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The costing items in the list screen are displayed in the form of a list. Each row in the list corresponds to a costing item and contains all the data for that item.

There are various functions which you can use to process this list screen and/or costing items. These include the following:

  • Changing the width of the columns in the list screen.

    To do this, place the cursor on the line between the columns and pulling the line to the desired position with the mouse button.

  • Saving your own column settings as a variant (see Saving the Column Setting as a Variant)


The following tables provides an overview of the functions you can use to edit the list screen of the unit cost estimate or the costing items.



Save (Save)

Calculates process costs and overhead, and inserts the costing items. The costing items are saved.

Print (Print)

Takes you to the itemization, where you can edit the display and print out the cost estimate.

Previous View (Previous View)

Next View (Next View)

You can move between the views of the unit cost estimate.

Header Screen (Header Screen)

Takes you to the header of the unit cost estimate.

Detail Screen (Detail Screen)

You can also edit costing items in the detail screen.

Revaluate All Items (Revaluate All Items)

Revaluates all costing items with current prices.

The function is not available for the detailed planning of cost elements.

Set Filter... (Set Filter...)

Allows you to filter the cost estimate by column. You can filter on the items of a certain item category, for example.

Insert Totals Item (Insert Totals Item)

Totals all values that are not hidden.

Insert Formula (Insert Formula)

You can insert a formula. The item category is predefined with O.

Cut (Cut)

Removes the selected costing items and moves them to the clipboard.

Copy (Copy)

Copies one or more costing items to the clipboard.

Paste (Paste)

Inserts costing items from the clipboard.

Select All (Select All)

Selects all costing items for further editing.

Deselect All (Deselect All)

Deselects all selections.

Select Block (Select Block)

Selects a group of costing items for further editing.

Delete Item(s) (Delete Item(s))

Deletes the selected items from the list screen.

Insert Item (Insert Item)

Inserts a new item before the row where the cursor is positioned.

New Entries (New Entries)

Inserts more items.

This function is only available when you change a cost estimate.

Graphic (Graphic)

Displays the unit cost estimate as a graphic based on the item category or cost element.

Information on Cost Estimate Item (Information on Cost Estimate Item)

Takes you to information about the costing item or header, such as the material master or cost element.

Error Log (Error Log)

Displays the log containing the messages that affect multiple costing items.

Other Menu Functions


Text (Header)...

You can enter or display detailed information about the cost estimate.


Shows the following information:

  • Who created the cost estimate and when

  • Who last changed the cost estimate and when

  • Who closed the cost estimate and when

Technical info...

Contains technical information about the cost estimate, such as the costing type, costing version, costing sheet, template, and so on.

Exchange Rate Info...

Contains information about the exchange rate used in the cost estimate.


New Exchange Rate...

You can change the exchange rate for foreign currencies.

Change Lot Size...

You enter the lot size when you create a cost estimate. If you do not enter a quantity, the system automatically sets the lot size to 1. If you use this function, all the quantities in the list screen will be adapted to the new lot size.

To indicate costing items as lot-size-independent, enter F in the field Lot-size indep. The quantities for these items will then not be affected if you change the lot size.

Raw Material Cost Estimate On/Off

You can activate raw material costing to include items such as delivery costs for materials. If you switch on raw material costing, items of type I (information from purchasing info records) are included. This applies only to material costing without quantity structure.


You can close the cost estimate, to prevent further changes being made to it. The close is recorded in the history. If you process the cost estimate any further, the system will display a warning. You can still change the cost estimate, however.


You can revaluate all or selected costing items with current prices.

Determine Cost Element

With this function, you can assign the costing items of the category V to cost elements. You can also check whether the system was able to find a cost element for the other costing items.

Every cost posting is automatically assigned to a cost element. For planning purposes, you can assign the individual costing items to cost elements. The costing variant determines whether the individual items have to be assigned to cost elements. You define costing variants in Customizing for Product Cost Planning.

Calculate Overhead

You can use this function to calculate overhead and process costs manually. The cost estimate inserts items of category G or X.

Explode Material Cost Estimate...

If the spreadsheet contains a material item with a cost estimate, you can explode the material cost estimate and see the items containing the material costs.

(See also: Exploding Material Cost Estimates

Explode Base Planning Object...

You can replace all the base planning objects (item category B) in the cost estimate with the costing items (such as materials and internal activities) in this unit cost estimate.

(See also: Exploding Base Planning Objects)

Copy Cost Estimate...

You can use a base object cost estimate as a reference.


You can distribute the costs to the plan periods. This function is only active for the planning of primary cost elements in Cost Center Accounting. (See also: Distribution Keys)


Display Currency In

You can switch between various currencies.

Column Freeze

You can freeze selected columns.