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cost center differences from prior periods

Hi Gurus!

I have a (maybe stupid) question...

Some of our companies have balances on their cost centers from prior periods that for some reason have not been forwarded to CO-PA during the assessment cycle.

Now we want to take care to clear all the cost centers for the year end closing. But when I select all the affected periods in KEU5 of course SAP brings the error that the posting periods are already closed. I don't want to open the prior periods again, but post all to December. Is there any way to do this or do I really have to open periods again???

Many thanks in advance!

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  • Posted on Jan 08, 2013 at 09:05 AM


    Answer is with you only. Either open the previous period or post all the expenses in December month.


    Srinivas Salpala

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  • Posted on Jan 08, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Hi Sandra

    You will have to open the CO posting periods in OKP1 and do it

    however, give this a try before opening the periods.. Copy the COPA assmt cycle to a new cycle and check the "Cumulative indicator" in this cycle.. now, when you execute it for Dec, it should take care of all prior periods unabsorbed amounts... This is my gut feel, I have never tried it before.. So, I am open in saying that I am experimenting on you ;-)

    br, Ajay M

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    • Former Member

      Hi Ajay,

      thanks! I've tried to use the cumulative indicator but this seems to control something else... it doesn't post the cumulative values to the actual period.

      So, there is not other way then opening periods in OKP1?

      Thanks and best regards!

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