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Error while Creating cost element under category 90

Dear Experts,

I have some Balance Sheet related G/L account, which I have created as cost element through transaction KA01, system gives an info message saying its an BS related account, if I ignore that message and proceed further it creates a Cost element with category (system automatically picks the category and the field gets into gray mode) 90.

We have created one more BS G/L account today and trying to create the cost element for the new G/L account, system is producing an error message:

G/L account 3200220 is a balance sheet account

Message no. KS036

Field status group R005 Material accounts is maintained

Can some one guide me to rectify this error?

Thanks in advance,



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  • Apr 14, 2010 at 09:46 AM


    The use of cost element category 90 is only provided

    in the following two cases (note Note 75980):

    1. asset acquisitions and down payments which are

    assigned directly to a fixed asset or asset under construction can

    be assigned to an account on internal orders or WBS elements


    2. cost elements of category 90 can also be created

    for material stock accounts to display material make-to-order stocks

    on sales orders or customer projects.

    If you G/L account does NOT correspond to the standard cases 1) or 2),

    you can (on your own responsibility)

    both deactivate the account assignment

    check in the CO interface (message KI098) and when you create cost

    elements (message KS036). Both checks are deactivated by maintaining

    Transaction OBA5. Deactivate message KI098. Message KS036 cannot be

    deactivated directly with Transaction OBA5 - rather, it is deactivated

    indirectly when you deactivate message KI098.

    The message must be DE-ACTIVATED. Please do not set it to any other

    type. Please proceed as follows:

    Please call OBA5 in the production system - if not set to changeable

    please do this in Your development system.

    In OBA5 choose KI and in the detail screen add 098.

    Then set the type of warning to "-".

    Best regards,


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    • Former Member

      Hi MLM,

      Thanks for your reply.

      I have solved the problem, it is because the G/L account was not assigned in OBYC transaction for BSX. After assigning the G/L account in OBYC - BSX, the system allowed to create the cost element of the G/L account.

      System was not able to read that g/l under material account when it was not assigned.

      Problem is solved.