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Regarding open items in credit management

Dear friends

My query is that is it possible to restrict credit management for credit and debit open items? See i am using oldest open item blocking in my scenario. Now credit and debit amounts are both considered as open item for credit management. I want only invoice (Debit entry) for consideration and not his payment(credit entry).

Please advise is it possible or not and if possible where to define that???

With regards


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    Posted on Jan 11, 2008 at 07:58 AM

    hello, friend.

    one way is go to VOV8, select your credit sales document type. look for the credit check and leave it blank.

    please say if this helped, and reward if it did.


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    Posted on Jan 11, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    Thanks Jonathan

    But i am not getting what u want to say. By removing that check means my sales order is not relevant for credit check then..

    Plz advise



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    • Former Member

      hello again, friend.

      as i understood, for Credit Control you want Debits to customer be included in the control and Credits not. am i correct that if you are debiting the customer, the value should be added to his outstanding? and if there are credits to customer (for example reimbursement for wrong delivery) it should not decrease his credit exposure? if so...

      to the best of my knowledge, SAP Credit Management (automatic controls) focus on your sales and delivery documents, with consideration to customer payments. so it is possible by removing the credit checks for credit memo requests.

      depending on your business requirements, debit and credit transactions may be subject to credit control or not.

      please post again. i find your situation interesting.


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    Posted on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:18 PM


    All business have their own credit management needs, SAP allows you to specify your own automatic credit checks based on a variety of criteria. You can also specify at which critical points in the sales and distribution cycle the system carries out these checks.

    SM30 - Table/View

    V_TVTW – Define Distribution Channel

    V_TVTA_KKB – Assign sales area to credit control area

    V_T014 – FI - Define Credit Control Area

    T001CM - FI – Assign Permitted Credit Control Area to company code

    OVXG - Set up Sales Areas

    e.g. Sales Organization

    Distribution Channel Division Distribution Channel Division

    FD32 - Customer Credit Management

    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)

    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

    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.

    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.

    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).

    VOKR - Display of work list for credit management (configure the display variant)



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    Posted on Jan 11, 2008 at 12:43 PM

    Again thanks jonathan

    You better understand my problem. But thing is that i cant remove credit docs frm credti management as i hav to take care of this credit amount also while doing credit check.

    My concern is only for oldest open item blocking.. rest all fine.

    Say customer hav some very old credit balance say before oldest item block set in credit check. Now system treat is as oldest simply and blocks the order rather it is a credit balance means no dues.

    hope u understand wht i mean to say ??

    thanks dear


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      just execute this progarm RVKRED88, from htis report we can get the oldest open items and as per ur requirement remove them from the system.

      pls correct me if iam wrong.

      reward me if it helps.

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    Posted on Jan 17, 2008 at 04:47 AM


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