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Monday, November 21, 2005

Change the parked accounting document

Today we’ll see how we can control the access to the fields on a parked document, so that different groups of employees will only be able to change the fields to which they have been authorized to make any changes . The concept is very simple but I would say this is very effective and flexible to play around with. All we have to do is group the fields on the document into field groups and assign the field groups to the roles, which will then be assigned to the users. Simply follow the following steps to implement this concept on SAP.

Define Field Groups for Documents

Step one:

First we have to define the field groups. We can use the ‘Define Field Groups for Documents’ activity on SPRO


Select the object type as ‘Parked documents’. Please note that we can apply the same logic to other documents such as ‘Documents’, ‘External documents’. ‘Sample documents’, ‘Recurring documents’ and ‘Documents with preliminary postings’

Enter a Field group as a two digit numeric value and type a Description.

Step two:

As the second step we have to group the document fields. Use activity ‘Group Document Fields’ on SPRO to perform this step.


Select the object type as the ‘Parked documents’. Select the Field group that we have created in step one and assign the desired fields.

Step three:

As the next step we have to assign the field groups to the Roles which will then be assigned to the users. Every user can be given authorization to change fields in one or more groups. This means that a user may either change all or no fields of a document. The classification of the fields into groups should be carried out with this in mind.
Execute transaction code PFCG to maintain the roles. Select the desired role and add the desired field groups to the Authorization object ‘F_SKA1_AEN’


Bingo!!! That’s it. Now the users with the role Z100 attached to them would only able to modify the fields ‘Exchange rate’ and ‘Fiscal year’ on the parked documents while the others would not be able to modify any fields at all.

Field groups can also be used to filter the data on report ‘RFBABL00’ (‘Display of changed documents’)

I hope this post would have helped you to understand how SAP even allows us to control the access to each and every field on the documents. I strongly believe this flexibility with SAP is the main factor which makes SAP as the number one ERP in the world.

Please don’t hesitate to send me your comments.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

very good information. Thanks for contribution.

mani said...

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thank u sir

Anonymous said...

I made the changes in IMG in line with your example (ECC 6) - However, when I run the Tcode FBV0 I am able to change values in all fields - even though I did not make any change to roles. Therefore, I should not have been allowed to change any field. Can you think of any reason why it is not working?

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