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3250460 - Error KS182 obtained on trying to merge validity periods of cost center.


Error KS182 'Cost Center XXXXXX already exists in the database' obtained while merging the validity periods of cost center.

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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open the app 'Manage Cost Centers'.
  2. 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.
  3. Change the validity period of the first time slice from, eg. 12/31/2020 to endless validity (12/31/9999).
  4. 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:

Validity 01/01/2000 – 12/31/2020
Name xxx
Description xxx
Validity 01/01/2021 – 12/31/9999
Name XXX
Description XXX

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:
Validity 01/01/2000 – 12/31/2020
Name XXX
Description XXX
When you change the Name and Description and all other set field values are also the same, both validity periods gets merged automatically. Hence, all the entries/data in both the validity periods should match, then the same shall be merged.

See Also

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


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