The FI-SL system offers a wide array of different tools that you can use to create reports, check and test settings, and trigger evaluations, validations, and substitutions. You can create sets, check the posting structures in your system, and display the contents of your FI-SL direct posting tables.


The FI-SL tools are used in the various areas of the FI-SL System:


FI-SL contains the following tools to help you improve your system performance and setup:

Sets are used throughout the FI-SL System as the building blocks for many of the FI-SL modules. In FI-SL, you use sets to group together data and to define data hierarchies. Under a set name, you can store specific values or ranges of values. These values exist within one dimension.

There are four different types of set. These are Basic Sets, Data Sets, Single-Dimension Sets, and Multi-Dimension Sets. Using these set types, you can create a Set Hierarchy with as many levels as you require.

You can create a basic set that uses the dimension cost center. You can then enter specific cost center numbers in the basic set.

For more information, see Sets.

The FI-SL-System reporting tools Report Painter and Report Writer are used for creation of reports on totals information from various applications.

For more information, see Report Painter / Report Writer, Report Painter Reports, and Report Writer Reports.

You use the diagnosis tool when you want to test your system setup and determine how and where a document will post or has posted to the FI-SL System. You can then determine why a specific document is not posting to a ledger.

For a specific document number, company code, and fiscal year, you can use this online function to check to which ledgers the document posted or will post. You can also check to which ledgers a specific activity (such as RFBU for FI postings) will post to FI-SL.

For more information, see Using the Diagnosis Tool

You use the control report tool when you want to display and/or print the contents of the FI-SL direct posting tables (ATAB tables). FI-SL posting tables are defined in Customizing. These tables control how documents are posted into the FI-SL system.

Once you have installed your system, you can use this tool to check your system structures before implementing your productive system.

For more information, see Using the Control Report Tool.

You use this tool to display the number of records that have posted for a ledger, as well as the database tables to which records have been posted.

For more information, see Using the Ledger Statistics Tool

You can use this tool to evaluate FI-SL summary tables and create reports. For more information, see Drilldown Reporting.

In Customizing for Special Purpose Ledger, you can also use tools for checking, transporting, validating, substituting, deleting, and comparing data. For more information, see Validation, Substitution, and Rules. See also the IMG for Special Purpose Ledger.