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Create Primary and Secondary Cost Elements

A Primary cost elements can be directly posted and it is linked to a G/L account and must first be created in the FI Chart of Accounts.

A Secondary cost elements cannot be directly posted.  An example will be the Cost Center.  Secondary cost elements can only be created in Controlling.

KA06 - Create Primary or Secondary Cost elements

If you maintain multiple controlling areas, remember to set the CO Area via Extras -> Set Controlling Area

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