Document header & line item captures information of business transaction. [EXPLAIN]


In this section, we are going to learn about "How document header information helps us in identifying the document and line item information helps in finding details of the business transaction?"

 

Header information & Line item information in an accounting document.

Below picture showing document header information and line item information in an accounting document.

document header & line item

Document header information

Document header information captured in various fields helpsĀ us find answer to below questions:

document header information

Document line item information

Line item helps us to find what lies inside the document.

Line item helps us answer below questions:

document line item information

Sap offers huge list of fields which can capture information if required by business.

In above picture, few fields are listed just to highlight how line item fields are used to capture important information.

 

Header table & line item table:

Sap uses various tables to store the information captured in the document.

These tables can be broadly divided into two category.

document header & line item table

As far as tables for accounting document is concerned.

BKPF is the table which captures header information of an accounting document.

BSEG is the table which captures line item information of an accounting document.

BSET is the table which captures tax information in an accounting document.

 

How header table & line item table help in report development?

When management demands a new report to be developed.

First step is to identify the documents (using header information stored in header table).

Second step is to fetch the relevant data (using line item information stored in line item table).