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3016797 - KI260 error doesn't occur although cost center is locked for posting


You make postings on specific cost centers. In App Manage Cost Centers, you have activated the locks in section Control Indicators. However, the posting happened successfully without raise error KI260 (Cost center xxxx blocked against direct postings on xxxxxxxx).



Reproducing the Issue

  • In App Supplier Invoice List, click into one parked invoice.
  • Edit the invoice and click simulate.


The cost center posting control only control the CO relevant accounts. For balance sheet accounts, it will not work.

Take indicator "Lock Primary Costs Posting" as example.
If you check help document on this indicator you could find:

When this option is enabled, no primary costs can be posted to the cost center.

The default settings for this option are based on the Cost Center Category settings.

Primary costs are created based on expense accounts in Financial Accounting.

As indicated in the text for the indicator, it will lock the Primary Costs Posting. So the relevant accounts work with the control must have the G/L Account Type "Primary Costs or Revenue".
If the relevant account is a balance sheet account, the cost center control will not work, since the posting is not relevant to controlling.


This is standard design.


KI 260, KI261, KI260, block, primary costs, MIR4, MIR7, MIRO, supplier invoice. , KBA , CO-OM-CCA , Cost Center Accounting , Problem


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