1902455 - Error Message: Period ABC in Fiscal year DEF Closed for Closing Steps Operation Postings in the Unposted Source Documents

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1902455 - Error Message: Period ABC in Fiscal year DEF Closed for Closing Steps Operation Postings in the Unposted Source Documents

Symptom

In the General Ledger work center, under Source Documents view you may see certain Unposted Source Documents with the error message Period ABC(numeric value) in Fiscal year DEF(numeric value) Closed for Closing Steps Operation Postings

Environment

SAP Business Bydesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the Closing Cockpit and click on the Source Documents view.
  3. In the Source Documents select the option Unposted Source Documents in the Show view and click on Go button.
  4. A list of all Unposted Source Documents will appear with this error message.

Cause

The reason of such error message is that you are posting financial documents in  close period. As an example you are creating a financial document in the current period DD/MM/YYYY in order to  post to Financial Document in the old (past) period but the old/past period has been closed for operational posting. Old period is only open for Closing Entries (020) but not for Operational Posting (010). In this case system will not post these financial documents and it will appear in the Unposted Source Document in the Source Document view under the General Ledger work center.

Resolution

Those unposted source documents can be manually posted to the current period which is open or you could post to the old/past period.

A. In order to post the unposted source documents in the current period, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center
  2. Go to the Closing Cockpit View and select the Source Documents sub view 
  3. In the Source Documents select the option Unposted Source Documents in the Show view and click on Go button.
  4. A list of all Unposted Source Documents will appear, select your unposted document where you see that error message
  5. Then Click on Action button and then select View Business Transaction
  6. Now Business Transaction for Accounting window will open with that Document and then click on Post To Another Period

B. In order to post the unposted source document in the old/past period, follow these steps

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. View the Common Task and open the Open and Close Periods.sub view
  3. Enter the required selection parameter like Company ID, Set of Books etc. and click on Go button.
  4. Select your period which is blocked for posting and then click on Open Period
  5. Your blocked period will open now, you can open the Period for Operational Postings.
  6. Finally click on Save and Close button.

After performing these above mentioned steps, system will allow you to post these unposted source documents manually in the old/past period. As it is mentioned in the steps (A) how to post unposted source document manually, there you have to click on Post in the Business Transaction for Accounting window. This will post these unposted documents in the old/past Period (current period).

 

Keywords

Unposted Source Documents, fiscal year , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions