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Procedure documentation Creating a Head Office and Branch Index   Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

An index of head offices and their branches is compiled as part of the balance confirmation procedure.

The program uses the index to create balance confirmations.

Creating an index is beneficial in cases where several program runs are necessary for creating balance confirmations (for example, customer/vendor intervals are scheduled parallel in the background), because the balance confirmation programs do not then need to generate the index for each separate run and the runtime is therefore reduced.

When creating the index, the reconciliation key date must be the same as the reconciliation key date in the balance confirmation program.

The period between creating the index and creating the balance confirmations should be as short as possible to avoid problems with head office/branch relationships created in that time period.

You can find the function for creating an index in the Accounts Receivable or Accounts Payable screen under Periodic processing ® Print correspondence ® Balance confirmation ® Create index.