When you try to activate an Org Unit, system throws below error message:
Cannot change timeline of cost center XYZ (); cost center is used by financial accounting
Reproducing the Issue
- Go to Organizational Management work center.
- Select Edit Org Structures.
- Highlight an Org unit.
- Try to Check or Activate it.
The reason that you are not allowed to end the validity of Org Unit XYZ is, you attempted to shorten the timeline of a cost center (the org unit itself or the Cost Center definition on an org unit). However, postings exist for the cost center in the timeframe that is delimited. The system has prevented the shortening of the timeline.
This can be verified as follows,
1. Go to Cost and Revenue work center.
2. Select Reports view.
3. Open the report "Cost Centers - Line Items"
4. Enter cost center and relevant and Go
5. You will find postings for the respective Posting date.
This is the reason that you are not able to delimit the Org Unit.
To resolve the issue,
You may choose to end the timeline of the cost center (Org Unit) at the end of the latest fiscal period in which the cost center has postings. In this case, if you set the Valid To date of Org Units as DD/MM/YYYY (which is the end of the latest fiscal period) then you can able to delimit the Org Units without any issues.
It is also possible to end the timeline before a fiscal period with postings. In this case, the balance in the affected timeframe must be zero. In order to reach a balance of zero, try to reverse the journal entries that generated the postings. Where this is not possible, you can transfer the values so that the final balance would be zero. You can do this in the General Ledger work center under New Journal Entry Voucher.
Then you can change the timeline on the Timelines tab of the Org Structures view in the Organizational Management work center.
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