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2209529 - Error Message: Account Determination is Missing for Position Type Unbilled Receivables


When running a Revenue Recognition, you receive the error message:

Account determination is missing for position type Unbilled Receivables

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Cost and Revenue work center.
  2. Go to Periodic Tasks view.
  3. Select Revenue Recognition subview.
  4. Click on the relevant Revenue Recognition ID.
  5. Go to tab Messages.
  6. You can see the error message: Account determination is missing for position type Unbilled Receivables.


A valid account determination is missing for sales and correspondingly for your customer-accounts. Hence the error message is raised.


  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Overview view.
  3. Open the activity Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination.
  4. Click on View button.
  5. Under Account Determination section select Sales.
  6. Select your Account Determination Profile.
  7. Go to Revenue Recognition - Defferals tab. You have maintained G/L accounts for Account Determination Group for Customers.
  8. Go to Revenue Recognition - Accruals tab.
  9. Click on Add Row button.
  10. Maintain the Account Determination Group for Customer. You need to maintain the same settings as maintained in the Revenue Recognition - Defferals tab.
  11. Click on Save and Close.


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