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Choose   Accounting   Controlling   Product Cost Controlling   Cost Object Controlling   Product Cost by Period   Information System   Reports for Product Cost by Period   Object List   Overview of Cost Object Hierarchies   .

The screen Display Cost Object Hierarchy: Selection appears.

You can now:

  • Display the structure of a particular cost object hierarchy by entering the key of a cost object node (in large cost object hierarchies it is best not to enter the highest cost object node)

  • Display a list of all cost object nodes (not just the highest cost object node)

  • Display the cost object hierarchy for a particular material (or material/production process) You access a hierarchical display directly.

In the list displays, the highest node of the cost object hierarchies is indicated as such. To go from the list display to the hierarchical display for the relevant cost object hierarchy, choose a cost object node by double-clicking.

To go directly into the hierarchical display, enter the relevant cost object or material (or material and production process) and choose Execute .

To first access the list display, choose Choose from list of cost objects at highest level or Choose from list of all cost objects .

Then double-click to access the hierarchy display of the relevant hierarchy. Both the list display and the hierarchy display use the functions of the ABAP List Viewer. If the cost object hierarchy is displayed as a hierarchy, you should be in the screen Display Cost Object Hierarchy .

Displaying the Values for a Cost Object Hierarchy

Starting from the screen Display Cost Object Hierarchy , you can access different key figures by changing the layout .

Other Settings

From the screen Display Cost Object Hierarchy , you can make further settings as follows:

  • To switch between the data entry object and the summarization object, choose   Settings   Report Object Type   Summarization Object   or Data Entry Object .

For the data entry object , the system displays the data assigned directly to the cost object node.

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Note that debits and credits from the distribution are not shown in the hierarchy display. This means that there will still be values on the cost object node even after distribution.

For the summarization object , the system displays the data summarized by a data collection run.

  • To switch between the company code currency and the controlling area currency, choose   Settings   Object Currency/CO Area Currency.  

  • To see the target/actual values on the basis of another target cost version, choose   Settings   Select Target Cost Version.  

  • To have the system assign red, yellow, or green traffic light symbols to cost object nodes with certain values, define exceptions under   Settings   Exception Rule.  

  • To change the reporting time frame, choose   Settings   Choose Time Frame   .

Displaying a Cost Object Hierarchy as a List

  • To see all nodes of the cost object hierarchy, choose   Edit   Expand All.  

Displaying Cost Reports for Cost Object Nodes

From the screen Display Cost Object Hierarchy , you can view the summarized costs for the cost object node as follows:

  1. Choose a cost object by double-clicking. You access the cost element report and can choose a layout in which the sum of the costs for the cost object node is displayed.

The data is displayed with the cost analysis function.

See also:

For general information on cost object hierarchies, see the following section:

Cost Object Hierarchies

For information on data entry objects and summarization objects, see the following section:

Cost Object Hierarchies in the Information System

For information on target cost versions in actual cost distribution, see the following section:

Target Cost Versions in Actual Cost Distribution