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MDG-F: GL account innovations in S/4 HANA 2021

Hello All,

Season’s greetings, as yet another year comes to an end technology keeps evolving. This blog post will cover additional enhancements done to MDG-F GL account in S/4 HANA 2021.


With MDG 9.2 on S/4 HANA 1809 GL account data model was aligned with S/4 HANA with integrated maintenance of cost element. I have covered the conversion stepsin detail in the below blog post.

With S/4 HANA 2021 SAP has added a new attribute called ‘GL account subtype’ in the data model which provides further ease of data maintenance and align with S/4HANA 2020 release function of GL accounts.


In the entity ACCOUNT a new attribute S4ACCSUBTY is added which will have the following values.

  1. Bank reconciliation account
  2. Bank subaccount
  3. Petty Cash

A new value is also added to the S4ACCTYP with value ‘C’ which is cash account.

Only for S4ACCTYP  Cash account the GL account subtype field will give the values mentioned above.

In S/4 HANA 2020 the GL account maintenance in backend transaction was provided with thisadditional feature of Cash accounts which greatly simplified the payment process and cash reporting

The MDG UI for creation of such a account looks like the below image



With this feature MDG-F for GL accounts is once agained relaigned with S/4 HANA which provides customer more value add to use MDG as a single source of truth for all their master data needs.

Hope you like this blog, and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.





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      Author's profile photo Kiran Bapat
      Kiran Bapat

      Thanks for sharing useful information. Would like to know about replication to S/4 . Whether the standard IDOC / Web- services extended with new fields or we have to extend it to incorporate these additional fields?

      Author's profile photo Anirban Roy
      Anirban Roy

      Hi Kiran,

      The new field replication is supported for IDOC. Please refer to the below note, the field should be available in SKA1 segment of GLMAST idoc.

      3089139 - IDOC GLMAST does not contain the fields SKA1-GLACCOUNT_SUBTYPE and MAIN_SAKNR

      For webservice the new field will be added to ChartOfAccountsReplicationRequest_Out .

      In case there is an issue in replicating cash accounts please check below note.

      3133198 - Error FH229 when replicating cash account