1783478 - System Throws Error Messages Related to Business Residence and Cost Center when Assigning a Function to an Org Unit

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1783478 - System Throws Error Messages Related to Business Residence and Cost Center when Assigning a Function to an Org Unit

Symptom

When you assign one or more Functions to a particular Org Unit, while checking or activating, system throws below error messages:

Error Message 1: DD.MM.YYYYY to DD1.MM1.YYYY1; org unit XYZ has one or more functions assigned. Because of this, the org unit must be below a cost center. Flag this org unit or any org unit above it in the structure as a cost center.

or

Error Message 1: DD.MM.YYYYY to DD1.MM1.YYYY1; function(s) assigned to org unit XYZ (Org Unit Name). Org units with functions assigned must be a cost center or be below one. Check that a cost center exists in the structure above and that there are no segments between this org unit and the cost center.

Error Message 2: DD.MM.YYYYY to DD1.MM1.YYYY1; org unit XYZ has one or more functions assigned. Because of this, the org unit must be below a business residence. Flag this org unit or any org unit above it in the structure as a business residence.

Error Message 3: DD.MM.YYYYY to DD1.MM1.YYYY1; org unit XYZ has one or more functions assigned. Because of this, the org unit must be below a Profit Center. Flag this org unit or any org unit above it in the structure as a Profit Center.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
  2. Select Edit Org Structures.
  3. Assign an Employee or a Service Agent to the Org Unit XYZ.
  4. Check or Activate the Org Structure.

Cause

You have assigned one or more Functions to the Org unit XYZ but for this assignment, either the Org unit XYZ or its higher level should be a Cost Center, Profit Center or Business Residence.

Resolution

To resolve the issue,

Option 1: You can remove the Function(s) assigned to the Org unit and assigned them to any other Org unit which accepts the above conditions.

Option 2: If the Function is must for the Org Unit, then you have to define either the Org Unit or its higher level org unit with Cost Center, Business Residence and Profit Center.

To know the complete Organizational Data Requirements for each Functions, Search in Help Center within Business ByDesign system using the keyword Organizational Data Requirements.

Keywords

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

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions