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3012991 - Manage Posting Periods for Multiple Fiscal Year Variants


Posting periods not working as expected in case scenario where different fiscal year variants are assigned to separate ledgers and only one posting period variant.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. In App Manage Posting Periods Posting period variant selected and a fiscal Year Variant - (in case example there are 2 Fiscal Year Variants, each Fiscal Year Variant assigned to its own ledger and both assigned to one Posting Period Variant)
  2. Account types associated with Fiscal Year Variant K4 selected and Set Posting Periods - Open Period step carried out.
  3. Open/Close period changes also apply to Posting Periods associated with Alternative Fiscal Year Variant even though account types associated with same not selected.


In the Manage Posting Period App, the opening/closing is always done for the full variant and cannot distinguish between the different fiscal year variants


An alternative fiscal year variant must have a separate posting period variant:

  • See 2568382 - Lean Solution for alternative Fiscal Year Variants


Request the creation of a new Posting Period Variant using SAP Service Expert Configuration, since a new Posting Period Variant is needed for the assignment of an alternative FYV to a company code during solution configuration.

Fiscal Year Variant Implementation Guide.pdf (SAP Customer)

You will need a new posting period variant before you can configure your alternative FYV. Contact SAP to request the creation of a new posting period variant for you.

See Also

2568382 - Lean Solution for alternative Fiscal Year Variants

Fiscal Year

SAP Activate Methodology for SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Configuring an Additional Alternative Fiscal Year Variant


PPV, Alternative FYV, F5733, FI_PERIOD_CHECK, F2293 , KBA , FI-GL-GL-G , Closing Operations / Period-End , FI-FIO-GL , Fiori UI for General Ledger Accounting , Problem


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