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Invoice date, posting date, document date field meanning in SAP

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My question is in SAP FI view t-code FB60, what's date should I enter in each field as invoice date and posting date? When I entry invoice date then posting date seems greet out, which date determines due date(based on payment term)? how to change posting date? if there are document date too, what's the different definition? it seems one is invoice issued date, one is accounting posted date, one is invoice receipt date?

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  • Posted on Jul 24, 2020 at 01:13 AM

    Hello Crystal Liu

    The meaning of each of the dates is as below:

    1. Document Date: Date of the invoice from the supplier

    2. Posting date: Date which determines the accounting period in which the transaction was entered in the system

    3. Entry Date: The actual calendar date in which the transaction was entered in the system

    The due date is determined from the payment terms used in booking the invoice and is calculated from the baseline date. This is the date based on which the system determines when the invoice is due for payment. The baseline date can be either the document date or posting date and it depends on the configuration for the payment term defined in T Code OBB8. You can define in the configuration to determine how system determines the baseline date. However, you can also enter the baseline date manually and system will take that date as baseline date. However, in many of my projects this is not allowed to be entered by end user and is determined based on OBB8 configuration.

    Hope this clarifies.

    Thanks & Regards

    Sanil Bhandari

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  • Posted on Jul 23, 2020 at 07:58 PM

    Hi Crystal Liu,

    • Doc Date: Usually, the date printed on the invoice
    • Posting Date: The effective date for which the transaction is posted
    • Entry date: The system date (Time stamp) on which the transaction is posted
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