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Configuring SAP® ERP Financial and Controlling by John Burger, Peter Jones

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Number Ranges and Document Types

There is one final piece of configuration that is needed before you can post entries in the system. The final step is setting up document types and assigning them to number ranges. SAP comes delivered with several different document types that are assigned to different transactions in the system. Each document type must have a number range assigned to it. The number ranges are what determine the document number. The document number, along with fiscal year, is the audit trail that is used in the system. As you are well aware, SAP utilizes the document principle, meaning that every posting in the system is done through a document, thus providing detailed drill-down to the source of all posting entries in the system. ...

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