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What is so interesting about Account Balances SAP FI Standard Reports?

Something interesting!

A very useful feature!

Let us explore!

To read the previous parts of this series please follow:

  1. Statement of Account
  2. Document Journal

Menu path

Accounting → Financial Accounting → General Ledger → Information System → General Ledger Reports → Account Balances → General

  • GL Account Balances
  • Totals and Balances
  • Structured Account Balances

GL Account Balances & Totals and Balances

Two SAP Standard Reports for GL A/c balances that fulfills our regular and usual reporting requirements:

TCode: S_ALR_87012277 –  GL Account Balances

Let us choose the parameters per our requirement and get the report:


TCode: S_ALR_87012301 – Totals and Balances

Like before one more option for Account Balances report:sap-fi-standard-reports-totals-balances

From the first report we can get various account balances:

  • Balance Carried Forward at the Beginning of the Fiscal Year
  • Total of the Period or Periods Carried Forward
  • Debit Total of the Reporting Period
  • Credit Total of the Reporting Period
  • End Balance of the Reporting Period

From the second report we get:

  • Debit Total of the Period under review
  • Credit Total of the Period under review
  • Debit Total YTD
  • Credit Total YTD
  • Total Debit
  • Total Credit

Structured Account Balances -Interesting!

TCode: S_ALR_87012279 – Structured Account Balances

This is the interesting part! Let us see how!


Consider the case when we are responsible for the General Ledger Accounts. We want to make sure that these accounts carry reliable information.

Here we have one way of making us feel comfortable about the balances. Make a quick comparison with previous year.

This report is flexible and we can get a report giving us the comparison between:

Period Selection: Any selected period

Comparison Years: Current year with any previous year

Comparison of reporting data between the current year and ANY previous year say the current year 2004 compared with 2003 or 2002 as per our requirement is possible. This happens when for any reason year 2003 is an exception and does not provide a comparable data and we want to compare with 2002 which is of more comparable results.

This is very interesting! very useful!


The format is per Financial Statement Version.

Have you found this report something interesting and useful? What reports you use which you find interesting? Please share with us in the comments section …

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