Error KS182 'Cost Center XXXXXX already exists in the database' obtained while merging the validity periods of cost center.
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SAP S/4HANA Cloud
Reproducing the Issue
- Open the app 'Manage Cost Centers'.
- Select a cost center, click on 'Validity Periods', say two periods exist 01/01/2000 – 12/31/2020 and 01/01/2021 – 12/31/9999.
- Change the validity period of the first time slice from, eg. 12/31/2020 to endless validity (12/31/9999).
- The error KS182 is obtained.
The master data of the two validity periods are different.
The merging of the validity periods of a cost center is only possible if the master data is equal.
For example, if a cost center has the below data:
You need to change one of the validity periods so that it matches to the values of the others. So e.g. you can change the first validity like this:
Manage Cost Centers, Cost Center, KS182, Cost Center XXXXX already exists in the database, CO-OM, CO-FIO, CO-FIO-CCA-MD, S4_PC
KBA , CO-OM , Overhead Cost Controlling , CO-FIO-CCA-MD , Master Data , CO-OM-CCA , Cost Center Accounting , How To