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Initialisation Period according to SAP Note: 487381


SAP Gurus, I have a problem

My fiscal year start from April to March. Unfortunately I open the period 11th i.e. February. Now I want to post in month of November ie…. in Period “08”.

I checked in MMRV where back posting allowed. So I can post only in the period 11th(February) and 10th (January).

Also checked in OMSY.

As my requirement is to post in the month of November ie……08th period, so I start to follow the SAP Note: 487381 and done the following steps.

Useed Tcode MMPI, then gone to menu bar and select system -> user profile->owndata.In that screen , under the parameters tab entered MMPI_READ_NOTE in Parameter ID field and current date (12),current period(08), current year (2007)and pressed enter. I got then under short description “initialize period: See SAP Note 487381”. and Saved.

Again I went to MMPI enter company code, period and year and execute it, but I m getting error message

“Follow the instructions in Note 487381 before initialization

Message no. MM016


You want to run the period initialization program. Note that when you start the period closing with initialization, inconsistencies can arise.


Note 487381 describes the possible data inconsistencies that can occur if you perform initialization in a productive system. The inconsistencies cannot be traced back to a system error, but instead the period closing with initialization. Therefore, these inconsistencies can only be cleared by using the chargeable remote consulting service. This is because in releases higher than 4.5, the period closer does not normally have to be started with initialization.”

How to solve this problem.


Biju K

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    Aug 13, 2012 at 03:54 AM

    Hi Bijay,

    Here' a simple tip for you to solve this issue.

    > Need to changed the fiscal year in TCODE OB52

    - run tcode OB52 in the ecc system

    - press select all button
    - select EDIT
    - change field contents
    - select to fiscal year (period 1)
    - enter
    - put 2012 on the text box for with val and then press the replace button
    - then press the skip button or (shift+f8) 5 times
    - then click save button  

    > on the same system, run tcode SU3

    - click parameter tab
    - ParameterID      : MMPI_READ_NOTE
    - Parameter Value  : YYYYMMDD -> (Ex. 20120813)
    - click save button

    > Initialize preiod for materail master record

    - run tcode MMPI
    - From Company Code : 30000
    - Period     : 8
    - Fiscal Year       : 2012
    - Press execute

    > you will then see that the company code 3000 has been initialized
      with the period selected which is 082012 in this case.

    > this is just an example of the company code I used which is 3000 and I hi hope this will help you solve the issue.

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    Nov 12, 2007 at 05:01 PM

    In your parameter IDs (transaction SU3) you must set the parameter MMPI_READ_NOTE with a date inferior or equal to today's date <b>in the format YYYYMMDD</b>.

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      It is an error message not a warning message.

      I am not geting enough reply from SAP guru's for this problem!

      Waiting for reply...........................


      Biju K

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    Sep 15, 2014 at 09:20 AM

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