EGL9.2: Spreadsheet Journal Import(JRNL1) While Updating An Interunit Journal Encountered 'A Journal for Business Unit XXXXX With the Same Journal ID and Date Already Exists' (Doc ID 2162463.1)

Last updated on MARCH 24, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise FIN General Ledger - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Issue:
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When attempting to import and update an existing journal using spreadsheet journal import the following error occurs.

Error:
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Duplicate journal: A journal for business unit US003 with the same Journal ID and date already exists.

Steps to Replicate:
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  1. Open JRNL1.xls and add a new journal and header for unit US001.
  2. Journal line 1 is for unit US003 and journal line 2 is for unit US004.
  3. Import journal.
  4. "Imported 1 journals - System ID (Unit, Journal ID, Date) Reference, Description: 1034 (US001, 0000000350, 11/11/2015) -, JRNL2"
  5. Go back to journal lines, change amount for both lines and import again.
  6. "Imported 0 journals - System ID (Unit, Journal ID, Date) Reference, Description:1034 (US003, 0000000350,Journal Line No: 1,2015-11-11) -, JRNL2 : Duplicate journal: A journal for business unit US003 with the same Journal ID and date already exists."

Cause

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