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Initialisation Period according to SAP Note: 487381


SAP Gurus, I have a problem

My fiscal year start from April to March. Unfortunately I open the period 11th i.e. February. Now I want to post in month of November ie…. in Period “08”.

I checked in MMRV where back posting allowed. So I can post only in the period 11th(February) and 10th (January).

Also checked in OMSY.

As my requirement is to post in the month of November ie……08th period, so I start to follow the SAP Note: 487381 and done the following steps.

Useed Tcode MMPI, then gone to menu bar and select system -> user profile->owndata.In that screen , under the parameters tab entered MMPI_READ_NOTE in Parameter ID field and current date (12),current period(08), current year (2007)and pressed enter. I got then under short description “initialize period: See SAP Note 487381”. and Saved.

Again I went to MMPI enter company code, period and year and execute it, but I m getting error message

“Follow the instructions in Note 487381 before initialization

Message no. MM016


You want to run the period initialization program. Note that when you start the period closing with initialization, inconsistencies can arise.


Note 487381 describes the possible data inconsistencies that can occur if you perform initialization in a productive system. The inconsistencies cannot be traced back to a system error, but instead the period closing with initialization. Therefore, these inconsistencies can only be cleared by using the chargeable remote consulting service. This is because in releases higher than 4.5, the period closer does not normally have to be started with initialization.”

How to solve this problem.


Biju K

Former Member
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