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Costs are booked to cost center even if the account assignment is project

I have Purchase order account assigned to P. I have assigned the WBS element in the PO account assignment. WBS is not mentioned as statistical.

When I am doing the GRN, it shows both cost center and WBS in the account assignment which is not correct. This cost center is different from the one which is mentioned in the WBS element. In this way, the costs are booked in the wrong cost center.

I do not understand, Why cost center is coming up automatically when my account assignment is WBS. And from where this cost center can be picked up other than the WBS.

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6 Answers

  • Apr 04 at 04:42 PM

    Would you please show a screenshot of either the PO detail account assignment screen or directly from EKKN

    Are you certain that the "wrong" cost center was not entered manually in the PO or eventually already in the referenced PR?

    Was eventually the cost center in the WBS changed after the PO was created?

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    Apr 05 at 09:40 AM

    Discuss with FI/CO team for any substitution set in OKC9 and also check that cost centre available in for your G/L account in KA03/KA02

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      Check with FI/CO team for any substitution set which overwrite and default those cost center picking on GR posting from logic within

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    Apr 04 at 04:39 PM

    Any cost centre specified in "control" TAB of CJ20N

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  • Apr 05 at 08:25 AM

    Below is the screenshot of the account assignment of the PO.

    Below is the PR account assignment details.

    Only difference between PR and PO is the material group and hence the G/L account derived is different.

    WBS is same both for the PR and PO.

    Below is the account assignment of the PO.

    Details of the WBS. Cost center is R50000.

    WBS is not statistical.

    Doing GR

    This cost center is picked up automatically and is disabled. User cannot put this manually.

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    • can you add one more screenshot from EKKN table, to validate whether there is a cost center for this PO item despite of not having this field in the screen.

  • Apr 06 at 11:38 AM

    Your EKKN screenshot clearly confirms that the G/L Account and Cost Center are already in the PO, and your GR just behalves as supposed: it uses the PO information.

    You need to find out why the PO has a different cost center and how it was entered.

    I personally suspect that the business had a requirement and the ABAPer made it happen. Maybe some coding is wrong and causing your trouble as a side effect, maybe it was even the desired behavior and you did not get an information about this process change.

    I personally would ask the person who created the PO first, as talking is easy and straight forward.

    If that did not help then you obviously need to search for own made program coding, transaction ANST can help to locate it in exits and modifications.

    Depending on your local procedures you may also find functional specs and change requests and their approvals in a database.

    Asking the colleagues from MM support should also not be avoided and can very often get you quicker to a solution than digging in program code or incomplete.

    Do a test yourself and replicate this business case to see if it happens again.

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  • Apr 06 at 11:28 AM

    Hi Soumya,

    Check the below once.

    1. Check if there is a default Cost center assigned to that G/L Account in OKB9.

    2. Check if there is a substitution which is overwriting the existing Cost center through GGB1.


    Thanks,

    NSK

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