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Prerequisites

You can delete business processes individually or with the aid of collective processing.

You can delete business processes in the current controlling area only if you have not yet posted plan or actual transaction data for the affected fiscal years. In addition, no statistical figures in plan must exist. The SAP System checks whether these conditions have been met before allowing the business process to be deleted.

Procedure

  1. To delete individual business processes, go to the Activity-Based Costing initial screen and choose Master data ® Business process ® Individual processing ® Delete.
  2. To delete multiple business processes, go to the Activity-Based Costing initial screen and choose Master data ® Business process ® Collective processing ® Delete.

  3. When deleting individual processes, enter the business process in the initial screen.

When deleting multiple processes, enter the selection criteria for the business processes.

You can select business processes based on the following criteria:

In the selection variant you save the search criteria for finding business processes. The selection variant locates all business processes possessing identical entries in one or more master data fields.

To create new selection variants, choose Create new selection variant.

To change existing selection variants, choose Change selection variant.

To display existing selection variants, choose Display selection variant.

Select one of the criteria and enter the corresponding selection parameters.

  1. Enter a time frame in which the selected business process or processes are valid.
  2. Business processes that you want to delete must exist in the selected time frame. However, the validity period of the business processes only need to overlap in whole or in part with the time frame.

    Deleting Business Processes On-line

  3. Before deleting business processes, start a test run to check whether you selected the correct business processes and whether they can be deleted. To do so, accept the default setting of the Test run indicator and choose Execute.
  4. The R/3 System carries out extensive checks of the dependent data. The selected processes that you can delete appear in a list.

    A further list displays the selected business processes that you are not allowed to delete. This list shows the dependent data on the business process preventing the deletion.

    The list display is controlled by the Structure link ABAP list viewer.

    Return to the initial screen and change the selection entries if necessary.

  5. To delete one or more business processes, deactivate the Test run indicator and choose Execute. Answer the confirmation by selecting Yes.
  6. The selected processes that you can delete appear in a list.

    A further list displays the selected business processes that you are not allowed to delete. This list shows the specific reason preventing deletion for each business process.

    The list display is controlled by the Structure link ABAP list viewer.

    Deleting Business Processes in Background Processing

  7. If you have multiple business processes pending deletion, the checks of dependent data can take some time. If you want to delete a large number of business processes, start the deletion in a background run during a period of low system use. To do so, choose Background processing.
  8. Choose Execute. Answer the confirmation by selecting Yes.
  9. Enter a job name in the dialog window.
  10. Enter a date and a time for the background run, or activate the Start now indicator.
  11. You can also enter a date and time after which no background run is to take place.

  12. To leave the dialog window, choose Copy. In the following dialog window, choose Save.

The R/3 System deletes the business processes at the given time.

To check the current status of your background run, choose System ® Own jobs ® Job overview ® Execute.

 

 

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