    3. In the Control Type box, type PA.
    4. In the Control Code box, press F3, and then select the control code that begins as follows:
      ALLOC-BATCHXXXXXXXXX

      Note: XXXXXXX denotes the batch number in question.
    5. Click Delete.
    6. In the confirmation message box, click Yes, and then close the Control Parameter Maintenance (PA.CNT.00) screen.
    Method 2: If you are trying to run the "Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00)" process

    If you are trying to run the "Invoice & Adjustment Posting (BI.REG.00)" process, you must delete the INVOICE-REGISTER control parameter. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. On the Modules menu, click Project Controller.
    2. In the Project Controller pane, click Control Parameter Maintenance under Maintenance.
    3. In the Control Type box, type BI.
    4. In the Control Code box, type INVOICE-REGISTER.
    5. Click Delete.
    6. In the confirmation message box, click Yes, and then close the Control Parameter Maintenance (PA.CNT.00) screen.