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2601274 - Error Message: Cost Estimate does not Exist is Displayed in Actual Cost Allocation Run


You performed an Actual Cost Allocation Run and receive an error message: Cost estimate does not exist.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Inventory Valuation work center.
  2. Go to the Periodic Tasks view.
  3. Go to the Actual Cost Allocation sub view.
  4. Show All Runs and find the Run ID XYZ (XYZ represents the Run ID).
  5. Select the Run XYZ and navigate to the Log Result.
  6. Open the Log and navigate to the Messages tab.

Error Message: Cost estimate does not exist is displayed.


You have not executed Acutal Cost Rollup Run before executing the Actual Cost Allocation Run.

Actual Cost Rollup Run determines actual cost for all cost objects being part of the actual quantity structure. It calculates the total difference between these actual cost and amount that were already posted and allocates these differences to cost objects.


First, you need to execute the Actual Cost Rollup Run for the required data and then execute the Acutal Cost Allocation Run.


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