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2949938 - 'Alternative G/L Account' Field is Not Filled in Various FI Apps


The field 'Alternative G/L Account' is not being filled in apps such as 'Trial Balance' (app ID: F0996A) or 'Manage Journal Entries' (app ID: F0717) or 'Display Line Items in General Ledger' (app ID: F2217), despite defining 'Alternative G/L Account' in 'Manage G/L Account Master data'.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open app 'Trial Balance' 
  2. Fill required fields 
  3. Drag and drop 'Alternative G/L Account' into the 'Dimensions'
  4. Go to an account with a defined 'Alternative G/L Account' and see '# (not assigned)' for same, as shown below.

    Alt account.png

Note: 'Trial Balance' is taken as an example, but the same logic applies to other FI apps.


The 'Alternative G/L Account' field is only filled for certain FI apps when a local chart of accounts is assigned to the relevant company code.


Request the assignment of a country chart of accounts to the relevant company codes by following the WSR process. For information about same, please reach out to either your CEE or CSM.


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