1922036 - How to Revert an Org Unit Deletion in Planning Area of an Organizational Structure?

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1922036 - How to Revert an Org Unit Deletion in Planning Area of an Organizational Structure?

Symptom

How to revert an Org Unit deletion in Planning Area of an Organizational Structure?

Reproducing the Issue

When you try to check or activate an org structure hierarchy, system is throwing error message as below,

Cannot delete profit center XYZ (); postings exist in accounting.
Cannot delete cost center XYZ (); cost center is used by financial accounting.

You might be aware the steps to resolve the issue but in the Planning Area, you are not able to find the Org Unit XYZ ().

Resolution

First of all, you should confirm whether the Org Unit is deleted or delimited. There are two ways to identify it, they are,

Option 1:

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
  2. Select Org Structures view.
  3. Search and highlight the Org Unit XYZ.
  4. Go to Timelines tab.
  5. Get the Valid From date.
  6. Go to Planning Area by selecting Edit button.
  7. Set the Effective From date as same as Valid From date of XYZ and select Go. Note: You can also try with different Effective From date.
  8. If you could find the Org Unit then the Org Unit is delimited but in case, if the Org Unit is not in Planning Area then it might have deleted.

Option 2:

  1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
  2. Select Org Structures view.
  3. Search and highlight the Org Unit XYZ.
  4. Go to Changes tab and select Go button.
  5. If you could find that all the parameters are changed from a value to empty then the Org Unit is deleted.
  6. If you could find that the Org Unit validity is changed, then it is delimited.

So, How to revert in case the Org Unit is deleted?

The only option to bring back the deleted Org Unit is to using Roll Back feature.

please follow the below steps:

1. Go to Organizational Management work center.
2. Select Edit Org Structures.
3. Select "Roll Back" button. Please Note: Once you perform the roll back all the inactive changes will be deleted and the Org Structure will be back to its last active version.
4. System alerts with the message "Are you sure you want to roll back all pending organizational changes? Roll Back deletes all changes made to the organizational structure, and returns to the currently active version. It deletes organizational units that have not yet been activated. This action has system-wide consequences and also affects org structures and units that are not currently shown on the screen. This action cannot be undone. To roll back click OK. To return to the previous screen click Cancel."
5. Select Ok.
6. If you have any changes to any other hierarchy then activate them using Activate Selected and Dependent Org Units then you can perform the Roll Back.
7. After roll back, you can find the above deleted org units.

Keywords

KBA , SRD-CC , Cross Components , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions