Discover Hidden Parameter IDs to Simplify Your FI Settings

  • by Rohana Gunawardena, SAP Practice Director, Exium Inc.
  • October 15, 2003
Many users set default values for their FI transactions using transaction FB00 - Accounting Editing Options. However, not all settings for FI/CO transactions are available here. In this article, I'll show you other ways to find and set default values for parameters. I'll also introduce you to some "hidden" parameters.

Many users set default values for their FI transactions using transaction FB00 – Accounting Editing Options. However, not all settings for FI/CO transactions are available here. In this article, I’ll show you other ways to find and set default values for parameters. I’ll also introduce you to some “hidden” parameters.

Then you’ll be able to answer questions your users may ask, such as, “Why do I have to fill in the controlling area pop-up every time I log on, when I only use one controlling area?” or “Wouldn’t it be great if the special G/L checkbox for FBL5 was always on?”

Rohana Gunawardena

Rohana Gunawardena heads the SAP practice division at Exium Inc. Exium is a leading business and technology consulting firm that enables companies to achieve their strategic business goals. Exium specializes in delivering superior IT solutions using ERP systems, with a special focus on SAP products. Rohana has been working with SAP since 1992. During his career he has assisted multiple clients on detailed system correction projects, such as correcting inventory balances, controlling area reorganizations, retrospectively activating group currency, and optimizing inter-company accounting transactions. He has spoken at many SAP conferences and has published more than 20 articles in Financials Expert, SCM Expert, and SAPtips on various aspects of SAP. His presentations have focused on Financials module selection, the order-to-cash process, global rollouts, business segment reporting, cross-module integration, and the financial impact of SCM transactions. Rohana is widely acknowledged as a leading SAP expert. Rohana is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Previously Rohana has worked with the consulting practices of Accenture, Deloitte, and PwC.

Rohana will be presenting at the upcoming SAPinsider Financials 2017 conference, June 14-16, 2017, in Amsterdam. For information on this event, click here.

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