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2669005 - Error message: Period XXX in Fiscal Year YYYY Closed for Closing Step Operational Postings


Error in Supplier invoice when you simulate Journal Entry, click Post button or try to Approve a supplier invoice.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Click Invoices and Credit memos view.
  3. Search for respective supplier invoice and open it.
  4. Click Actions button and choose Simulate Journal Entry.

Error message is raised:

'Period XXX in Fiscal Year YYYY Closed for Closing Step Operational Postings'

XXX means the accounting period.

YYYY means the fiscal year.


After submitting the invoice for approval you have made changes in the Open and Close Periods by changing the First Allowed Step and Last Allowed Step from Operational postings in the period within which you maintained the posting date of the invoice.


  1. Go to the General Ledger work center
  2. Choose the Open and Close Periods subview under Common Tasks view.
  3. Select the respective Set of Books and Company ID.
  4. Choose the row of Accounting Period ID XXX, and set the First Allowed Step and Last Allowed Step to 010-Operational postings.
  5. Scroll down where you can see posting allowed dates and make sure that the period is not Blocked considering the posting date for invoice.

If you made the corrections when the supplier invoice is already In Approval status and you are still unable to approve the document (for example, the approve button is disabled), then kindly withdraw the invoice from approval, check consistency and then resubmit.

See Also

2668839 - Approve Button disabled /Greyed out on Supplier invoice Approval Task


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