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Period Initialization

Hi sapgurus me with the following issue.

I had to close the period for the month of August which is 5th period as my fiscal year variant is V3 however the period closed is 8th period by mistake.Now i want to get the 5th period.For which i got in to MMPI but system is not allowing me to do so Please help me with the steps to do so.

Thanks in advance.


Sandeep N

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  • Posted on Aug 07, 2007 at 04:51 AM

    Hi Sandeep,

    It is possible to re-open a previously closed period. However, it is <u><b>NOT advisable</b></u> to do so because the valuation data of the previous period could be affected.

    In general, it is only safe to reopen a previously closed period when no material postings have been done after the period shifting to the new period.

    If there has already been postings after the period shifting to the new period, reverting the period back will cause database inconsistencies in the history tables.

    If you decide to proceed with this process, you can use the program <b>RMMMINIT</b>, but, please review the documentation of this program first!! and the check the SAP notes 487381 (for the error message that you are receiving) and the 369637 (for an explanation about the inconsistencies that will be generated.

    Steps are as below;

    Go to Transaction Code SE38

    Enter program name RMMMINIT

    Execute or press F8 function button

    Enter your company code (From and To)

    Enter relevant date: Say 01/08/2007 for Aug. 2007 month to be opened as of now

    That means, user can post for the month of July 2007 as well as Aug. 2007

    Refer SAP Note No. 487381 for more details.



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      If you have unintentionally change dthe period & you want to return to that period , Please follow SAP Note 487381

      In order to be able to have the period closing program running, you must

      reserve parameter ID MMPI_READ_NOTE with the current date in the user

      parameters with the current date in form YYYYMMDD (Y = year, M = month, D =


      Goto SU01 - give your user id - Goto - Parameters-> assign the parameter ID MMPI_READ_NOTE , give todays date & Save.

      Now Goto MMPI & initialise the period. Doing this has some unknown effects on the transaction data based on the system. Please check it before doing the steps

      Award points if useful

      Thanks & Regards


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    Posted on Dec 04, 2007 at 10:36 AM


    Go to TCode SU01 (see OSS NOTES 487381)

    2. Choose "change" tab with your loging Name

    3. Choose "Parameter" tab

    give Parameters MMPI_READ_NOTE with date format as YYYYMMDD

    (say today 20071201)

    4. SAVE.

    5. Go to T-code MMPI

    6. open the old periods which you want to post into,

    Before you start period closing with initialization, you must be aware of the consequences of period closing with initialization. This note describes the possible data inconsistencies that might occur if you carry out the initialization in a productive system. The resulting inconsistencies are not to be traced back to a system error but they are a result of the period closing program with initialization

    The initialization of the posting period to a previous or to any posting period may lead to the loss of the information of the inventory balances of the previous periods. The book value of the current posting period is taken as the basis also for values of the previous period in this case.



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    Posted on Dec 04, 2007 at 10:43 AM

    If whatto really change the period which have been closed

    then first remove all plant assignment to company code (OX18)

    go to OMSY change the period u wnat for ur company code and save

    go to OX18 assign the plants to company code

    go to OMWD and give valuation grouping code

    hope now u cabn post in the period u have set in OMSY

    Reward if useful

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