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MultiDocumentTypesError

Summary

The API you called does not support transaction code overloading.

Example

{
  "code": "MultiDocumentTypesError",
  "target": "Unknown",
  "details": [
    {
      "code": "MultiDocumentTypesError",
      "number": 314,
      "message": "Multiple documents exist matching the company '-0-' and code '-1-'",
      "description": "Please call /api/v2/companies/transactions/types to fetch again.",
      "faultCode": "Client",
      "helpLink": "http://developer.avalara.com/avatax/errors/MultiDocumentTypesError",
      "severity": "Error"
    }
  ]
}

Explanation

By default, AvaTax will assign a GUID to every transaction created using the AvaTax API.

Some customers choose to use their own custom transaction codes. Additionally, it is permissible to create two transactions that have the same code, provided that the two transactions differ by document type. For example, you can create a SalesInvoice transaction with the code ABC and also create a ReturnInvoice transaction with the same code ABC.

Some AvaTax APIs contain a reduced number of parameters to simplify certain API calls. If you are using transaction code overloading, and you are calling an API with a simplified number of parameters, you will receive this error.