Archiving Object CO_ITEM for CO Line Items (CO)

Definition

The archiving object for archiving line items in the Controlling (CO) application component. Totals records cannot be summarized.

Use

The R/3 System automatically creates a CO line item for each transaction that involves an object in the CO application (such as an order or cost center). This line item is in addition to the documents for the Payroll or Financial Accounting applications. When you archive CO objects, the system automatically also archives the CO line items that belong to those objects.

Consequently, it is normally not necessary to archive CO line items explicitly. However, if you have space problems with tables COEP or COBK due to long-term orders or something similar, you can use the archiving object CO_ITEM to archive them explicitly.

The system does not archive any CO line items that meet the following criteria:

Structure

When you use the archiving object CO_ITEM, the system archives data from the following tables:

The following functions are available for CO_ITEM:

Function/Report assignment

Function

Report

Archive

 

Delete

 

Report

You use all CO line item reports for the archived CO_ITEM objects.

Management

 

 

When creating the archive, the system locks all the periods for which CO line items are to be archived. This prevents any more postings from being made in those periods.

To archive CO line items, choose Accounting ® Controlling ® Cost elements from the SAP R/3 menu, and then Environment ® Archiving ® CO line items ® Create archive from the Cost/Revenue Element Accounting menu.

Integration

Archiving objects that also archive CO line items

Archiving object

Archived data

CO_ORDER

Internal orders with transaction data

CO_ALLO_ST

Completely canceled documents from allocations

CO_COSTCTR

Cost centers: all data (including master data)

CO_CCTR_ID

Cost centers: actual data

CO_CCTR_EP

Cost centers: line items

PP_ORDER

Production orders

PS_PROJECT

Project System: operative structures

CO_KSTRG

Cost objects: master data and transaction data

COPAn_xxxx

Profitability segments: costing-based and account-based

PM_ORDER

Maintenance orders

PR_ORDER

Process orders

 

See also:

Dependencies (CO)

The Archiving Object: Overview

Archived Tables

Archiving Procedure : Overview