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2645898 - Profit Center ID is not Considered in Journal Entry Postings


You have posted a Customer Invoice and the Journal Entry generated does not show Profit Center even though a Profit Center is maintained in Fine Tune Activity Profit Center Derivation > option Profit Center Derivation by Product Category for Sales.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the Journal Entries view and then to Journal Entries subview.
  3. Show All Postings and Find Journal Entry XYZ (XYZ represents Journal Entry ID).

You could not see Profit Center assigned against any line item in the Journal Entry.


Profit center is not considered in postings when Reporting Principle is Function of Expense.


You have to change the Reporting Principle assigned to Set of Books to the reporting principle in which Profit Center will be considered for postings.

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Implementation Projects View.
  3. Select the relevant Project and Choose Integrate and Extend tab.
  4. Show All Activities and Find Activity Set of Books.
  5. Select the Set of Books and Choose Edit.

If you want to use profit center derivation, then the reporting principle used must be one of the below:

  1. Profit center and segment
  2. Profit center and segment, balancing
  3. Profit center and segment, clearing
  4. Funct of exp, profit ctr/seg
  5. Funct of exp, profit ctr/seg, balancing
  6. Funct of exp, profit ctr/seg, clearing
  7. Fund, Profit center and segment, clearing

After change the setting, if you have Customer Invoices that you would like to derive the correct Profit Center, you can reverse and repost the document. It will retrigger the creation of the Journal Entry and the Profit Center will be derived.

If Profit center and segment reporting is not able to be selected in the scoping, please kindly follow KBA: 1563021 - The Option 'Function of costs and PrCtr/segment' not Available for Reporting Principle while Creating Set of Books to maintain the scoping.

To reverse and repost the Customer Invoice please do the following:

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to Source Documents view.
  3. Show All Source Documents and search for the respective invoice.
  4. Click on Actions and select View Business Transaction option.
  5. In the new screen press Reverse and Repost button.

It will cancel the previous posting and repost it by deriving the Profit Center this time.


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