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"Financial transaction" + "Commitment Item Category" (FMCIA)

Dear Experts.

Is there some combination of code of "Financial transaction" + code of "Commitment Item Category" (both in FMCIA transaction) that I should to use for account G/L account of "Expenditures" WITHOUT to update standard tables PSM-FM (WITHOUT commitment the budget) and NOR create postings which contain this commitment in PSM-FM too?

Thank you a lot

Claudio

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    Jun 09, 2015 at 04:54 PM

    Claudio,

    Have you tried using Financial Transaction 60 in the commitment items on the Vendor and IVA lines?

    Thanks

    Shyam

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    • Hi Claudio,

      FM document is always created for combinations 30/2 and 30/3. Whether it consumes the budget or not, that's already another issue and will depend on the settings of update profle, tolerance profile, 'statistical' CI, etc. If by 'balance' you mean totals, then the answer is yes: it will be updated both in AVC ledger and in FM totals (FMIT). There are ways to skip updating AVC ledger, though. But, totals (FMIT) should be always in line with the documents (FMIOI/FMIFIIT).

      I'm still puzzled that some of your interfaces could be impacted from creation of FM document, unless these interfaces are somehow linked to incremental monitoring of FM tables, which would be a bit strange. In any case, all these 'undesired' effects could be filtered out both from reports and from interfaces with simple variants.

      Bottom line: certain FM process, like payment transfer or others, require creation of FM documents. So, you have to manoeuvre between this fact and a wish to skip FM documents creation.

      I hope, it clarifies the issue...

      Regards,


      Eli

  • Jun 03, 2015 at 05:22 PM

    Claudio,

    If you use Financial Transaction Type 50 you can prevent all updates in FM. The Commitment Item Category is irrelevant. You can also use the statistical flag if you do not wish to consume budget.

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    Shyam

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      Hi Shyam,

      I have been using 50/3 for G/L account of "Expenditures" and the system has been updating standard tables PSM-FM correctly, but in same case when I use 50/3, the system has not been updating correctly. In attached the exemple, when I paid the invoice 1900000826, the system did not create the registers 0200 and 0250 with the same value of 0100 (with valeu 12,03). It created the 0200 and 0250 with the value 255,86 incorrectly.

      But the note 1695556 - Main features of Customizing for online payment update say:

      Commitment item categories: Assignment of financial transactions (via the commitment item) to the commitment item categories of document splitting is basically specified by SAP Note 1466979. However, a table is provided for orientation purposes. Variations from this must be tested particularly intensively. Financial transaction 50 is provided only for company-code clearing accounts and only in the Asset Accounting area. Use beyond this may cause incorrect payment conversions. However, if you are using financial transaction 50 for G/L accounts despite this, you must generally split the vendor and customer lines according to these G/L accounts. However, we cannot guarantee that everything will work.

      Have you ever saw this problem?

      Best regards

      Claudio


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  • Jun 03, 2015 at 06:09 PM

    50 and 2 for revenues, 50 and 3 for expenses will work for you.

    Regards,

    Amar Lal

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      Hi Amar,

      I have been using 50/3 for G/L account of "Expenditures" and the system has been updating standard tables PSM-FM correctly, but in same case when I use 50/3, the system has not been updating correctly. In attached the exemple, when I paid the invoice 1900000826, the system did not create the registers 0200 and 0250 with the same value of 0100 (with valeu 12,03). It created the 0200 and 0250 with the value 255,86 incorrectly.

      But the note 1695556 - Main features of Customizing for online payment update say:

      Commitment item categories: Assignment of financial transactions (via the commitment item) to the commitment item categories of document splitting is basically specified by SAP Note 1466979. However, a table is provided for orientation purposes. Variations from this must be tested particularly intensively. Financial transaction 50 is provided only for company-code clearing accounts and only in the Asset Accounting area. Use beyond this may cause incorrect payment conversions. However, if you are using financial transaction 50 for G/L accounts despite this, you must generally split the vendor and customer lines according to these G/L accounts. However, we cannot guarantee that everything will work.

      Have you ever saw this problem?

      Best regards

      Claudio




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  • Jun 08, 2015 at 02:27 PM

    Hi Claudio,

    Combination of financial transaction and category has very important meaning in FM process. Some commitment items are supposed to be defined in certain way if you want to secure correct update of FM flows. So, you have to see your case in particular why you would need no update in FM tables. What is functional requirement behind this request?

    Setting CI transaction to 50 will stop updating FMIFIIT/FMIOI tables, but it this aciton has it consequences. So, before giving you a right advice, you first need to elaborate on your functional requirement.


    Regards,


    Eli

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