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1913400 - Error Message : Release not possible, posting to financial accounting is blocked on MM/DD/YYYY.

Symptom

1.When trying to release the project invoice request or You are trying to Release a Customer Invoice Request,

system throws an error message as Release not possible, posting to financial accounting is blocked on MM/DD/YYYY.

2.When you try to release a customer invoice you may get error as  Posting on MM/DD/YYYY is blocked, release not possible.

3. When releasing any other documents like Supplier invoice you may get similar error

Environment

SAP Business BYDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Project Management work center.
  2. Choose Invoice Preparation view
  3. Choose Project Invoice Requests sub view.
  4. Choose and Edit Project Invoice Requests XXX (XXX represents the ID of the project invoice request which you want to releases).
  5. Choose Release button system displays an error message as Release not possible, posting to financial accounting is blocked on MM/DD/YYYY.

Cause

The system will not allow you to post the project invoice request or customer invoice  request or customer invoice or any other document with similar error on the date MM.DD.YYYY because this date is blocked for postings in financial accounting.

Resolution

A. Follow below steps to open the period that is blocked.

  1. Navigate to General Ledger work center.
  2. Choose Master Data view
  3. Choose Set of books and assigned companies sub view.
  4. Select the Company and click on open and close period button
  5. Select the respective period.
  6. If period is closed, kindly open the period by clicking on the Open period button. 

B.Check the process control maintained for the period and if required create a process control entry by following below steps.

  1. Navigate to General Ledger work center.
  2. Choose Master Data view
  3. Choose Companies sub view.
  4. Choose the Company ID with Set of Books ID.
  5. Choose Set Process Control button.
  6. Click on Add row
  7. Enter the values as below
  • Process Control Status : 1 - Not Blocked
  • Business Process Group : 01 - All
  • From Posting Date :
  • To Posting Date :

The period of the From Posting Date / To Posting Date always refers to the posting date in the source document. Posting date the document should be in between from posting date and to posting date.

 Entry Possible Until : The date in this field refers to the entry date in the source document. You can allow, for example, that a source document can still be entered for a period after the accounting period has been closed as long as the document has a posting date within the accounting period.

See Also

Also check help document Process Control for Operational Postings for further information.

Keywords

Posting blocked, period is open but still cannot post , KBA , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , AP-CI , Customer Invoice Processing , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions