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Purpose

The purpose of that page is to explain how the posting period specification works, and how to test it.

Overview

This page is written to work as a configuration guide for posting periods in SAP ERP. It presents the main transaction used for configuration, as well as the different types of configuration available. In addition, there's a basic guide on how to test your posting period configurations, to ensure that it works.

Posting period configuration

To configure your posting periods, you should use the transaction code OB52. Through this transaction, it's possible to determine, for each account type or even for all account types at the same time, what's normal and which special periods can be used to post. You can even determine specific range of accounts for different periods, when necessary.

Different configuration types

For each account type, you can configure the period range as described in each of the following topics:

Standard generic configuration

This configuration is applied to every account types. You should use the '+' symbol as account type. The configuration must be done as below:

Variant

Account type

From account

To account

From period 1

Year

To period

Year

From period 2

Year

To period

Year

Authorization Group

0001

+

 

 

1

2008

12

2015

13

2008

16

2015

 

This configuration has to be done for every account, so filtering account won't work.

Configuring for customers

This configuration is applied to every customer reconciliation account. You should use the 'D' symbol as account type.
This configuration could be made for every reconciliation account, so filtering by the customer code won't work. However, you can filter an account range if necessary. In this case you should configure as below, replacing if necessary the posting periods:

Variant

Account type

From account

To account

From period 1

Year

To period

Year

From period 2

Year

To period

Year

Authorization Group

<XXXX>

D

<ini.acc.>

<fin.acc.>

1

2008

12

2015

13

2008

16

2015

 

Configuring for vendors

This configuration is applied to every vendor reconciliation accounts. You should use the 'K' symbol as account type.
This configuration could be made for every reconciliation account, so filtering by the vendor code won't work. However, you can filter an account range if necessary. In this case you should configure as below, replacing if necessary the posting periods:

Variant

Account type

From account

To account

From period 1

Year

To period

Year

From period 2

Year

To period

Year

Authorization Group

<XXXX>

K

<ini.acc.>

<fin.acc.>

1

2008

12

2015

13

2008

16

2015

 

Configuring for G/L accounts

This configuration is applied to every G/L accounts. You should use the 'S' symbol as account type. You can filter an account range if necessary. In this case you should configure as below, replacing if necessary the posting periods:

Variant

Account type

From account

To account

From period 1

Year

To period

Year

From period 2

Year

To period

Year

Authorization Group

<XXXX>

S

<ini.acc.>

<fin.acc.>

1

2008

12

2015

13

2008

16

2015

 

Testing your posting period configurations

To test your configurations, the easiest way is trying to post a document in an adequate transaction.

  • G/L account posting: you can try to post it through transaction FB01. You just need to inform a G/L account which belongs to your filter configuration. When you try to inform your posting date, the system should validate.
  • Vendor posting: you can try to post it through transaction FB60. You just need to inform a vendor which reconciliation account belongs to your filter configuration. When you try to inform your invoice date, the system should validate.
  • Customer posting: you can try to post it through transaction FB70. You just need to inform a vendor which reconciliation account belongs to your filter configuration. When you try to inform your invoice date, the system should validate.

Related Content

Related Documents

Related SAP Notes/KBAs

  • SAP Note 1664274: System is not filtering customer when there are blocked posting periods
  • SAP Note 1281: Allowed posting periods