Error SG105 parking document with currency conversion

We have a program that uses the function module PRELIMINARY_POSTING_FB01 to park journal entry documents.  We recently encountered the error “Enter rate GBP / USD rate type M for 00/00/0000 in the system settings” (SG105) coming back from this function module.

Of course the first thing we checked is that we had the M conversion rate set up correctly in transaction OB08, which we did.  The interesting thing about the error is the date with all zeros.  Even though the conversion rate was defined the program couldn’t find it because nothing is in effect on 00/00/0000.

Eventually we figured out that the function module uses the Translation Date (t_bkpf-wwert) to find the conversion rate.  We were leaving this blank date which resulted in the above error.  Populating this field with the correct value resolved the issue.

4 comments on Error SG105 parking document with currency conversion

  1. Thanks for your suggestion. I did assign the BKPF-WWERT as the posting date of the parked document. However the error still remains:
    “Enter rate USD / rate type M for 06/26/2012 in the system settings”
    I checked with my FI functional person and he said that OB08 has to be up to date since we dont get the same error when we manually create a parked document using FBV1. Its only when we use the BAPI, we get this error.
    Please help urgently.
    Thanks alot for your help!

    1. Shipra,

      The fact that there is no currency after the slash in the error message leads me to believe that you are not specifying one of the currencies correctly.

  2. Hi,
    I have the same issue Enter rate EUR / rate type M for 03/06/2013 for a cross-company document. Both currencies are EUR. OB08 is fully maintained