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What is SAP Account Group and What does it control.
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Account groups determine which fields you can configure on the G/L master record.

The standard SAP require at least two account groups, one for balance sheet accounts and one of the profit and loss accounts.

OBD4 - Define Screen layout per account group (G/L Accounts)

Double click on the line items.
You can define the fields as Suppress, Requried Entry, Optional Entry or Display
After the definition, you can check it with FSP3 - Chart of Accounts display.

SAP Account Group controls the Number ranges of GL A/C.
The status of fields of the master record of GL belongs to company code area.
 


Comments

  • Nitesh Singh
    08 Jun 2018 1:00 pm Helpful Answer

    1.Account group defines the nature of the accounts.

    2. Account group defines number range.

    3. AG defined the field status.

    4. Ag defines whether the customer/vendor is one-time partner or frequent partner.

  • 08 Jun 2018 1:01 pm Helpful Answer

    We have account groups in GL accounts as well as in customer and vendor accounts, with respect to GL account groups these are the account groups which have same funcionality (example cash account groups, authorized account groups) standard account groups are defined already in SAP erp, with respect to customer and vendor account groups we can take as example your organisation has customer base all over india so u can create a specific customer account group city wise, state wise or zone wise same is eligible for vendor account groups (these groups are defined in customizing and you can define by copying form the standard account groups available in sap erp system) also you can change the field status of the account groups according to your requirement.

  • 08 Jun 2018 1:01 pm Helpful Answer

    TRANSACTION CODE : OBD4

    The account group(or G/L ACCOUNT GROUP)- a 4- character alphanumeric key - controls how g/l account master records are created in the system.
    this helps to "group" G/L accounts according to the functional areas to which they must belong .The account group is mandatory for creating a master records.The same account group can be used by more than one company code if they ll use the same chart of accounts. However,each G/L account is assigned to only one account group.

    The account group determines :

    1.What NUMBER INTERVAL is to be used while creating the master record?

    2.What SCREEN LAYOUT is to be used while creating the master record in the company code area?
    While defining the account groups in the system, you also need to define the corresponding FIELD STATUS for each of these groups. Else, you will not be able to see fields as all these would be hidden by default.

    SAP comes delivered with a number of “account group”like:

    1. SAKO -- G/L ACCOUNT GENERAL.

    2. MAT. -- MATERIAL MANAGEMENT ACOOUNT. 

    3. FIN. --- LIQUIDS FUNDS ACCOUNT.

    In the most of the situation, you will not require additional groups other than the ones already available in the standard system.
    However , if you need to create a new one , it is easier to copy an existing one and make modifications to the same instead of creating from scratch.

  • Sonia Barwar
    08 Jun 2018 1:01 pm Helpful Answer

    GROUPING OF SIMILAR NATURE OF ACCOUNTS, IT CONTROLS NUMBER RANGES IN CREATION TIME.