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has smbd. an experience with funds centers copying from one operating year to another in year dependent master data ?

The problem is : when I export a fund centers from system with a transaction fmsx using customer exit which changes the validity dates from 2007123120070101 to 2008123120080101 in the export file, I will get the mesage by import with fmsy "Funds center XXXXXXX does not match those already present". When I add a new funds center, which we plan to use next year I will get the error message "Funds center YYYYY nonexistent in hierarchy variant 2008".

The question is:

I thought that the exporting the data would be just a sort of help for the import process, where , in the text file, I could make any changes - delete the funds centers I don't need next year, add some new, make some changes in hierarchy etc. It seems not to work at all.

Any workaround ?

Thanx a lot in advance .

Kind Regards

Alexey Voynikov

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    Posted on Nov 02, 2007 at 12:27 PM



    we have the same problem and SAP is not responding .

    Did you find a solution for your problem? If yes please share the solution.



    PSM-FM Consultant


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  • Posted on Nov 02, 2007 at 01:12 PM

    No SAP has not replied yet. We are on stand by. Also need the urget solution

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    • Dear Mar,

      I am not sure that You have misunderstood me, but after reply I understand the solution of the problem, not the discussion on the documentation of the transaktion. Anyhow I have posted the problem in my message on the 12.09.2007 and only on the 08.10 I have finally got the answer that we use the programm on the wrong way and we have to post the problem to the remote consulting if we would like the solution on our way. We have done this immedeately by opening a new message for RC but the problem is not solved yet. We can't open the 2008 ...

      Regarding to Your message I would like to remark that it is may be possible to create a new funds centers in the FM Area if one first constructs the cryptical Data-format for it, but it is not possible to create the new hierarchy-entries if number of funds-centers has been reduced (actually not equal with a quantity of funds centers in system) in the export data. This is actually one of the ideas why to use the new hierarchy - not used funds-centers could be deleted. This is nowhere documented, that FMSY shoud be started two times - first Funds Center import then hierarchy

      Kind regards


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    Posted on Nov 05, 2007 at 01:40 PM

    Hi Alexey,

    SAP is responding to us but it took a little bit more time and we were obliged to enter manually funds center hierarchy. The problem is not solved as we have to import FC hierarchy in 2008 in production.

    Tcode FMX does not exist we have in BCS FMSY.

    We would like SAP solve this issue before going live.



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    • The Problem is solved now. Unfortunately the solution is not quite like we've expected.

      First : Transactions FMSX/FMSY don't work - don't touch them at all ! This is reported (SAP-intern) to the solution management.

      Our workaround - the funds centers with multiply validity dates was not accepted by SAP.

      The agorithm looks like following :

      1.Create the new hierarchy variant for 2008.

      2.Prolong all funds centes You may need until 31.12.2008*

      3.Cut all funds centers You don't need up to 31.12.2007*

      4.Edit the hierarchy 2008 with fmse and check the validty of all funds centers for op. year 2008, activate them and then save the hierarchy.

      5. In IMG connect the hierarchy variant to op year an fin circle.

      SAP-assistance stops hier. Now you have all the funds centers in hierarchy 2008, but it is completely flat. SAP recommended us to shift the funds centers hierarchically just manually (we have about 5000). If You have a lot of time You might perform this. Otherwise look in step 6

      6. Go tho the Table FMHISV. Export all issues with hierarchy 2007 , and top funds center you want have in 2008 in XL. Change the value for hierarchy in 2008. In FMHISV You have all the funds centers with the flat hierarchy in 2008. Write the short programm which reads the updated XL-Table and performs a key-statment:

      update fmhisv set HIROOT_ST = 'your_ROOT_fistl''

      parent_st = wa_record-i_parent_st

      next_st = wa_record-i_next_st

      child_st = wa_record-i_child_st

      hilevel = wa_record-i_hilevel


      fikrs = 'Your_FiKRS' and

      HIVARNT = '2008' and

      FISTL = wa_record-i_fistl.

      That's all.

      *The Problem with a prolongation/cutting is the the issues are

      -this dates are two tables fmfctr,fmfctrt

      -are key fields datbis

      That's why it is better to change the interval by batch-input

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