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Group account number mandatory in FSP0.

Hi experts,

I am trying to create an alternative G/L account through FSP0, but I encounter error FH740 telling me that I hace to insert a Group account number.

How can I tell to the system that Field "Group account number" is NOT mandatory?

Thanks so much in advance.

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  • May 22, 2018 at 02:33 PM

    Dear Francisco,

    Please, check OSS Note (KBA) 2448439 - Group Account Number mandatory in FS00:

    "...In this case during maintenance of a G/L account via transaction FS00, system requires a 'Group Account Number' (SKA1-BILKT). That means the field SKA1-BILKT is mandatory. If you do not fill the field 'Group Chart of Accounts' in OB13, the field SKA1-BILKT will be suppressed from display in FS00.

    Note that in a production environment, it is not possible to change the field SKA1-BILKT. If you change this field, the data transfer and reporting will be destroyed in consolidation, because 'Group Account Number' is strored in BSEG-ALTKT. If there is any document posted to the G/L account to which a 'Group Account Number' was assigned, you must not remove or change this field anymore.

    As 'Group Chart of Accounts' may also be required by other applications (e.g. Consolidation, Intercomany Reconciliation), removing it might also cause severe errors in these applications."

    Best regards,

    Gabriel Coleti

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  • May 22, 2018 at 03:33 PM

    Basically you have three charts of accounts:

    1. group coa

    2. operational coa and 3. company specific coa.

    In your case you created a group charts of accounts and entered that chart of accounts in your operation charts of accounts (in group COA field) in t code - ob13

    you are saying for your operational COA, you have a group COA hence, when you create a GL in your operational COA it's asking you to enter a GL from group COA. You got to create a GL first in group COA and use that number while creating a GL in operational COA.


    the other way is you can remove group coa in your operational COA (T-code ob13) - but please don't do it unless you know for sure what you are doing and why you are doing it (as group coa would have been maintained for reporting purpose)

    Thank you,


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