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3382233 - Purchase Order is not posted to Accounting due to an error message: Cost Center not valid on mm.dd.yyyy


Purchase order is not yet posted to accounting, hence follow up documents like Goods and services receipt and supplier invoice are also not posted to accounting.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to General Ledger work center
  2. Select Closing Cockpit->Source Documents view
  3. Search for the affected goods receipt document
  4. The Goods Receipt is in status "in process" with following error: Referenced item for Purchase Order not found
  5. Now search for the preceding purchase order which is also in process status
  6. Error: Cost Center not valid on mm.dd.yyyy (refers to date)


You checked and found that the cost center associated with the purchase order item for which the Goods receipt or supplier invoice is created is valid for that date.

But the receipt was created for purchase order line item say X assigned to cost center say A which had correct validity but the other line item say Y in the order is assigned to another cost center say B whose validity has expired.

Hence system is throwing the validity error because all the items belong to the same purchase order.


Please extend the validity of the cost centers assigned to other purchase order line items as well, then you need to first post the purchase order in General Ledger under closing cockpit-> source documents-> unposted source documents.

Then you can post follow up documents like the Goods Receipt document or supplier invoice document.


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