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Error changing company code of a cost center

Hi SAP Gurus,

I had created a cost center last year but entered a wrong company code by mistake. Now when i am trying to change the company code of CC to a different one, i receive the below error message.

"Field change Company Code is not possible (transaction data already exists)"

I know that the company code field is time dependant and it cannot be changed if any posting have already been made in the current fiscal year. There was no cost posted on the cost center from the time it was created till now. I verified it once again through T Code KSB1 and it shows no transaction history, so i am not sure why i am getting this message.

Could you please guide me on this.

Regards,

Priyank

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    Posted on Feb 03, 2012 at 05:48 AM

    Hi,

    KSB1 is for actual line item. you need to check KSB2, KSBP as well. System allows to change company code if no transaction data.

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      HI

      First transfer the balances of cost center to dummy cost center then delete all transaction data in the existing cost center change the ccode of the cost center agian replace the data from dummy cost center to this cost center.

      Regards

      Lakshmi

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    Posted on Feb 03, 2012 at 05:19 AM

    Hi Expert,

    You can change the Company code of a Cost Center, If you have not done any transactions..

    Else you cannot change the company code of a cost center.

    We have an option to delete the transaction data in the server (which is not suggestible in Production Server).

    Try this if it is the Quality server:

    Go to T-Code: OBR1 and Delete the transaction data and then change the Company Code in the cost center.

    Regards,

    GK

    SAP

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    Posted on Feb 03, 2012 at 05:26 AM

    Hi,

    You can maintain master data for cost centers, cost elements, activity types, and business processes as time-based. Changes to any other time interval are possible at any given time. Data storage is also time-based. In this way, you can store multiple database records for a master data record, each holding different information.

    The time-based dependencies are determined by SAP and cannot be changed. The following dependencies are possible:

    Not time-based

    Day-based

    Period-based

    Fiscal Year-based

    Cost Center's company code field's time based dependancy is Fisal Year Based and hence, the company code can be changed on cost center only on new fiscal year. And hence, system will not allow changing company code on cost center master data until new fiscal year if transactions are posted to the cost center.

    You may have to think of work around :

    A: Create new cost center with correct co code

    B: Repost the cost posted to old cost center (with wrong co code) to the new cost center.

    Explore the possibility of this work around on your system with the key user and then see whether this option works out

    Thanks,

    Raviteja

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    Posted on Feb 03, 2012 at 07:10 AM

    Use KB11N for transfering the balances from one cost center to another cost center. Please delete the all the balances make it 0. Then change the ccode in that CC and again do the same process to post into origional balances.

    Regards

    Lakshmi

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