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Cost Center Deletion

Hi All,

We are in the process of Upgrade from 4.6C to ECC 5.0. As a part of Unit testing I have created a Cost Center using TC KS01. When immediately I try to delete the same Cost Center using KS04 I am not allowed to delete. The message I get is <b>

Deletion not possible (usage is in table T811C)

Message no. KS266</b>.

Diagnosis

Cost center C002/0000001488 cannot be deleted because it is still being used in table T811C.

System response

The following tables are checked during deletion:

Cycles:

T811C: Cycles in Overhead Cost Controlling or Profitability Analysis

CATS data that has not yet been transferred to CO:

CATSCO: CATS transfer CO

CATSPS: CATS transfer PS

CATSPM: CATS transfer PM

CATSMM: CATS transfer MM

COIFT: Interface for activity allocation.

PTEX2000: Interface table for IT attendance/absence (2002/2001)

PTEX2010: Interface table for infotype employee remuneration information (2010)

Settlement rules:

COBRB: Distribution rules, settlement rule, order settlement

Orders:

AUFK: Order master data

Projects that are indicated as account assignment elements:

PRPS: WBS element (work breakdown structure element) master data

Assets to which postings can be made:

ANLZ: Asset assignments with validity date

In the standard system, this message is issued as an error message.

In Customizing, you can deactivate this message. See the implementation guide (IMG) for "General Controlling" under the following activity: "Change Message Control" (work area "KS", message number "266").

Procedure

You can display all of these uses by choosing the ENVIRONMENT menu in Cost Center Master.

Could you please let me know how do I delete the cost center?

Thanks and Regards.

Prasad

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    Posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 10:29 PM

    This is a program error. Go by OSS note 731762. Also since you are in the upgrade mode, you should have the latest support package uploaded.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Sridhar,

      I appreciate your kind response and it has been quite helpful for me to have a resolution to my problem. Your answer corroborates the solution path we have taken.

      Once gain thanking you for your kind time and efforts.

      Regards.

      Phrased

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    Posted on Aug 21, 2007 at 10:19 PM

    It has allocation cycles associated with it. You can also change the message control by following menu path

    SPRO-Controlling-Change Message Contro and select application area KS. change the message control from warning to information this should fix it.

    Assign points if helpful

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      Hi Sunil,

      I appreciate your kind response and it has been quite helpful for me to have a proper perspective of the issue and your inputs have been quite useful in finding a resolution to my problem.

      Once gain thanking you for your kind time and efforts.

      Regards.

      Prasad

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 04:24 AM

    Hi,

    If the Cost center is having any postings then the system will not allow you to delete, but in your case i suppose there are no postings, but linked in the Master data as per your listings. Please get into all Cycles and remove the Cost Center, also the WBS - Project master, Internal Order , asset master and Distribution/settlement rule.

    Once you have all these removed and then check the Where-used list in the Cost center master. Also please block it against any posting. If any posting is there in the Cost center you need to wait untill the next year for deleting. System will allow you to delete the same starting from next year.

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    Nambi

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      Dear Thiruchundar,

      Thanks for the detailed explanation. It is quite informative and helpful.

      Once gain appreciating your kind efforts.

      Regards.

      Prasad

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 09:10 AM

    Hi,

    Use T.Code: OBMSG

    Application Area: KS

    Message No.: 266

    Change it from error to warning.

    Save and come out

    Now try to delete the cost centre. The system will allow.

    Hope this helps, if yes, please assign points.

    Regards,

    Harish

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      Dear Harish,

      I can understand that , given the scenario of the cost center being created and then trying to delete it immediately, the efficacy of your solution is apt. But I was apprehensive to adopt this path, as this is cross client table.

      This is a useful tool to force the system but due to the cited reason, I did not adopt this path.

      How ever, I sincerely thank you for your kind efforts.

      Best regards.

      Prasad

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    Posted on Aug 22, 2007 at 04:08 AM

    Hi,

    Go to environment and check the where used lists and check whether this cost centre is used in any of the list. For example, if that cost center is used in actual assessment, then we cannot delete it.

    So change the actual assessment cycle.

    Similarly that cost centre must not appear in CO PA,activity cycles,etc.

    After theses changes the cost center can be deleted.

    The point is that before deleting, it must not be linked to any of the lists in the where used list in environment.

    After changing the related cycles, the cost center must be deleted.

    Please confirm whether this is useful.

    Regards

    Vardhini

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      Hi Vardhini,

      Thanks for the detailed explanation and it gave me quite an input for me before I deleted any cost center. It is a very helpful detailed information one should pay attention to.

      Once gain appreciating your kind efforts.

      Regards.

      Prasad