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2765678 - 'Enter a value with no more than 10 characters' Error Message While Creating a G/L Account ID

Symptom

Error message is thrown while creating a G/L Account ID in Chart of Accounts:

'Enter a value with no more than 10 characters'

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the General Ledger Accounts view.
  3. Click Edit > Chart of Accounts.
  4. Select the respective Chart of Accounts and click Add Row.
  5. Enter a G/L Account with more than 10 characters and press Enter.
  6. Error message is thrown: 'Enter a value with no more than 10 characters'.

Cause

The data type that is used for G/L Account is a generic code that has maximum length of 10.

Resolution

System works as designed. G/L Account ID should have a maximum of 10 characters.

Changing the G/L Account length value could have massive knock-on effects for other fields that also use this data type.

Keywords

G/L Account ID; Chart of Accounts; CoA; 10 characters; , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions