Batch number xxxx already exists in the direct deposit transaction file

Here’s a quick resolution to a very common error message that occurs with Sage MAS 90 or MAS 200 Payroll Direct Deposit (Extended Solution PR-1017).

If you receive the message:

“Batch number xxx already exists in the direct deposit transacton file”

While trying to update your payroll register — take the following action:

  1. Go to Payroll
  2. Direct Deposit Menu
  3. Generate Direct Deposit Interface
  4. Select the second option on the menu – Purge Direct Deposit Interface Files
  5. Select a beginning date that is early enough to remove the offending register number (Tip: In some instances I’ve had to go back as far as 1900 even though I was certain we weren’t using Sage MAS 90 payroll Direct Deposit then…;-)  )

Link: Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200 Direct Deposit Manual (PR-1017)

About Wayne Schulz

is a Sage 100 Consultant who has worked with Sage 100 and Sage 100c ( Formerly Sage MAS 90 and MAS 200) since 1986. He provides advanced Sage 100 technical support to companies located throughout the United States on all versions of Sage 100. If you are experiencing an issue with Sage 100, and would like to schedule a support session - please visit our request a Sage 100 diagnosis page.