Fundamentals of SAP Customizing


SAP Item category TA TAN cannot be invoiced with billing type F2

You get the following error message when trying to create an invoice document

“Item category TA TAN cannot be invoiced with billing type F2”

Solution : This is a trivial problem.You are essentially trying to do a invoice from a order rather than a delivery. The underlying configuration is found in the SAP Item Category.

Posting Period xxx 2011 is Not Open

Not able to post invoices to Accounts because of the error “Posting Period xxx 20xx is NOT Open”

Solution : This problem needs to be corrected from the FICO configuration end. Anybody who has taken SAP FICO Training would be able to fix this. The transaction code to fix this is [ OB52 ]

Select the account type, fiscal year variant and change the “To Period” to the current year, period. That’s it – you are done. Now, save it and go back to the invoice again and release it to accounting.

Number Ranges for Trans./Event type WL in year xxxx does not exist

As part of SAP Training,when you try to do a PGI to an SAP Delivery in our SAP SD Training Exercises or SAP MM Training exercises, the following error message pops-up “Number Ranges for Trans./Event type WL in year xxxx does not exist” Solution : This problem occurs because the SAP goods movement number ranges were not extended for the fiscal period. Go to Tcode [ OMBT ] and open up the groups in it. Select the group that contains the event type in question. In this case it is “WL”  and hit enter. Insert a new Interval for the fiscal year that does not exist. In this case, 2011 does not exist yet. So, create a new entry for the same in the number ranges and save the transaction.

What is the difference between Free of Charge Items and Free Goods ? – SAP Training Batch April 2011

These terms are used interchangeably in general, but there is a difference between Free of Charge Items and Free of Goods Items. Let’s explore it the following SAP Training post.

The difference lies in the SAP Item Category’s 

The difference between the two is if the item is not-priced or if its priced at 100% discount. You can easily understand the difference when you create the following Order types.

1. SAP Free of Charge Order – SAP Order Type FD

When you create an SAP Sales Order of type FD, the SAP Sales Item Category that is determined is KLN. The Pricing field is ‘ ‘ – space for NO pricing. Hence you do NOT see any pricing in the sales orders line items corresponding to the item category KLN.

2. SAP Standard Order – SAP Order Type OR

In this case, when you set the item category to TANN either manually or via automatic item category determination, the pricing is still zero but there is a 100% discount on it ( SAP Pricing Condition type R100 ) automatically applied.

This is affected via the SAP Pricing Requirements as they’re configured in the SAP Pricing requirements. Whether an item is priced or not is determined by the SAP Pricing Requirement 02 and whether the discount R100 is applied or not is based on SAP Pricing Requirement 55.

As discussed already in SAP Pricing Training, they are set at the SAP Pricing Procedure level.

Example of SAP Pricing Requirement 55

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How to Create SAP Condition Records – SAP Training Series

Here is a quick video on how to create SAP Condition Records. It only speaks about the simple scenario. There are other scenarios like Scales in SAP Condition Records , using Payment Terms in SAP Condition Records etc which will be discussed in separate posts.


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