SAP ABAP Data Element FM_BUDGET_PERIOD (FM: Budget Period)
SAP_ABA (Software Component) Cross-Application Component
   CA-GTF-PSM (Application Component) Cross Application Objects Public Sector Management
     BFMB (Package) Basis Objects FI-FM
Basic Data
Short Description FM: Budget Period  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type FM_BUDGET_PERIOD    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 10    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 10    
Value Table FMFUNDBPD    
Further Characteristics
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Parameter ID BUDPER  
Default Component name BUDGET_PERIOD   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short BP 
Medium 15 Budget Period 
Long 20 Budget Period 
Heading 13 Budget Period 


Time frame of available budget authority.


During the budget period, the organization may commit, obligate, and encumber funds (terminology varies). After it, the organization may only post follow-on documents.


The budget period always works together with the fund account assignment element in Funds Management (FM).


Budget Period A:    2000-2010

Budget Period B:    2005-2015

The actuals and commitments recorded then are differentiated by the period of time on which authority was granted to a particular fund.

Fund F1    Budget Period:    A

Fund F2    Budget Period:    A

Fund F2    Budget Period:    B

Last changed by/on SAP  20110908 
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