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Prof.seg for prim.cost elements not advisable for costing-based CO-PA -


We are in ECC 6.0, currently we are using COPA - Costing Based only. When releasing a billing document for accounting getting error in VF02 as

"Prof.segment for prim.cost elements not advisable for costing-based CO-PA".

The respective GL account has been maintained in OKB9 setting for profit segment.

Kindly advice how to overcome this issue



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    Posted on Feb 15, 2008 at 09:22 PM

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    You posted to a profitability segment for primary cost element . However , only costing-based profitability analysis is active in your controlling area. For primary cost elements (cost element category 01)postings from SD (billing documents) are not updated in costing-based profitability analysis. In Cost Element Accounting (CO-OM) the posting is updated only on a reconciliation object.

    Posting to a profitability segment therefore is of no use.


    Change the account assignment of the sales document. Enter a different true account assignment (e.g. internal order, cost center, project...) in place of the profitability segment.

    Alternative procedure:

    In Customizing, you can switch this message off, or change the message category.

    If you switch off the message, or change it to or warning message, the system deletes the account assignment for the profitability segment. This can have a number of consequences:

    If no other account assignment object is specified, the system displays the error message KI235 or KI248.

    If another, true account assignment object (such as a cost center or sales order) is specified, this object is updated in Cost Element Accounting.

    If the account assignment of the profitability segment without a corresponding posting in CO-PA is acceptable, change the message type of message KI183 to "A".

    In this instance, message type "A" does not lead to the normal cancellation message, but is used in this case to recreate the program logic as it existed in previous Releases (up to 4.5B). Under "A", the account assignment of the profitability segment is not deleted and no error message is displayed.

    As described above, the posting in Cost Element Accounting is updated on one reconciliation object only.

    Procedure for System Administration

    To change the message type for message KI183: see the General Controlling section of the Implementation Guide (IMG) under Change Message Control (work area "KI", message number "183").

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