Maintain PA transfer structure

In this step you define structures for assigning direct postings made in Financial Accounting (FI) to profitability segments. For these direct postings, you must maintain PA transfer structure FI.


Costs and revenues are transferred to the value fields in CO-PA according to which cost elements or revenue elements they are assigned to.

Rev./cost element --> Group	-->  Value fld assngmt   --> Value fld
477000 - 477999   --> BAB-ADVERT -->  10 Marketing costs  --> WERBE
474000 - 474999   --> BAB-TRAVEL -->  20 Travel expenses  --> VTRGK
490000			--> BAB-SALES  -->  25 Misc.sales costs --> VTRGK
472000 - 472999   --> BAB-SHPPG  -->  30 Shipping costs   --> VERSD
800000 - 809999   --> BAB-REVEN  --> 100 Revenues		 --> ERLOS

Seen from left to right, the assignment can be n:1. A cost element group can only be assigned to one value field assignment and consequently can only appear once in a PA transfer structure. However, several assignments can be grouped together in one value field (such as travel expenses and miscellaneous sales costs in the above example).


The data structures must already be defined for your operating concern.

The operating concern must be active in your controlling area.

Default settings

The standard R/3 System uses PA transfer structure FI to transfer direct postings from FI to CO-PA. You therefore need to adapt this PA transfer structure to your requirements.


1. Define PA transfer structure "FI" and enter an appropriate text. for your PA transfer structure.
2. Divide your cost elements according to how you want to group them in Profitability Analysis, and create value field assignments accordingly.
3. Assign the desired cost elements or cost element groups to these value field assignments. You can use existing cost element groups are create new groups automatically.
4. Assign these value field assignments to value fields.