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Inventory Period on BP Constants

Hi List,

After the end of the month we still have to keep the G/L period (Company Setup) open to allow GL or other accounting transactions. However we would like to prevent (red error) that when somebody does an Inventory Adjustment or receives a PO that they can change the G/L date to the previous month!

On the BP constants there is a field “Current Inventory Period” and the help on this field states that this field has functionality to issue PBCO or PACO errors. However we are now live for 2 years and never changed this value and when we did some testing with this BP Constant field it did not seem to affect any inventory related processing. The only thing I found on the Knowledge Garden is a SAR (for World) that the help on this field is misleading and that still the Company Setup triggers the error messages.

Now we are very curious if somebody uses this field and knows the actual functionality behind the “Inventory Period” on the BP constants ?

Thanks for your help,


The only actual functionality of the inventory period in the Branch
Constants is that it is used in the Buyer's Guide report and the Buyer's
Information screen which both need to know the current period. If you don't
use either program, you don't need to worry about that field.

Andy Klee

PS. If the helps were 100% accurate I wouldn't have a job!