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How to import chart of accounts through DTW in sap business one

Dear All,

I request you to please explain how to import chart of accounts through DTW in sap business one. I want each column description. which column is mandatory, and type of data should be filled in template of COA. When I am trying to import, I got error- "Illigal parent no.". please provide me some suggestion.

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Anshul Pathak

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 05:42 AM

    Hi Anshul,

    You must first setup the account segmentation before you proceed in the actual importing of chart of accounts. chart of accounts is consist of different levels depends on the setup you want. the first level is provided by the sap b1 the ASSETS, LIABILITIES etc... and those container has own account code, you can check their account code by going to administration > setup > financials > edit chart of accounts and select the container you want then click ok and look for G/L Account it consist of 100000000000000 for ASSETSS container.

    Then if you want to import another level just fill up the fields given by nagarajan. just remember that the father account key of the child account is the account code of the parent account.

    Example: lets say you want to add in the assets container

    AcctCode AcctName ActiveAccount FatherAcctKey

    A1 A1Name tNO '100000000000000 (make sure to include single quote in the first line so that it will not convert to exponent number)

    Example: lets say you want to add in the A1 container.

    AcctCode AcctName ActiveAccount FatherAcctKey

    B1 A1Child tNO A1

    The ActiveAccount is used to determine if the account is a title or active account. Active Account will be turning tYES if your account is in the last level.

    Regards.

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  • Posted on Aug 22, 2016 at 08:42 PM

    The best way is to import the parent accounts (header) first, then import the posting accounts.

    If you find the template under

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Data Transfer Workbench\Templates\Templates\

    You will see column descriptions and tool tips in the spreadsheet

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  • Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 02:27 AM

    Hi,

    To know which field is mandatory, create new account under Chart of accounts.

    Below fields are mandatory,

    1. Acct Code

    2. Acct name

    3. Active acct or Title acct

    4. Level

    5. Currency

    6. Father acct key

    7. Control acct.

    For your error message, father acct key should be same as SAP B1.

    Thanks

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  • Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 04:12 AM

    Hi

    the error is due to the parent gl code hat you have given in the excel..

    Suggest to follow the samples under

    C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP\Data Transfer Workbench\Templates\Templates\


    Cheers!

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    Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 04:19 AM

    Hi Anshul,

    Parent GL code is default GL code of SAP B1, which is Assets 100000000000000 like that for the remaining Liability, Equity, Revenue, and etc....

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