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Document splitting is part of new General ledger functionality that is widely implemented in all new SAP implementations in either ECC or S/4 HANA implementations


I wrote a blog post:



Where  I got feedback the feedback : It's complicated.


In this video blog, I tried to simplify the document splitting line item category configuration and I could configure it in full within 1 Minute.


By end of this video following knowledge expected to be covered

  • Expected results by the end of Part one

1.Understand document splitting concept

2.Know what is Partner profit center !

3.Generate financial statement per mandatory Characteristic ( Profit center)

  • Expected results by the end of Part two

1.Use Standard “Check item categories program” for finance system health check and for GL assignment derivation

2.Know how to check SAP recommendation for GL item Categories

3.Know how to solve below Errors

  • There is no item category assigned to account XXXXX/1000

  • Item category XXXX is missing (obligatory in accounting transaction 1000/0)


By end of this blog post we emphasis the importance of item categories and its main role that affect document splitting and in turn all financial postings either in General ledger, Subsidiary ledger or financial document flows from other module.

We went through small case that shows small changes in item category configuration can lead to big consequences, error messages that may raise based on incorrect or incomplete item categories and fast way to check and analyze item categories for document splitting.
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