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Setllement nor happening dirctely to G/L A/C.

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When i try to do settlement to G\L account directly, it shows an error that "Settlement by cost element not possible due to secondary cost element"

In my project we some of the WBS need to be settled at a cost centre and some of the WBS need to be settled directly at G/L Account.

All the cost which needs to get settled against G/L account are not getting settled..

Any inputs will be highly appreciated

Thanks and Regards
Simon Walter

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    Posted on Jun 06, 2012 at 02:57 PM

    Hi Simon,

    You can't settle secondary cost element costs(943******-labor and 941****** -over head) to GL,for this you have to use cost element category "22".

    Create a GL account and create cost element with category 22 and assign in allocation structure for secondary cost elements.

    • 22: External Settlement
    • Used to settle order costs, project costs, or cost object costs to objects outside of CO. These objects could be assets (Asset Management), materials (Materials Management), or general ledger accounts (Financial Accounting). The R/3 System creates an accounting document when the costs are settled.
    • Cost elements of this category cannot be used for settlement within CO (cost centers, orders, projects, and so on). Use secondary cost element category 21 for this purpose. The system does not create an accounting document when costs are settled within CO.



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    Posted on Jun 05, 2012 at 03:53 PM

    Hi Simon,

    Why some cost need to be settled at cost centre.

    Please specify the error u r getting while setting to GL.

    For WBS which need to be settled to GL- pls check is there settlement rule & AUC exist.

    There is provision of settlement in various way but before that be sure it will suffice ur need.



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