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In the line item display, you can choose from several line layout variants.


The standard line layout variant for a customer account displays the most important information from the document header and line items, for example, the document number, document type, dunning block, dunning key amount, and clearing document number.

The variant for payment terms displays all information on the terms of payment for an item in addition to the document number, amount, and clearing document number.

The SAP standard system contains the variants mentioned above and other line layout variants. You can change them or create your own.

To define your own variants, you have to define the following for each variant:

The display format determines whether the entire field content is displayed.


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The illustration above shows you how the standard line layout has been defined.

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If you choose the standard line layout in the line item display, the system displays the information about each line item as shown in the illustration below. The column headings are displayed according to the way they are defined in the illustration above (see 4). The Clearing document number field is abbreviated since only the last three numbers are required. It is displayed as of the eighth position (offset 7), with three characters (length 3), and a distance of 1 from the prior column (see 2 in the above illustration).

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You can define your own line layout variants for individual account types or for all account types.

If you require fields other than the ones proposed in the standard system, you have to specify them separately by account type. Furthermore, you can determine the sequence of the fields in the selection window. You will want to place the fields used most often at the top of the list.