How to Define Document Type and Number Range in SAP FICO

Preface – This post is part of the SAP FI series.


In this article, we will learn:

  • List of Account Types in SAP
  • List of Standard Document Types in SAP
  • How to define Document Type
  • How to describe a Number Range

List of Account Types in SAP

Account Type Description
A Asset
D Customer
K Vendors
M Material
S General Ledger Accounts

List of Standard Document Types in SAP

Document Type Description
AA Asset Posting
AB Accounting Document
AE Accounting Document
AF Dep. Posting
AN Net Asset Posting
C1 Closing GR/IR accts
CI Customer Invoice
CP Customer Payment
DA Customer
DB Cust. Recurring entry
DE Customer Invoice
DG Customer Credit Memo
DR Customer Invoice
DZ Customer Payment
KA Vendor Document
KG Vendor Credit Memo

How to define Document Type?


SPRO -> IMG -> Financial Accounting -> Financial Accounting Global Setting -> Document -> Document Types -> Define Document Types -> Execute

1. Go to the path mentioned above

2. Click on New Entries

3. Provide the details.

    1. Document Type Key
    2. A number range for the Document Type
    3. An Account type which you would like to do posting
    4. Also enter an Appropriate Selection in the Control Data Section

4. Click on Save

How to describe a Number Range?

1. Press the ‘Number range Information’ Button in the properties section.

2. Provide details.

    1. Company Code
    2. Intervals

3. Click on insert interval

4. Provide details.

    1. Unique number range key
    2. Fiscal year
    3. Start and End Number of range without overlapping other Number Ranges
    4. Mark checkbox External if you want to insert the Document number manually during document creation
    5. Click Insert button

5. The new number range is listed.

NOTE: You can assign a number range to one or more document types.


  • Barry Allen

    A Full Stack Developer with 10+ years of experience in different domain including SAP, Blockchain, AI and Web Development.


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