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Only price control "V" is possible for split valuation'

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For semi finished items price control has been assigned as 'V'.when i am trying to change the same to S' I got the error message is"Only price control "V" is possible for split valuation''.Even i checked and corrected the MRP views in Material master.

Can any one help me to sort out this issue



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I guess that you are getting the error message M3 185 ('Only price control "V" is

possible for split valuation'). This message is correct.

ONLY materials with Moving Average Price can use the split valuation


The reason is the following one:

If there are 2 valuation types, named X and Y.

There is an equality:

Material pricetotal quantity = Price Xquantity X + Price Y*quantity Y

In order to balance,

When X and Y is 'V', the header material should use 'V'.

When X is 'V', Y is 'S', the header material should use 'V'.

When X and Y is 'S', the header material should use 'V'.

So only price control V is possible for split valuation.

In accordance with the text of the message M3185, split valuation

requires the price code 'V' (moving average price) for the header


Please, refer to the SAP Library ( documentation

under the menu path (for your current release level, 470):

MM - Material Price Change (MM-IV-MP)

-> Split Valuation

-> Creating Material Subject to Split Valuation

"Creating Material Subject to Split Valuation:

1. First create a valuation header record for this material. This is

where the individual stocks of a material are managed cumulatively.

To do this, fill in the Valuation category field on the accounting

screen when you create the material master record and leave the

Valuation type field blank. In the Price control field, enter V

(moving average price), since a moving average price is constructed

in the valuation header record from the values and quantities of the

individual stocks. When you save, the system creates the valuation

header record.

2. Then create the material for a valuation type.

To do this, call up the material in creation mode again. Due to the

fact that a valuation header record exists, the system requires you

to enter a valuation type for the valuation category.

3. Repeat step two for every valuation type planned."

In order for the system to take into account the different values of

the substocks, the material at the header level must necessarily have

a 'moving average price' (V) control.



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With split valuation you have several different valuations on a level below plant level. Therefore, the value of the material on plant level is always a weighted average of the valuations on the levels below. Hence price control is always V on the plant level, even if your valuations on the split level are all of type "S".

I hope this is clear.