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3375623 - How to solve error CK465 in standard cost estimate creation


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You get error CK465 when creating standard cost estimate:

No price could be determined for material/batch A plant B




  • The valuation variant maintained in the costing variant searches for the strategy sequence in which you defined in customizing. If none of the strategies can be found or a price determined the material will result in the error message CK465.
  • There could be a possibility that you intend to produce in-house, however due to incorrect Material Master setting, the material is set as External Procurement. You need to ajust the Material Master - MRP2 - Procurement Type accordingly.
  • Another possibility can be as a result of Info Record valuation based on source list (check price from PIR valuation strategy). 


1. First check the valuation variant that is maintained in the costing variant. Customizing Configuration Activity / SSCUI 104233 "Define Costing Variants" and 102608 "Define Valuation Variants per Plant".
2. Find the corresponding valuation variant in Configuration Activity / SSCUI 104233 and check detail with SSCUI 102608.

4. If there are no entries maintained for a plant specific valuation variant it uses the standard strategy sequence. You can check Configuration Activity / SSCUI 102607 "Define Valuation Variants for Material Cost Estimates". 
5. There are 22 different strategies which can be maintained for material valuation with alternate sub-strategies as follows.

Valuation Strategies

1. Standard Price In Previous Period
The standard price from a previous period can be found in the accounting 1 view of the material master.

2. Standard Price 
The standard price is determined through the material master costing view 2. Marked in Blue.

3. Moving Average Price
The moving average price is determined through the material master costing view 2 (with V price control).

4. Planned Price 1
5. Planned Price 2
6. Planned Price 3
The Planned Prices are determined through the material master costing view 2. Marked in Red

7. Valuation Price According to Price Control in Mat. Master
The valuation Price According to Price Control is determined through the material master costing view 2.

8. Valuation with Additive Cost Component Split
The strategy Valuation of additive cost component split valuates the material components with an additive cost estimate. This strategy can only be used within the context of costing with quantity structure.

9. Future Standard Price
This can be determined via the accounting view 1 future price field. 

A. Valuation Price 1 Based On Tax 
B. Valuation Price 1 Based On Commercial  Law
C. Valuation Price 2 Based On Tax Law
D. Valuation Price 2 Based On Commercial Law
E. Valuation Price 3 Based On Tax Law (Reserved)
F. Valuation Price 3 Based On Commercial Law (Reserved)
The valuation prices can be determined from the accounting view 2 in the material master.

G. Future Price from Accounting
The future planned price can be found in the costing/accounting views of the material master. 

H. Planned Price Whose Date Is Closest to the Valuation Date
The planned price date is maintained in the costing view 2.  The valuation date is determined by the user when creating the cost estimate in the dates tab.

I. Current Planned Price
The planned price closet to the valuation date.

J. Time-Based Valuation Price According to Price Control
This strategy takes the price control at the valuation date specified.

K. Price from Preliminary Order Cost Est (Goods Receipt Only)
Not valid.

L. Price from Purchasing Info Record

  • Please refer to Note 351835 - Valuation variant w/ purchasing info record strategies.
  • If there are several PIRs available for the material, the system will first determine the vendor, and then fetch price from the corresponding PIR for the vendor. The vendor determination sequence is as below:
    1. If a vendor exists in the quota arrangement book, this vendor is selected.
    2. If no vendor exists in the quota arrangement book, the vendor in the source list is selected. If several sources of supply are marked in the source list as relevant, it is not possible to predict which source of supply is assigned for materials planning (if all the sources are valid). In this case, you need to implement the source list uniquely. 
    3. If no entry exists in the source list, the vendor is selected using dummy info record or preferred info record.
    4. If all the above determine sequences are not successful, system will choose the valid purchasing info record with lowest price. 
  • Check for difference between unit of measure in source list and master data because when it comes to conversion, the result can be smaller. e.g the system determines the price 250 USD per 1 KG. Price cannot be correctly converted to unit of measure G (used in costing) because of the small conversion factor 1g = 1/10kg= 0.0001 KG, rounded to 0.000 KG. The system will round to zero. In this case, it's required to increase costing lot size to create a whole number.

Z. Price from Valuation Alternative
The price is from app Valuation Alternatives.

6. The system will search for the valuations as per the defined strategy in the valuation variant.  If these prices are 0,00 no price is determined hence you will be correctly issued with the error CK465.
7. You should maintain a valuation strategy where a price can be determined.
8. You should also check the validity period in the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the component material. 
9. Check the master data of the component material for the specific strategy.


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