Assign costing key to product and
Assign costing key to material type
let you assign costing keys to individual materials or material types.
If this assignment is not flexible enough to meet your requirements, you can also define your own assignment tables to determine which costing key should be used.
As with the predefined assignment tables for products and material types, these user-defined tables let you assign costing keys separately for each point of valuation, record type and plan version. In addition to these source fields, which are automatically contained in each assignment table, you can specify up to three characteristics in your operating concern as source fields for determining the costing key. Thus you can assign costing keys not only to certain products or materials types, but to any combination of values of any characteristics. For example, you could define an assignment table to assign costing keys to specific combinations of company code, plant and product group.
When creating your own assignment tables, observe the following:
You want to access cost estimates from product costing by company code and material type. You want to valuate using four costing keys, while explicitly specifying the plant that the system should use for finding the cost estimate. In addition, you want to be able to define whether an error message should be displayed if no cost estimate is found. All assignment rule entries should be valid for a specific period of time.
Call up the function:
"Flexible Assignment of Costing Keys: Change Strategy"
Choose Edit --> Create step to reach the screen
"Flexible Assignment of Costing Keys: Change Rule".
On this screen, enter a name for the assignment rule. Then add the fields "Company code" (CO-PA-BUKRS ) and "Material type" 'GLOBAL-MTART') to the existing fixed source fields "Point of valuation" ( GLOBAL-BWFKT), "Record type" (GLOBAL-VRGAR), and "Plan version" GLOBAL-VERSI).
For the target fields, you can specify, in addition to the
"First costing key (CO-PA)" field (
GLOBAL-KALAW1) the fields
GLOBAL-KALAW2, GLOBAL-KALAW3 and
GLOBAL-KALAW4, plus the "Valuation plant" (
GLOBAL-WERKS) and "Error handling" (
GLOBAL-XMES_FLG ) fields. Select the
"Entries should be maintained for specific dates"
indicator, and then save.
Once you have saved, you can maintain the assignment entries by
choosing "Maintain rule entries ". Or you can
leave the "Change Rules" screen and maintain the entries later from
the "Display Strategy" screen.
First define the assignment tables you require. If you define
more than one assignment table, note that the system processes
these in the order in which you enter them, from top to bottom.
Once you have defined the necessary tables, you can maintain
assignment rule entries for each assignment table.
Before you can valuate using a
cost estimate for a material from Product Cost Planning, the valuation strategy you are using for a given point of valuation must be defined to allow this.
If you are valuating your data using more than one costing key, note that the system only fills value fields that are blank. Consequently, each value field can only be filled once, and existing values are never overwritten.
The system proceeds as follows to read the cost estimate: