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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 one or more of the below error messages:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Environment

  • SAP Business ByDesign, all its versions.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Access the Organizational Management work center;
  2. Go to Edit Org Structures;
  3. Select org unit XYZ (where XYZ stands for the relevant org unit's ID);
  4. Check or activate the org structure.

Cause

You have assigned one or more functions to org unit XYZ, but for this assignment, either org unit XYZ or its parent org unit should be a cost center, profit center or business residence.

Resolution

To resolve the issue,

  • You can remove the function(s) assigned to the Org unit and assigned them to any other org unit which meets the above-mentioned conditions.
  • If the function is a must for org unit XYZ, then you have to define either this org unit or its parent org unit with Cost Center, Business Residence and/or Profit Center definition(s).

See Also

Guide: Setting Up Your Org Structure, at SAP Help Portal.

Keywords

Org Unit, One or More Functions Assigned, Cost Center, Profit Center, Business Residence , KBA , SRD-MD-OM , Organizational Management , Product Enhancement

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions