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OB52 posting periods RFOB5200


I have a question.

If you use the transaction code OB52 you can change the posting periods in the productive system. But if you want to change the posting periods via program RFOB5200 there is an error, because the client is not modifiable.

Why this restriction for the same change? And is there a way to change the restriction (of course the productive system should stay not modifiable)?

Thanks in advance,


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    Posted on Apr 01, 2015 at 02:09 PM


    I believe, restriction comes if note2099493 - RFOB5200 incorrectly reports successful processing and writes data in non-changeable client is implemented in your system. OB52, or foreground processing, could be done even in the closed client, if the attributes of T001B table are changed.



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    • Hi Sheryl, thank you very much. The program RFPERIOD_OPEN works fine although the client has the status not modifiable. Very good. But it is not as comfortable as the program RFOB5200 because you can change only one line of the posting periods instead of all in one step. So probably I copy the RFOB5200 in the customer namespace and change it. Or I write a small z-program around the RFPERIOD_OPEN so that multiple lines could changed directly. But thanks for the program name - I don't know it before ... Regards, Michael
  • Posted on Apr 01, 2015 at 01:48 PM

    Check the OSS note is applicable for your case 1618791 - RFOB5200 changes locked data

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  • Posted on Apr 01, 2015 at 02:04 PM

    Thank you very much for the hint, but this works the other way round and we don't want to modify the program.

    (PS: Our release for sap_appl and sap_fin is 617 sp-level 6)

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