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What is account category reference in Account determntn??


In a simple way, can any body explain me about account category reference in account determination-MM.

What is the significance of ACR????

Dot send any links , pls explain here in short manner .



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    Posted on Feb 09, 2010 at 10:03 AM


    Better u understand this, the link for Automatic posting as

    Material Type
    Acct Ref. category <-->Valuation Class <---> G/L Account

    So, Acct Ref Cat. is a link between Material Type and Valuation class.


    1. First Create Acct Ref Cateogry.

    2. Create Valuation Class and Assign to Acct Ref category.

    3. Now Go to OBYC to assign GL for those Transaction + Valuation Class.

    2. For Tax Related Issue....Use T code OB40 assign GL to Tax's Conditions.

    3. For OBYC, there are certain more assigemnt e.g. GL clearing Acct, Frieght Clearing Acct etc

    Hope Clear U !


    Pardeep Malik

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    • Hi,

      One material Type can have different Categories and can have different Valuation Class.

      Suppose Material type "ERSA" i.e. spares now spares can be of mutiple category....e.g. mechanical Spares,

      Electrical Spares etc.

      Now Mechanical Spares - Have the sparate valuation Class and Electrical have separate but remember material type is one ERSA.

      Now, we can attach Different type of valuation class to one acct ref category.

      and attach that Acct. ref. to material type in next step.

      And u can create a new Acct ref cat. apart from STD SAP....copy as to nearest one

      Hope Help u !


      Pardeep Malik

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    Posted on Feb 09, 2010 at 09:46 AM

    It is connection or say path that link material types to valuation classes

    Material Type- ACR- Valuation Class

    ACR ig group of Valuation classes/material types

    Edited by: Sanjay Shah on Feb 9, 2010 3:17 PM

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    • Some more information

      Account category reference is the link between the valuation classes and the material types. The account category reference is a combination of valuation classes. Precisely one account category reference is assigned to a material type. In the standard SAP R/3 System, an account category reference is created for each material. The account category reference is, in turn, type assigned to precisely one valuation class. This means that each material type has its own valuation class.

      How it 'll link the valuation class and ACR and material type .??

      Spro>Materials Management>Valuation and Account Assignment>Account Determination>Account Determination Without Wizard-->Define Valuation Classes

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