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3210224 - Unexpected Material Consumption G/L Account Posted in Goods Issue for Customer


You have posted a goods issue for customer. In the posted journal entry, the debit account is taken from the G/L account of Material Consumption(that is cost of sales). But you find that the G/L account is not the one maintained under the account determination group you expected.

For example, you think that according to business residence AA, it should be posted to G/L account 123 corresponding to account determination group XX. However, it was posted to G/L account 456 corresponding to account determination group YY.

AA represents the ID of the business residence used by the offset inventory subledger.

123 and 456 represent the ID of the G/L account maintained under account determination of Inventories: Gains and Losses -> Material Consumption.

XX and YY represent the ID of the account determination group of materials.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center.
  2. Go to the Journal Entries view.
  3. Search and open the journal entry in question.
  4. You find it posted to G/L account 456.


The G/L account determination for sales ledger is driven by sales unit and the business residence derived from the sales unit. This is how we ensure that both cost and revenue accounts are derived consistently for the same material and business residence.

The business residence derived from sales unit in this case is BB(BB represents the ID of the business residence)and for that business residence the group maintained is YY. From YY the account derived for material consumptions is 456 which is what was posted to.


It is a standard system behavior.


Material Consumption, G/L account, Goods issue for customer, Cost of sales, 销售成本, 銷貨成本, 总账科目 , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , Problem


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