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2218471 - GR/IR Run Shows Error 'Account Determination is Missing for Position Type Exchange Rate Differences from Purchasing'


You get the errorr message:

Account determination is missing for position type Exchange Rate Differences from Purchasing

in the message log after performing the GR/IR Clearing.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Inventory Valuation work center
  2. Navigate to GR/IR Clearing view
  3. Find the concerned Run ID and click it
  4. Mark the concerned GR/IR run in List of Logs view and click View
  5. Go to tab Processed with Errors tab

In the section Details under messages you see the mentioned error message.


The error is raised since g/l-accounts are not maintained for exchange rate differencesr. You must maintain suitable g/l-accounts accunting for such differences in the Business Configuration / Fine Tuning.


  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select Overview view.
  3. Select the activity Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination and click Change Immidiately.
  4. Under Account Determination select Inventories.
  5. Now go to the tab Differences.
  6. Maintain designated g/l-accounts here.

Once you maintain the accounts please re-run the Goods Receipt and Invoice Receipt Clearing run (GR/IR Clearing).


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