SAP FI – Posting Period Variant

  • May 28, 2018
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SAP FI – Posting Period Variant

SAP FI Posting period variant is used to maintain accounting periods that are open for posting and all closed period are balanced. This is used for opening and closing period in the fiscal year for posting purpose.

You can assign these posting periods to one or more company codes.

How to create posting period variants in SAP FI?
Go to SPRO → SAP Reference IMG → Financial Accounting → Financial Accounting Global Setting → Document → Posting Periods → Define Variant for open Posting Periods → Execute.


It will open a new window. Now, click New Entries.


It will open another window, as shown below. Enter the 4-digit Posting Period Variant and name of the field. Click the Save icon to save this variant.


Open and Close Posting Periods
Go to SPRO → SAP Reference IMG → Financial Accounting → Financial Accounting Global Setting → Document → Posting Periods → Open and Close Posting Periods → Execute.


Click the button New Entries, as shown in the following screenshot.


Now, you need to provide the following details −


Var. = Enter 4-digit Variant code.
Select Account Type −
+=Valid for all account type (masking)
A = Asset
D = Customers
K = Vendors
M = Materials
S = General Ledger Account
From Per.1 = Enter Starting Period
Year = Enter Year
To Period = Enter Ending Period
Year = Enter Year
From Period2 = Enter First Special Period
Year = Enter Year
To Period = Enter Period
Year = Enter Year
Authorization Group = It is used to open a period for particular users
Once all the details are provided, click the Save button to save the open and closing posting periods.

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