Adding Alternate Account Errors: The balancing segment value for the alternate account must be the same as the original account

(Doc ID 2209797.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle General Ledger - Version 12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
GLXACCMB - GL Accounts form

Symptoms

Attempting to add Alternate Account to be used as replacement for an end-dated code combination.

This throws:

ERROR:

The balancing segment value for the alternate account must be the same as the original account

 

DOCUMENTATION:

General Ledger Implementation Guide - Defining Accounts (page 1-60), shows:

<<(Optional) Specify an alternate account combination for this account combination. The alternate account, if specified, is used by the Journal Import program and the Create Accounting program in Subledger Accounting to replace the original
account combination if the latter is disabled or end-dated.
Note: The alternate account will not be used to replace an account combination that has posting/budgeting disabled.>>

There is no restriction mentioned in the documentation.

Changes

Specific code combination used in subledger was end-dated, replacement for it to be used by Journal Import is needed.

Cause

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