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1999451 - Error Message : "Financial accounting is closed on DD.MM.YYYY. Change not permitted; close screen. Accounting-relevant data would also be changed."

Symptom

When the Project Manager approves or rejects time records against a project, the system shows the below error message when trying to save the time records:

Error: "Financial accounting is closed on DD.MM.YYYY. Change not permitted; close screen. Accounting-relevant data would also be changed. Check whether you can enter time confirmation without accounting attributes."

(DD.MM.YYYY represents the date)

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Navigate to Project Management work center
  2. Choose the Approvals view
  3. Choose the Time Recordings subview
  4. Approve or Reject the time records against the project
  5. Save
  6. Error: "Financial accounting is closed on DD.MM.YYYY. Change not permitted; close screen. Accounting-relevant data would also be changed. Check whether you can enter time confirmation without accounting attributes"

Cause

The system will not allow to approve or reject the project time recording on the date DD.MM.YYYY., because this date is blocked for postings in financial accounting.

Resolution

  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

Also check the process control maintained for the period. 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. The posting date of the document should be 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 the help document Process Control for Operational Postings for further information.

Keywords

not possible, not allowed , KBA , AP-PRO , Project Processing , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions