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Profitability Segment while releasing invoice to Accounting


I am configuring a scenario in which a debit memo request and a corresponding debit memo will be created. Users want to put in a WBS element at the line item level of the debit memo request (which is fine). Business gave me a GL account in which the profitability segment is a required entry. Now, when I try to release the invoice to accounting, I get an error saying "Field Prof.Segmt is a required field for G/L account" (Msg Number F5808). I know that by changing the field status group on the GL account, i can make it post, but that is not the point. I want to know

a. Why system is unable to determine the profitability segment (i entered GL account in OKB9 and checked auto determination of profitability segment)

b. Is it because I am using the WBS element and trying to post to both FI and CO (because, when i use WBS in sales order, during account determination, system looks for KOFK condition type to determine the GL account) and i am not supposed to do that? If i do not use a WBS, then, the posting happens (using KOFI) and the profitability segment is also determined.)

Please let me know if you need more information.

Your help is most appreciated.


Mukund S

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    Posted on May 19, 2014 at 07:51 PM

    We closed this issue by changing the field status group for the GL account. Though this is not the perfect answer, we had to do it for the business need.

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