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2784377 - "Unexpected error on period-dependent action" When Previewing Data Source Fixed Assets Account Balances


When trying to preview the data source Fixed Assets Account Balances [FINFXAU05], you receive the following error messages:

"Unexpected error on period-dependent action.
Unexpected error occurred.
An exception with the type CM_MDRS_MDAV_FAILED occurred, but was neither handled locally, nor declared in a RAISING clause."

Eventually, the error message "FSP_FINFXA003" can also be displayed.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to work center Business Analytics.
  2. Go to work center view Design Data Sources.
  3. Search for data source Fixed Assets Account Balances.
  4. Click on Preview button to open the data source in preview mode.
  5. The error messages are displayed, and you are unable to see data on the data source preview.


The data source is being previewed without providing the mandatory selection parameters, which are mandatory, thereby causing the error messages to be displayed. This is the expected behavior since data source Fixed Assets Account Balances - as well as many other Financials data sources - has mandatory fields (fields that require to be filled in the Selection pane of data source / report preview).


Please make sure to apply valid filter values into the following fields on the Selection pane:

  • Company
  • Set of Books
  • Accounting Period/Year

Note: If you open the standard report "Fixed Assets - Trial Balance [FINFXAU05_Q0001]", the mandatory fields will be highlighted with an red asterisk in the report Selection pane, which will help you identify which fields have to be filled in the data source preview. You can use this to help in the preview of other data sources, as long as they have a standard report available in the system.

See Also

1632044 - Errors returned with a Custom Financial report - Fiscal Year variant missing


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