What is field status group, what does it control?
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Answer / neelima1
field status group is mandatory, to define which fields are
displayed while posting the trans. to G/L a/c
suppress,display, optional,required. FSG will control.
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Answer / kiran konujula
Field Status Variant contains differnt fiels staus groups.
fiels status groups controls the field status of line items
wheter to be displayed,optional ,suppressed,required.
we can control in 3 places:---
a)field status variant(OBC4):---it controls line items
during document posting.
b)account groups(OBD4,OBD3,OBD2):-- It controls fields
during master record Posting[gl master(OBD4),vendor master
(OBD3), customer master(OBD2)]
c)posting keys(OB41):---it controls line items during
Note:-- both posting keys and field status variant
controls the line items during document posting based on
Supperessed,required and optional priority.
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Answer / vinay
Field status group is a group configured in FSV (Field
Status Variant) to maintain field status for G/L accounts.
It controls the fields of the document posted to a
particular G/L Account where the group is assigned to.
Eg: If G/L Account 100001 is created and document is posted
to that particular account the fields of that account will
appear as specified in the FSV.
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Let us begin at the beginning.
Every BOX you see on your screen is a FIELD.
The STATUS of each such field can be one of the following:
1. Fields in which you MUST enter some data (usually you
see a tick mark in such fields). field status = REQUIRED
2. Fields in which you may or may not enter data. field
status = OPTIONAL
3. Fields which you can see some information already filled
up BUT you cannot enter anything nor change existing
information. field status = DISPLAY
4. Fields which may or not contain some information but
remain HIDDEN ( You may not be able to see the Field at all
on your screen ) field status = SUPPRESSED
You ,AS A CONSULTANT, can set up one of the field statusus
for EACH END USED based on his job requirement/ security
authorization allowed to him.
FIELD STATUS GROUP is a collection of all such fields
bundled up together as a group.
Field Status setting can be
1. at the MASTER LEVEL ( while creating, changing and
displaying Master data- Some end users are empowered to
handle master data only) and also. The priority of Field
Status is SUPPRESSED / DISPLAY / REQUIRED / OPTIONAL and in
2. at the TRANSACTION LEVEL ( while posting transactions -
some end users are empowered to post transactions only)
At the Master level, Field Status is set within the ACCOUNT
GROUP ( double click on the account group and you will see
for yourself). This level can be overridden by setting the
field status for the same field in the SCREEN LAY OUT
ACTIVITY. Both the statusus set are compared and the
priority rule of S D R O is applied for determining how the
field should be on the enduser's screen.
At the transaction level, Field Status is set through the
FIELD STATUS GROUP in the related MASTER RECORD and also in
the Posting Keys in the transaction. A similar comparison
of field statusus of a given field is made by SAP and the
priority rule of S R O applies for final determination of
how the field should behave on the enduser's screen. Please
note that there is no DISPLAY field status at the
As regards FIELD STATUS GROUP ( earlier I told you that a
field status group is a bundle of fields with preset field
statusus). The FIELD STATUS GROUP is Mapped to a variant
called Field Status variant ( which is just but a name) .
The Field Status variant is assigned to your company code.
By doing so and by capturing the Field Status Group in the
master record, you set one part of the field status for
your transactions. The other part for the field status is
set in the posting keys.
Hope you are kind of clear. Experiment for yourself and see
how a given field appears on your screen. You will get a
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Answer / dinesh lakhotiya
Field Status Group is a configured group to maintain field
status for General Ledger Accounts on screen layout.
It controls whoch field should be suppress, display,
optional and required.
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Answer / vinay
A set of predefined field status is called field status
group. The reference given to this set of fields is called
field status variant. This field status vairant is
assigned to company code.
There are two types of fields status viz.,
1. Field status group: Controls fields of document entry.
These fields can be made supress, required and optional
only based on priority. These fields can also be
controlled by using posting key field status based on
supress,required and optional priority.
2. Account group field status: Controls fields of G/L
Account group only. G/L Accounts created under this group
will have only those fields which are maintained for that
group. These fields can be made supress,display,required
and optional. Priority being S,D,R,O.
3. Customer group field status: Controls fields of customer
master records of particular Customer group. In
otherwords, this maintains the subledger. These fields can
be made supress,display,required and optional. Priority
4. Vendor group field status: Controls fields of master
records of particular Vendor group. This maintains the
fields of subledger ie., the fields of vendor master
records. These fields can be made supress,display,required
and optional. Priority being S,D,R,O.
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Answer / kumar
field status group is mandatory in gl creation.field status
group maintain all field status groups.
ex:display,opetional,required , surplased.
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Answer / vandana
It controls the line items of a document. what are the
fields comes in document through this, we can control the
fields as a required , suppressed or optional
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Answer / kosti rahul
field status group is mandatory in gl creation.You can use
this field to define, which field are displayed, when you
post any businesss transaction in to GL Creation.
A field may have one of the following statuses.
S -> Supress
D -> Display
R -> Required
o -> Optional
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Answer / tanvi
usign field status group we configure our data
entry screen by slecting approapriate option against
field, we can decide whether that field should
appear on the screen or not if it should appear,
whether as a mandatory field or as an optional
Field s tatus varient ocntains sevel field status
groups, every field status group contains a set of
field every field has 3 options. 1). supressed,2)
sap Standard field status varient containes 41 field
s tatus groups as we cannot have same field status
for a particualr field in every account, we maintain
sever field status groups.
we use appropriate fields tatus goup while creating
apartiuclar account & this control field of a data
entry(document postings) screen.
In the same wa we can control the field status
of manster records, while creating GL account
groups, customer account groups and vendor account
Summary : field status varient contains field
status grouops & each field status group contains
several field status rules. While creating FL
acounts we need to identify suitable FSG & assign
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