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Carry Forward Subledger Accounting Balances - Questions (Doc ID 2898300.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 22, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion General Ledger Cloud Service - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Period Close Setup & Processing

Update / Carry Forward Subledger Accounting Balances - Questions Where Two GL Periods Open

Test case:

User started to open the new GL period prior to closing the old (prior) GL period. When the new period is opened, the Carry Forward Subledger Accounting Balances process automatically runs. Entries continue to post from journals and subledgers to the prior period and at some point, it is closed. However, because the new GL period was opened at an earlier date, the Carry Forward Subledger Accounting Balances process does not run again when the prior period is closed.

Testing shows closing balances for the earlier period and opening balances for new GL period are updated as transactions post to the earlier period, either directly by GL journals or from subledgers, and without the Update or Carry Forward process being run.

Oracle 22B documentation for the Update Subledger Accounting Balances process says "this process is run automatically following the Create Accounting process. It should be run manually if the auto run fails for any reason."

However, there is no history in scheduled processes that this process runs when Create Accounting runs for subledgers with the exception of Create Accounting for Cost Management.

To date, there has not been an issue with the period closing and opening GL balances being inaccurate or out of sync. Is the documentation for Update Subledger Accounting Balances for 22B accurate?

With the change in customer practice, i.e. two open GL periods, is there a need to run either the Carry Forward or Update process after the GL first open period is closed? Why? Where would be any impact that the process had?

Is there any risk or downside to running the Carry Forward process a second time, assuming it succeeded the first time?


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