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Cost Element Block


I have created one cost element and posted number of documents.

client asks that the posting should be reflecting in FI but not in CO

So I tried to delete the Cost element category in FS00 but it is mandatory field. So if we delete it will impact the business..

So there is any alternative to block Cost element or witout reflecting the posting in CO


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    Posted on Jun 17, 2008 at 09:34 AM

    Hi Raju,

    the cost element is the transmission between FI and CO. So if you do not want a FI posting to be reflected in CO you must not create a cost element for the relevant account.

    If a cost element has already been created, the only possibility to prevent the CO posting will be

    to delete the cost element again via TA KA04. For this you will first of all have to delete all CO documents that have been posted with the relevant cost element via report RKACOR20 (see SAP note 45122)



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    • FYI - We faced a similar issue wherein, without knowing the implication, someone created a cost element. This stopped the business process; as the system could not proceed without a cost object. Thankfully this was detected in a test client, before an upgrade. We over came this issue by noting that similar stopping of business process would not be expected in production client.

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