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Posting block Vs Freezing Book Inventory

Hi all.,

During PI count, there is an option to Block the Material. In this scenario, there can be no movement of material either GI or GR, right?

In freeze book inventory as well, "we can freeze the book inventory balance in the

physical inventory document. This is to prevent the book inventory balance, which is relevant for physical inventory, from being changed by any movements". So the terms of Movement should mean either GR or GI, right?

Now, how similar or different are these two conditions during PI?

Appreciate all the help


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    Aug 21, 2007 at 10:34 AM


    In case of a posting block which is generally enforced during count & till entering the count no goods movement is permitted.

    But in the case of the freezing block the book Inventory is frozen only for the purpose of the physical Inventory,whereas the goods movement continue to be allowed by the system.

    For eg:

    The book inventory at the time of freezinng is 50 pc and the count during the inventory is 40pc, the system would consider and calculate the difference for posting to be (the difference of frozen book Inventory and the actual count) say 10 pc only.Meanwhile assume before posting of this count there was a GR posted for 50 pc then the current book Inventory Balance would be 100pc (50+50pcGR).If the book balance were not frozen, then the system would account the difference in the count & the book balance as 60pc instead.

    I hope the above explanation is clear to you.

    Thanks & Regards,


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  • Aug 21, 2007 at 07:22 AM

    Hi Mahesh,

    <b>With regard to posting block</b> have understood correctly. The indicator is set for the affected stocks in each case (storage location stock, batch stock, or special stock) for all associated stock types and is not cancelled until the count results are posted. The indicator remains in the physical document header even if the stock is unblocked through the posting of inventory differences. It then only indicates that a posting block was set for the documents. The blocking indicator can be set in one of two ways:

    (a) Directly upon entry of the physical inventory document (if the count is to take place immediately)

    (b) Shortly before the count (if the count is to take place later)

    <b>With regard to Freeze the book inventory</b>, at the time of PI, when you enable this indicator, system take snap shot of Quantity and Value in internal tables. That means, you can't hold or stop your business operation during this process. This indicator has the effect that the current book inventory balance is recorded in the physical inventory document. The system compares the counted stock with the frozen book inventory balance to determine any inventory differences.



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