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WS: 41: FAQ Inventory Cost (Doc ID 1582054.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Applies to:

JD Edwards World Inventory Management - Version A7.3 cume 4 and later
JD Edwards World Product Data Management - Version A7.3 cume 4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 This document contains the most Frequent Asked Questions related to Inventory Costs.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 Question 1: Why does Item Ledger/Cardex (P4111) show two Cost Change records (IB Document Type) with no Document (DOC) or Batch (ICU)  numbers, one with a positive amount and the other with a negative amount?    
 Question 2: How to recalculate the Weighted Average Cost (Cost Method = 02) for an inventory item over a specific period of time?
 Question 3:  Can you change the Sales/Inventory Cost Method (CSMT) for an inventory item, and not have an IB record (Cost Change record) written to the Cardex?
 Question 4: Cost Ledger file (F4105) shows multiple records for the same Item and/or Branch and/or Location and/or Lot with the same Cost Method (LEDG) value. How to remove the duplicated Cost Method records?
 Question 5: How to change the Unit Cost Amount (UNCS) of a Cost Method (LEDG) in batch mode to an existent Cost Method Unit Cost Amount value?
 Question 6: How to copy Cost Method Unit Cost Amount from an existing Cost Method to a new Cost Method?
 Question 7: What is the most common cause of corrupted Weighted Average Cost (Cost Method 02) values?
 Question 8: Can you use the Purchasing Cost Method (Cost Method 08) as Sales/Inventory Cost Method?
 Question 9: Is there a batch program to update Sales/Inventory Cost Method value (CSMT)  for all your items?
 Question 10: What Cost Method ABC Analysis Report (P4164) uses to calculate On-Hand Inventory value?
 Question 11: Item Cost Level Conversion program (P41815). Does this program update Cost Ledger file (F4105) Business Unit field (MCU) when you convert the Item Cost Level value from 1 (Item Level) to 2 (Item/Branch Level)?
 Question 12: Is it okay to purge the Average Cost Workfile (F41051) if you don't use average costs?
 Question 13: Is it possible to set up the system to process items with FIFO (first in, first out) Costing?
 Question 14: We would like to use Cost Method 03 within Cost Revisions (P4105) to monitor cost comparisons. Is this possible to use this Cost Method with no ramifications? 
 Question 15: Is there a limit to the number of Cost Methods that can be used?
 Question 16: Why is the Cost Revision (P4105) screen generating error 2682 - Inquiry Required Before Change or Delete?

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