1933856 - Error Message : Item XX : Project is not of type 'Direct Cost Project' .

SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

1933856 - Error Message : Item XX : Project is not of type 'Direct Cost Project' .

Symptom

The error message Project is not of type Direct Cost Project is raised while creating Manual invoice or Recurring invoice for the project.

Reproducing the Issue

Case 1: While saving or releasing Manual Invoice Request.

  1. Go to Customer Invoicing work Center.
  2. Choose the New Manual Invoice under the Common Task.
  3. Enter all required mandatory details.
  4. Navigate to Items tab.
  5. Go to the Revenue assignment tab and try to save or release the invoice we get the error Item XX : Project is not of type 'Direct Cost Project' .

Case 2 : While saving or releasing Recurring Invoice Template.

  1. Go to the New Recurring Invoice Template under the Common Task.
  2. Enter all required mandatory details.
  3. Navigate to Items tab.
  4. Go to the Revenue assignment tab and try to save or release the invoice we get the error Item XX : Project is not of type 'Direct Cost Project' .

 

If you try to release the already created template ID XYZ (XYZ represents the identification of the invoice template) or Invoice Request ID XYZ (XYZ represents the identification of the invoice template) the following error message is triggered :
Item XX : Project is not of type 'Direct Cost Project' (XX represents the number of the line item).

 

Cause

 A Project type Customer projects with sales integration cannot be used in Manual invoice or Recurring invoice. The reason is that during revenue calculation, the system will search for the corresponding sales order. As Manual and Recurring Invoices do not have a Sales Order as preceding document, therefore you can only use projects of type Direct Cost Project.

How to check the project type form Manual invoice or Recurring invoice.

Double Click on the assigned Project Task ABC (ABC represents identification of the Project) under Revenue assignment tab, the Project Overview floor plan opens here you can see the Project Type if the project type is Customer project with sales integration.

Resolution

System is behaving as designed.

Once project released they will be communicated to a lot of applications and objects (FIN, HCM, SRM,CRM) changing the project type leads an inconsistencies at the integrated applications so we cannot change the project type.

The system is throwing an error message Item XX : Project is not of type 'Direct Cost Project' (XX represents the number of the line item). because the you are trying to create the manual invoice which is not supported for the project type Customer Project with Sales Integration if you want to create Manual Project Invoice Request or Automatic Project Invoice Request.

If you want to create Manual invoice or Recurring invoice for Direct Cost project please create New Project with the project Type Direct Cost Project.

 

Note:

To know which project is assigned as Direct Cost Project follow the below steps.

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select the project and the Open Activity List button.
  3. Select the Fine-Tune arrow.
  4. Find the Project Types activity and open it.
  5. Here you will be able to see the Project Name and the assigned respective Process Variant Project Type.

Keywords

KBA , AP-SLO , Sales Order Processing , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1611 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1.0 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1302 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1305 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1308 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1311 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1402 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1405 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1408 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1411 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1502 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1505 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1508 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1511 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1602 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1605 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1608 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1702 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 2.0 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 2.5 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 2.6 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 3.0 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 3.5 ; SAP Business ByDesign feature pack 4.0