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CO - Create Actual Line Items (after posting)

Hi SAP Expert

We forget to create the cost element master data of specific P/L accounts

Therefore no actual cost line items has been created while posting our FI documents.

I think creating the respective cost element will not solve the problem at all.

Because this solution is not retroactive.

It is there a SAP standard procedure to create the actual line items from actual posting?

Many thanks for advance

Best Regards

Fernando Luna

Former Member

Hello Fernando,

Yes, SAP do have a way to let you post actual line item even you forgot to maintain the relevant P/L account as a cost element.

After you maintained the cost element, what you need to do is:

  1. Enter a "default account assignment" for the cost element in transaction code KA02 or OKB9.
  2. Repost the original FI document to CO using transaction code OKBA with entering Company code, Fiscal year and FI document number and execute.
  3. Remove the "default account assignment" entered in step 1.

Or the best solution would be reverse all the FI documents posted without CO documents before you create cost element. If it is not possible then you would follow the advice above.

Best regards,


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