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Cost Center Error while releasing Billing document to Accounting

Hi SAP Gurus,

Our user raised an issue that when he had released billing document to accounting, the system threw error message

"Cost center xxxx (CO area)/xxxx(Cost center) does not exist on date 11/16/2011". Message No. KI 222.

But the cost center xxxx does not exist in the system at all. The user does not want to create the cost center eirther. Cost center was not entered in Sales order, Delivery and Billing. I have checked 'Default account assignement' (OKB9) settings, Default account assignment in cost element master record and assignment of cost center to sales organization (OVF3). But cost center xxxx was not configured in the above settings. I have checked validations/substitutions, user exits and BAPIs, there is nothing specific to the cost center. This is not a cross-company code scenario. I have made field status to optional for cost center. But still the problem persists. Accounting document did not get generated because of the above mentioned error message. User applied SAP notes 315350. But it did not resolve the issue.

Would anyone let me know 'why the system showed the cost center xxxx that does not exist, while releasing the billing document to accounting'?

Thanks in advance.

Best Regards,


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    Posted on Nov 18, 2011 at 04:56 PM

    Hi S.K

    Please check it out with your ABAPER, might be that cost center is hard coded somewhere in some User Exit.

    I don't think so there could be other reason for the that, as you have already mentioned that there is no such

    cost exist in the system.

    Thanks & Regards


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  • Posted on Nov 16, 2011 at 08:51 PM

    Is it normal sales order process or it involves project system? If it is normal sales order process, then check whether the invoice carries value in the account assignment group field at the header ->Header tab and profit center in the item level ->item details tab. The profit center is pulled from the material master costing view. If the value is blank in the material master, then add the details, cancel the current billing document and recreate a new one.


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  • Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 05:42 PM

    Check the following notes:-

    a) Note 315350 - GI: KI222 for Cross Company with cost center

    b) Note 42849 - KI222, 'Cost center &/& does not exist on &'

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Posted on Nov 21, 2011 at 02:05 AM

    Check SPRO -> SD -> Basic Function -> Account assignment/Costing -> Assign G/L Accounts.

    You might have a condition type with a account key and assigned GL account linked to cost elements.

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