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2633453 - Journal Entries Already Exist for Set of Books While Changing Company Currency


You want to change the Company Currency but you receive the error message:

Set of books ABC(ABC refers to Set of Books), Company XYZ (XYZ refers to Company) Journal Entries already exist.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Overview view.
  3. Search for the Activity Set of Books.
  4. Select the Set of Books and click Edit.
  5. Go to the Company Settings and change the Company Currency.

Error message is shown.


Journal Entries already exist for the Set of Books ABC(ABC refers to Set of Books) and Company XYZ(XYZ refers to Company). It is not possible to change the Currency if Journal Entries exist as it would create some inconsistencies due to the difference of currencies.


You can change the Company Currency only if there is no Journal Entry. If you reverse the Journal Entries, then also you cannot change the Company Currency.

Note: The solution is applicable to Fiscal Year Variant and Chart of Accounts also. Once the Journal Entry is created then you cannot change the Fiscal Year Variant and Chart of Accounts.

See Also

KBA 2553084 - 'Set of books ABC, company XYZ; Service cost rates already exist' Error Message While Changing Company Currency


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