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3. Create an Unbacked Invoice


Create an invoice with multiple lines that isn't backed by a purchase order. Since the invoice doesn't have a backing document, full accounting information is required for each invoice line, along with the Chart of Accounts name. Don't worry about including taxes or header charges yet.

Using the API

Use the API to post this sample cXML invoice to Coupa: Sample Unbacked cXML Invoice with Multiple Lines (No taxes).

Using Flat File

Use the background loader to deliver this this sample file to Coupa: 03-invoice-incoming-multi-line-unbacked.csv.


Create a simple no- PO invoice with multiple lines. Make sure your cXML invoice file passes Coupa validations by ensuring the following:

  • Line 2 references InvoiceDetail.dtd
  • Header credentials match the setup in Coupa
  • DocumentReference payloadID is a valid Coupa contract number

Open the Invoice in Coupa and ensure all fields appear as expected.

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