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1597417 - Error: Account determination group is missing for product category

Symptom

You are sure that you have maintained the default account determination group for the product category XYZ. You have no idea why the system still gives the error message.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Purchase Requests and Orders work center, and choose the Purchase Orders view.
  2. Show All Purchase Orders.
  3. Select the purchase order ABC and choose Edit.
  4. Choose Check, and you can see the error message: Item x: Account determination group is missing for product category XYZ.
  5. Then go to the Business Configuration work center, and choose the Overview view.
  6. Select the fine-tune activity Default Account Determination Groups for Product Categories.
  7. Choose View.
  8. You can see that for the Product Category XYZ, the Default Account Determination Group for Services is already maintained.

Cause

If you check the Item Type of item X in the purchase order, you can see that the Item Type is Material, but in the fine-tune activity Default Account Determination Groups for Product Categories, for the product category XYZ, the maintained default account determination group is for services not for materials, this is why the system still gives the error message: Item x: Account determination group is missing for product category XYZ.

Resolution

A.Follow below steps to view the account determination group maintained for Product category of Service or Material.

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Choose the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Choose Open Activity List button.
  4. Navigate to Fine Tune tab.
  5. Search and choose Account Determination Group for Product Categories.
  6. Choose Open button.
  7. Choose the respective product category as maintained in the service/Material master data.
  8. Check the account determination group for services or account determination group for material

1.Follow below steps to maintain the GL accounts for Account determination group for Services

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Choose the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Choose Open Activity List button.
  4. Navigate to Fine Tune tab.
  5. Search and choose Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination.
  6. Choose Open button.
  7. Choose the Account Determination -> Costs.
  8. Choose Account Determination Profile.
  9. Choose the Costs and then choose Service tab and maintain the Account Determination Group for Service which was observed in the step A.

2.Follow below steps to maintain the GL accounts for Account determination group for Material.

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Choose the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Choose Open Activity List button.
  4. Navigate to Fine Tune tab.
  5. Search and choose Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination.
  6. Choose Open button.
  7. Choose the Account Determination -> Inventories.
  8. Choose Account Determination Profile.
  9. Choose the Inventories and then choose Inventory tab and maintain the Account Determination Group for Material which was observed in the step A.
  10. Also in the Gains and Losses tab.
  11. For respective Account Determination Group for Materials field, under Material Consumption column enter the G/L account for material cost posting.

Keywords

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