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2824472 - Currencies in exchange rate are inconsistent - Error Message in Journal Entry Voucher


You create a journal entry voucher. When trying to post or simulate the posting an error message appears: "Currencies in exchange rate are inconsistent."

Scenario: company ABC has two sets of books, for example, set of books DEF for country UK and company currency GBP and set of books GHI for country US and company currency USD.

ABC means the Company ID.

DEF means the Set of Books ID.

GHI means the Set of Books ID.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Select the Common Tasks view > New Journal Entry Voucher subview.
  3. Select the Company ABC and let the field Set of Books empty.
  4. Choose the Journal Entry Type: 00047 - Manual Posting - Journal Entry Voucher.
  5. Enter Screen Variant: 601 - Journal Entry Voucher.
  6. Select Closing Step: 010 - Operational postings.
  7. Keep the Set of Books field empty/ blank. 
  8. Enter Posting Date and Document Date.
  9. Enter an Exchange Rate.
  10. Press Simulate.
  11. An error message appears: 'Currencies in exchange rate are inconsistent.'


As per current functionality this posting is not possible as the set of books assigned to the company use different company currencies.


To post the journal entry voucher you could

  1. maintain an exchange rate between the two company currencies, here GBP and USD, valid on the posting date of your document.
  2. Or you create two separate journal entry vouchers, one for set of books DEF and one for set of books GHI. 

See Also

This error occurs also for Recurrent Journal Entry Vouchers.


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