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Can multiple company codes post into the same cost center?

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Dear all,

"Can multiple company codes post into the same cost center?"

I will give a bit of background into the scenario.

Two company codes A & B are assigned to the same controlling area X. They use the same fiscal year variant and the same chart of accounts.

Now in TCode: OKKP, the controlling area is configured with the following selection "Cross Company Code Cost Accounting".

I am new to SAP (FI) and do not understand how can a cost center configured for one company code receive postings from a different company code.

Could anybody kindly shed light on this please.

Regards

Narayanan

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Former Member
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Dear all,

Rohit and Viswanatha thank you for replying back to my query. I have looked into what you both said.

I tried creating an entirely new Cost Center using TCode "KS01". The system will not let me proceed without making an entry in the field "Company Code". If group controlling entails assignment of cost centers to controlling area only, then I would like to know the purpose of having a Company Code field in the procedure for creation of Cost Center? The only choice should have been the Controlling Area field.

Next thing I tried was to post a transaction using TCode FB01. Now in the document header data I entered the company code "A" as the company code for document posting. Now in the second screen when the system asked me to enter a cost center, from the drop down list I chose a cost center from Company Code "B". As mentioned in my previous post both these company codes use the same "Controlling Area" and the cost center that I selected is also a part of the same "Controlling Area". However, the system gave me an error stating "The CO assignment object belongs to Company Code B, not Company Code A."

From the above two my understanding is that different company codes cannot post to same cost center!!!!!!!

I am still a bit unsure if I am missing anything crucial, like any selections or configurational aspects etc. I very much appreciate your views on this.

Regards

Narayanan

rawalians2002
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You can post to a cost center belonging to a different company code only if CoCd Validation check box is NOT checked under OKKP