Upon changing G/L account type from Balance sheet account to Nonoperating Expense or Income the error FH601 - "Change the balance sheet control only if nothing has been posted yet" raised.
Reproducing the Issue
- Enter SSCUI 150001 - Manage G/L account master data
- Enter Edit mode
- Change G/L account type from Balance sheet account to Nonoperating Expense or Income
Even with balance zero on the G/L account the change is strictly forbidden, because the G/L account has already been posted to.
In the Cloud, G/L account type change is not recommended (e.g. different number ranges, account groups). Preferably a new G/L account is to be created.
The solution can be seen in HelpPortal FAQ, question "Can I change the G/L account type and subtype?"
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