Error: General ODBC Error: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'GL7FISCALPERIODSID', table 'SJS.dbo.GL7TRANSACTIONS'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails.

When posting to the General Ledger from Student Billing, journal references are defined in Configuration.  If payment journal references include Deposit Description, and a deposit does not have a description defined, the following error occurs when posting:
 
Error: General ODBC Error: [Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]Cannot insert the value NULL into column 'GL7FISCALPERIODSID', table 'SJS.dbo.GL7TRANSACTIONS'; column does not allow nulls. INSERT fails. 
Native error:515 
 
[Microsoft][ODBC SQL Server Driver][SQL Server]The statement has been terminated.
 
Native error:3621

To resolve the issue, add descriptions to deposits without desciptions defined:
1. In Records, Deposits, open hte Deposit
2. On the General tab, in the Description field, define a description, Save and Close the deposit.
3. Exit and Sign out of the software, log in and Post.

OR

Update Payment journal references to exclude Deposit Description.  Exxit and Sign out of the software, log in and Post.

If the error occurs after updating this information, Contact Support and reference this article. 

Environment

 7.78.687, patch 10 ; 7.77.245, patch 6

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