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Senders of indirect activity allocation in the actual and plan are always cost objects of the category Cost center/ Activity type. In a segment you can also activity types of category 2 (indirect entry, indirect allocation) or category 3 (manual entry, indirect allocation).

You do not always have to adopt the value of the activity type category from the activity type master. This value is only a default value, which you can overwrite in the activity type planning for each version and each fiscal year (see: Structure link Activity Type Category).


As with manual activity allocation, Receivers in actual indirect activity allocation can be any cost object (cost centers, orders, projects, business processes, or Real Estate Objects).

You can use any true CO objects, with the exception of profitability segments, as receivers for indirect activity allocation in the plan (see Structure link Account Assignment for Controlling Objects). Cost center/activity type categories, however, can not be grouped with other receiver object types in the same segment.


Cost center/activity type combinations are created by the system during activity type planning.


If the receiver of the activity allocation is a cost object (such as a production order or a product cost collector), the price used for the valuation is based on the valuation variant that is connected to the cost object via the calculation variant for the current calculation. If the receiving cost object is not connected to a calculation variant for the current calculation, the plan price for the period is used for teh valuation.



You have carried out activity type planning for all category 3 activity types for all senders of the category cost center/activity type, if you are using the Posted quantities rule.


You can only plan activity quantities using activity type planning for category 3 activity types. For activity types of category 2, this field is not ready-for-input in activity type planning. This is because the system determines the activity quantities inversely from the receiver tracing factors or using fixed quantities. In this case, the system automatically determines the corresponding planning record of cost center/activity type.


If you have already carried out activity type planning or internal activity allocation, the SAP system checks whether the activity type category matches the segment definition.

If you have not carried out activity type planning or internal activity allocation, you specify the sender activity type (activity type category 2 or 3) through the sender rule. This specification is not dependent on the default value stored in the activity type master record.


In this case, no indirect activity allocation is possible.

In this case, the segment definition can include the following combinations of sender and receiver rules:

Sender rule

Receiver rule

Inversely determined quantity


Fixed quantity


The segment definition must include the sender rule Posted quantities and any receiver rule except Fixed quantities.






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