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1995428 - Cost Center is Not Displayed When Making a Direct Posting to G/L Account of a Payment


You open the Set Default Account Assignments for G/L Account Determination Group, for a G/L Account Determination Group, you assign it with a Cost Center. When creating an outgoing bank transfer, you make a Direct Posting to G/L Account. But after you select the G/L Account Determination Group, the Cost Center is not automatically displayed.

Reproducing the Issue

First of all, Set Defaults for G/L Account Determination Groups:

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center, and choose the Master Data view.
  2. select the Companies subview.
  3. For the concerned company, and choose Set Defaults for G/L Account Determination Groups under Actions.
  4. Add a new row.
  5. Select a G/L Account Determination Group, and specify a Cost Center ID.
  6. Enter other information like Valid From and Valid To dates.
  7. Save it.

Then follow the steps below to create an outgoing payment:

  1. Go to Payment Management work center.
  2. Under Common Tasks, choose New Outgoing Bank Transfer.
  3. Enter all the relevant information.
  4. Select the radio button of Direct Posting to G/L Account.
  5. Add a row.
  6. Select the G/L Account Determination Group in question.

You could see that the Cost Center field is not automatically filled, also in the journal entry of the payment, the Cost Center is not displayed in the line item.


When you Set Defaults for G/L Account Determination Groups,there is Valid From date for this assignment, as it's later than the posting date of the outgoing payment, so the cost center assignment is not available by the time you post the outgoing bank transfer.


If you want to post the outgoing bank transfer in the current date, you should change the Valid From date of the Default Account Assignment for the G/L Account Determination Group, and make it before the current date, in this case, you should be able to see the cost center when you do the posting, also the cost center should be showing up in the journal entry line item.


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