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3263889 - Error Message: Cannot Close All Periods in Fiscal Year YYYY; Bal.Car.Fwd. Not Finished


You want to close the accounting period AAA(numeric value) and open the accounting period CCC. However, you are receiving an error message while trying to close the accouting period AAA of the current year YYYY. (AAA and CCC represents the accounting period. YYYY represents the current fiscal year.).

Error: Cannot close all periods in fiscal year YYYY ; Bal.Car.Fwd. not finished


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the General Ledger work center, and choose Open and Close Period under Common Tasks.
  2. Filter for the relevant company and set of books.
  3. You can see period AAA of fiscal year YYYY is opened, and all the other accounting periods of fiscal year YYYY are closed.
  4. Select fiscal year YYYY, period AAA and click 'Close Period'.
  5. System gives error message: "Cannot close all periods in fiscal year YYYY; Bal.Car.Fwd. not finished".


The reason is that if you have not finished the Balance Carryforward Run for year YYYY, you cannot close all the periods in fiscal year YYYY. At least one accounting period need to be opened for fiscal year YYYY.


You cannot close all the periods in fiscal year YYYY.

If you want to close period AAA and open accounting period CCC in fiscal year YYYY, you need to open all the periods between AAA and CCC. Then you can close all the other periods except for the accounting period CCC.

See Also

1787760 - Cannot Open Fiscal Period


fiscal year, open and close period, balance carryforward , KBA , SRD-FIN-GL , General Ledger , Problem


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