How to Delete Master Data in SAP ? – Feb 2011 SAP Training Batch

Some students in our SAP Training class today have asked that they have created SAP Customer master XXXXX by mistake and wish to delete the same. Master Data CANNOT be deleted in SAP easily. The only way to delete a Customer Master ( for example ) is to flat it for deletion. The reasons for this have been discussed in the SAP SD Training class today and here is the menu path to do the same.These reasons equally apply well to students in the SAP MM Training Class also for Material Master.

Menu Path = [ SAP Easy Access -> Logistics -> Sales and Distribution -> Master Data -> Business Partner -> Customer -> VD06 Flag for Deletion ]

Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

  • Block Customer Master
  • Flag Customer Master for Deletion

Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

  • Displays a Warning
  • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

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35 thoughts on “How to Delete Master Data in SAP ? – Feb 2011 SAP Training Batch

  1. yogeuk says:

    1)yes

    2)blocking the customer means its blocked for certen resion and is still usable once the blocke is removed

    deleting the customer master means its not neaded any more

    3)16146 sales order created after flaging the customer for deletion, it showed worning

    4)block customer master

    5)displays a warning

    6)yes

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  2. Vikas says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Ans. Yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master ?
    Ans. Blocking a customer is to stop the customer from doing transactions and deleteing means deactivating the customer when not in use.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?
    Ans. We can create the order but system shows the warning message that customer is marked for deletion. The reason we can create the order because the customer is just marked for deletion and not deleted.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    Block Customer Master
    Flag Customer Master for Deletion
    Ans. depends

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    Displays a Warning
    Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing
    Ans. Displays a warning

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Ans. Yes

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  3. Jeny Koshy says:

    1) Yes, we can flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area.

    2) BLOCKING a customer means to stop all transaction of that particular customer and DELETING a customer means to hold off the customer transaction when customer is not active.

    3) We can create a sales order, we can block the required fields and also delete flags for the customer but customer is not deleted its only set up.

    4) Block Customer Master : VD05
    Flag Customer Master for Deletion: VD06

    5) Displays a WARNING!!

    6) Yes, we can reset the flag in SAP system.

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  4. Banu says:

    I created a Customer (48) (FD01) and assigned 1000/10/00 by going to VD01. But when I try to create a order it says no sales area could be determined fro that customer. Where am I doing a mistake?

    Thanks

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  5. Navdeep says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area?
    yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master?
    Blocking a customer is to block all/ specific trascations for the customer
    Deleting a customer means to remove a customer master record and any trasactions associated to that customer

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?
    No. When the customer is marked for deletion, all transactions related to the customer are blocked.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    ◦Block Customer Master
    ◦Flag Customer Master for Deletion
    Once we mark the customer master for deletion, won’t it automatically block all the transactions????

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    ◦Displays a Warning
    ◦Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing
    Display a warning

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Yes

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  6. Raj says:

    Ans1: Yes.

    Ans2: Blocking the customer means: Users cannot post transactions. Deleting customer means: You can put the flag but you cannot really delete without data is being archived.

    Ans 3: Since you did not block the customer, you can create S.O with warning message when the Customer is flagged for deletion.

    Ans 4: You should do the blocking first. Later we can mark for deletion.

    Ans5: Just displays warning.

    Ans 6:Yes.

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  7. karthik says:

    A1 yes we can
    A2 Blocking a customer means to temporarily block him for some specific reason
    but deleting is stopping all transactions. with him in future.
    A3 when we mark a company for deletion and then try to create a sales order the system gives a warning as customer.marked for deletion.
    A4you first block the customer and then flag for deletion.
    A5 it displays a warning.
    A6 yes

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  8. Sahil says:

    Answer 1: Yes.

    Answer 2: Block : Cannot post transactions.
    Deleting: You Flag it for deletion but deletion takes place when the data is updated

    Anwer 3: As the customer is flaged for deletion. you are still able to create a sales order, will get a warning a message customer marked for deletion but you can still save the sales order

    Answer 4. Block first and then Delete

    Answer 5: Displays a Warning

    Answer 6: Yes

    Ans 6:Yes.

