Here’s a situation that we FICO types occassionally run into, particularly those of us doing FICO development and technical support. You may come across the need to create effective dates for existing cost centers that are in the past, meaning “Valid from” dates that are prior to the existing “Valid from”. The bad news is that you cannot just go into transaction KS02 (Change Cost Center: Basic Screen) and press a “Change Validity Period” button like you can for profit centers in KE52. So, how do you do it?
The trick is that you have to Create a new version of the cost center. Here are the steps (as if you really needed them 😉 ):
Creating a New Version of Cost Center with New Vailidity Dates
- Go to t-code: KS01
- Enter the old cost center # in the Cost Center field
- Enter the new Valid from & Valid To dates. Note: these dates cannot overlap with the existing dates
- You probably want to create with Reference, so enter the same cost center # in the Reference section.
- Hit the Master data button and tweak to taste…you’re done!