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2584428 - Error: Cannot close fiscal year XXXX; Balance carry forward not finished

Symptom

You are trying to Close a Year in the system but you get the error message 'Cannot close fiscal year XXXX; Balance carry forward not finished'.

XXXX means the fiscal year.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign Versions 1711 and 1802.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to work center Business Configuration.
  2. Go to view Overview.
  3. Find and open activity Open Fiscal Year and Accounting Periods.
  4. Select Company.
  5. Click Edit Fiscal Years.
  6. Select year XXXX.
  7. Click Close Fiscal Year.

Error is thrown: Cannot close fiscal year XXXX; Balance carry forward not finished

Cause

The Balance Carryforward was not completed, you created the run only for Step 1 - Carry forward accounts.

Resolution

You need to create the Balance Carryforward Run for Step 2 - Calculate and carry forward profit/loss.

You can check Help Documents Balance Carryforward Quick Guide and Balance Carryforward for more information.

Keywords

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Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1802 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711