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auto credit check

Hi all..

1) In auto credit check (OVA8), We can set the check against open items. I went thru its help. But couldnt understand much. Can anyone please explain it for me?

How to define that ratio? what if it is 10% and what if 50% or 90%. How the system reacts to that?

2) I have the requirement that the item could be due (unpaid) till the customer's payment term. If its crossing that no. of days, then it shud place the credit block. How can u use 'open items' check for this requirement?

-Thanks. Prashant

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    Nov 13, 2007 at 09:17 AM


    Please go thru the following doc. it wil help u understand the questions asked.

    OVAK - Define credit limit check by sales document type

    Check Credit

    A - Credit limit check and warning message

    B - Credit limit check and error message (no sales order can be created)

    C - Credit limit check and delivery block (block delivery if hit credit limit)

    Options B and C -> used for checking open order values (when you create/change the sales order)

    <b>D - Automatic credit control with open order values

    More control in transaction OVA8 - Automatic credit control

    You check for open orders and deliveries, or just open deliveries.

    or open order values with other options</b>Credit group

    Allows you to combine different sales document types for the credit limit check

    VKM1 - Blocked SD Documents - Finance have to released the delivery block

    OVAD - Define credit limit check by delivery order

    whether the automatic credit check occurs at the time of delivery creation and/or goods issue

    OVA7 - Define credit limit check by item category

    Set whether to include/exclude item category for credit limit check

    OVA6 - Define credit group. You can groups together different business transactions which should be dealt with in the same manner with regard to the credit check.

    You enter the credit groups when you configure the sales document types for credit management and define the (D - automatic credit check).

    SAP default credit groups

    01 - credit group for sales order

    02 - credit group for delivery

    03 - credit group for goods issue

    OVA8 - Automatic credit control - Double click on the line items

    You can have the followings credit limit check :-


    Depends on the customer total value of open orders, deliveries, billing documents and open items.

    <b>Open items

    No of days open

    Overdue open items checks is based on the ratio of open items that are overdue by a certain number of days.

    Max open items %

    The customer balance must not exceed a certain percentage.</b>

    Oldest open items

    If you don't want to deliver to the customer at all when even only 1 invoice is overdue.

    Tick the Check for Oldest Open Item and Set the field Days oldest item = 1.

    Days oldest item

    No of days allowed for overdue or payment terms.

    Use of the credit check Oldest Open Item. If a user attempts to alter the order quantity of a released sales document

    that was previously blocked, it would be reblocked again by the system. The system only reblocks the sales document if the new order quantity is above a certain % amount.

    Released documents are still unchecked

    The preset % is whatever you want to set it as when configuring your automatic credit processing. You enter a deviation % and number of days,eg, you can set it so that an order can be changed by up to 10% within 30 days of original order entry date without it going back on credit block.

    Next Review Date

    If a customer has a credit limit of 1000 USD, and you would like to restrict this credit limit only to be available in current month (say March). If the document day is in April then the credit limit is zero.

    You can use the "NextReview date" and "Number of days" fields and combined it with the "Last" field in customer credit master "Status" view (FD32).

    Reward if helpful


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    Former Member
    Nov 13, 2007 at 09:44 AM

    Hi Prashant,

    hope the following settings will solve your problem.

    IN OVA8

    MAX OPEN ITEM % 100

    NO.DAYS OPEN I (put the no. of days here, that specified in your payment terms)



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    karnesh singh

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    • Former Member

      Hi Karnesh.

      Your reply makes sense. Thank you.

      But payment terms would be diffrent for differenet customers. And thru OVA8, we cant define the check differently for each customer. Then how to deal with this?

      - warm Regards,


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    Former Member
    Nov 13, 2007 at 10:35 AM

    Hi prasant,

    don"t go for much settings in OVA8

    just check out with Critical fields settings, under Check Tab in OVA8.

    (I have"t used it till yet ,but hope this will serve your purpose )


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