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Message no FI660 - Maintain default cost element in controllin area XXXX

Hi Experts,

I am trying to post a down payment thru F-47 and I entered the purchase document number so the finance departmente could identify for which purchase document the down paymente refers.

When I try to save the system shows the message "FI660 - Maintain default cost element in controllin area XXXX". This message has a link to the configuration of OKEP.

I´d like only to link the down payment with the purchase document. My questions are:

1- What is the purpose of this configuration ?

2- Is there a way to assing the purchase document to the down payment and do not have such message ?


Renato Graneiro

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    Apr 21, 2011 at 01:14 PM

    Dear Mr. Graneiro,

    if You get the error message FI660, during the DPR posting please refer to the following general

    information on how this functionality works in SAP R/3 standard:

    Default cost elements for down payments have to be maintained in OKEP

    due to techical reasons. First of all, please note that it is possible

    to create purchase orders with CO account assigments without

    necessarily updating open items in CO. Commitment mangement can be

    switched off (even temporary) in the CO area or not be activated for

    special CO objects like orders.

    On the other hand, the cost element used for posting down payments

    related to purchase orders is taken from the open item record in CO.

    Hence, if open item update is not active in CO, the system has to

    determine the necessary cost element from the default settings in

    transaction OKEP.

    Nevertheless, you might ask why the system does not give notice that

    open item update is not active, so that the user can manually enter a

    cost element. The answer is given in SAP note 52004: For reasons of

    performance, the cost element from the line item for commitments of the

    purchase order item is not looked up until the update. Because error

    messages are not allowed at this point of the program, the down payment

    has to be updated under the default cost element in order to avoid

    problems. Therefore default cost elements should to be maintained in

    transaction OKEP.

    The only problem is, the program is checking OKEP even before

    it checks to see whether there is a cost element available with

    this down payment request.

    But OKEP configuration is absolutely necessary if you do not have

    a cost element assigned at the time of downpayment request creation.

    I hope this can help You.


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