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3118649 - Error 'No Functional Area Could be Assigned' Occurs During Posting


You have an unposted source document with the error "No functional area could be assigned".


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Select the view Source Documents.
  3. Search and find Document ID XYZ (XYZ represents the Source Document ID).
  4. Here you see the error: No functional area could be assigned.


Not all the GL accounts for all the Chart of Accounts that are used for this company and its Set of Books have a functional area assigned.

Because of this, the system is looking for a default functional area, however in your settings none of the functional areas have been marked as default.


To resolve the issue you have two options:

A. Maintain a Default functional area

  1. Go to the business Configuration work center.
  2. Select the view Overview.
  3. Search and find the activity Settings for Income Statements by Function of Expenses and Earned Profit Analysis.
  4. Select the option Edit Functional areas.
  5. Choose one of the Functional Areas and select the Default flag.

B. Maintain a Functional area for all individual GL accounts for every Chart of Accounts.

See Also

2696325 -  Error Message: No Functional Area could Be Assigned During Unposted Warehouse Confirmation


Functional areas, default , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , Problem


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