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3170305 - Unposted Purchase Order with Error for Account Determination is Missing for Cash


You have created purchase orders in the system and noticed that the same got stuck under source documents view. The error message asks to maintain an account determination for e.g. Cash and you would like to know why that is required.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to Source Documents view.
  3. Find the related unposted purchase order.

Error: Account determination is missing for cash. Define the account for chart of accounts <CoA ID>, tab Bank Accounts' field 'Bank Accounts. Enter a general ledger account for the account determination group <ADG ID>and currency .


Your system is scoped with forecasting and in fine-tune activity Financial Forecast, there is a forecast posting scheme for purchase orders related to the Cash account and mapped to account determination group mentioned in the error message.

The forecast posting scheme can be seen as follows:

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to Implementation Projects view.
  3. Open the activity list.
  4. Find and open activity Financial Forecast.
  5. Click Edit forecast posting schemes. You see the posting scheme type for procurement.


Therefore, for the system to post the forecast related to the purchase order, the account determination needs to be maintained as suggested in the error message. Once maintained, you can post the unposted source document.


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