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No error when saving sales order with missing costs

When we create a sales order for a material for which no cost has been determined, we do not get an error or any sort of prompt that one of the items in the order does not have a standard cost when the order is saved. When the order is costed, there is also no error, the system appears to be rolling up the costs of the sub-components rather than requiring there be a cost on the material variant itself.

We are using material variant configuration.

Our costing variant is set to with a valuation variant with strategy sequence "Standard Price" and "Standard Price 1" Based on this, I would think the system would require a standard price on all materials before it would allow a sales order to be costed.

As a test, we created material variant MV-T7-TEST. This material has never been costed and has no costs in the material master.

We create a sales order with this material variant in it, and it shows costs. We can save the order with no errors or warnings.

I am assuming the order is getting those costs from the standard costs of the components of the MV-T7-TEST even though there is no standard cost on the material in the material master.

When I go into the same order with VA02 and cost it, I again don't get an error, even though there is no cost on that material in the material master.

Why is the system doing this? Where is the configuration that controls which cost (BOM or standard cost from Material Master) is used in sales order costing?

Thanks much,


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  • Posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 08:55 AM


    Generally sale order costing will run based on settings made in their requirement class & type. You can check the configuration settings in the below node.

    Controlling - Product cost controlling - Cost object controlling - Product cost by sale order - Control of sale order related production.



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      I am not familiar with how class and type impact costing. Could you tell me for what I should be looking in the configuration?

      Where do I find these values on the sales order so I know at which ones I should look in configuration?

      Thanks much,

  • Posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 09:23 AM


    First of all what you have told that in valuation variant strategy is standard price & stnd pr 1..I think it was Standard price and plan price 1...

    If my presumption is correct please check whether there is any plan price 1 in costing view 2 of Mat Master

    Secondly whether your SO items are trading items or manufacturing items..if manufacturing then cost at costing view is relevant otherwise price at accounting view will trigger..

    pl revert back for further query

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    • No my dear..

      You have no missing per your screen shot your SO having cost which you think not correct bcoz it is not throwing error even no standard cost is defined.

      So main issue was from where the system is picking this value...

      I have no intention to have your defense.. always members of this forum having attitude to help each other...But mis-communication leads to confusion. That was my issue..


  • Posted on Dec 02, 2014 at 11:34 AM


    Are you using product cost collectors? If yes this may be coming from preliminary cost est of PCC.


    Rajneesh Saxena

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      as per my understanding and cost will calculate for In-house production materials and Please check procurement types

      It should be F or X based on the business requirement at MRP2 view at material master and also check the infor records. hope it will helps


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