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.

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Consignments in SAP SD – SAP Training ( Feb 2011 Batch )

Consignments are a variation in the SAP Order to Cash cycle. Here is a brief summary ( followed by SAP practice questions ) of today’s SAP Training class.

Summary : We have discussed the important of consignments and when exactly they are used. We have also discussed how exactly the accounting process works ( From a goods movement perspective ) and the unique aspects of consignments that make it different from regular sales.

Questions : Based on today’s SAP SD Training class, please work on the following exercises.

Q. 1 – Describe in your own words how a consignment fill-up is different from a regular order ? ( Try to think of the following aspects – Accounting, Goods Ownership , Special stock vs unrestricted stock, Customer Premises vs the company’s plant location etc )

Q.2 – Describe in your own words how a consignment issue is different from a regular sales order ?

Q.3 – Describe in your own words, how a consignment issue is different from a consignment fill-up ?

Q.4 – Why does the SAP Document # 35000000 in our SAP system not have an invoice ?

Q.5 – What is the movement type associated with the corresponding delivery for the Document number specified in Q.4 ?

Q.6 – Why is it that material Account Documents are not created for the PGI of the SAP delivery document # 80009740 ?

Q.7 – What is the total value of the SAP Order # 35000000 and why ?

Q.8 – Which field controls the pricing of SAP Line Item No. 10 in the SAP Sales Order Number in Q.7 ?

Q.9 – What kind of document is SAP Sales Order # 9103 ?

Q.10 – Why is the Picking Quantity zero in SAP Delivery # 80012651 ?

Q.11 – What are the different (COGS and Inventory Account) G/L Accounts corresponding to the Accounting document in SAP Delivery # 80012651 ?

COGS A/c – ?

Inventory A/c – ?

Q.12 – The deliveries related to only one of the following SAP sales documents need picking. Which one and why ?

Consignment Fill-up

Consignment Issue

Q.13 – Are physical goods in an SAP  consignments Fill-up document type relevant for Availability check ? Give the procedure on how you found out the answer.

Scenario : Based on the Iron Ore scenario that we discussed today in the class, please create the following. Assuming iron ore is material M-01 and PC is the units ( in tons for example ), explain which document is necessary in each of the cases.

Q. 14 . Iron Ore company wants to dump 1000 tons at the factory premises.

Q. 15 – Factory wants to consume 100 tons today.

Q. 16 – Factory wants to return 5 tons ( because of the reasons discussed in the SAP SD Training class today )

Q.17 – The Iron Ore company wants to take away 50 tons for use elsewhere.

Q.18 –  Create the corresponding sales documents in sap and write them down here.

Q.19. – Write down the stock situation (Here is how you can check the stock overview in SAP) in the plant where you have created the SAP sales document types in Q. 18  above ?

1. Unrestricted Use.

2. Customer Consignment.

Q.20 – Delivery the Sales documents you have created in Q.18 above

Q.21 – Write down the stock situation ( after answering Q. 20 ab0ve )

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SAP SD Training – Sales Order Header, Line item and Schedule Line item – Jan 2011 Batch

Excercises for the students in the month of Jan 2011 as part of SAP SD Training. For other modules of SAP Training, please visit our home page – Magna Training

Exercise Questions to be done for this Training Session.


1. What is the Inco Terms for SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
2. What is the Payment Terms for SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
3. How many line items are there in the SAP sales order # 5085 ?
4. What is the PO # for the SAP sales order # 5085 ?
5. What is the PO Date for SAP sales order # 5085 ?
6. What is the sales order creation date for # 5085 ?
7. Is the pricing date different from the SAP sales order creation date for # 5085 ?
8. What is the sales area for SAP Sales order # 5085 ?
9. What is the total value of the SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
10. What is the currency of the sales order # 5085 ?
11. What is the delivering plant for sales order # 5085 ?
12. What is the sales Unit of Measure for Line Item No. 10 in the SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
13. What is the Route that has been determined for the SAP Sales Order # 5085 or line item 10 ?
14. Is Line Item 10 of the sales order # 5085 Rejected ?
– Questions Related to Document Flow in SAP –
15. What is the Invoice # for sales order # 5085 ?
16. What is the Goods Issue # for Sales Order # 5085 ?
– Questions Related to Sales Document and Line Item Status in SAP –
17. What is the delivery status of the sap sales order # 5085 ?
18. What is the total processing status of the SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
19. What is the delivery status of line item 10 of SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
20. What is the billing status of the line item 10 of SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
21. What is the Goods Issue Status of the line item 10 of SAP Sales Order # 5085 ?
22. Can you tell if any items have been rejected from the SAP Sales Document Status of Order # 5085 ( Without going into the “Reason for Rejection” tab?
– Descriptive Questions – Please explain in words based on your understanding. Do not worry about other’s answers –
24. What are the uses of Document Flow ?
25. What are the uses of Status at the Line Item level and Header Level ?
26. Give some examples of Sales Unit of Measures as used in SAP ?
27. Give some examples of Payment Terms as used in SAP ?
28. What does the percentage in the Payment Terms description indicate ? ( For example, Net 30, 2% )
29. What is the difference between PO Date, Sales Order Creation date and Pricing Date ?