You run the report Purchase Orders per Account Assignment. In the Selection Area screen, you did not enter values that would restrict the number of records returned for a particular time period. However you notice that some purchase orders are missing in the results list.
Reproducing the Issue
- Go to the Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
- Go to the view Reports -> List.
- Mark the report Purchase Orders per Account Assignment.
- Choose View With and then Web Browser.
- Choose Go.
- You notice that some Purchase Orders are missing.
The purchase orders are for To-Stock items. To-Stock items will not have an Accounting Assignment. In a To-Stock procurement scenario, no account assignment is done to a cost center or any other cost object like sales order, project, etc... In such a case, the postings happen to the G/L accounts according to the account determination group maintained for the corresponding material and supplier. The costs are not explicitly incurred against any cost object and hence one does not see the cost object ID in the Journal Entry. This is the correct behavior. The postings happen to the inventory account of the business residence where the material is going to be stocked.
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