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Change Activity Consumption in Actual Costing/Material Ledger


To change activity consumption in Actual Costing/Material Ledger from 1 to 2:

1- It is only necessary to change the IMG. - or,

2- It is necessary to change the IMG AND some other procedure is necessary (after or before).



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    Posted on Jul 21, 2010 at 01:17 AM

    Hi Jair,

    We faced exactly the same issue. I've contacted contacted SAP below you can see my question and their reply.

    In a nut shell you only need to change the setting in config. But the timing of the change is important. See below.



    My question to SAP:

    "The question is: what are the consequences of changing activity update

    from '1' to '2' in ML active plants with postings?

    When can it be done? (new period, new fiscal year)?

    Prior to MMPV and ML close or just after?

    When I try this change in our test system I get a warning:

    Update data exists in previous periods

    Message no. CKMLLA008


    You want to change the activity update settings in a specific valuation

    area. The system has determined, however, that there has already been

    activity consumption in the actual quantity structure in previous period.


    You have to make sure that the periods in question are already closed

    (i.e. the old data is no longer needed for price determination)

    We would like to know all the risks and consequences associated with such

    a change.

    I will be very grateful for your input."

    SAP answer:

    "I suggest to change the activity update from '1' to '2' in

    the beginning of the period after posting the closing entries for the

    previous period. Like this the old period is closed using the old

    settings. It just should be made sure that the planned activity prices

    prices are not changed when the new period is already open but activity

    update is still '1'."

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      I had the same problem. I activated type 2 in Actual costing for May 2016 only after April 2016 closing in CKMLCP. It was May 24th (system date). Do you think this may lead to any problem? Confirmation for Activities in May already started.

      Thanks a lot.

      It's a huge problem for me now, I've to solve it!


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    Posted on Aug 03, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Hi Szymon,

    Thank you very much for your help.



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