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2584670 - Error: Account Type Must Be Receivables (AR)


You are trying to post the Journal Entry Voucher and you see the error: Account type must be receivables (AR)


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger Work Center.
  2. Click on New Journal Entry Voucher View.
  3. Enter Company ID and Set of Books.
  4. Enter GL Account and Customer ID.
  5. Fill the mandatory details.
  6. Click on Post.


The system expects you to enter the GL Account which has Account Type - Receivables. In such case, either you have to change the GL Account which has Account Type = AR - Receivables or you can change the GL Account Type in business configuration.


  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Search for the activity - Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination.
  3. Click on Edit Charts of Accounts.
  4. Select the respective Charts of Account.
  5. Search for the respective GL Account.
  6. Here, you can change the GL Account Type = AR - Receivables.

Now, you can simulate or post the Journal Entry Voucher without any error message.


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