Troubleshoot issues with opportunities
Follow the instructions in this article to troubleshoot the issues you might face when you work with opportunities.
Opportunity issues and resolution for salespeople
How do I close an opportunity?
Whether your customer has accepted or rejected your proposal, it's a good practice to close the opportunity as won or lost.
When you close an opportunity, the opportunity is marked as complete, and can't be changed. To make further changes to an opportunity, you can reopen it.
At the time of closing the opportunity, enter the Actual Revenue and Actual Close Date. The Actual Revenue is used for reporting purposes in charts and reports in Dynamics 365 Sales.
To close an opportunity, open the opportunity record, and on the command bar, select Close as Won or Close as Lost.
Issue 1 - Can't close an opportunity
Here are some errors you might see when you close an opportunity:
- Error 1 - The opportunity can't be closed
- Error 2 - Access denied or Insufficient permissions
- Error 3 - The opportunity has already been closed
The following sections describe each of these errors and how you can resolve them.
Error 1 - The opportunity can't be closed
There might be active or draft quotes associated with the opportunity.
In the opportunity record, go to the Quotes tab (or Quotes line item tab).
Make sure none of the quotes is in the Draft or Active status.
Error 2 - Access denied or Insufficient permissions
You don't have sufficient permissions on the opportunity you're trying to close.
Ask your system administrator to grant you the necessary permissions.
Error 3 - The opportunity has already been closed
The opportunity that you're trying to close is already marked as Won or Lost.
If you want to make changes to the already closed opportunity, reopen the opportunity, make changes, and close it again.
Issue 2 - Can't edit an opportunity
If you've already closed an opportunity as Won or Lost, it becomes read-only and you can't change it. To make any changes to a closed opportunity, reopen it.
To reopen, open the opportunity, and on the command bar, select Reopen Opportunity.
Issue 3 - Can't add products to an opportunity
Here are some errors you might see when you add products to an opportunity:
- Error 1 - You must select a price list before attempting to add a product
- Error 2 - You must provide a value for product description
- Error 3 - You can only add active products
Error 1 - You must select a price list before attempting to add a product
You haven't selected a price list for the opportunity. Selecting a price list is required to add products to an opportunity.
- In the opportunity record, go to the Product Line Item tab.
- In the Price List field, select a price list for the opportunity.
Error 2 - You must provide a value for product description
When creating a write-in product, you haven't entered the product name.
Enter the product name.
Error 3 - You can only add active products
When adding an existing product, you selected a product in the Draft status.
Make sure the product you want to add is in the Active state, and then add the product.
Opportunity close issues and resolution for system administrators
Issue: Insufficient permissions or Access denied error when a user is trying to close an opportunity
The user trying to close the opportunity doesn't have sufficient permissions on the opportunity they're working on.
- Go to Settings > Security Role.
- Open the security role of the user.
- Assign Read, Create, Append, Append To permissions to the user's Security Role at User level on the Opportunity entity and custom entity.
Stakeholder and Sales team subgrids
Issue: Can't see the connection records added from the Stakeholders subgrid
The out-of-the-box Stakeholders subgrid only shows connections that have a connection role category of Stakeholder. For more information, see How are stakeholders and sales team members tracked for opportunities?.
- In the opportunity record, select the Related tab, and then select Connections.
- In the Connections subgrid, select the connection record you added.
- Open the connection role selected in the As this role field.
- Make sure that Connection Role Category is set to Stakeholder. If it isn't, select Stakeholder in the Connection Role Category drop-down list.