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Can you please tell me wat exactly we mean by Document type in MM and FI..

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    Posted on Mar 01, 2007 at 07:09 AM

    Hi

    Document type differenciates the nature of transaction in SAP. Normally a business does lot of transactions daily, there has to be a clear distinction between the nature of the transactions. For ex in SAP

    Doc type DR-Customer Invoice

    KZ-Vendor payment

    AB-Accounting doc

    SA-GL accounting doc etc

    This helps you in easy storage and retrival of the data.

    The doc type also controls the number ranges of the Documents and the other parameters.

    To understand more about doc types, use T.code OBA7 and double click on any doc type.

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    Aravind

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    Posted on Mar 01, 2007 at 06:57 AM

    Document type is nothing but a means to identify or distinguish between different transactions in SAP. e.g. document type for goods issue is WA and for goods receipt is WE. This helps in identfying the volume or nature of transactions just by looking at document type. Also it facilitates number range assignement in FI.

    There are certain settings, which can be configured at Document type level e.g. making certain field mandatory etc.

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    Rakesh Pawaskar

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    Posted on Mar 01, 2007 at 06:58 AM

    Hi,

    The document type determines where the document is stored as well as the account types to be posted.

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    gvr

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    Posted on Mar 01, 2007 at 06:58 AM

    Hi,

    A key that is used to classify accounting documents and distinguish between business transactions to be posted. The document type is entered in the document header and applies to the whole document.

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_47x200/helpdata/en/e5/078d0b4acd11d182b90000e829fbfe/frameset.htm

    TCode OBA7

    Rgds.

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  • Posted on Mar 05, 2007 at 04:22 PM

    Hi

    Put a question to your self after the scenario

    There are no document types. And all the documents relating to Customers/ vendors/ materials/ assets/ GL accounts are posted serially without any distintion on the nature of the Transaction.

    At the end of the year, you want to know the number of customer invoices you have sent to your customer. How will you get it ?

    The document type simply informs you the type of transaction.

    Thanks

    Siva

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