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2007637 - Cost Center is not Entered for Supplier Invoices Which are Already Paid


You realize that cost center is not entered for supplier invoices which are already paid. Now you want to enter the cost center for journal entries of invoice postings without reversing invoices, which are already paid.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to Journal Entries view.
  3. Go to Journal Entries subview.
  4. Select the Journal Entry PQR and click View.
  5. On the new screen under Line Items section click View All.

You observe that no cost center is updated for the postings.


Cost centers cannot be inserted now into Journal Entry that have already been posted directly or via backend.


Since cost center can be applied to cash disbursements only for direct G/L postings and not for clearings accounts, now to assign cost center you can follow the work around by posting manual journal entry voucher by selecting the same G/L in both line items and adding cost center in the debit line item, which will eventually nullify the previous balance without cost center and adds the same amount with cost center assignment.

Going forward to overcome the issue and not to miss the cost center assignment to future transactions you can maintain the setting in the fine-tune activity Edit Mandatory Account Assignments for G/L Accounts. In this Activity system gives you  two options of assigning a mandatory account assignment at account group level & Gl account level.

If you maintain at account group level for 123 & Assigned account assignment type as CC-Cost Center so during invoice creation, when you select this particular account group the system automatically select the account assignment type to cost-center and did not give a second option to select another account assignment type.


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