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2677140 - Posting Date Blocking Error Although Period is not Blocked


You are creating a supplier invoice, nevertheless, the system raises a posing block error even if the period is open for the header company.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Supplier Invoicing work center.
  2. Go to Invoices and Credit Memos view.
  3. Find and open the relevant invoice.

You see the error: 'You cannot post invoice on <posting date>. This date is blocked for postings in financial accounting.'

You also see that for the buying company, the period is open and process control is set to allow operational postings.


This is an intercompany invoice, which allocate charges to another company ID from your corporate group. The concerned accounting period is currently closed in this referenced company.


In order to check the company ID, for this case, follow below steps:

  1. Open the supplier invoice in View All mode.
  2. Go to Items tab.
  3. Go to Cost Distribution tab.

You see that the field Charges-To Company is filled.

To post the invoice, you need to open the corresponding period in this company.

See Also

For further information and other period block related errors, you may refer to blog post ByDesign Accounting Periods, Fiscal Year Closure and Common Error Messages


Period Block. Accounting Period. Period Closed. Process Control. Financial Accounting. Posting Date Blocked. , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To


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