1666424 - Error Message: DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY; Cost Center A must be below a Business Residence. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org unit

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1666424 - Error Message: DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY; Cost Center A must be below a Business Residence. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org unit

Symptom

When you try to Activate an Org Structure, system throws below error message:

DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY; Cost center A must be below a Business Residence. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org unit

Reproducing the Issue

1. Go to the Organizational management work center.

2. Select Edit Org Structures  link under Common Tasks.

3. Highlight the Org Structure.

4. Select Activate button and choose Activate All option.

Cause

There are different causes that lead to this error message,

If you try to maintain a deviating Business Residence for an org unit which is Company A and the Business Residence B that you are trying to assign is Company B. Then as per generic rule there will never be a Business Residence found.

The fact that a deviation is maintained is meaningless. In fact, the chosen org modeling violates the best practices given in the documentation because Company and Business Residence are on the same node.

The generic rule is that a Business Residences are always below a Company and belong to exactly one Company.

Resolution

You have to either flag Company A also as a Business Residence (even if it has the same address, it has to have its own Business residence because a Business residence is always part of a Company and cannot be reused between companies) Or, Introduce a level below Company A which is the Business Residence (so separate the Company from the rest) this would fulfill the best practices.

See Also

You can also refer the Knowledge Base document 1538493 - Error "DD/MM/YYYY to DD/MM/YYYY; Cost center XYZ must be below a Business Residence. It is also possible to flag both definitions on the same org Unit. “ while Checking an Org Structure

Keywords

KBA , SRD-MD-OM , Organizational Management , Product Enhancement

Product

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