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Change Accounts Receivable G/L account

Hi everyone,

A client realized that the journal entrys envolving a specific client was using the wrong G/L account.

That was because the client had this wrong account in its Master Data, under the Accounting tab, field Accounts Receivable.

Now we need to change this account to the correct one, but the system won't let us do it.

Is ther any way I can change this?

It seems unreasonable to me that this a standard feature, since we could want to change this account.

For the records, we're using version 2007B PL09

Thanks in advance!

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    Posted on May 25, 2009 at 07:54 PM


    Once transactions are posted to a Business Partner Control Account, the assigned control account cannot be changed. This is to ensure continuity of the posted transactions within the BP account.

    As a workaround for your issue, you may check the following in the Test copy :

    1. Create a new BP Master Data record with the correct control account.

    2. Create a journal entry to transfer the balance from the old BP to the new BP. This will make the balance of the old BP zero.

    Dr. New BP

    Cr. Old BP

    3. Perform a reconciliation in the old BP.

    4. Set the old BP to inactive.

    5. Continue the transactions using the new BP.



    SAP Business One Forum Team

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  • Posted on May 21, 2009 at 06:30 PM

    If the B version works the same as the a version it is not possible to change the account once it has been used for that customer. You would need to create a new Busines partner

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  • Posted on May 22, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    If u define control account for each BP,then it won't be a problem,Put BP on hold for indefinite period.

    If it defined wrongly in G/L acct. determination sales/purchase tabs,

    then u need to change it also,this option is ok,when u have least number of transactions.

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