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When we’re working with separated entities in the same company, and in order to not duplicate the same account for each single entity, we’re using the concept of Cost Centers, to use one account for the Profit and Loss measurements, and have details for each individual entity,

In some cases, for the accuracy of the posted transactions we need to stop users when posting transactions with missed cost center, to do that,

From Modules > Administration > System Initialization > General Settings > Cost Accounting Tab,

Under “Specify how to post Journal Entry line without a distribution rule or project when G/L account is set up for cost accounting”

Click on the three dots beside the Distribution Rule, and set the action to Block Posting,

And apply it to the,

  • Period-End Closing
  • Automatically Created Transactions

We should not forget to check out the box of the Cost Center dimension in the chart of the accounts,

When a user need to add a document without specify the associated Cost Center, he will get the following error,


Sometimes even when the user isn’t a superuser, he has the authority to change and modify these sensitive settings, to stop him from doing such things,

From Modules > Administration > System Initialization > Authorization > General Authorizations

Under Administration > System Initialization > General Settings > set it to No Authorization

When the user trying to open the General Settings, and we did the previous configuration, he will get the following message error,

to download the complete documentation,

Block Posting Transactions when Cost Centers is missing in SAP Business One 9.2

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