Scenarios are assigned to ledgers and determine which fields are updated when postings are received from different modules.
Standard SAP comes with 6 scenarios. You can’t create customer specific scenarios. You can, however, use custom fields if required while assigning scenario to GL.
All six scenarios can be assigned to a ledger; however this will impact the performance. More totals records will be created in Total table and writing/retrieving data will be slower.
Data Entry vs General Ledger view
In New G/L each document will have 2 views for display. Data Entry view is same as Classic G/L display. General Ledger view is enhanced view and displays fields updated because of assigned scenarios. You can also choose ledger here to see document in each ledger.
Scenarios and fields updated
Business Area Scenario – Sender Business Area and Receiver Business area
Profit Center Update Scenario – Profit Center and Partner Profit Center
Segmentation Scenario – Segment, Partner Segment, and Profit Center
Preparation for Consolidation Scenario – Consolidation Transaction Type and Trading Partner
Cost of Sales Accounting Scenario – Sender Functional Area and Receiver Functional Area
Cost Center Update Scenario – Sender Cost Center and Receiver Cost Center