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2517375 - Setting The Posting Date Back During Project Stock Order Consumption is Not Possible


 You try to set the Posting Date back from the current period to the previous one, e.g. 01.08.2017 to 31.07.2017, in order to perform a Project Stock Order Consumption in the previous month.

This is not possible even though the previous period is open.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Project Management Work Center.
  2. Search for the Project ID ABC (where ABC defines the Project ID).
  3. Open Project ABC.
  4. Go to the Products tab.
  5. Select Project Stock Order DEF (where DEF defines the Project Stock Order).
  6. Go to the Document Flow of Project Stock Order DEF.

You can see a Goods and Activity Confirmation.

  1. Click on the Anchor Button of that Goods and Activity Confirmation. 
  2. This opens a Business Transaction.
  3. Several error messages appear:

Period not open for GHI (where GHI represents the current Fiscal Year Period) and year YYY (where YYY represents the fiscal year). Period cannot be derived from date 01.08.2017 and set of books XXX (where XXX represents the set of books). New Posting Date 01.08.2017 cannot be used; period GHI of year YYY is closed.

However you expect that system should post the Goods and Activity Confirmation to the previous period GHI-1.


The system only allows you to set the Posting Date in the actual month, in our example this would be Period GHI. However in this case, you expect that the system does not post to GHI but rather to GHI-1 since the delivery and shipment in the Outbound Delivery is done for this period.

However, in some cases, System Execution and Actual Execution of the process differ. That is why you expect different fields to enter the Actual Execution Time and the Posting Date.

If you allow a posting for period GHI this goes through but the Journal Entry will have a Posting Date for this period which you do not want.

In our example you want a Posting Date GHI-1, but, for now, the possibility to enter the Transaction Date during consumption (GHI-1) is not a feature available in SAP ByDesign.



Currently it is not possible to enter a Consumption Posting Date. At the moment this is the designed system behavior.

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