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2568895 - Error Message 'Financials assignment for Material ABC/business residence XYZ not specified'

Symptom

You are creating and posting a Goods and Service Receipt DEF for a Purchase Order (DEF represents the Goods and Service Receipt ID).

Both of these documents have the business residence GHI as a ship-to location (GHI represents a Business Residence ID). In the ABC Material Master Data, the Valuation data is correctly maintained for the Business Residence GHI.

However, the Goods and Service Receipt DEF cannot be posted in accounting and is pending in Unposted Source Documents with the error: Financials assignment for Material ABC/business residence XYZ not specified. (ABC represents the Material ID and XYZ represents another Business Residence ID).

You cannot see a link between the purchasing documents and the business residence XYZ.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work centre General Ledger.
  2. Go to the view Source Documents.
  3. Show Unposted Source Documents and find DEF.
  4. Select Source Document DEF.

The error message 'Financials assignment for Material ABC/business residence XYZ not specified' is shown in the Details.

Cause

In the purchase order preceding the Goods and Service Receipt DEF, the Account Assignment is done against a cost centre belonging to the business residence XYZ, or XYZ itself.

Resolution

This is expected system behaviour.

In order to remove the error message, you can maintain the business residence XYZ in the Valuation tab of the ABC Material Master Data.

Alternatively, in the Org Structure view of the Organizational Management work centre, you can affect the cost centre to the business residence GHI instead of XYZ.

You are then able to post the business document in the Source Documents view of the General Ledger work centre.

Keywords

Financials assignment for Material ABC/business residence XYZ not specified, Financials assignment for Material/business residence not specified, Unposted Source Document, Goods and Service Receipt, Purchase Order , KBA , business residence not specified , goods and service receipt , financials assignment for material , unposted source document , AP-GSP-GSA , Goods and Service Acknowledgement , Problem

Product

SAP Business ByDesign 1711