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Any issues with different source system of cost center and FI posting system?

Hi all,

The scenario is the SAP ECC source system of the cost centers is different from the SAP ECC system where the FI posting will be done. I've seen this work in previous versions with the following set up:

- Cost Center 0001 under Company Code A001 has logical system SAP ECC System A

- Company Code A001 is defined with logical system SAP ECC System B

In this set up, the FI posting was sent to SAP ECC System B.

However, we're seeing in the latest versions now that the cost center replication will not work with logical system SAP ECC System A unless Company Code A001 is defined with the same logical system. That is, the set up above cannot be done.

Is there any other way to set the same scenario up?


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    Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM


    why is the source system of the cost center different to the FI system? They need to be known there anyhow to do the cost assignment there.

    Normally company codes should be created for the FI system, cost centers should be replicated from the FI system and employees from the HCM system. In addition it is also possible to overwrite the source system in BAdI ODTF_CO_REPL_IDOC_COST_CENTERS in the ERP system in case of IDOC replication, for excel upload you can change that anyhow, so that it fits to the company code source system.

    So please explain the scenario a little more detailed, as I did not get why you need the different source systems.

    Best regards, Reinhard Sudmeier

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    • Hi Kathryn,

      one additional hint: If you have several FI systems you have to take care that every IDOC only contains cost centers from one FI system. In general this depends on the company code. This holds true for the manual replication, where you only should select cost centers from one FI system, but it is also true for the change pointer logic.

      In the second case you should create not only one variant for report ODTF_REPL_CC, but one variant per FI system. In every variant the selection needs to be restricted to the company codes belonging to the corresponding FI system. By this means the cost centers from the different FI systems are sent by different report variants and thus are sent by separate IDOCs.

      Best regards, Reinhard

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