We have a scenario on our client using AX 2009 where they have planned cost costing versions for items and each month new version is created and costs are activated.
They want to avoid manual entries for costs and want to use the previous costing version to set the costs in the new versions. For this purpose we used the Fallback costing versions but the system is still calculating 0 price rather than using the price of the previous version.
Following example will explain:
Item 1 > Costing version for November > Cost price 20 (manually entered)
now we want to calculate automatically for costing version of December using November as Fallback costing version, but the system doesn’t calculate the price. It shows warning message: “Cost price doesn’t exist”. Shouldn’t it be calculating the price as 20 because of the fallback version? Are we doing something wrong here?
When you setup the principle you then need to setup the actual version. So I will presume a) you define the fallback as the November version, b) December is your current active one c) December has no cost entry for the item d) the item is NOT standard costed.
You also do not mention which process you are undertaking that is returning costs - for example if it is a BOM calculation this would potentially be a different setup. What are you doing and where are you seeing the zero cost?