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2927428 - Error When Posting Production Confirmation: 'Account determination is missing for item type Work in Process'


You have processed production confirmation, however the corresponding document got stuck under Source Documents view with missing account determination group error.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the Source Documents view.
  3. Find the related production confirmation.

Error message is shown as follows: 'Account determination is missing for item type Work in Process. Specify account determination in chart of accounts <CoA ID> and <profile ID>. Column Path Inventories->Inventory->Work in Process, Item Type Work in Process.'


The account determination group relevant for the production lot has not been maintained in business configuration.

Note that it may also happen that the product category of the material has been changed after the production lot creation. In this case, the previous account determination group needs to be maintained in business configuration.


You might have changed the Account Determination Group for the Material after posting the Production Lot.

You can check for the changes in the steps:

  1. Go to the Inventory Valuation work center.
  2. Go to Materials view.
  3. Search for the respective material.
  4. Click on Maintain Valuation Data tab.
  5. Click on View Changes tab.
  6. Click on Go to view the changes.
  7. Here, you can see that Account Determination Group was changes after posting Production lot.


In order to check the account determination group to be maintained, you may follow below steps:

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to Source Documents view.
  3. Find the unposted production confirmation and click to open it.
  4. In the screen that opens, copy the Production Lot ID.
  5. Go to Inventory Valuation work center.
  6. Go to Production Lots view.
  7. Search for the related production lot.
  8. Highlight the entry in the list and refer to the Account Determination Group field under General Information section.
  9. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  10. Go to Overview view.
  11. Search for activity Charts of Accounts, Financial Reporting Structures, Account Determination.
  12. Click Inventories under Account Determination section.
  13. In the Inventory tab, maintain the Work In Process G/L Account mapping for the related account determination group from step 8.
  14. Save your changes.

Once saved, you are able to post the production confirmation via General Ledger work center, Source Documents view.


Production Lot, Account Determination, Work In Progress, Account Determination Group. , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , How To


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