Define Switching Structure

In this step you create a switching layout.

The switching layout is used for changing the component allocation between sender and receiver in cost component accounting for activity price calculation.

You need execute this step only if you do not want pure primary cost layering, meaning that costs allocated during activity allocation are to land in a receiver cost component differing from that of the sender cost component. You then determine which sender component is to be directed to which receiver componentnt.

In activity price calculation, a component layout is used for price component splitting. This layout stores which cost elements are to be directed into which component.

For example, you can note in the component layout that material cost elements assigned to the sender component "Raw materials" and wage costs assigned to the sender component "Personnel" can be directed to the receiver component "Energy".

As the layout is used only with a specific combination of cost center/activity type, it is entered in the activity type planning of the sender. The corresponding planning layout for activity type planning using a switch layout is found in planner profile SAP104.


Create a switching layout if the sender components are to be directed into other receiver components.

To do so, proceed as follows:

1. Assign an existing cost component layout to a switching layout.
2. Assign the layout's components to target components.
3. Save your entries.

Further notes

For more information and a sample layout, see the R/3 Library under "Controlling -> Cost Center Accounting -> Actual Postings and Allocations -> Period-End Closing -> Activity price calculation with cost component breakdown".

Note on transport

Switch layouts can be manually transported via the menu path "Table view -> Transport".