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2980855 - Contra Item feature of Financial Statement Version Hierarchy


The debit/credit shift option in Manage Global Hierarchies app for Financial Statement Version is not working correctly.

When the Credit checkbox in a Financial Statement Item node is selected and a report like "P&L-Actuals" app is run, the node which has a credit balance is actually displayed in the Financial Statement Item node which is designated as the "Contra Item number" of the former.

The result seems to have flipped from what is expected based on the debit/credit settings in the Financial Statement Items in the Financial Statement Version.


SAP S/4HANA CLOUD 2008 and above

Reproducing the Issue

1. In App Display Line Items in General Ledger G/L account balances have total credit

2. In App P&L-Actuals to use a Financial Statement Version the credit balance is not displayed in the specific Financial Statement Item. It is being displayed in the Contra Item number of Financial Statement Item


The Contra Item feature of Financial Statement Version Hierarchy is not supported in all apps.
In report P&L Actuals, specific Financial Statement is used as a pure G/L Account hierarchy and as such the debit/credit shift will not be considered.
Contra Item feature is only supported in Fiori App 'Balance Sheet & Income Statement'.


Contra Item feature can only be applied in Fiori App 'Balance Sheet & Income Statement'

Please also see below SAP Help Portal link for more details:

Financial Statement Versions in Manage Global Hierarchies


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