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2558386 - 'Forecast posting scheme Purchase Order, acc. category Cash Account: Acc. det. group missing' Error Message for Unposted Purchase Order


You are unable to post Purchase Order/Goods and Services Receipt/Supplier Invoice to financials due to the error message:

'Forecast posting scheme Purchase Order, acc. category Cash Account: Acc. det. group missing'


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to Closing Cockpit view.
  3. Go to Source Documents sub-view.
  4. Show Unposted Source Documents.
  5. Select the Purchase Order that has the error.

Error message is shown under Messages, at the bottom:

'Forecast posting scheme Purchase Order, acc. category Cash Account: Acc. det. group missing'


You have enabled the functionality Financial Forecast for Procurement in the Business configuration on the scope on:

Financial and Management Accounting > Management Accounting > Financial Planning: Do you want to use financial forecast for procurement?

However, the activity Financial Forecast was not added to the project. This functionality is used to forecast the budget consumption based on open purchase orders.

Once this functionality is enabled, the system will do the posting based on Forecast account determination group to enable the Forecast based on the Purchase Orders.


You need to maintain the required Account Determination settings for the Financial Forecast for Procurement based on Purchase Orders.

If the activity is not in the project, first follow these steps:

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view.
  3. Select current project.
  4. Click Open Activity List.
  5. Show All Activities.
  6. Find activity Financial Forecast.
  7. Select activity.
  8. Click Add to Project.

After the activity is added to the project you can go to next steps:

  1. Redo previous steps 1 to 6.
  2. Click the activity Financial Forecast.
  3. Click Edit Forecast Posting Schemes.
  4. Select the Posting Scheme usable for the Procurement.
  5. Maintain a value under Account Determination Group for Cash Location  column(for the Account Category Credit as 7 - Cash Account as  two fields highlighted in the below screenshot).

Now you can post the Purchase Order and following documents.

 Forecast Posting Schemes.jpg

See Also

If you do not use Financial Forecast within the system for payments so you do not want to set up an Account Determination in Fine Tuning then you can just remove the Step 2 shown in above screen shot .

You can do this by following the below steps:

  1. Select Step 2 by selecting the selection button on the left hand side of the screen. Then delete button will be enabled.
  2. Select Delete.


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