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I need help with G/L conversion of balances. We have opening balances in legacy for the gl accounts that are already set up in SAP. How do we do an LSMW to transfer those balances because they are opening balances, if we do FB50 how do we offset that account because FB50 wont let us psot without an offsetting account. WHat is the procedure for loading legacy balances to SAP using crosswalk tables to SAP via standard document entry process (FB50 or FB01)

Please provide step by step instruction.

I will also need a fucntional spec for this. If someone can provide that, will appreciate.

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  • Posted on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:35 PM

    Preferably an account, of balance sheet type, of clearing in nature to be used for loading the opening balance.

    Once all the opening balance sheet is loaded, this account shall have a zero balance.

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      LEt me explain the scenario:

      There are legacy accounts mapped to SAP accounts. Now I need to load the balances of legacy accounts in SAP. The transaction FB50 requires an account and and offsettting account. But suppose here I have GL balance of $2000 that needs to be loaded in sap account 1111. So how will I do it. Will I be using LSMW or BDC and how will it be done. WHen you are saying to choose a gl account of clearing nature, then wont trnasaction FB50 ask for an offset account, which account will that be.

      Please clarify, as to how will it be done.



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    Posted on Oct 16, 2007 at 10:54 PM

    Use SHDB to record your requirement. This will give you functional specs. Ensure that a separate document type for this OB posting and mark this document type as BATCH INPUT ONLY under special usage so that this cannot be used for regular posting.

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