Check that all periods are in “open” state

In SAP Business One, posting periods can have multiple statuses, so it is important to check that all the periods in the year being closed are in the correct status. An open period can have any of the following period status:

  • Closing Period
  • Unlocked Period
  • Unlocked Except Sales

















What we’re making sure of here is that none of the periods are “locked”, which is a status that should be used after the period is completely closed and will no longer be used (such as after a year end close, for example).

Tip: Be sure to check each sub-period for the year that is being closed if you use sub-periods.  Sub-periods typically begin with the year and then have a month or sub-period identifier, such as 2009-12, for the 12th period in 2009.