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Reposting Existing COPA line items with new Profit center

Hello SCN,

Could you please advise how to repost the exiting COPA line items replacing old profit center with new profit center?

The scenario is - we have thousands of COPA line items are posted with incorrect profit center. We want to repost all the existing COPA documents with new Profit center.

I have explored the option of KE26 but due to the volume of data to be corrected are huge, would like to know another option?

Billing Documents are showing Profit Center - 100

FI documents are posted with Profit Center - 100

COPA documents are Posted with Profit Center - 100

With the above case, I would like to Change the COPA documents with correct profit center 101.

I think KE4S too would not solve the problem since while running KE4S with the option reverse and repost the COPA documents, the new documents which will be posted will have the same old profit center as Billing document and FI documents contains the old profit center.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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    Posted on Apr 02, 2016 at 03:03 PM

    Dear Venkatesh,

    Please share the status about your discussion and close it you find the solution for it and share it to have other members informed which is facing similar issues.

    How to close a discussion and why

    Best regards,

    Gabriel Coleti

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    • Hi Ajay, Kamal, Gabriel,

      Thanks for your valuable inputs.

      The business decided not to touch the COPA documents for the corrections due to the business reasons. To resolve the issue, an FI manual JV is posted to adjust the profit center values.

      1) If we had to correct the COPA documents for the said scenario, as Gabriel suggested setup a Characteristic Derivation KEDR mapping the old profit center to the new one and then run KE4S would be the right solution and the another solution would be use a user exit to replace the old profit center with the new one and run the KE4S.



  • Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 06:06 AM

    Hi Venkatesh

    I think as this is coming from originating billing doc so if that is not corrected how can it be posted in copa in other PC?

    Only if there is any substitution available in COPA to change the PC only in copa document.

    Ajay is the best person to answer...


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    • Hi Venkatesh

      Option 1 - Do COPA realignment KEND from Old PC 100 to New PC 101..

      Note that this will just change the PSG definition in CE4 Table.. the line item will continue to show Wrong PC

      Option 2 - If you change the PC in Material and then do KE4S with the option "Redetermine PSG" it should work too in my opinion..

      But Option 1 is easy...


      Ajay M

      PS: Request you to close your threads once your issue is fixed. you can close by marking any of the relevant answer as CORRECT ANSWER. For any workaround solution, you can specify it as HELPFUL ANSWER.. Incase no solution is available, Close your thread by marking it as "Assumed Answered" . This helps others in future to know how the issue was resolved

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  • Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 09:13 AM

    I guess system wont allow to change PC in MM once the movement is done.

    Since you only wanted to change the copa document you can try below option:

    1) Record LSMW of KE21N with reference to old PA doc number to create a new PA doc

    2) Once the docs generated, delete old COPA documents using program RKEDELE1



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    • Hello Venkatesh,

      bhaskar is right. The correction works best with a correction posting through KE21N.

      I have actually created a query to download the the contents in Excel (can also be done via KE24), then I change the contents in Excel and use LSMW with a KE21N recording to do the correction posting.

      To do it the "FI-way" you can also reverse by either posting the docs with LSMW putting all values on "-" and reposting them with the "+"-values and correct profit-center.

      There is also a report for mass reversal of CO-PA documents, I just can't find it right now.

      Since we have this every once in a while I now have a program which also populates fields like the the reference documents. This will make the CO-PA document look like an original document out of SD/MM/...

      Best Regards,

  • Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 05:22 PM

    Dear Venkatesh,

    You can setup a Characteristic Derivation KEDR mapping the old profit center to the new one and then run KE4S. Your profit center will be redetermined based on the Characteristic Derivation.

    I hope it helps you.

    Best regards,

    Gabriel Coleti

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