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  9. GAUTAM says:

    Question 1

    89765/1000 is created to test.
    yes, we can flag(‘a’ appears) a customer

    Question 2

    We mark a customer master record for deletion when say, we no longer maintain business relationships with the customer. we mark the customer master record for deletion, the corresponding reorganization program later recognizes this master record and deletes it from the file. The master record is only deleted after all dependent data has been deleted.

    Block reason is a factor that blocks document processing of document to satisfy your business needs.When we block an account centrally, we can prevent both posting and order processing

    Question 3

    89765/1000 created. can not create the order, getting message ‘Customer 0000089765 is marked for deletion”

    we can not change the customer now also, it says ‘Customer 89765 is marked for deletion in the sales area selected’

    Question 4

    First block then delete.May depend on the business condition also

    Question 5

    It displays warning but allows the creation of the order. order 14391 is created. I could also do the delivery also.-80016725.

    Question 6

    I reset it but the ‘a’ beside the customer no remains.

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    • GAUTAM says:

      I misunderstood by ‘a’…….it was my customer name ‘a’…

      now it is clear..sorry for the confusion…….I am not sure about which one to be taken first ‘block’ or delete’

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  10. justin says:

    answers for the questions under deletion :
    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area
    – yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?
    Blocking a customer master means the first phase for deletion ,that is by blocking the customer master account no longer posting is made to that account .To block an account
    there should be no open items .
    Deleting ,that is flagging an account is extracting the file from the database ,delete and placed in a separate folder (Archived)

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    customer master 7100 was created ,blocked (vd05), flagged (vd06) did that.
    (hi siva but dont know how to create a sales order for that customer 7100 )

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

    Block Customer Master
    Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    first need to block the customer master, and then need to flag.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    Displays a Warning
    Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    customer master 7100 was created ,blocked (vd05), flagged (vd06) did that.
    (hi siva but dont know how to create a sales order for that customer 7100 )

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    yes

    need to go back to vd05 and vd06 and reset and save it

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  11. Zahid Abbas says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area?

    ANS 1: YES

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master?

    ANS 2: Blocking the Customer Mastre means that u can use it in the future if u remove the block but, when u flag a Customer Master for deletion u can’t use it again and u have to start from scratch.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    ANS 3: You can’t create a sales order the message pops up”The customer is flagged for deletion”.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    ◦Block Customer Master
    ◦Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    ANS 4: Block Customer Master(So, u can use it in the future if the need be).

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    ◦Displays a Warning
    ◦Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing
    Display a warning

    ANS 5: Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    ANS 6: Yes

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  12. Mrunal says:

    Ans1: Yes, we can flag a customer for deletion specific to a sale area or all areas.
    Ans2: We can block a customer to stop one or more operations like sales, delivery or billing from happening for that customer. So, if sales are blocked no orders or quotes can be created, but deliveries and billing transactions already in the system will not be affected. When a customer is flagged for deletion it cannot be used in any of the transactions.
    Ans3: Customer 34340 created and marked for deletion. Tried to create a order for it . First the system gives a warning message that “customer is marked for deletion” but still allows creating the order and delivering the order. I am thinking it is still allowing proceeding with subsequent transactions because it may be a nightly process which actually archives the customer. But not sure then why we can reset the deletion flag?
    Ans4: Block first and then Flag for delete.
    Ans5: Displays a warning a message.
    Ans6: yes, flag can be reset.

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  13. Nas says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Ans: Yes, we can flag a customer for deletion specific to a sale area or in all areas.

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master ?
    Ans: blocks from certain operations, flagging for delete marks for end of the customer in the process.
    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Ans: System allows creating the order with a warning. Need an elaboration.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    • Block Customer Master
    • Flag Customer Master for Deletion
    Ans: can you please discuss this. Blocking / flagging for delete can be done from system menu extra in VD02… along with VD05 or VD06.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    • Displays a Warning
    • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing
    Ans: Displays a warning a message that this customer is marked for deletion, but allows further processing.
    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Ans: yes, flag can be unchecked/reset by the same transaction.

