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Document Date/Posting Date

Hi all,

I am a strater in SAP.Can some one please explain what is the difference between Document Date and Posting Date with an example.

I am little confused to undersatnd this.

Many Thanks,

BK.

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    Sep 09, 2008 at 04:48 PM

    hi,

    Posting Date: Date which is used when entering the document in Financial Accounting or Controlling. The posting date can differ from both the entry date and the doc date.

    Document Date: The document date is the date on which the original document was issued. Ex: Inv date, Bill date etc.,

    For Eg if you would like to post a document for 31-08-2008 on today.

    In this case posting date: 31-08-2008

    entry date :08-09-2008.

    Hope, this will helps you out...

    Ranjit kumar...

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    Sep 09, 2008 at 04:51 PM

    Hi,

    If you receive a Invoice from a vendor, the invoice is having a date which is called as document date.

    Posting Date is when when you post that document in the SAP system that is called posting date.

    Entry date system automatically captures this date which you can see in the header data.

    Regards,

    Satish Muvva.

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    Sep 10, 2008 at 04:59 AM

    Hi,

    lets take an example:

    Ther is goods receipt happening on 9th sep, 2008 along with it the invoice also comes dated 8th sep, 2008.

    Suppose u post the entry on the same date in ur SAP system the day u recvd the goods, i.e. u credit the vendor on good receipt date, then the document date in this case will be 8th sep, 2008. the posting date will be 9th Sep, 2008.

    The entry date is the actual date on which u make entry in SAP the system date. So entry date can be diffrent from posting date in this case

    thanx

    alok

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    Sep 10, 2008 at 05:06 AM

    Hiii..

    Posting Date is the date on which you want to post a document & Document date is the date on which you enter a document.Both can be different or same as you want.

    Regards,

    Aakash

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    Sep 10, 2008 at 05:26 AM

    Hi!

    Posting date means on which date your makeing entry.

    Document date means Vendor inovice date.

    regards,

    Rup

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