FH007 When deleting alternative account in P&L account
I'm facing a problem when trying to remove the alternative account from a P&L account, even it hasn't collect any movement during this fiscal year.
We need to delete the entry on SKB1-ALTKT field and block the account for posting but, when trying to save the modifications, system issues error message FH007 "Change not allowed since account balance is not zero".
Could anybody suggest how to avoid this error? Is it due to being a P&L account and hence we should also modify them moving "P&L" indicator to "Balance Sheet" on SKA1 entries?
Thanks in advance.
Paulo Evaristo replied
It is the standard logic that the account balance must be zero
before an alternative account number can be added, changed or
deleted. The function of the system is correct that it not allows
you to delete or change an alternative account in the G/L account master data when the G/L account has a balance.
If you have a "Country-specific chart of accounts" assigned to the G/L account, then it is correct that you cannot change the
alternative account number as FH007 is hardcoded as an error.
However, a possible workaround which you may like to try could be Deactivate the "Country-specific chart of accounts" from
T-code:OBY6(Company code global sttings).Then it is possible to enter an alternative account number on the G/L master record
irrespective of whether there is a balance on the account or not.
Once the alternative account number data is saved,reassign the
"Country-specific chart of accounts" to the company code.