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  14. Jitesh says:

    answer 1: YES WE CAN FLAG CUSTOMNER SPECIFIC TO sap SALES AREA OR ALL SALES AREA

    Answer 2: blocking means we can block customer to entering in particular transaction(delivery, billing etc) while deletion of the customer master marked as a archived .

    Answer 3: created cutomer 3367 and marked all sales area for deletion. upon creating sales order its throwing a warning aysing 3367 is marked for deletion. its allowed you to create order 14703/OR.
    ????????? Need an expanation why its allowed to create a order although its marked for deletion?

    Answer 4: first we should block the customer master and if needed then falg it for deletion.

    Answer 5: its displays the warning saying customer is marked for deletion and allows to create a order.

    Answer 6: yes use vd06 uncheck previously checked box and save it

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  15. Purva says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

    Ans:Yes you can flag the customer for deletion to a specific sales area.

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    Ans: When a customer is blocked you are “temporarily” not making transactions with that particular customer, eg: due to non payment issues, or political reasons etc. This is reversible and you can after a while – unblock the customer. Deleting a customer means removing the customer and no longer having any future transactions with them.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Ans: Customer 71181 was created and flagged for deletion. When you try and create a sales order for the same- you get a warning message saying the customer is flagged for deletion but you are still able to create the order. This is because the customer is flagged for deletion- but not YET deleted.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

    Block Customer Master
    Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    Ans: there is no such order. They are two different things and depending on the situation you can either block or delete the customer.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    Displays a Warning
    Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Ans: when a customer master is flagged for deletion and you create an order only a warning message is displayed but further processing is still allowed.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Ans: Yes you can reset the deletion flag by going to the “flag for deletion” VD06, and unchecking the tabs selected for flagging.

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  16. Satya Chaganti says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

    Yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    Blocking the customer master will bock the customer to specific sales area leaving his footprints in the records, where deleting will sweep all the information related to the customer leaving no trace marks

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Yes am still able to create sales order for flagged customer. Because its flagged but not yet deleted.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    • Block Customer Master
    • Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    They both are independent events and have to be used depending on situation

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    • Displays a Warning
    • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Displays Warning

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Yes, by unchecking the sales area in transaction [VD06]

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  17. Kanu Desai says:

    1)yes

    2)blocking the customer means its blocked for certain reason and is still usable once the block is removed

    deleting the customer master means its not needed any more

    3)sales order created after flagging the customer for deletion, it showed warning

    4)block customer master

    5)displays a warning

    6)yes

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  18. Edward Emmory says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Answer: Yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master ?
    Answer: Blocking means customer is stopped from any specific business transaction, while flag for deletion means mark customer for deletion which is removed from master record once system updates

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?
    Answer: customer 1000000 flag for deletion, – created order, but receives warning that customer flag for deletion., order created: 13385, customer is marked for deleted, so not yet deleted

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    Block Customer Master
    Flag Customer Master for Deletion
    Answer: depends on business scenario and what business requires

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    Displays a Warning
    Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing
    Answer: Displays warning

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Answer: Yes

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  19. Larry Cabral says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Yes – Prompt allows selection of sales area. Also the user can elect to preserve the general master data.

