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3026098 - Search functionality in some fields is not available in "Assign Profitability Segment" (F0718)


  • When posting a journal entry via app "Post General Journal Entries" you attempt to assign/view the profitability segment.  Some of the fields do not have a search capability or F4 function.

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  • S/4HANA Cloud 
  • S/4HANA Finance

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to app "Post General Journal Entries" (F0718).
  2. Enter the header details such as Journal Entry Date, Posting Date, Company Code, Transaction Currency, Document Type, etc.
  3. Go to line item 1.
  4. Entry the G/L Account and the Debit or Credit Amount.
  5. Select the dropdown function for the line item.
  6. Select "Assign Profitability Segment" or "View Profitability Segment".
  7. Fields such as "Profit Center", "Sales Order", "Sales Document Item" and "Cost Center" do not have search functionality.  



  1. These fields are transferred from the "Account Assignment" section maintained within the item level.  In the account assignment it is possible to preform searches on these fields.  
  2. Below you can see these fields are searchable. 


  3. Once you search for the entry required and maintain it.  This will be transferred to the "Assign Profitability Segment" section. 
  4. In this case I picked the Cost Center 17101101 in the account assignment and when checking "Assign Profitability Segment" the master data and attributes were taken from this Cost Center.


Important point to note: When adding the WBS element by deriving from profit center via profitability segment-popup. Then, the WBS element won't be transferred from profitability segment-popup to the line item (account assignments).
This is the expected behavior. Just a few fields (e. g. profit center) will be transferred from profitability segment-popup to line items (account assignment) and vice versa.

From a business point of view, there is a difference between entering the WBS element on line item- or profitability segment-level. Please decide, which one fits best in your use case.
You can also insert the WBS element twice (within profitability segment and in account assignments on line item-level), if necessary.

This is due to complex logic between account assignments on line item-level and on profitability segment-level.


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