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Function documentation Transactions for Posting with Clearing  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


The following overview lists the clearing transactions in the standard system and the functions used to post them.

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The system has to make clearing postings for each transaction except account clearing (see Account Clearing and Posting with Clearing). To do this, it requires posting keys for the corresponding clearing procedure.

In the standard system, the posting keys required are already defined for these transactions. You will have to change the standard settings or make new settings if:

The following figure shows the transaction selection options in the general clearing functions and the clearing transactions that are defined in the system.

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Posting Keys for Clearing Transactions

For each transaction, the following posting keys are specified for debit and credit postings depending on the account type:

If you define your own transactions, you should maintain all posting keys for each account type. Using the incoming payment transaction, the following illustration shows why this is necessary:

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When you post an incoming payment, the system requires a posting key to generate the offsetting entry for the open items selected. To generate this offsetting entry, it uses the customer credit posting key that is specified for the clearing posting. All the other posting keys are used for special situations that may occur when posting an incoming payment:

The system can also deal with payment differences when you post and clear items, but requires a posting key to do this. You can treat payment differences as follows:

The posting keys you specify for the Transfer posting with clearing transaction are used for the general clearing function and, if the system has to make internal transfer postings, for the account clearing function as well.

The payment program and the special functions for outgoing and incoming payments use the posting keys defined for the incoming payment and outgoing payment transactions.

You cannot delete these transactions.

Posting keys for the invoice and credit memo fast entry function are defined separately in the system.