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2343755 - Profit Center and Segment not Derived in The Trial Balance Report


The profit center and segment are shown as # when executing the Trial Balance.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger workcenter.
  2. Go to List subview.
  3. In the Trial Balance report, maintain the required parameters (Company details, Set of BooksAccounting Period/Year and G/L Account)
  4. Under the G/L Account Reporting Structure: Move the elements Segment, Profit Center, and Business Transaction Type to Rows
  5. Click Go to execute the report

You'll see that the Segment field is shown as #


One of the reasons for this behavior is that the default profit center is not maintained for the company in the Business Configuration activity.


  1. Go to Business Configuration workcenter
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view
  3. Open the activity list
  4. Select Fine Tune Activity Profit Center Derivation
  5. Click Edit Default Profit Center
  6. Maintain the Profit Center and Save.

Once you execute the Trial Balance report again, the Profit Center and Segment will be displayed in the report.

See Also

Help Center Document Derivation of Profit Center and Segments


KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To


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