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Wrong segment in profit center

Hi guys,

We created profit centers with assignment to segments(the segments represent branches).But created a few profit centers with wrong segments.

Posting have been made to this profit centers over the last 6 months so i have a lot of data reporting to the wrong segments.

Is there a way i can change this segments within the profit centers even though they already contain postings.

Please help.



Edited by: BANJI ADEBOYE on May 19, 2008 8:01 PM

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A change of the segment to a profit center is critical when there were already documents posted to this profit center. In this case assitional repostings have to be done to ensure the consistency of the current process chain respectively the correctness of the P/L and balance per segment.

As the validation of existing transaction data in certain circumstances is really time-consuming and the performance of the system is affected, the change of the profit center / segment assignment is per default eliminiated.

As described in note 940721, the change of the segment can be managed with the view V_FAGL_SEGM_PRCT. As a pre-condition the profit center must not have transaction data. The first assignment of a profit center to a segment is also an assignment change.

When you for example already have posted a goods receipt to an purchase order with profit center PC1 and segment initial, you afterwards assign the segment A to the profit center PC1 and finally post the invoice receipt, the GR/IR account is debited with segment initial and credited with segment A.

Such changes are espacially critial when you use the online split functionality. Because of these reasons it is not recommended and possible to change the segment in the SAP Standard.

As there is already transaction data in your system you have to check if you have activated the document split functionality.

If the document split functionality is active, please contact you FI consultant. In this case, the impacts of the new assignment on the current business processed have to be checked in detail. It has to be ensured that the change will not cause further posting problems.

If the document split functionality is not active, but there is already transaction data, you also have to check with your consultant which economical impacts the new assignment will have. The assignment

can be done on you own responsiblity, with cancelling the correction of note 940440 or you assign a new segment with a customer own report.

Another option will be creating a new profit center with the correct segment and repost all postings from the profit center with the incorrect segment, to the profit center with the correct segment.



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