2218157 - G/L Account - Line Items report: Difference Between Journal Entry Header Text and Item Text

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2218157 - G/L Account - Line Items report: Difference Between Journal Entry Header Text and Item Text

Symptom

You are executing the G/L Account - Line Item report for Balance Sheet and Expense G/L account and you observe that Journal Entry Header Text and Journal Entry Line Item Text is same for Balance sheet G/L accounts, however for Expense G/L accounts the text is different.

Journal Entry Header Text and Journal Entry Line Item Text are characteristics in report.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Reports view.
  3. G/L Line Item Report.
  4. Give the the Company ID, Account Period , Balance Sheet G/L account and Journal Entry type as Supplier invoice.

You observe in the G/L Account - Line Items report that Journal Entry Header Text and Journal Entry Line Item Text is same for Balance Sheet G/L accounts.

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Reports view
  3. G/L Line Item Report.
  4. Give the Company ID, account period , Expense G/L account and Journal Entry type as Supplier invoice.

You observe in the G/L Account - Line Items report that Journal Entry Header Text and Journal Entry Line Item Text is different for Expense G/L accounts.

Cause

For Balance Sheet accounts the system derives the text from invoice description for both Journal Entry Header Text and Journal Entry Line Item Text, however, for Expense G/L accounts, the system derives the Journal Entry Header Text from invoice description and Journal Entry Line Item Text from Product description.

Resolution

System behavior is as designed. 

Keywords

KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions