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Procedure documentationMaking Settings for Document Splitting Locate this document in the navigation structure


You use this procedure to make the settings in Customizing required for using document splitting in new General Ledger Accounting.

Customizing for document splitting is divided into the following sections:

  • Standard Settings

    If you want to use document splitting, you have to make the standard settings. You assign the business transactions and define the document splitting characteristics, for example.

  • Settings for Enhanced Document Splitting

    You only require the enhanced settings if you want to modify the standard document splitting method. You can define separate business transaction variants and separate document splitting rules, among other things.


See the “Implementation Considerations” section under Document Splitting.


In Customizing for Financial Accounting (New), choose   General Ledger Accounting (New)   Business Transactions   Document Splitting  . Under Wizards for Document Splitting, choose the appropriate wizard for the settings that you want to make or perform the steps detailed below.

Recommendation Recommendation

If you use one of the wizards to configure document splitting or to create new document splitting rules, you do not have to perform the steps described here.

End of the recommendation.
Standard Settings
  1. Classify G/L Accounts for Document Splitting

    In this Customizing activity, you assign your accounts to the Item Categories.

  2. Classify Document Types for Document Splitting

    Here, you assign each document type to a business transaction and a business transaction variant.

  3. Define Zero-Balance Clearing Account

    Here, you define a clearing account for account assignment objects for which you want to have a zero balance setting in cases where the balance is not zero.

  4. Define Document Splitting Characteristics for General Ledger Accounting

    Here, you specify to which document splitting characteristics document splitting applies, for example, profit center or segment. The characteristics that you specify should be used in at least one ledger. You determine which document splitting characteristics are used in your ledger by assigning scenarios or customer fields to your ledgers.

    You also define how these document splitting characteristics are handled by specifying, for example, whether you want to apply a zero balance setting, whether the field is a required entry field, and the appropriate partner field.

  5. Define Document Splitting Characteristics for Controlling

    Here, you specify which additional document splitting characteristics you want to apply in document splitting. The additional document splitting characteristics are not relevant for General Ledger Accounting. Instead, they are relevant for Controlling or other application components that use documents transferred from General Ledger Accounting.

    Caution Caution

    The system only transfers the selected document splitting characteristics to the specified line items when the account to which the postings are to be made also supports the document splitting characteristics.

    For more information, see Subsequent Processes of Document Splitting.

    End of the caution.
  6. Define Post-Capitalization of Cash Discount to Fixed Assets

    Here, you can capitalize to the fixed asset the cash discount that is applied in the payment of an asset-relevant invoice. When you select this setting, the cash discount amount is not posted to the cash discount account in the payment document, but instead directly to the fixed asset.

  7. Define Technical Document Splitting Characteristics

    Here, you specify for which characteristics you want to perform document splitting in additional functions. You need to define technical document splitting characteristics when using the following functions:

  8. Edit Constants for Nonassigned Processes

    Here, you define standard account assignments (such as a standard segment) for particular line items in processes, for example, in bank statement posting or payment on account in general, where it is not possible to derive the correct account assignments when the document is posted.

  9. Activate Document Splitting

    In this Customizing activity, you activate document splitting. Document splitting uses either the predefined standard document splitting method or the document splitting method that you have defined in the Customizing activity Assign Document Splitting Method (see below). For more information, see Activation of Document Splitting.

Settings for Enhanced Document Splitting

If you have to make changes to the standard settings in Customizing, we recommend that you copy one of the document splitting methods delivered and make your changes in the copy. For more information, see Document Splitting Method.

You define a different document splitting method in the enhanced document splitting settings and set up document splitting so that the system does not use the standard document splitting method, but rather the one you have defined.

  1. Define Document Splitting Method

    Here, you define your own document splitting method for document splitting. A document splitting method contains the document splitting rules that the system applies for individual item categories.

  2. Define Document Splitting Rule

    Here, you define the document splitting rules for document splitting. Assign one or more business transaction variants to a document splitting method for each business transaction. If required, you assign the account key for the zero balance setting and the leading item category for cross-company code transactions.

  3. Assign Document Splitting Method

    Here, you assign the document splitting method that the system uses for activated document splitting. If you want to use a different document splitting method, you have to assign it in the relevant Customizing activity. Note the implementation considerations under Document Splitting.

  4. Define Business Transaction Variants

    Here, you can define separate business transaction variants for the business transactions in document splitting.


Once you have performed the required activities for the migration (see the implementation considerations under Document Splitting), you have completed all of the settings for document splitting. The system automatically performs document splitting for all of the specified business transactions.