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Cost Element Category 12 & its Impact

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What is the importance if I use one sale deduction GL like Discount under CECat 1 instead of 12?

Typically when we will use CECat 12 ?

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    Posted on Mar 23 at 03:51 AM

    Hi Priyadarshan Behera,

    Yes, you are right, correct setting is CE category 12.

    If you set it to 01. You won't get costing-based COPA posting from SD module. But, If posting is from FI module to COPA then no issue.

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    • Hi Priyadarshan Behera,


      1. Account Based

      • Cost element category = 11, 12 or 01, no issue. System will post to account based copa for posting from SD, FI / MM

      2. Costing Based:

      • Cost element category = 11 or 12. System will post to costing based COPA if the posting is from SD billing, FI / MM.
      • Cost element category = 01, SD billing will NOT post to costing based COPA. But posting from FI / MM will post to costing based COPA


  • Posted on Mar 24 at 07:50 AM


    If you're using CO-PA, it's important to use cost element categories 11 & 12.

    If your're not using CO-PA, you can assign cost element category 01.

    Best regards,
    Jonathan Eemans

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