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No sales order block for Ship-To Party

Hello,

I have a scenario in which I want no sales order block for Ship-To Party.

To be more specific I have an A customer and a B customer. Both customers can be Sold-To Party.

At one point I don't want to have the B customers as Sold-To Party so I set it a sales order block (VD05). But I would like to make it a partner of the A customer so that I could create sales order in which the A customer is Sold-To Party and the B customer is Ship-To Party.

At the moment this scenario isn't valid because of the sales order blocking reason of the Ship-To Party.

Does someone have a solution for this?

Thank you.

Daniela

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    Former Member
    Oct 25, 2013 at 08:19 AM

    Hello all,

    I find an helpful solution.

    If we set the credit limit to zero then we can't create orders for B customer as a SP but we can use it as a SH when the SP is the A customer.

    Thank you all for your replies.

    Daniela

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    • Daniela,

      With the above solution, can you check if user can create a sales order with payer = B?

      Or the credit management settings do not allow to create sales order with SP and PY as B.

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    Former Member
    Oct 24, 2013 at 05:20 PM

    Hi Daniela

    You may try this workaround.

    Go to IMG - SD - BF - Partner Determination - (Select your PDP) - Partner Functions in Procedure - - Uncheck the Not Modifiable and Mandatory fields and save.

    Then go to XD02 and delete Partner Function SP from Customer B.

    Then the system will not allow a SO to be created using Customer B as SP. However it will allow Customer B to be used as a SH with Customer A.

    (Do not forget to recheck Not Modifiable and Mandatory fields in PDP later)

    Later when u want to use this customer as SP, you will have to add SP in XD02.

    Thanks

    Pronojit Gupta

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    • Former Member Typewriter TW

      Hi TW

      This suggestion was given considering this as a one time maintenance activity and not an ongoing practice.

      The PDP associated with the account group would be affected for a short while (the check in Not Modifiable and Mandatory fields would be missing while the activity is on). After the activity, the checks should be re-inserted.

      The risk, as you foresee, is if any customers are created during this period. These risks can be mitigated. For this activity, the users should be notified as to not create any customers during this period. As an additional safety measure, the account group may be made non-functional (for eg. by temporarily assigning the account group to a number range with no available numbers).

      Testing with new customers is fine. But i guess, this would be needed in production with existing customers.

      Regards

      Pronojit Gupta

  • Oct 22, 2013 at 03:08 PM

    Dear,

    Yo can change that customer B from sold to party to ship to party by XD07 with account group.

    Kindly,let me know if you have any doubts.

    Thanks,

    Naren

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    • Former Member Narendra Konnipati

      Hello Naren,

      Then this it is. We can't block the customer by partner functions.

      Thank you for your replies.

      Regards,

      Daniela

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    Oct 22, 2013 at 03:57 PM

    Hi,

    Did you try to add this customer B in customer master of A  XD02 in partner functions as SH. Check & update your findings.

    Thanks

    Sukant Chakraborthy

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    • Former Member

      Hello Sukant Chakraborthy,

      Yes, the B customer is assigned as a SH to the A customer.

      Still, it seems that the sales order automatic blocking is checked also at the SH level.

      Regards,

      Daniela

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    Oct 24, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Dear Daniel,

    here is not required to provide the Sales Order Block for SP-B, as any way B is ur SH also. and chances to get order from SP-B in future.

    Let the End User decides for SP-A & SP-B during sales order transactions.Hence the Partner functions get determined accordingly.

    If any address issue  will appear, it get noticed from Order Confirmation print-out.

    If needed, SP(Buyer/Customer) or SH(Consignee) get changed in Sales Order.

    Hope your client will agree on the same.

    Regards,

    Vikram

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      Hello Vikram,

      This is the problem, I can't let the end users decide this because they don't  pays attention always to this.

      They know that in the case of B customer they must always put the A customer as a SP. But sometimes they omit this.

      And there is only one A customer but there are more customers which can be the B customer. There is a list with them.

      And after that the delivery and the billing is made in mass and there are little chances that anyone to observe this.

      Regards,

      Daniela

  • Nov 03, 2013 at 05:45 AM

    Dear All,

    As suggested by TW- it may not be a best option to delete B customer as SP.

    i also strongly suggest that not to change the PDP for this account group.

    please think logically ---if i delete B as SP by making some changes in PDP (partner determination procedure)--now at this junction you may need to create sales orders with B As SP--then what you will do in this time(again some changes are required in PDP).

    Also please think again--once after settings done at PDP ---on the same day might be a requirement that B not as SP--then what you will do??(will you do again changes in PDP).

    i think this is not at all a good practice !!!!

    Some body has suggested not to give Credit limits for this customer--how it will be allowed by business not to have credit limits irrespective of A as SP or B as SP????(ofcourse it depends on business)

    I think business always thinks on the credit limitsĀ  NOT BASED ON WHO IS SHIP TO PARTY??

    Also somebody suggested that--we can never restrict/Blocking the customer based on the partner functions-- i do agree with him 200%--that it is always based on customer number.

    i am unable to understand one thing here--why this thread has not been suggested to create one more customer with a little change of address of B customer in Ship to party account group and assigned to A???

    it simply serves the purpose--please correct if any....

    Phanikumar

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