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2949938 - 'Alternative G/L Account' Field is Not Filled in Various FI Apps


The field 'Alternative G/L Account' is not being filled in apps such as 'Trial Balance' (app ID: F0996A) or 'Manage Journal Entries' (app ID: F0717) or 'Display Line Items in General Ledger' (app ID: F2217), despite defining 'Alternative G/L Account' in 'Manage G/L Account Master data'.

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S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open app 'Trial Balance' 
  2. Fill required fields 
  3. Drag and drop 'Alternative G/L Account' into the 'Dimensions'
  4. Go to an account with a defined 'Alternative G/L Account' and see '# (not assigned)' for same, as shown below.

    Alt account.png

Note: 'Trial Balance' is taken as an example, but the same logic applies to other FI apps.


The 'Alternative G/L Account' field is only filled for certain FI apps when a local chart of accounts is assigned to the relevant company code.


System behaves as designed

See Also

Trial Balance (Design Studio)

Manage Journal Entries

Display Line Items in General Ledger


ACDOCA, BSEG, 'Alternative G/L Account', LOKKT, ALTKT, 'Trial Balance', Reporting, Report, Reports, Empty, 'Not filled' , KBA , FI-FIO-GL-IS , Reporting Apps , FI-FIO-GL-IS-2CL , Reporting Apps (Public Cloud) , Problem


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