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3273450 - Sales Transaction With Zero Value - Unexpected Posting Lines


You create a point-of-sales transaction with zero value. In the resulting posting you notice a zero debit entry on a difference account used for exchange rate differences.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access the journal entry of the point-of-sales-transaction,  either through the Source Documents view or through the Journal  Entries view of the General Ledger. 
  2. The credit line is posting, as expected to a revenue account in the sales ledger.
  3. However, the debit line is posting to a difference account that is used for exchange rate differences. 


In case of a zero value point-of sales transactions there is no due item on the account receivable ledger created. The sales transaction is therefore offset against the miscellaneous ledger. The system logic here is to derive a G/L account defined for foreign currency rounding differences in the cash ledger when no due item is created.

*Note: In case of a zero customer invoice the credit and debit line are both posted in the sales ledger. Also here, no open receivable item is generated, i.e you cannot find a zero invoice in a customer's account monitor.


zero customer invoice, zero point-of-sales transaction, difference account, cash ledger , KBA , SRD-FIN-ACC , Financial Accounting , Problem


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