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2936932 - It is not possible to assign a WBS Element to a Sales Order line item


Assignment of Sales Order Line Item to WBS Element does not work.

There is an error message during WBS element allocation to sales orders - V2 511: You cannot assign any WBS elements to this sales document item category.


  •  Sales and Distribution (SD)
  •  SAP S/4HANA Cloud All versions


CE2005 has introduced new checks against the validity of WBS Elements at sales order level - See the following Blog for more details: Community Blog.

More information is also available in the Whats New documentation:

" Improved EfficLenc\ for Projects with Revenue through Sales Integration

You can only link a Sales Order line item to a WBS element in the project structure that is flagged as Billing Element. Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management in Sales Documents
You can now assign work breakdown structure (WBS) elements from Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management (EPPM) projects to sales document items. This assures that the corresponding revenue is posted correctly"


  • There are a number of allowlisted item categories available – you can check the list here.
  • The full process can be found in the test script of the Best Practices - see the link.


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