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Field Status Group

Hey guys,

I wanted to know how to control the accessibility of a field (suppressed, mandatory, optional...) while completing a transaction. I tried following the field status group and was able to suppress a few fields in the account group (I used OBD4) for this process.

How would I be able to add a mandatory field (for eg. Text) while creating an invoice?

Please let me know.

Regards,

MichaelJ

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  • Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 02:53 PM

    Dear Michael,

    whether a field is suppressed, mandatory or optional during posting, is determined by two things:

    1) field status of the account (can be maintained in TA OB14)

    2) field status of the posting key (can be maintained in TA OB41).

    Regards,

    Vera


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  • Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 02:14 PM

    Hi Michael,

    Making TEXT mandatory will be handled by Posting key .A/C group will be used for master data not for transactional data.

    Regards

    Atul

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  • Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 02:17 PM

    Hi Michael,

    OBD4 controls the field status of GL master data at company code level so it will not work at transnational level.

    There are three option to control line item data.

    1) Posting Key (OB41)

    2) Field status group which is maintained in GL master data(OBC4)

    If you are posting a vendor invoice then system will pick posting key 31 for vendor and posting key 50 for GL account.

    Go to OB41 select posting key 31 and make your field mandatory what ever you want.

    Regards,

    Kalim

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    Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 03:19 PM

    HI Michael,

    At first tell us, which field you want make mandatory based on that you can decide control at OBC4 or OB14.

    Some of the header related fields like Reference number and Doc Header text mandate can be made at Document type (OBA7) also.

    Regards,

    Suresh

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