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Cancel SD Invoice after change in Cost Center

We are the process in updating the cost centers in the system.

Our old cost centers belong to business Area 2013 & our New cost centers belong to business area 2000.

I have been able to figure out how to update sales line items for open Sales orders as well as change business area in credit memos to eliminate any conflicts during invoicing.

However , I am facing a issue when reversing a invoice which has the old business area 2013. No accounting doc is generated.

I see the following error " xxx/2000000xxx CTR belong to business area 2000 not 2013" in the log in VFX3.

I can understand the reason for the error. In the GL master data , we have defined the new cost center as the default cost center which belongs to business area 2010 , & this conflicts with business area in the old invoice.

I see the following in the long text in VFX3

Perform one of the following actions.

o Make an explicit assignment to business area 2000. To do so you must set the "Business area" field as entry-ready in Customizing. (Can this be done..i could not find anything in config in SD related to this)

o Enter an account assignment object assigned to business area 2013.

o Change the assignment of xxxx/2000000001 to busines area 2000. Note the document number and continue processing the document after changing the assignment.

Any advice on how to address this issue is highly appreciated.


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    Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 05:52 AM


    Discuss with your technical team to debug the invoice reversal and in run-time assign the respective cost center and further check for any inconsistency or error message.



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  • Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    Ask your FI colleague to make the required configuration change.

    G. Lakshmipathi

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