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3324376 - Error KS266 obtained while deleting cost center.


Error KS266 'Deletion not possible (usage is in table XXXX)' obtained while deleting a validity period in 'Manage Cost Centers'.


SAP S/4 Hana Cloud.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. In the app 'Manage Cost Centers'.
  2. Try to delete or reduce the validity period.
  3. Error KS266 obtained.

The Where-used list for the cost center does not show any data.


The Where Used application shows usage only in master data, it does not show any data related to the transaction postings done.

In case of transaction postings already done on the cost center, the validity period cannot be deleted or shortened.


Lock the latest validity period in order to block the postings. Or create a new validity period for the range the cost center is no longer needed and lock the same.

See Also

Editing Cost Centers


KS266, cost center, validity period, delete, Manage Cost Centers, F1443A, Deletion not possible (usage is in table XXXX) , KBA , CO-FIO-CCA-MD , Master Data , CO-OM , Overhead Cost Controlling , CO-FIO-CCA-MD-2CL , Master Data (Public Cloud) , Problem


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