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Object documentation Document Types  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


A key that is used to classify accounting documents and distinguish between business transactions to be posted. The document type is entered in the document header and applies to the whole document.


The document type has the following functions:

For more information, see Document Number Assignment and Controlling Document Storage Using the Document Type

The following figure illustrates the significance of the document type:

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Document types are defined at client level. The standard system already contains document types which you can use or change. Before deleting document types, check whether they are currently used in the system.


The system usually defaults the appropriate document type when a business transaction is entered. With some transactions (such as clearing transactions), you define document types that are required for automatic postings yourself.



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