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1668261 - Cannot Change Responsible Org Unit Of A Released Project


You are unable to change / edit  the Responsible OrgUnit of a released Project in the Project Management work center.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the work center Project Management.
  2. Go to the view Projects, sub view Projects.
  3. Show All Projects.
  4. Find the project XYZ.
  5. Click Edit and select Project Plan.
  6. Observe the field Responsible unit on tab Project Plan, sub tab Accounting.

Note that the field Responsible unit is grayed out.



Once a project status is set to Started or Released, a baseline is automatically created, a snapshot is taken, and some fields become “Read-Only”, such as the project ID, project type, organizational assignments, and the billable field including customer information. 


It is of essential importance to double-check the project settings while it is still in planning and before starting/releasing it. For more information on this topic please refer to the article "Project Status and Integration" in the Help of your SAP Business ByDesign system.

Since the responsible unit cannot be changed anymore the only option is to cancel the existing project and create a new project.


Note: A change in the backend of your system is not an option since it would lead to inconsistencies from an accounting point of view.


KBA , AP-PRO , Project Processing , How To


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