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Cost Center error


I am getting following error when creating PO ofr cost center.

No direct postings can be made to G/L acct. 50000000 in CoCode PIL

Message no. ME038


The G/L account you entered is a control account. Transactions cannot be posted direct to a control account.


Check your input.

Inform the individual or section responsible for G/L accounts in the relevant company code.

Can anybody let me know the solution

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1. As you are creating PO for cost center i.e., consumption directly not for stock. Hope you have to put Acct assignment category in PO. If it is " K ", check the Acct grouping code in " K " ( maintain acct assignment category in IMG - MM - Purchasing - Acct assignment ), it will be VBR.The account modification key is the Key which has a different meaning depending on the procedure. It is used to differentiate account determination. The key's meaning is predefined in the SAP system and cannot be changed.

2. Then go to OBYC table i.e., configure automatic postings in Valuation and acct assignment, in that GBB is the Transaction key for the Offsetting entry for inventory posting ( consumption posting ), in that against VBR , for the valuation area and the valuation class, in turn the respective material , GL accts are defined ( FI people ).

3. If you simulate the inventory management in the same OBYC table, for the particular plant, material against movt type ( 201 ), you can see the GL accts in the acct assignment tab.

Hope the above said will clear your doubts.

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