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1928945 - Account Assignment To Cost Centers Only Allowed For Account Type Costs/Expenses


You want to assign cost center to G/L account type while posting manual journal entry. However, an error message appears: Account assignment to cost centers only allowed for account type costs/expenses.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to Journal Entries Voucher View.
  3. Click on button New & Select Journal Entry Voucher.
  4. Enter the details as per your requirement.
  5. Enter the account assignment type to cost center, Select GL xxxx.
  6. Select a Cost Center.

The system gives the error message: Account assignment to cost centers only allowed for account type Costs/Expenses.


You can only assign the accounts with the subledger type costs to the cost center.


For Manual Journal Entry voucher, only G/L account with account type COSEXP is supported for posting to cost center.

The System is working as designed.

See Also

Refer to the help center document "Account Type" for the details on account type and its usage.


Account Assignment to Cost Center, Journal Entry Voucher , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To


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