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Why are S / H used for Debit / Credit indicators?

I am new to SAP and am curious as to what the S and H indicators actually stand for, probably in German? Being American, I am accustomed to D=Debit, C=Credit, which is easy to remember. If I could associate a word with each of the letters S and H, it would make it easier for me to remember which is which. Even if the words were German, that would be very helpful.

Thank you,

Geordon

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  • Feb 03, 2012 at 06:14 PM

    i always remember them by the fact that they are alphabetically common

    H - Credit

    S - Debit

    H - Haben (Having/Owning?)

    S - Soll (Against?)

    Help me Julius 😊

    Edited by: Clinton Jones on Feb 3, 2012 7:20 PM

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    Feb 03, 2012 at 06:53 PM

    Try logging on in German and looking at the data element.

    Rob

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    Feb 08, 2012 at 01:28 PM

    Both answers were valuable to me. I tried to assign points, but maybe I can't, since I don't have any, myself. In any case, thank you.

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    • P.S. being able to assign points only when having some yourself is an interesting idea, actually...

      --> Implementing this and reset points of all users to 0.

      --> Breaking News: Point fanatics commit suicide en mass!

      :-P

      You can't assign points in the coffee corner. Delicious Java Beans are welcomed though!