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1870553 - Cannot post Supplier Invoice due to error "No functional area could be assigned"

Symptom

You are unable to post a Supplier Invoice due to error: No functional area could be assigned.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center
  2. Go to the Invoices and Credit Memos view
  3. Select the affected document and open it
  4. Click on Post
  5. Error No functional area could be assigned is displayed.
  6. Alternatively, click on Show Exceptions to see error of type Posting of invoice not possible due to error in financial accounting ; No functional area could be assigned.

Cause

No functional area has been assigned to the G/L account of at least one of the invoice's line items.

Resolution

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to the Implementation Projects view
  3. Select your implementation project and click on Open Activity List
  4. Open activity Settings for Income Statements by Function of Expense and Earned Profit Analysis
  5. Click on Edit functional area determination
  6. Under tab Determination Using General Ledger Accounts, maintain a functional area for the affected G/L accounts

Keywords

KBA , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1802 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1805 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1808