You want to reopen a Period XYZ (XYZ represents a period code) of Fiscal Year YYYY (YYYY represents the Fiscal year) for one of your French Companies, however the Open Period button is grayed out.
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Reproducing the Issue
- Go to the General Ledger work center.
- Go to the Master Data view.
- Go to the Sets of Books and Assigned Companies subview.
- Select the relevant line in the chart.
- Click Open and Close Periods button.
- You can see the period XYZ of fiscal year YYYY is closed.
- Select the period XYZ.
Note: The Open Period button is grayed out.
As per France - by law, it's not allowed to reopen a closed period to forgo fraud after period closing.
The reopen action of a given period will only be suppressed after postings have been made to the period.
The reopen is not available due to the French Legal Requirements, which are valid for companies geographically located in country France and its' following oversea territories: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Reunion, Mayotte.
You may notice that Open Period button is available for a period that is in status Blocked. This will be the case if there were no postings to that period, however when you click it an error message like "Revoking period ABC not possible: Only one open interval allowed" prevents you from opening the period.
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