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2019991 - Opening Balance of New Bank Statement Shows as Zero

Symptom

You create a new bank statement in year YYYY.

The default opening balance shows in the new bank statement is zero.

However, this is not the first bank statement in system. The latest bank statement was created in year YYYY-2 which closing balance is not zero.

But the opening balance in new bank statement is not as the same as the closing balance of the latest one.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Liquidity Management and select common task New Bank Statement.
  2. The opening balance in new bank statement is not as the same as the closing balance of the latest one.

Cause

When a new bank statement is created, the system checks for the closing balance of the latest one created in the current year and shows the opening balance as the same as the closing balance of the latest one.

If system does not find any bank statement in the current year, it then looks for the latest one created in last year. If that fails, system will show the opening balance of new bank statement as zero.

Since in this case, the latest bank statement was created in the year before last year, so it shows the opening balance of new bank statement as zero in this case.

Resolution

You can manually change the opening balance to the same as the closing balance of the latest bank statement created in the year before last year in the new one.

Keywords

KBA , opening balance zero , bank statement , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions