Document types are used to assign specific attributes to consolidation entries, in particular when updating the database, handling deferred income taxes and processing currencies.
It is possible to use consolidation task-specific document types that can be employed in the reports and validations.
Categorization of documents in the document management system according to their distinguishing characteristics and the organizational procedures that result from them.
The following criteria are used:
Examples of document types supported in the standard system are:
Attribute of an R/3 online document which indicates the area of use of the document.
The document type determines whether the document is displayed in an application ("user" type), or in the development environment ("developer" type).
Key that distinguishes the business transactions to be posted.
The document type determines where the document is stored as well as the account types to be posted.
Classification for documents which can be archived using SAP ArchiveLink.
For example, incoming invoices can have the following document types:
The following groups of document types exist, in which the technical document type is considered within the grouping: