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Prof.segment for prim.cost elements not advisable for costing-based CO-PA

Dear All,

We have activated Costing Based COPA. We are getting below error at the time of Releasing Billing Doc to Accounting

"Prof.segment for prim.cost elements not advisable for costing-based CO-PA"

I checked the GL Account there are three GL accounts One is for Sales Commission, Loading Unloading and Other one is for Delivery Charges (Direct) both are having Cost Element Category as 1.

I do understand that cost elemnt Category 1 is not allowed for CBC. Please advise me on the following:

1. Shall I change the Cost Element catefory to 12 for Sales Commison ?

2. If I create Cost Element Category 12 for Loading Unloading & Delivery Charges (Direct) the how these will be used from MM

point of view because if we use same GL Account for SD and MM

3. Is it advisable to use different GL Account for MM and SD.

Please advise what should I do?

Br, Vivek

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  • Posted on Jun 28, 2011 at 01:17 PM


    Basically in costing based COPA only cost elements with celem category 11 or 12 are relevant. Please read note 20254.

    The cost element in this case has celem category 1. So it will not post to a COPA valuefield.

    If the account assignment of the profitability segment without a corresponding posting in CO-PA is acceptable, change the message type of message KI183 to "A".

    In this instance, message type "A" does not lead to the normal cancelation message, but is used in this particular case to recreate the program logic as existed in previous Releases (up to 4.5B). Under "A", the account assignment of the profitability segment is not deleted and no error message is displayed. The posting in Cost Element Accounting is updated on one reconciliation object only.

    There is nothing wrong in this. Please read notes 41103 and 106968 in this regard.

    If you change the message type to 'W' then it will change to a warning message.

    This will delete the account assignment to profitability segment provided you have another real account assignment. The system normally requires one real account assignment and one or more statistical account assignments are possible.

    - If no other account assignment object is specified, the system displays the error message KI235 or KI248.

    - If another, true account assignment object (such as a cost center or internal order) is specified, this object is updated in

    Cost Element Accounting.

    If there are postings to the cost element already in the fiscal year then you cannot easily change the celem category in this fiscal year.



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