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Movement Type


There are two movement types with me say 991 and 992. As per requirements,I need to add 411 and 412 with the existing 991 and 992.

I would like to kow that

1. What do we mean by "MOVEMENT TYPES"?

2. What does GI and GR mean? It would be better if I could get some document where in this has been exlained with some good examples.

3. Is 991 related to GI and 992 to GI reversal?

Thanks in advance,

Jigar Shah.

Former Member
Former Member replied


Below are some explanations that youi wanted but just to say that movement types beginning with 9 are not standard movement types in SAP

These are bespoke movement types that somebody has cvreated probably bu copying a standard movement type and then adjusting it to suit the process.

Goods receipt

A goods receipt (GR) is a goods movement with which the receipt of goods from a vendor or from

production is posted. A goods receipt leads to an increase in warehouse stock.

Goods issue

A goods issue (GI) is a goods movement with which a material withdrawal or material issue, a

material consumption, or a shipment of goods to a customer is posted. A goods issue leads to a

reduction in warehouse stock.

When you enter a goods movement in the system, you must enter a movement type to

differentiate between the various goods movements. A movement type is a three-digit

identification key for a goods movement. The following table contains examples of movement


Goods Movements and Movement Types

Goods movement Movement type

Goods receipt for a purchase order 101

Goods issue for a cost center 201

Release from quality inspection stock 321

Control Functions of the Movement Type

The movement type has important control functions in Inventory Management.

For example, the movement type plays an important role in

updating of quantity fields

updating of stock and consumption accounts

determining which fields are displayed during entry of a document in the system

When you enter a goods movement, you start the following chain of events in the system:

A material document is generated, which is used as proof of the movement and as a

source of information for any other applications involved.

If the movement is relevant for Financial Accounting, one or more accounting documents

are generated.

The stock quantities of the material are updated.

The stock values in the material master record are updated, as are the stock and

consumption accounts.

Depending on the movement type, additional updates are carried out in participating applications.

All updates are based on the information contained in the material document and the financial

accounting document. For example, in the case of a goods issue for a cost center, the

consumption values of the items are also updated.

I hope that this helps


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