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2123970 - Difference Between Functions Set Process Control and Open and Close Periods


It is not always necessary to adjust the settings of the function Set Process Control to execute a posting.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open the General Ledger Work Center.
  2. Go to the Companies view.
  3. Select a Company ID and click Set Process Control.
  4. Here you can check if the Process Control is active for a respective posting period.
  5. The Entry Possible Until date must not be earlier than the actual current date.
  1. Open the General Ledger Work Center.
  2. Go to the Sets of Books and Assigned Companies view.
  3. Navigate to Open and Close Periods.
  4. Here you can check if the respective posting period is open.
  5. You can also check if the First Allowed Step and the Last Allowed Step are in accordance with your current requirements.


The settings of the Set Process Control functions are only checked by the system when postings are generated from work centers which are not part of the financial accounting, for example: supplier invoices, goods and service receipts, customer invoices.


For postings which are generated from financial accounting work centers, for example: journal entry vouchers, manual postings on fixed assets etc., the function Set Process Control is not relevant.

The same applies for adjustments through financial accounting, such as depreciation runs, GR/IR Clearing Runs, Balance Carry Forward runs etc.

Please be aware that the accounting periods in the Open and Close Periods function have to be open for all postings regardless from which work center they are generated.

See Also


Set Process Control, Open and Close Periods, Journal Entry Voucher, Manual Posting, 期间控制,流程控制, , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To


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