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Change Price Control V to S in Material Master

We have all materials valueated with moving average price control (V), and it is working like this since some years ago.

Now, the user wants to change some of the materials and valuate them with standard price control (S).

Is it possible to change now the price control of a material type?? I think the impact will be huge, but I would like to know exactly what would it happens if it is possible to change it.

thanks in advance!

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    Posted on Apr 28, 2008 at 12:54 PM


    From standard price to moving average price

    You can make this change at any time. The moving average price (which until now has been updated for informational purposes only) replaces the standard price and is used for valuation from now on.

    From moving average price to standard price

    You cannot make this change in the following two cases:

    If the material master record is set up as a valuation header record for a material subject to split valuation For more information, see Split Valuation.

    If the standard price comes from costing and is not equal to the moving average price

    If the change is possible, the moving average price becomes the standard price, which is then used for valuation.

    You change the type of price control by overwriting the price control indicator in the material master record with the new indicator.

    Changing the type of price control for a material does not change the value of the material stock, since in both cases the current price becomes the new price.

    Thanks & regards,


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    • Former Member


      If i am trying to change moving average price to standard price but the error message showed price control can not be changed(cost component split exists). what I can do next step in order to able to change to standard price? Any suggestions will be very appreciated.



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    Posted on Apr 28, 2008 at 12:58 PM


    Price control can be changed for the materials.

    The valuation of the materials does not get affected.

    But the transactions will get affected.

    Based on the variations in the PO the with ref to the material price, when you do a GR the difference between the Material price & the PO price will be posted to a price difference account. So you need to ensure that proper customizing is done befor hand in OBYC.

    Similar is the case of Invoice receipts.

    In case of PO's with GR done & IR pending, the PRD account will get trigerred.

    Please carry ou the change in dev & then go ahead in Production to ensure the same.

    Thanks & Regards


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  • Posted on Apr 28, 2008 at 01:11 PM


    You can change the price control from V to S.

    There will a effect in valuation.

    Please check it is a Raw material (or) semifinished products better maintain in Moving average price only.

    Please consult your FI team

    Go to MM02 enter the standard price in the accounting view

    G.Ganesh Kumar

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