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Activate Inactive Master Data

In this SAP FICO tutorial, you will learn the step-by-step procedure to activate the inactive master data (cost centers, business processes, or profit centers) from your SAP.


The SAP users have already selected cost centers, business processes, or profit centers (for example, in the maintenance screen for the enterprise organization).

What is Inactive Master Data?

A master record can be active and/or inactive. Therefore there are active/inactive master record versions for cost centers, business processes and profit centers .


How to Activate Inactive Master Data?

Please follow the steps below to activate the inactive master data:

Enter the t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and press enter on your keyword to Execute it


Next click on the SAP Reference IMG button as shown in the image below:


Now go to the following SAP IMG navigation path mentioned below:

IMG Path

Next on the Select Activity popup select the activity between the following options:

  • Activate Cost Centers
  • Activate Profit Centers

Activate Cost Centers

Next on the Cost Centers Activate screen select the cost center, the user can choose between

  • Cost Center
  • Cost Center Group
  • All Cost Centers

Select the cost center

Now click the Activate button as shown in the image below:


You will get the message Cost Center Activated at the bottom of your screens.

Click the Profit Centers or Business Process button to activate these master data.

Profit Centers