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How is the posting key determined?

Former Member
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Hi,

I have a general question about posting keys.

What is the logic behind the posting keys (customizing OB41)?

I think we have 2 possibilities:

With automatic postings, the posting keys are picked up from the "Account assignment" in Customizing (OMWB).

With manual postings, the posting key is selected manually when making the posting.

Do you have any more information about it?

Thank you for your feedback.

Kind regards,

Linda

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Former Member
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Linda,

Posting Key is a 2 character numerical key that controls the entry of line items.

The posting key determines:

Account type

Debit/credit posting

Layout of entry screens

When you enter a posting, you enter a posting key for each item. This key determines how the item is posted. Posting keys are defined at client level and therefore apply to all company codes.

The posting key determines:

The data you can enter in the line item

How data you post is processed

How the system updates the data you enter

Posting keys are differentiated by customer, vendor and G/L accounts. Apart from the General Ledger Accounting (FI-GL) and Accounts Receivable and Payable (FI-AR/AP) components, there are also posting keys for asset and material accounts.

Hope that helps.

Nandita

Former Member
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Hi Nandita,

Thank you for the useful information.

Kind regards,

Linda

Former Member
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There is a customising transaction in SAP under the General ledger node, where we can say that for each specific transaction, these will be the default posting keys.

if you want to change some thing, this can be changed here.

Regards

Anantha

Former Member
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Hi Anantha,

Thank you for your feedback.

Kind regards,

Linda