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master ?
    Deleting the master data means that it is no longer needed and can be removed from the system after Archiving occurs in A/R or A/P (I am interested in rules/logic that may drive the archive process so data is retained for a defined time, and could also drive reuse of customer numbers).
    “Blocking” the customer allows the user to tell the system to not perform (block) certain transaction types (order, delivery, billing) from occurring for that customer. This is usually done as a sequence of steps in closing a customer account. This allows financial transactions (completing outstanding returns/claims,….) to occur to settle the account.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?
    Received a warning message on the bottom of the screen, I was allowed to continue and create the order. The customer master records still exist in the system until archiving occurs in A/R or A/P. Creating transactions for this customer may be necessary to conclude business or to provide emergency service. However, it is generally best practice to block the customer from order input if this account is being closed.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    • Block Customer Master
    • Flag Customer Master for Deletion
    Typically you would first block the customer to inhibit new orders from entering the system. This protects available inventory and ensure confirmation data is correct. The account can then be cleaned up and deleted if needed.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    • Displays a Warning – Yes on the bottom of the screen.
    • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Yes I was able to flag for deletion and reset it to active status.

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  20. Chetan Unni says:

    Hello Siva,

    Please review

    Question 1: Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area?

    Yes, we can flag a Customer Master for “Deletion” for All Sales Area in the System or for a Specific Sales Area (Transaction: VD06)
    Note: The Customer Master can not be completely deleted from the database. It can only be flagged for Deletion.

    Question 2: In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master?

    Deleting a Customer Master
    1) The Customer Master is not required any more and will not be used for any Orders, Billing or Delivery. The Customer Master can be removed based on the archiving standards of a Company (May be every 5 or 10 years)

    Blocking a Customer Master
    1) The Customer Master is blocked to be used for any transaction (Orders, Delivery and Billing). This could be a temporary block on the customer.

    Question 3: Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it? If so, give the reasons why?

    Created the Customer Master: 755
    Deleted the Customer Master for Sales Area: 1000/10/00
    Yes, we can create any Sales Order for the Customer “755”
    But we do receive an Informational Message at the bottom of the Screen
    Message: Customer 755 is marked for deletion.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    o Block Customer Master
    o Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    Block the Customer First – VD05
    Delete the Customer Next – VD06

    Question 5: When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    o Displays a Warning
    o Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Displays a Warning Message, we can still create a Sales Order in the system

    Question 6: Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master?

    Yes, we can reset the Deletion Flag back in the Customer Master.

    Thanks
    Chetan

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  21. Ali.Surti says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Yes.A customer can be flagged for deletion in a specific sales area.

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?
    Blocking the customer master means that you dont want to do a certain type of transaction with this customer like taking new orders or delivery etc.But when you flag the customer for deletion you actually want to delete all the relevant data for the customer during next data update.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?
    Yes,You can create an order but it gives you a warning messge b4 you start entering the items.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    ◦Block Customer Master
    ◦Flag Customer Master for Deletion.

    First comes first and then the second,So at first you can stop all new transactions and when all sales and finance activities are completed then you can delete all the data later on.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    ◦Displays a Warning
    ◦Allows to save the order.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Yes.

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  22. Vishwanath says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Ans : Yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master ?
    Ans : Blocking the customer would only prohibit from carrying out further respective transaction with the customer. Eg : If the customer is Blocked due to bad credit the company cannot create a “Sales Order” for that customer. Deleting the CMR would delete all the relevant Data for the customer and will be archived during the next data update which the company carries out during each quarter or fiscal year.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?
    Ans : Created Customer 500023 and Flagged for Deletion. When tried to create a SO a Warning Message came up : Customer 00005000023 marked for deletion.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    Ans : Ideally – Customer Master should be blocked first. However you can flag for deletion without blocking the customer. Block and Deletion are independent of each other.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    Ans : * Displays a Warning

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Ans : Yes. Path is the same Logistics > SD > Master Data > BP > Customer > VD06 Flag for Deletion. Uncheck the box and save it

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  23. Radha Krishna says:

    Question 1 : Yes, check box for flagging

    Question 2 : Blocking the Customer Master is done for specific reasons such as when a customer is blacklisted for not making payments. It is a process that can be reversed as well ie temporary. Marking a Customer Master for deletion will stop any action to be taken on a customer. Once flagged for deletion, the customer will be archived but not deleted.

