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It's hard to believe it's already that time of year again! Please review the information below to ensure you have a smooth and seamless year-end in General Ledger:
Does the Year-End Update include any changes for the General Ledger Year-End Closing process?
No, there are no changes in the 2019 Year-End Update that will affect the General Ledger year-end closing process.
Is there any new functionality in Microsoft Dynamics GP for the General Ledger year-end closing process?
Nothing has changed this year in reference to new functionality related to closing the year in General Ledger.
IMPORANT TO NOTE THIS YEAR If you are on version 18.2 AND using SQL 2019:The following error may occur when you attempt to print an edit list for or post to your most recently closed historical year:
“Internal error: An expression services limit has been reached. Please look for potentially complex expressions in your query, and try to simplify them.”
This error is cropping up due to the syntax associated with the glpCloseHistory stored procedure.
To Avoid the error, download this fixed glpCloseHistory stored procedure, and run the script against the appropriate company database prior to attempting to post to your most recently closed historical year.
IF YOU USE AA and you are on version 18.2 AND using SQL 2019, you will get the same error when you attempt to close the GL year. For more information on this along with how to avoid the error, see the Year-End Update blog for Analytical Accounting:
Microsoft Dynamics GP Year-End Update 2019: Analytical Accounting blog
These problems will be fixed with the release of the February hotfix for Microsoft Dynamics GP.
When should the Year End Close for General Ledger be done?
The Year-End Close process for General Ledger should be done after you have completed the year-end close process for all other modules. (See KB 888003 for the suggested order to close the modules.)
What does the Year End Close Process do and /or affect?
What steps should I take to close the year?
Print and follow the checklist available for the Year-End close process for General Ledger in KB 888003 - Year End closing procedures for General Ledger in Microsoft Dynamics GP. This article provides great DETAILED information for all aspects of the year-end close process, links to sub-module KB articles, the suggested order to close the sub-modules, as well as a valuable Frequently Asked Question section at the end of the article which addresses many common customer concerns with year-end closing.
Key Points to Remember:
Assistance for General Ledger Year End Close
Please be sure to enter a detailed description of the issue you have or a screen print of the error received.
Resources: A few additional KB articles that point out other common issues related to the General Ledger year-end closing process are:
Year-End Close Resources:
Be sure to refer to the 2019 Year-End Blog Schedule to review current and upcoming blog posts and other helpful resource links related to Year-End Closing for Dynamics GP.
I hope this is helpful and that you have a successful Year-End!! If you have any feedback or suggestions, please let us know.
Have a wonderful Year-End!!!
Andrea Melroe | Sr. Technical Advisor | Microsoft Dynamics GP
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