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How do I resolve error Incorrect data type for in NetSuite?


You are creating a vendor bill but receive error 'Please contact the administrator, incorrect data type for ''.



NetSute OneWorld


  • The root cause of your issue is due to the Posting Period format.
  • You have had chosen 'Posting Date' as the 'Tax Accrual Date' of the AvaTax configuration for Consumer Use Tax/Input VAT. However, the Posting Period is not in the correct format.  

  • The correct posting period format is 'MM/YYYY' such as Apr 2019. The month must be abbreviated. Any other formats such as April 2019, April2019 or additional text will produce the error. 

    • To adjust the posting period format. In NetSuite, go to Setup > Accounting > Manage Accounting Periods.