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20 FICO Tips – Series 3

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The 3rd set of 20 FICO Tips in this series is right here. For those who missed the initial two series, here are the links.


20 FICO Tips – Series 1


20 FICO Tips – Series 2


Sr. No. Knowledge Item Brief Description
1 How do I specify a different exchange rate type for Controlling Settlements?
  • OKO9 can be used to specify the required Fx rate type at Co. Area and Settlement Type Level
2 How can I move multiple SETS, Cost Center Groups, Cost Element Groups, etc from one client to another
  • Program RGSSTE00 for download (GS07) and  RGSSTI00 (GS08) for upload
    • This comes handy while moving Substitutions, Validations or CO Allocation Cycles
3 Can a Characteristic or Value Field in COPA be deleted, despite having transaction data?
  • Yes, Refer note 21207
4 I issued a Marking Allowance (CK24) using an undesired Costing Variant. Cost is also released after that. Can the a Marking Allowance be deleted now?
  • Use FM CK_F_FVMK_POSTING to reset the Costing Variant
5 How and when is a Profitability Segment derived?
  • Note 1351257 explains in detail how and when a PSG is determined in ABCOPA and CBCOPA
6 Which enhancement options can be used during a Standard Cost Estimate?
  • BADI QUANTITY_STRUCT_CK & BADI MAT_SELECTION_CK
    • These BADIs can be used to choose specific Production Versions, Ignore Special Procurement Keys during cost estimate and so on
7 How to find out which validation is causing a Z error message?
  • If the message is issued by a validation, then you can find out the name of it by debugging G_VSR_VALIDATION_CALL. Refer to point ‘ 3. How can I use the Debugger to analyze a problem?’ in note 842318
8 How to populate a PSG while posting FI documents using a Custom Program?
  • Use FM ‘COPA_PROFITABILITY_SEGMENT’ within the BAPI _ACC_DOCUMENT_POST
9 Derivation rules in COPA refer to a Table that was not transported. How do I correct the inconsistency?
  • Execute RKEDRCHECK with only parameter ‘Check in all clients’ marked.
10 How to reorganize file descriptions in excel planning?
  • Use Program RKCDPREO
11 Can Z Fields be used as account assignment objects during depreciation (AFAB)?
  • Add the Z Fields in the additional account assignment structure ANLZACCOUNT
12 Can CO Allocation cycles be download and uploaded into / from an excel sheet?
  • Use Program RKALTRANS
13 I have a huge CC Standard Hierarchy (OKEON) to be created. Is there a way to automate it?
  • SAP offers template program RGSIMPH2, which needs to be copied and adopted to customer needs
  • This program can also be used to create any Master Data Groups like CC Group, CE Group, etc
14 How to add Custom fields in the Standard Asset Accounting reports?
  • Refer note 335065
15 How to deal with mid-year change to Company code / Business area in Cost center?
  • Use program RKACOR06.
  • Relevant SAP notes can be searched using the program name
16 Which table stores the values for Variance Calculation?
  • Refer Table COEPB.
    • Business Transaction: COEPB-VRGNG  KVAR
    • Value Type: COEPB-WRTTP  31 (Variances)
17 Can I find in what all CO Allocation cycles a Cost Center is used?
  • Use Program RKALLOOK
    • Refer Pilot Note 1009571 for prob with Lower/Upper case values
18 How do I move segment from one allocation cycle to another?
  • Use Program RKALSMOV
19

Amounts in certain currencies like JPY, IDR are stored differently in SAP Tables (Ratios other than 1:1 in OBBS)

What care should I take while using these values in RICEFs?

  • Use the following FMs
    • BAPI_CURRENCY_CONV_TO_EXTERNAL (For SAP to External format)
    • BAPI_CURRENCY_CONV_TO_INTERNAL (For External format to SAP)
20 How to identify a follow on document from FI doc?

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Ajay Maheshwari

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      Author's profile photo Mukthar Ali Ahamed N
      Mukthar Ali Ahamed N

      Hi Ajay,

      Excellent document..Thanks for sharing...

      Regards,

      Mukthar

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      Thanks Mukhtar Brother and Happy Ramadan month to you!!

      Author's profile photo Mukthar Ali Ahamed N
      Mukthar Ali Ahamed N

      Thank you..

      Author's profile photo Sapan Agarwal
      Sapan Agarwal

      Thanks a lot for sharing Ajay

      As always it is exceptional 😀

      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
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      Hi Sapan

      Appreciate your feedback!!

      Ajay M

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      Dear Ajay Sir,

      Really a great document.

