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2677763 - "Posting Type Carry Forward not Permitted" Error When Assigning Time Account to an Employee Time Profile


You are trying to assign a time account to an employee time profile, however the following error message is raised upon selecting the time account rule:

"Posting Type Carry Forward not Permitted for Account rule XYZ of Permanent Acct. ABC" (where XYZ represents the code of the account rule, and ABC represents the name of the account).


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Time Administration work center.
  2. Enter the Employees view.
  3. Search for an employee and select it.
  4. click on the Edit button.
  5. Navigate to the Time Profile tab.
  6. Select the currently valid time profile.
  7. In the panel below, enter the Time Account Rules sub-tab.
  8. Click on the Add button.
  9. Select a time account to be assigned.
  10. On the Time Account Rule field, select one of the rules created for this account.

Upon selecting the time account rule, the error message appears.


This error is raised because the time account is configured as a permanent time account. This way, there is not an end of period for the account and hence no period end rule can be applied.


The system works as expected.

In order to check and correct the setup of the time account, follow the below steps:

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Enter the Overview view.
  3. Search for the activity "Time Accounts - DEF" (where DEF represents the country of the time account).
  4. Click on the link to enter the activity.
  5. Enter the sub-activity Time Account Types.
  6. Select the account to be used in the employee profile.
  7. In the Creation column, you can see the value set as Permanent.

In order to work with period end rules, you need to select the recurrence of the time account as Recurring. After this, you need to define the recurrence of the account in the Recurrence column of the same screen.


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