    Question 3 : Sales order cannot be created. A message is displayed stating Customer is marked for deletion

    Question 4 : Block Customer Master should be performed first since it is a temporary measure. A deletion would be better if the intent is to remove a customer completely instead of still keeping them on the system.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system …◦Displays a Warning

    Question 6 : Yes, you can reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master

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  24. Mital Shah says:

    Question 1: Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area?
    Answer: Yes, Go to VD06 and flag a customer for Deletion specific to an SAP Sales Area.
    Question 2: In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master?
    Answer:1)Block Customer(VD05)- If you want to block customer for certain reason like fall behind in payment, not paying on time or past his credit limit etc. than you need to block customer in certain department or block completely.
    2) Delete customer(VD06): If customer is no longer buying from company and need to remove it than you make flag for deletion.
    Question 3: Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it? If so, give the reasons why?
    Answer: Create customer 2003 in 1000/10/00 and flag it for deletion.
    I am able create order-25461 under customer 2003 but showing message alert that customer is flag for deletion.
    Question 4: Which step should be performed first?
    • Block Customer Master
    • Flag Customer Master for Deletion
    Answer: First you should block the customer for further require action according to situation and if customers no longer buy from company than make it flag for deletion.
    Question 5: When you block Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    • Displays a Warning
    • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing
    Answer: its showing error message that customer 2003 has been assigning to order block and overall block. System is not allowed you to do anything further.
    Question 6: Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Answer: Yes, you can go back to VD06 unchecked flag mark.

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  25. jitesh says:

    uestion 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Answer: yes you can flag customer for a particular sales area or all sales area. option has been given in VD06

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    Answer: Blocking the Customer master means you are not allowing particular customer to process in further transaction.

    Marked for deletion: Means you are flagging customer for removing from the system. You cant delete the master data so you can archived them

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Answer: upon entering the customer number and line item it appears with warning message . you can ignore that message and save the order. it is purely due to customer is not deleted , its just marked for deletion.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

    1) Block Customer Master(VD05)
    2)Flag Customer Master for Deletion (VD06)

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    Displays a Warning
    Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Answer: Displays a warning . it allows you to save the order and further processing.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Answer: Yes

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  26. Guru says:

    Question 1: Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?
    Yes, VD06.

    Question 2: In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master?

    Blocking customer master is blocking sales order or/and Delivery or/and Billing transactions for a specific sales area or all sales areas.All unblocked transaction will not effect. Block the customer when you want to temporarily stop business relations with a customer. Blocking can be revoked.

    Deleting customer master is setting a deletion flag to customer and can be done for a specific sales area or all sales areas to stop Business relations permanently. You need to block the customer account before deletion. Customer Master can be deleted when there is no transaction processed on the customer. You can perform further processing and close existing notifications, orders and so on if necessary.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Sales order can be created with a warning message as customer flagged for deletion. Customer need to block before flag for deletion.

    Question 4: Which step should be performed first?
    • Block Customer Master
    • Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    Block Customer Account before setting the deletion flag for customer Master.

    Question 5: When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    • Displays a Warning
    • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing?

    A warning message is displayed but further processing is still allowed.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Yes can Reset the deletion flag by unchecking the same.

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  27. Murali Kotikalapoodi says:

    Siva,

    Greetings. I have completed the exercise in the expected lines the customer I have created is 100234 in the sales area 3000, 01, 00. When I tried to created a sales order I have received the following errors It is not allowing me to create order type anything other than ZOR. Throwing an error saying this order type ‘OR’ is not defined in the Sales Area 300, 01, 00. I have extended the customer to DCl 10 and avoided the error and created an order 13700.
    Question: Do we have to assign a sales area to the order type ?
    Question: While creating an order for this customer 100234 with Sales area 3000, 01, 00 it throws an error that no pricing procedure could be determined. Do I have to assign a pricing procedure to the order type.

    Appreciate your feedback.

