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The 2nd set of 20 FICO Tips in this series is right here. For those who missed the 1st series, here is the link. 20 FICO Tips - Series 1

Special thanks to aleksey.tkachenko for providing latest insight on one of the points shared in Series 1

Sr. No.Knowledge ItemBrief Description
1When should you use Validations / Substitutions in CO [OKC7 / OKC9]. How are they different than the one in FI?
  • Validations and Substitutions in FI are triggered when the Posting happens in FI

  • But the Validations and Substitutions in CO are triggered,say, whenever the Cost Object is determined. For Example - In FI postings and to validate / substitute a Cost Center during Purchase Requisition or Purchase Order
2How to know what all system messages are modified by the Customer (OBA5, OBMSG, etc)?
  • Table T100C stores this information
3How to define / modify the field status for a movement type?
  • Field Statuses are possible not only for GL Accounts and Posting Keys, but also the Movement Types

  • Program RM07CUFA can be used to analyze / change the Field Status for Movement Type

  • A field [Cost Center or Order] can be mandatory in MM and Optional in FI, but not the other way round
4How to retrieve the Order [Internal / Production] Statuses in one go?
  • Retrieve "Object Number" against the Order from Table AUFK. Read the Status from Table JEST, against the Object Number

  • FM BAPI_PRODORD_GET_DETAIL can be used during reports to get the same information
5How do the Cost Element Categories impact +/- signs in COPA?
  • 12: Credit in FI = Minus in COPA

             Debit in FI = +ve in COPA


  • 11:  Credit in FI = +ve in COPA

              Debit in FI = Minus in COPA


  • 01: Credit in FI = Minus in COPA

             Debit in FI = +ve in COPA

  • Simply speaking, expenses are debited and revenues are credited in Accounting. So, if the posting corresponds to this, it receives +ve sign in COPA. Else, COPA gets -ve Sign
6I forgot to create Cost Element for a GL Account. What are my Options now?
  • Once the GL is created as Cost Element, run OKBA to push the posting into CO

  • This may require a default account assignment object (OKB9 or KA02) for the posting to be pushed into CO. Once inside CO, a KB11N can be done to transfer the posting to intended cost objects

  • If the Posting is to be pushed into COPA, KE4SFI / KE4S can be used
7Excise Invoice [CIN] can be created even though SD Invoice is not released to Accounting. How can I stop this?
  • Write Custom Code in FM J_1I7_USEREXIT_EXCISE_BEF_SAVE
8I want to compare Table entries of 2 Clients (DEV and PRD) in a mass way and identify the differences instantly. How do I go?
  • TCode SCMP does that in a flash. (Comes really handy when you have to validate Production Client after your transports are moved before Go Live)
9When is the COGS account in GBB-VAY triggered?
  • It is triggered when ABCOPA is active

  • It is triggered in MTO, when the Account Assignment Category has "Consumption Posting" <> Blank (Eg - Sales Order is a Cost Object)
10Why can't I use Production Orders as Receivers in the Assessment / Distribution Cycles?
  • The possible transactions against each Object Type are controlled in BS12

  • Object ORH (PP/PM Order) does not have Business Functions RKIU, RKIV allowed in it
11I want to assign One Condition Type in SD to different Value Fields, depending on,say, Order Type, Bill Type, etc. What are my options?
  • Standard SAP: Not Possible

  • Workaround: Use COPA Costing Sheet (Very Complex)

  • Enhancement: Exit COPA0005 (Viable)
12I have added Custom Fields in the Cost Center Master. But they are not available during Mass Maintenance
  • Note 95080 offers a solution
13How do I view Assessment / Distribution Cycle Segments as a Snapshot?
  • The Tables that store the cycle details are

           T811C - Cycles

           T811S - Segements + allocation type

           T811K - Senders and receivers

           T811F - Factors

  • Table T811D stores the documents posted during allocation
14How do I delete a EC-PCA document
  • Program RPCA_DEL_DOC / RPCA_DEL_REFDOC  (delete using Reference doc)
15Is it possible to use Internal Orders as SENDERS in Assessment / Distribution Cycles?
  • Yes, Note 605281 offers a solution
16How to Check and Remove duplicates / ambiguities in the CC Standard Hierarchy?
  • Check using SE38 - RKCORRH1 and

  • Correct using SE 38 - K_REMOVE_DOUBLES_FROM_STD_HIER
    • Refer Note 545453 if your system is below ECC 5.0
17I can't see the multiple selection option for Variables used in the COPA report
  • Local Variables don't offer multiple selection option

  • Use Global Variable (KE3E)
18Why are COPA number ranges not year dependent? 
  • Object COPA_IST in SNUM does not have the "To Year" Flag turned ON
19I want to trigger a different GR/IR account based on Vendor / Vendor Account Group, etc ?
  • Use Exit LMR1M002 to code a custom logic
20Is additional authorization check for COPA reports possible?
  • Authorization Objects can be defined from KE37 (Summary Reports) and KE97 (Line Item Reports)

THANKS for reading the document. I invite your suggestions, feedback

THANKS to all those who read, shared, gave their valuable feedback, rated & liked the 1st document in the Series 20 FICO Tips - Series 1

Thanks & Regards

Ajay Maheshwari

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