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Object documentation Table COEP 


If the table COEP grows too quickly or you have quantity problems. The procedure described here provides an aid to dealing with the table COEP if it grows too quickly or if there are data quantity problems within the table.


Often CO objects are mentioned in connection with cost accounting data, whereby these could be any object that produces data in cost accounting (CO data). Examples of these are cost centers, internal orders, sales document items (items in sales orders), cost objects, production orders, and so on.

Central elements are the master record, totals records and line items.

The master record is stored in different tables, depending on the respective application. The master records concerned can be found in the following tables:



Internal orders


sales document items


The master records contain, for example, a short text to the object and organizational data, such as controlling area, company code and plant. The object currency is often also stored in the master record or is derived from information in the master record.

Totals records and line items in cost accounting are stored in the same tables for all applications. The totals for the primary costs, for example, are all stored in table COSP regardless of whether they belong to a cost center or a sales order.

Characteristics of an object

Orders, sales document items or cost centers can be described as object types.

The connection of an object to its CO data is given by the general object number (OBJNR field in the CO tables, such as COEP-OBJNR). This field provides you with information about the object type and, if needed, about the object key (such as the order number).


To analyze table COEP and determine the appropriate archiving object to use, proceed as follows:

  1. Carry out a table analysis using the programs RARCCOA1 and RARCCOA2. For more information see
table analysis using the programs RARCCOA1 and RARCCOA2.
  • Check the possibilities you have for avoiding data. Does a line item summarization come into question and/or can you deactivate the reconciliation objects? For more information, see
  • data avoidance.
  • Determine the appropriate archiving object that suits your requirements. To help you decide, ask yourself the following questions:
        • Which archiving objects are already being used or are planned?
        • What is to be archived using the
    archiving object CO_ITEM?
  • What can be archived using the
  • archiving object CO_ALLO_ST?

    For more information, see

    determining archiving objects.



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