      You are having treasure of Knowledge, sometimes think that how can a person so well-versed, then realize that hard work and dedication is the only key for this.

      Thanks for providing your precious gems with us.

      Much Much Appreciated.

      Many Thanks

      Kindest Regards

      pankaj

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      Thanks for such a nice feedback Pankaj, you made by may!! 🙂

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      Dear Ajar Sir,

      "

      • Use FM CK_F_FVMK_POSTING to reset the Costing Variant

      "

      what does it mean?  it is not a t-code or a program?

      THANKS!

      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
      Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
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      Hello

      It is a Function Module (SE37)

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      Former Member

      YEAH,thanks Ajay very much!

      I found that , even though I do not know what the parameters mean,but I believe I can get it!

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      Former Member

      Great work! THX 4 SHARING

      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
      Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
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      Hello Edin

      Thanks for your feedback

      Author's profile photo Srinatha Polati
      Srinatha Polati

      Ajay, As always, your contribution to the community is exceptional.

      Nice document.

      Srinath

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      Thanks for the Feedback Srinath

      Author's profile photo Ranu Eugene
      Ranu Eugene

      Hi Ajay,

      Nice document as always. 🙂

      Keep writing and sharing knowledge. 🙂

      Regards

      Eugene

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      Thanks Ranu

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      Former Member

      Hi Ajay,

      Very nice tips, Thanks for sharing your knowledge with forum.

      Regards,

      Ravi

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      Thanks Ravi

      Author's profile photo Raj A
      Raj A

      Hi Ajay,

      Thanks for sharing your valuable knowledge. Hope one day, I will use all of them in my SAP career.

      Kind regards,

      Raj

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      Thanks for the feedback Raj

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      Dear Sir,

      I must say that it is such an exceptional document which i am sure can be only compiled with tons of knowledge, dedication and hard work. Thanks again for sharing.

      Regards,

      Shakir Shaikh

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      Salaam Shakir and Thanks!!

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      Hi,

      Thank you for sharing knowledge. 🙂

      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
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      Thanks Sridhar

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      Susheel Shinde

      Hi Ajay Ji,

      "Thara ghana-ghana shukariya".

      Regards,

      Susheel Shinde 🙂

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      Ajith Kumar

      Hello sir,

      Thank you very much  for sharing knowledge.

      This will definately help us in the future.

      Regards,

      Ajith

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      Thanks Ajith

      Author's profile photo KRISHNA PRASAD A
      KRISHNA PRASAD A

      Hello sir,

      This is very useful document for all learners, thank you very much for sharing this info

      I am  requesting you to post some FI related matters then it would be easy for new learners like me to gain knowledge  on SAP FI

      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
      Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
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      thanks Krishna

      Tell me what specific you need. FI is too vast

      Author's profile photo KRISHNA PRASAD A
      KRISHNA PRASAD A

      HI sir, Thanks for your reply to me. My request to you to post some topics related to Asset accounting and down payments/Special GL transactions with concepts and configuration it is very helpful for beginners to learn from these topics

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      Thanks for the post Ajay. This series contains wealth of information which will save us  lot of time in research when we encounter the issues above.

      Author's profile photo Ajay Maheshwari SAP Trainer
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      Thanks for the feedback Ranjith

      Author's profile photo Abhinav Malik
      Abhinav Malik

      Hi Ajay,

      As usual very knowledgeable document for all of us from your experiences and learnings.

      Thank you is very small for your efforts.

      Regards,

      Abhinav Malik

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      Thanks Abhinav

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      Nr Tk

      Great series of documents you have put up Sirji!!! Hope to see the 4th one sooner...

      Nr.

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      Thanks Nr

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      syed abbas

      Hello,

      Would you tell me the process and T-code of how to execute assessment cycle in the background in COPA?
      Please

      Abbas

      Author's profile photo Srinivas Salpala
      Srinivas Salpala

      Hi Ajay,

       

      After long time back to SCN and read few of your blogs.

      I appreciate once again your continuous efforts on this forum......

       

      Regards

      Srinivas Salpala

       

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      Thanks for sharing Ajay, very useful information!!

      Also would like to know any name or blog link where i can read articles related to SAP Project system (PS) module, if you can help..

       

      Regards,

      Vindhesh

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      G Chaitanya

      Hi Ajay sir,

      Excellent document thanks for sharing the knowledge.

      BR,

      G Chaitanya.

       

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      Hi Ajay,

       

      Excellent information... Thanks.

      All the times your answers are matched with my queries...

       

      Thanks,

      Jay k

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      Thanks for your great work

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      Thanks for your great sharing