Error message when you mark the Post Through General Ledger Files option in Microsoft Dynamics GP: "You cannot mark the option Post Through General Ledger Files for Computer Checks as Analytical Accounting has been activated"

Applies to: Dynamics GP 2010Dynamics GP 2013Microsoft Dynamics GP 2015

Symptoms


You receive the following error when marking the Post Through General Ledger Files for the Computer Checks origin of the Purchasing series in the Posting Setup window:
You cannot mark the option Post Through General Ledger Files for Computer Checks as Analytical Accounting has been activated.

Resolution


This is working as designed.

More Information


The option to Post Through General Ledger Files will not be available for Computer Checks when Analytical Accounting is installed and activated. This is to ensure that any Analytical Accounting analysis information for distribution accounts linked to accounting classes can be entered before the transactions are posted to the General Ledger. Because it is not possible to enter analysis information while building a check batch, the batch must be stopped before posting to the General Ledger so this information can be entered and validated. There is no Analytical Accounting validation that occurs on the check batch during the check run, so the validation must be done in the General Ledger before posting. The system will, therefore, not allow computer check batches to be posted through to the General Ledger.