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We have created some product costing with the incorrect costing variant and marked and released in period 12 2012. We have then realised and deleted these cost estimates and tried recreating them with the correct costing varaint. It allowed us to create these, however it will not allow marking and if we try and reset the marking it states that it has already been released on the incorrect costing varaint although we have deleted them. No only that but we have created some new materials and costed with the correct costing variant, however again it will not allow us to select the correct costing varaint for marking even thought this material is new and we have never costed with the incorrect variant. The new materials are for period 12 2012. PLease advise as I have read that once you have used a costing varaint for standard cost in a period, you cannot use a different one. Does this apply to all materials even if not costed yet in the period. thanks

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    Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 04:48 AM

    Hi Kylie

    You cant use any other costing variant (Say, PPC1) once you have released the costs using say, PPC2

    in such cases, you can change the valuation variant or the settings of the valuation variant for PPC2 and make it similar to PPC1 for one month. In the next month, you can restore the settings

    This is SAP recommended solution in such cases

    br, Ajay M

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    • Hi

      If you have really released cost estimate before Goods receipt from the cost collector - Then the only reason I foresee is that your comp code and contr area curr is different and this costing variant is not earmarked to release cost in contr area currency

      you do those settings in the costing variant in OKKN

      br, Ajay M

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    Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 04:18 AM


    Once if you can release the costing with wrong costing variant, you can't change that costing variant in the same period.system will not allow to change the costing variant.system will allow to change the costing variant on next month only.

    hope this helps you and let me know if any queries.



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      Thankyou for your help with this, I thought this was the case. In this scenario our standard costing varaint and this second costing variant appear to be exactly the same. So the other costing varaint is creating a cost estimate for marking and releasing the same as the standard cost estimate.,

      I have one more question, regarding target costs on my cost collector. If I have used this costing variant instead, I am not getting the target costs when I run kkp5 varaince on cost object. I am using target costing version 0 and there it is set to current standard cost estimate, Can you tell me if there are any others areas I should check because I have the standard cost estimate. How do I know where the target version is looking for the costing data? If you could give me some idea I would appreciate this.


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