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Purpose

This article is trying to help you to resolve SRM Service PO backend accounting error SE181(Please specify a valid account assignment).

Overview

A check list and investigation guide for SE181(Please specify a valid account assignment) you which can be triggered when changing SRM service PO item .

Symptom 1

Service PO item account information is changed .During backend check or transfer, the backend error SE 181 (Please specify a valid account assignment) issued.

Symptom 2 

One of the service items is deleted. Then other item is changed. During backend check or transfer process , the error backend error SE 181 (Please specify a valid account assignment)  issued.

Symptom 3

PO currency is changed. Later when service item is changed. During backend check or backend replication , the error backend error SE 181 (Please specify a valid account assignment) issued.

Trouble Shooting Suggestion 

1, For the accounting change, please ensure the following notes are applied in the SRM EBP system

1798388              Deleted accounting line not passed to backend on PO change

1853241              Deleted accounting line not passed during PO replication

2048176              Accounting error while deleting account line for PO with services

1835684              Error for PO with limit for unknown account assignment

1578501              Back End Error: SE 181

1639928              SE 181 error with PO change version replication to ERP

1847916              Error for service PO with multiple account assignment

2368424              Follow-on note 2272961:Back-end account assignment error when changing AA on PO

2351326              Error in PO on changing Account assignment lines for limit items

 

2, In standard, when service item is deleted in SRM PO, the corresponding service line is then physically delete in ECC MM PO, service level account assignment ESKL is also deleted.

Any change to this deleted service line is not allowed.

When other items in SRM PO is changed, in standard, only the changed item should be checked and replicate to ECC . The already deleted service line should be filtered out from backend check or replication transfer when other items are changed. The programs for this filter unchanged item  function is FM BBP_PD_PO_FLTER_UNCHNGED_ITEMS

To filter the unchanged /already deleted item successfully, please ensure the following notes are applied in SRM system.

1930913              Account assignment error for service item

1995624              PO with Service Items under Hierarchy Node cannot be changed

1859658              Transfer error due to wrong accounting data

2032092              Backend validation: errors for unchanged items

 

Please also ensure the following notes are applied in ECC system:

2298049              SE181 issued while deleting service PO item or Service line

2252725              Error SE181 while editing purchasing document

3, When change a PO currency, please ensure only currency is changed and replicated to ECC. Other fields like price, price unit and quantity should be changed separately after the currency is successfully replicated to ECC PO. Please ensure the currency setting and exchange rate are maintained identially in both SRM and ECC.

1930902              Backend error on change of service PO

Please check the notes below and consider badi implementation according to your actual business need.

970839                Incorrect price in R/3 if currency & price is changed in SRM

Or

1247690              Wrong gross price in R/3 when the currency is changed in SRM

If this note 970839  is implemented the 1247690 is not required to implement again.

 

Related SAP Notes/KBAs

1798388              Deleted accounting line not passed to backend on PO change

1853241              Deleted accounting line not passed during PO replication

2048176              Accounting error while deleting account line for PO with services

1835684              Error for PO with limit for unknown account assignment

1578501              Back End Error: SE 181

1639928              SE 181 error with PO change version replication to ERP

1847916              Error for service PO with multiple account assignment

1930913              Account assignment error for service item

1995624              PO with Service Items under Hierarchy Node cannot be changed

1859658              Transfer error due to wrong accounting data

2032092              Backend validation: errors for unchanged items

1930902              Backend error on change of service PO

970839                Incorrect price in R/3 if currency & price is changed in SRM

1247690              Wrong gross price in R/3 when the currency is changed in SRM

2298049              SE181 issued while deleting service PO item or Service line

2252725              Error SE181 while editing purchasing document

2368424              Follow-on note 2272961:Back-end account assignment error when changing AA on PO

2351326              Error in PO on changing Account assignment lines for limit items