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Account group and Account Type.

Hi all,

Could you please tell me the diferences between <b>GL Account group</b> (<i>by example cash, expense, revenue</i> ....) which we define in IMG - Financial Accounting - General Ledger Accounting - G/L Accounts - Master Records - Preparations - Define Account Group and <b>Account Type</b> (<i>by example: Vendor, Customer, Material, GL Account</i>) which is in the screen "create account type" IMG - Financial Accounting - Financial Accounting Global Settings - Document - Document Header - Define Document Types ?

Thank you very much.

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    Posted on Oct 02, 2007 at 08:01 AM

    hi,

    an account group (cash, expense, revenue) clusters accounts inside an account type (A, S, K, D)

    A.

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    Posted on Oct 02, 2007 at 08:34 AM

    Hi

    Account Group Controls the Master records. It controls the number range of Master record and Field status group (Supress, Required, Optional and Display) also. SAP follows a Grouping principle all throughout SAP to handle the Master Records that may be in GL, AR AP any thing. See to create a GL Account group you define at OBD4 there itself you assign the Number Range or those groups which also controls Field Staus of GL Master Records. And for Creating AR and AP Master Records you create at OBD2 and Vendor at OBD3 which will also controls Field Status Group of And Number range of Master record. The only difference between GL and AR/AP is assigning of number range. For GL will specify at OBD4 itself but for AR/AP we need to create a number range at FBN1 then assign to AR And AP at OBD2 and OBD3 respectively.

    One more thing. Remember only Field Status group of Master recard (OBD2, OBD3, OBD4) only contain Display option but not to Posting Key or Field Satus Group (OB41 or OBC4). I am so specifing becoz I commited this mistake in one interview.

    In summary, the account group controls:

    i) The number ranges of the accounts,

    ii) The status of the fields in the company code segment of the master record. Since a chart of accounts contains many different types of accounts, they can be bundled into different "account groups ". Usually one account group bundles

    accounts with the same tasks within the general ledger, e. g. cash accounts, material accounts, asset accounts, profit and loss

    accounts,...

    Surendra

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    Posted on Oct 03, 2007 at 06:11 AM

    Thank you very much for your replys 😊

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  • Posted on Oct 30, 2019 at 01:04 PM

    Dear Team,

    Could you please tell me, how the system recognizing the account group and G/L account types in FS00.

    i know in ECC and S/4 Hana how to create the account groups (OBD4) but in S4 Hana has implemented G/L account type option in FS00, For the G/L account type where we need to assign the Account group series like below.

    1) Balance sheet account

    2) Non-Operating expenses or income

    3) Primary cost or revenue

    4) Secondary cost.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Srinivas

    psdb2227@gmail.com

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