SAP G\L Data Sources: Which Tables Should You Use?

  • by Rohana Gunawardena, SAP Practice Director, Exium Inc.
  • February 15, 2009
When upgrading, users may take reports from the classic General Ledger (G/L) and assume they will work in the SAP General Ledger (formerly called the new G/L). This isn’t always the case. See the differences between key tables containing SAP G/L data and identify where you need to look for data.

You’ve moved from the classic General Ledger (G/L) to SAP General Ledger (SAP G/L, formerly called the new G/L). It has custom reports that use classic G/L tables (e.g., BSIS, BSID, and BSIK). At first, the classic G/L reports seem to run as expected after activating SAP G/L. On closer examination, not all data is available. This missing data occurs for document splitting fields. What changes do you need to make to these reports?

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.

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