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FI-SL DataSource

 FI-SL is a system in which data (planned and actual) from different levels of
OLTP applications such as FI-GL, EC-PCA, and CO-CCA can be combined.
 In SAP R/3 Enterprise, FI-SL enhances the functions and usability of these
applications, without restricting their operative functions in any way.
 FI-SL includes planning functions and reporting tools. FI-SL reporting is,
however, restricted:
• Cross-application reporting is not as diverse as SAP BW reporting.
• The OLTP system is optimized for transaction processing, and a
high reporting workload would have a negative impact on the
overall performance of the system.

FI Special Purpose Ledger system

In the special purpose ledger application, you can define your own ledgers for
reporting. You can run these ledgers with any account assignment objects, such as
SAP dimensions from the various applications (account, cost center, business area,
profit center) and dimensions of your own (region).

These special-purpose ledgers enable you to report across several levels on the
values from the various applications. The modules available in the special purpose
ledgers give you several options for manipulating the data that has been
transferred from other SAP applications and external systems into the special
purpose ledgers.
The operative functions of other SAP applications are not affected when you use the
special purpose ledgers.

 The Special Purpose Ledger System (FI-SL) is a receiver system that stores
data from various SAP applications. It is not a sender system for other SAP
 In FI-SL, you can use flexible data structures, with additional fields, that
correspond to individual business requirements. This allows you to combine
and summarize information for any number of code combinations, at any
level of detail.
 Up to three currencies and two quantities can be run in parallel in FI-SL.
 Selective data retrieval: The assignment of transactions to particular
combinations of company code/ledger or company/ledger determines which
ledgers are updated using the data from the applications.

Data Flow
In addition to data from FI, CO, MM, and SD, external data and data that is entered
directly can also be posted into FI-SL.
You can use various functions to update data in the FI-SL special purpose ledger:

 Validation checks whether there are any freely-definable rules for the data
that is going to be updated.
 Substitution replaces the data with the modified data according to a set of
rules before the update starts.
 Ledger Selection allows selected ledgers to be updated for data from a
 The fields that are transferred determine which characteristics/dimensions
are used in the FI-SL system. You use these dimensions when you design
your special purpose ledger.

Operations available for FI-SL data:

 The Currency translation function translates amounts that have been posted
to the ledger in the FI-SL system.
 At the end of the fiscal year, you use the Balance carryforward function to
transfer actual and plan values from the previous fiscal year into the new
fiscal year.
 Allocation (assessment/distribution) is the transfer of an amount that has
already been posted from a sender-object to one or more receiver-objects,
such as distribution of overhead costs among several cost centers.
 You can create roll up ledgers containing cumulated and summarized data
from one or more other ledgers to speed up report processing times
(comparable with aggregates in BW).

The BW DataSources prepare the data that is going to be updated in the Business
Information Warehouse.
FI-SL DataSource
Logon to Source System (R/3 or ECC) and execute SBIW Tx and execute Generate

Click on Yes in following

Execute BW03 Tx or path as shown below

In the fallowing screen Double Click on status Colum on Respective Ledger Eg: L1
and check Activate Delta Update and assign Description and click on Continue

In next screen check or un-check the respective fields, save and continue with
default or create a Request number.