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document splitting rule question-NEW GL


1 -What is the significance of check box for AUTOMATICALLY SPLIT where you define document splitting rules?

2 -How to define a rule where you have base item category and an item category to be edited are same ?


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  • Posted on Jan 28, 2008 at 04:05 AM


    Settings provided in document splitting rules are all standard sap ones.

    Please use document splitting method 0000000012 and dont change any of the base item and item category.

    Only make the following updations in document splitting node in SPRO:

    a) Classify G/L accounts for document splitting

    b) Define Zero balance clearing account

    c) Define Document splitting characteristics for General Ledger Accounting and ensure to select profit center and segment as zero balance and mandatory field as ticked.

    d) Activate document splitting

    Apart from these, it is not necessary to change any of the document splitting details.

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      You're right.. Standard SAP methods do not cover all business scenarios, especially when you have complicated business cases. That's why SAP recommends to copy the standard method 0000000012 into your own method like Z00000012 and make necessary adjustment there.

      Automatically split should be ticked on when you want to have the item category to be split based on the same item category (e.g. 03000 based on 03000). Therefore it only makes sense with clearing - partial payment, residual item, difference write up - where a new open item is created with reference to an open item.


  • Posted on Jan 29, 2008 at 04:21 AM


    Its not necessary to change any of the standard SAP item and base item categories in document splitting.

    Almost 99% of your scenarios will work based on this standard SAP document splitting characteristics itself.

    If you have any specific case, let me know the case with accounting entries. I will test it and let you know. Also if you have tested already, let me know what issues you are getting with the error message and number.



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