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Posting period -Inventory count

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Is there a way to change the posting period in the inventory count doc header. we have a situation where we can not open a previous period. Can some one also advise if the inventory count can be deleted if yes, how. Any help is very much apppreciated.


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  • Posted on Sep 24, 2008 at 04:05 AM


    The very first thing which is req. to know can't open or close the period from inventory count....Its all the job of FI consultants...

    Reopen The Closed Period

    It is possible to re-open a previously closed period. However, it is NOT advisable to do so because the valuation data of the previous period could be affected.

    In general, it is only safe to reopen a previously closed period when no material postings have been done after the period shifting to the new period.

    If there has already been postings after the period shifting to the new period, reverting the period back will cause database inconsistencies in the history tables.

    If you decide to proceed with this process, you can use the program RMMMINIT, but, please review the documentation of this program first!! and the check the SAP notes 487381 (for the error message that you are receiving) and the 369637 (for an explanation about the inconsistencies that will be generated.

    Steps are as below;

    Go to Transaction Code SE38

    Enter program name RMMMINIT

    Execute or press F8 function button

    Enter your company code (From and To)

    Enter relevant date: Say 01/03/2008 for Mar. 2008 month to be opened as of now

    That means, user can post for the month of Feb 2008 as well as Mar. 2008

    Refer SAP Note No. 487381 for more details.

    As per SAP Notes 487381 ( If the periods are opened in advance in mmpv to again change it to current period the following process should be follow ), Go to Tcode MMPI, then go to menu bar and select system -> user profile->owndata.In that screen , under the parameters tab enter MMPI_READ_NOTE in Parameter ID field and enter, then under short description you will get Initialise period. Next Save.

    Again go to MMPI enter company code, period and year and execute.

    Other way of doing it is follow these steps( But try this method in Sand box Only):

    1. Go to OX18, and delete the plants assigned to your CO.Cd and save.

    2. Go to OMSY and change the posting period to the one u want and save.

    3.Go to OX18 and assign the plants you have deleted in step 1.and save.


    If oyu have knowledge of Transaction variant then you can use SHD0 tcode and generate the transaction using defualt type and give that transction to user instead of ME21N so they will not have the issue.

    The exact solution for your problem is as follows

    Go to Tcode SHD0 and enter the transaction variant

    In T code field enter MIRO and then enter the ZMIRO or the name you want to keep in transaction variant field and hit create button

    This will take you to MIRO transaction and here you just post the invoice but make sure you enter the House bank key whic you want to default.

    Once you finish system will save this one as a variant

    Every time you hit or enter the pop up screen comes here you just hit enter and which ever data you want to default that you have to select in the Popup by checking the Box

    W content and output only for your case the field XXXXXXXX should be selected for W content and output only

    Make sure you have value 1 in contents field

    If not then restart the variant again and on the MIRO screen reselect the invoice field

    Later exit and save (save in the object which you can transport)

    Then from SHD0 transaction select GOTO create variant transaction and here you careate the tcode and use that tcode for MIRO



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