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# Statistical Item

Hi ,

Can you guys help me in differentiating between following two -->

1. Statistical Balance Item

2. Statistical Flow Item

Regards

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• Posted on Dec 17, 2007 at 07:43 AM

Hi Amit,

Stat balance & flow items are like balance & P&L items. By default balance item is carried forward during year change, P&L item - doesn't.

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• Former Member
Posted on Dec 29, 2007 at 02:42 PM

I'll try to explain you like the following:

Balance is a value that is derived from beginning balance plus movement. Flow is the movement itself.

Trial balance is an example of balance, while movement type is an example of flow.

When you do balance carry forward, system add all the flow type that you define to make a balance, and carry forward the balance only.

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• Former Member Former Member

Hi Mani

Your answers are JOKE. I did not start this. You only started the whole thing and when you find that it is backfiring you are noe hiding. I am also least bit interested. Hope you maintain the ethics of this forum by not soliciting customers to transfer your half baked knowledge.

• Former Member
Posted on Dec 29, 2007 at 04:11 PM

Flow refers to P&L.

P&L for the year refer to movement with in year normally.

Learn move of movement type from help.sap.com.

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• Posted on Dec 30, 2007 at 09:51 AM

Hi everybody,

I see that the professional discussion went to personal acqusations. It's a pitty!

It's a quote from Mani's reply:

"Balance is a value that is derived from beginning balance plus movement. Flow is the movement itself.

Trial balance is an example of balance, while movement type is an example of flow.

When you do balance carry forward, system add all the flow type that you define to make a balance, and carry forward the balance only."

My long time postponed answer is:

Mani, you have a good joke on us?

Trial balance IS NOT AN EXAMPLE of balance! Trial balance is a set of ALL movements on ALL accounts. These accounts and movements are artificially divided into two parts: balance sheet and P&L report. P&L accounts are usually closed during a reported period. And, hence, they have no balances in the consequent periods. The B/S accounts are carried forwarad to the next period.

The movements on B/S & P&L accounts are controlled by special items (every posting in P&L is automatically balanced in P&L & B/S).

In order to have some accounts that are to be not controlled by special items (like cash flow items), SAP introduced statistical items. Like P&L & B/S items, but WITHOUT automatical work of special items. They are statistical.

Movement (transaction) type has nothing to do with it! MoveType is just a special subassignment, with an additional functionality for balance carryforward.

BUT, you may even don't use MoveType at all! And it will not affect the type of item, statistical ot not statistical.

Hope it's more clear now.