DATEV format requirements

Whether you're using the SKR 03 or SKR 04, you will be able to use your own chart of account codes with Spendesk.

In order to use your own accounts, please make sure to comply with the following DATEV format requirements:

Expense accounts

You can add as many expense accounts as you need on your Spendesk account. However, their format must match the following criteria:

  • Values range: 1 — 999999999

  • Maximum length: 9 characters
  • Type: Number, no spaces or special characters allowed

VAT accounts

VAT accounts are often called 'BU codes' in DATEV, and must be listed among DATEV's list of valid BU codes. Their format should respect the following classification:

  • Values range: 0 — 9999

  • Maximum length: 4 characters

  • Type: Number, no spaces or special characters allowed, can't start with a 0

Creditor accounts (supplier and employee accounts)

Creditor accounts (either supplier or employee accounts) must match the following format requirements:

  • Values range: 10000 — 999999999

  • Maximum length: 9 characters

  • Type: Number, no spaces or special characters allowed, can't start with a 0

Foreign exchange fees account

This account must match the same format as for expense accounts:

  • Values range: 1 — 999999999

  • Maximum length: 9 characters

  • Type: Number, no spaces or special characters allowed

Cost centers

Cost centers (either KOST 1 and KOST 2) will have to respect the following format:

  • Values range: Alphanumeric characters (a-z, A-Z and 0-9 ranges)

  • Maximum length: 36 characters, no trailing/leading spaces or any special characters allowed

  • Type: Text

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