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    • siva says:

      Hi
      NO, Generally it is NOT necessary to assign a Sales Area to Sales Doc Type. When you do assign it, it indicates that that sales doc type is ONLY allowed in that sales area. Otherwise, no restrictions
      YES – Remember the A+B+C rule for pricing?
      A=Sales Area
      B=Doc Pricing Proc
      C=Cust. Pricing Proc

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  28. Mahesh says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

    Yes. We can select Deletion flag for specific sales area.

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    A customer master blocking can be done for specific blocks, like Order Block, Delivery Block, Billing Block, Block sales support.
    Which means by blocking delivery we might take orders but delivery is blocked (e.g. if the customer does not have enough credit)

    Setting deletion flag will make customer unavailable for any functions.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    As noted in my previous messages I am not able to create orders specific to customer master. Could not test this.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

    ◦Block Customer Master
    ◦Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    Blocking should be performed first.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    ◦Displays a Warning
    ◦Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    As noted in my previous messages I am not able to create orders specific to customer master. Could not test this.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?
    Yes

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  29. Ronaldo says:

    Question 1: Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area?

    Answer: Yes, Go to VD06 and flag a customer for Deletion specific to an SAP Sales Area, or All areas. You can also do a deletion blocks for General data

    Question 2: In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Master?

    Answer:1)Block Customer(VD05)- You can block the customer master for certain reason like fall behind in payment, not paying on time or past his credit limit etc.

    2) Delete customer(VD06): If customer master needed to be deleted, then you set the flags for deletion.

    Question 3: Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it? If so, give the reasons why?

    Answer: Create customer 100241 in 1000/12/00 and flag it for deletion.
    I am able create order-13858 under customer 10241 but showing message alert that customer is flag for deletion.

    Question 4: Which step should be performed first?
    • Block Customer Master (VD05)
    • Flag Customer Master for Deletion (VD06)

    Answer: First you should block the customer master for further required action according to situation(VD05) and if customers no longer buys from company than set the flag for deletion(VD06).

    Question 5: When you block Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    • Displays a Warning
    • Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Answer: The system display a warning “Customer XXXXX is marked for deletion”
    saves the order, but delivery is not allowed.

    Question 6: Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Answer: Yes, you can go back to VD06 and uncheck the deletion flag mark.

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  30. satya says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

    Yes, we can.

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    Blocking the customer means not allowing some actions or all actions like ordering, delivering etc. Deleting means totally not allowing to do any sort of actions that is totally removing from the records.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Created a customer master, deleted it and able to create order with a warning message.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

    ◦Block Customer Master
    ◦Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    First blocking then deletion.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    ◦Displays a Warning
    ◦Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Displays a warning message.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Yes.

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  31. David says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

    Q1. Answer: Yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    Q2. Answer: Blocking will stop all process, but deleting will just create a warning message.

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    Q3. Answer: Yes, you can still create it, but with a warning message.

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?

    Block Customer Master
    Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    Q4. Answer: First block , then flag for deletion.

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system

    Displays a Warning
    Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    Q5. Answer: Displays a warning message.

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    Q6. Answer: Yes, you can reset a deletion flag.

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  32. Ilana says:

    Question 1 : Can we flag a Customer for Deletion Specific to an SAP Sales Area ?

    Yes

    Question 2 : In your own words, what is the difference between blocking the Customer Master and Deleting the Customer Maste ?

    blocking is for particular transactions which are blocked; deletion is for the entire cutomer so that any transaction performed for the customer will pop up a warning message

    Question 3 : Create a SAP Customer master, and flag it for deletion. Try and create a Sales Order for the same. Are you able to create it ? If so, give the reasons why ?

    customer 100264 is marked for deletion; the order has been created with a awrning message

    Question 4 : Which step should be performed first ?
    ◦Block Customer Master
    ◦Flag Customer Master for Deletion

    First block then deletion

    Question 5 : When you flag a Customer Master for Deletion and create an SAP Sales order for the same the system
    ◦Displays a Warning
    ◦Displays an Error message and does not allow further processing

    warning message

    Question 6 : Can you reset the Deletion flag in the SAP Customer Master ?

    ytes, to uncheck the deletion flag from VD06

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