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1870553 - Cannot post Supplier Invoice due to error "No functional area could be assigned"


You are unable to post a Supplier Invoice due to error: No functional area could be assigned.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center
  2. Go to the Invoices and Credit Memos view
  3. Select the affected document and open it
  4. Click on Post
  5. Error No functional area could be assigned is displayed.
  6. Alternatively, click on Show Exceptions to see error of type Posting of invoice not possible due to error in financial accounting ; No functional area could be assigned.


No functional area has been assigned to the G/L account of at least one of the invoice's line items.


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to the Implementation Projects view
  3. Select your implementation project and click on Open Activity List
  4. Open activity Settings for Income Statements by Function of Expense and Earned Profit Analysis
  5. Click on Edit functional area determination
  6. Under tab Determination Using General Ledger Accounts, maintain a functional area for the affected G/L accounts


KBA , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , How To


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