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2864151 - Cost Center Category for Activity Types in SAP S/4HANA Cloud (Professional Services)


While trying to add a resource to a role in a customer project/internal project, the following error occurs "Project xxxxx, work package xxxx: <activity type> is not a valid resource/expense type". 



Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the project planning apps (Plan Customer Project / Plan Internal Project).
  2. Go to the work packages tab and select a work package to see the details.
  3. Try to staff an employee/add an additional resource.
  4. Save the project, the error message is raised.


  1. The cost center category of the activity type is not assigned to "C" (Professional Service).
  2. The cost center category of the activity type is assigned to "*" (All categories).


  1. Maintain the cost center category of the activity type to "C" (Professional Service) in app Manage Activity Types.
  2. If there is a requirement to maintain more than one cost center category for an activity type, please select it individually, and make sure that cost center category "C" is also maintained along with other categories.

See Also


Plan customer projects, work packages, activity type, resource, expense, valid, cloud, employee, cost center category, Plan internal projects, /CPD/SS_MESSAGES/221, Manage Activity Types , KBA , CA-CPD-SS , S/4HANA Public Cloud – Professional Service Projects , Problem


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