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Assign GL account to Material automatically in ME21N

We manufacture industrial roofing and our Contracts division can handle the complete development of big sheds i.e. warehouses etc. Throughout a contract many purchases are made for site "goods" e.g. plant hire etc.

For purchasing on the Contract, we use Framework/Blanket orders and each Material used is really a Cost Head that is associated with a relevant GL account. This account number is entered via Account Assignment in ME21N. However, on many occasions the account number is entered incorrectly.

Is there a way of linking a GL account number directly to a Material so the GL account can be picked up automatically when the Material is entered in ME21N to get round the errors made?

Thanks

JIm Jackson

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    Posted on Oct 31, 2008 at 03:34 PM

    Thanks, folks for the speedy replies and I understand the concept of what is being said. I already have the materials in separate Material Groups for analysis purposes and it would be nice to just assign those to a GL account but I realise that would be too easy fior SAP!! Anyway, I will start working on this next week as I've now got to write a couple of FI analysis programs first!!

    One further question to clarify something else...

    The materials used here are not really materials i.e. for plant hire etc. I guess in the extreme cases, they are really services. What I'm getting at is that no stock movements e.g. GRs are used for them. All the detail I've read about in what you've suggested relate to stock movements in relation to the Account assignment.

    Does what I want to do still apply to what I've been told already?

    Thank

    Jim Jackson

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      Hi,

      As I have posted my suggestion previously, there are only two types of items procured externally for which the automatic account assignment determination is well defined and set up. Can you clarify in more details what your end users define their procured items if they are neither material nor services?

      Cheers,

      HT

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    Posted on Oct 30, 2008 at 07:34 PM

    Hi

    Automatic postings can be done through automatic account determination

    spr>img>materials management>valuation and account assignment>account determination> account determination with out wizard . please do configuration here

    you can refer u2022

    http://www.sapstudymaterials.com/search/label/0170-MM-FICO%3A%20Automatic%20Account%20Determination

    or help.sap.com for any queries.

    hope it helps

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    Posted on Oct 31, 2008 at 04:25 AM

    as far as i know,g/l account can be linked with material group.

    inOMQW u can assign the valuation class to the material group.in OBYC thru GBB VBA the g/l account assigned with the valuation class gets picked up while doing ME21N.

    regards,

    indranil

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