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2179577 - Profit Center Differs in Each Line of Posting in Goods and Services Receipt


You have posted a Goods and Service Receipt and you realize that the profit center determined is not the same in each line of the posting.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center, and choose the Journal Entries view
  2. Choose Advanced
  3. In the Journal Entry Type field, select Journal Entry Type 00029 - Goods Receipt from Supplier
  4. Select the Journal Entry ID XXX for the relevant Source Document ID YYY and click on View

Machinery and Equipment Account DR with profit center PQR

Unbilled Payables Account CR with profit center XYZ


You have changed the ship to location after the purchase order is created and later changed the ship to and send update is done in the purchase order. You'll then find the old profit center in one line of the posting and new profit center in another line.


After the Goods and Services Receipt is posted, the General Ledger Account that belongs to purchasing ledger will be updated with new profit center and this is taken as per the new ship to location that is updated in the purchase order. The general ledger account that belongs to fixed assets ledger will continue to show with the old profit center that belongs to the old ship to location.

After the changes are done it is only the purchasing ledger, which will be updated, so profit center will only be changed in the purchasing ledger. This is the expected system behavior. In case this behavior does not suits your needs, you may then create a new purchase order with the correct details then the profit center will be same in the new Goods and Services Receipt posting.


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