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3146015 - Billing document posted in special period

Symptom

Billing document canceled with posting date in last fiscal period when last fiscal period e.g. period 12 closed in Normal Period, Special Period Open in Adjustment Period, in app Manage Posting Periods 

Posting Period selected is Special Period.

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Environment

SAP S/4HANA Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In app Manage Posting Periods (App ID F2293) you have adjustment periods defined with one or more special periods (periods 13-16)
  2. Billing document created within last regular posting period e.g. period 12 at which time normal posting period open
  3. In app Manage Posting Periods, Normal Posting Periods for period 12 Closed. Period 1 of new fiscal year open. 
  4. In Period 1 of new fiscal year, billing document reversed with posting date in last period of closed fiscal Year.
  5. Posting successful, posting period referenced is special posting period e.g. 13 (note in app Post General Journal Entries (app ID F0718) with Posting date e.g 31.12.2021 error generated: Posting period 012 2021 is not open for variant 1010 and account category +
     Message no. F5201 . Only if Posting period changed to period 13, this error is not generated.)

Cause

The Billing document will post automatically to periods 13-16 if they are open and period 12 already closed to prevent an error message stating that period 12 is closed.

Resolution

To prevent posting to special periods, remove same or use Adjustment authorization to prohibit posting within this period for specific users. See kba 2598676 - Manage Posting Periods Authorization 
 
If normal period is incorrectly closed open same. 
 

See Also

Special Periods (Adjustment Periods)

3085987 - How to post and reverse document in special period

Keywords

KBA , FI-FIO-GL-TRA , Transaction Apps , FI-AR-AR-J , Integration/Accounting Interface , SD-BIL-CA , Account Assignment , Problem

Product

SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions