Purpose & Overview
With help of a new report RFOB5200 you can set the open and close posting periods in background for a posting period variant(s). Previously, it was only possible to open and close posting periods with transaction code OB52. Now you can make the same update programmaticly. OB52 is still available and should be used for single changes but this new program makes it easier to update a large number of accounts, posting period variants, or account types.
RFOB5200 was delivered with SAP Note No 1483900. With this report, it is possible to adjust a large number of posting period entries or to schedule the update in the background via transaction SM37. It is still possible to use transaction code OB52 to open and close posting periods for a particular posting period variant. The functionality of OB52 is not affected by this program.
The screenshot below shows the initial screen of the report. It has the same fields that show up at OB52 and therefore has similar functionality in terms of maintaining the entries.
Step 1: Maintain the appropriate parameters of the change that you want to make. For instance, enter in the appropriate posting period variant, account type, account, record type, etc. and select the type of change being made (Change / Close). For a change in the table entry, enter in the new values for From Period/Year and To Period/Year.
Step 2: Schedule Background Job. Go to the menu path: Program > Execute in Background. The following prompt will appear. In this case, the execution of the program will occur at a specific date/time. Save the start time and then monitor the job at transaction SM37.
Prerequisite SAP Note No : 1229202
Transaction code : OB52
1483900 RFOB5200: Maintaining T001B in the background
1617205 RFOB5200 does not recognize authorization group
1618791 RFOB5200 changes locked data
1740323 RFOB5200 incorrectly ends with FC 452
1784908 RFOB5200 issues warning
1786758 RFOB5200 issues warning as error
1843641 RFOB5200 without complete intervals
1910022 RFOB5200 Close period and authorization group
2099493 RFOB5200 incorrectly reports successful processing and writes data in non-chang
2123137 RFOB5200: Parallel opening and closing of posting periods
2245368 RFOB5200 has the status "Ready" in the job overview despite an error
2249389 OB52: No open period results in error FC452 or FC446: "Posting period not allow
2251160 Transaction code for RFOB5200: OB52B
2421622 RFOB5200 does not take S_TABU_NAM and S_TABU_LIN into account
2523830 Company code specific editing of posting periods via program RFOB5200
2533267 RFOB5200: Dump after you implement SAP Note 2421622
2692451 RFOB5200: Parallel opening and closing of posting periods
2768368 RFOB5200 - incorrect status
2868919 OB52: Change logs are missing