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clarification of master record,master data & transaction.

Dear Sap Gurus,

Someone can clarify the following words please.I will be grateful for help.Thank you.

1.Master Record

2.Master Data

3.Transaction Data

Best Regards,

priya desai

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2008 at 06:59 PM

    hi priya,

    1. A data record containing master data that remains unchanged over a long period of time.

    A vendor master record contains the vendor's name, address and bank details. A user master record in the SAP System includes the person's system authorizations, standard printer and start transactions and so on.

    2. The changes made to the GL master data can be viewed from the tcode to maintain/create the GL account master. Please use FS00 and enter the GL account. Then in the master record, you would need to go to the tab which says "Information(Cocd)" or "Information )C/A)". Here it will tell you all the changes made for the GL account. You can check if the field you need are amongst the changes.

    3. Transaction-specific data that is short-lived and assigned to certain master data.

    Individual posting documents are called transaction data. For example, transaction data relating to sales development can be assigned to a vendor's master data. The total sales of a vendor consist of the data of the individual business transactions.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Ranjit

    Edited by: Ranjit kumar on Aug 12, 2008 9:00 PM

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2008 at 07:21 PM

    I am not sure what you exactly mean by Master Record. Coming to other 2, here you go :

    Master Data - It is the central information source for a company. All SAP components would access this data.

    Ex: G/L Account Master Data, Cost Center Master Data, Vendor Master Data, Customer Master Data.

    Transactin Data - Say for ex: you need to create a PO ( Purchase order), after you created a Vendor .

    So the data which PO holds - Quanity, Price etc is the transaction data - Coming to how PO would use master data, on the PO, you just enter the vendor # and it would fetch the Vendor Name and other info from the master data.

    Hope that helps..

    Thanks,

    Nandita

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2008 at 08:19 PM

    try help.sap.com

    these seem like interview questions !!!

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