Dimension code assignments

Dimensions are pre-defined grouping of values assigned to journal transactions for the purpose of reporting and analysis. Examples of dimensions are cost center, project code, group/division/department, and product.

The dimensions that can be assigned depend on the Accounting Chart, as dimension types are defined in this document. You can specify dimensions for every transaction such as Purchase Order and Receive Delivery. You can also specify dimensions to the level of transaction type. This allows you to specify several dimension codes for one transaction and allows for greater flexibility when dimension codes vary between transaction types. For example, Receive Delivery transaction types could be PO receipt and Non-PO receipt.

Depending on the requirements of the integration, a set of dimensions can be specified for each account number and/or accounting book. The dimension codes that need to appear in a journal entry must be carefully planned for each integration solution.

The source of each dimension must be specified. It may be an attribute of a master data, a transaction document, or a value from the CodeDefinition business document. Dimension values may also come from data that have have undergone string manipulations, whether split or concatenation.

During creation of the output SourceSystemJournalEntry, the journal line dimension codes are populated accordingly.

Dimension code assignments may be exported and imported. You may transfer the content of dimension codes assignments from one integration or entity. You may also use the import functionality to append additional dimension codes to an existing set of dimension code assignments.

Header values such as entity, accounting book, accounting chart, account and transaction are not included during export.

The dimension type follows the accounting chart dimensions. Ensure that the dimension code content being imported matches the dimension type of the selected accounting chart.