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How to close stock balances of already closed projects

Aug 01, 2017 at 12:53 PM


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User wanted to know the way out to balance old stocks not yet consumed but respective projects are closed.

Is there any solution.

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Former Member Aug 03, 2017 at 03:17 PM

What are the options you already tried?

Can you refer report with transaction code S_P00_07000139 and with movement type usage classify further your needed report.

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I want to clear stock balances.

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Former Member Aug 09, 2017 at 01:13 PM

Why you wanted post accounting document in closed period?

In your case, you try

Carry out Physical inventory and bring back material stock your wanted quantity


You can consumed that stock now with current period

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Jürgen L
Aug 01, 2017 at 01:11 PM

If the stock is in the warehouse and not consumed then where is the problem that the project is closed

If it is project stock then do a transfer posting to own stock, movement type is in the F4 list.

Did you already try? Has there been an error message?

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The project is already closed few years ago.

The old stock is still open.

Will transfer posting work in such cases.


try it first


If we try to do transfer posting it needs WBS to be opened.Business does not want it to be reopened and yet they need to remove stock balance on closed project.

Any suggestion.


the error message number could have helped to find a solution or identify a showstopper much quicker than just doing searches based on vague statements.

If you already know about this message then there might not be a way around, as whatever you try with this stock SAP would ask you for the WBS. You can try a physical inventory just to be certain.


HiSorry for 'vague statements'.

I tested in MB1B with 411Q and the error message is

System status CLSD is active (WBS 1004667-B)

In SAP notes it is mentioned to open WBS for above error correction but business is not intended to do so.

Hence we need alternate solution.

Please explain how can we do it in physical inventory.


physical inventory is basic knowledge and well explained in and various blogs and answers here in the community, please search.

Also I doubt that you succeed with a physical inventory, I expect the same error as shown above.

There is probably not any alternative to re-opening this WBS.

Usually SAP checks if there is stock when one tries to close a WBS. There has been a program error in 46c which allowed to close a WBS without that SAP checked the stock (481898 - No check on project stock when completing WBS element)

IF you can link your situation to the time of this bug then you can ask SAP Support if they have an alternative way to remove project stock from a project which is closed.