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Change of Ship-to-Party in VL01N

Hi All

I have a Sales Order, say for 1000 Nos, which needs to be despatched to 5 different Ship-to-Parties, say 200 Nos each. These Ship-to-Parties, naturally, would have different Sales Tax Indicators, (say 4 Ship-to-Parties are CST and 1 Ship-to-Party is VAT) . Pricing for Freight and Packing on a Ship-to-Party basis will be handled in VL01N.

My question is: Instead of maintaining the 5 Ship-to-Parties in the Sales Order as Line Items, is it possible to select the 5 Ship-to-Parties in VL01N (based on the Sold-to and Ship-to-Party assignment already done in the Customer Master) and make the Deliveries? The relevant Sales Tax indicators for CST/VAT should be pickedup based on the Ship-to-Party selected in VL01N header.

Regards

Ramana ND

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    Mar 12, 2008 at 06:46 AM

    Hi Ramana,

    First of all, VL01N doesnt have a field for ship to party. You need to give the shipping point , selection date, order type etc. Based on this the SH is populated automatically while creating delivery.

    Second thing is that you cannot CHANGE the SH while creation of delivery. If you are planning to create a delivery wihtout sales order, then you can provide the ship to party. Otherwise it is not possible to keep the SH as empty in SO, and fill it while creation of delivery.

    If you keep SH as e mpty, the SO will become incomplete.

    Hope this clarifies your doubt. Pls lemme know if u need any more information.

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      Hi Muthupandian

      I agree with your reply 100% and all the replies that I got out here. I knew from the beginning, the Ship-to-Parties had to be specified at the Sales Order creation level itself. To that effect, I even configured it in such a way that even if you do not specify the Ship-to-Party at the time of Order creation, you can still save the Sales Order and transfer the requirements to PP (it is a MTO scenario and lack of Ship-to-Parties details doesn't have any effect on transferring requirements to PP).

      As a Consultant it becomes my repsonsibility to make the usage of my USers' SAP experience as smooth as possible and I was only looking at inputs from other Consultants who may have faced such an issue in their Implementation experience.

      Regards

      Ramana ND

  • Mar 12, 2008 at 06:53 AM

    Dear Ramana

    In VL01N, both at Header level and Item level, you wont be able to change the ship to party as both these fields would be non-editable.

    Instead of that, as you said in sale order itself, at item level, you can maintain different ship to party or you create sale orders itself separately based on ship to parties.

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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      Dear Lakshmipathi

      Until now the procedure has been to specify the Ship-to-parties as Line Items in the Sales Order and define the Ship-to-party in the Partner Function Tab at Item level. I have configured it in such a way that even without specifying the Ship-to-party the Sales Order can be saved without any incompletions. However, before making the Delivery, the Ship-to-Party has to be specified and the Delivery can be created. Once the Ship-to-Party has been selected in Sales Order, this becomes the Header in VL01N and is disabled. (KUWEV-KUNNR)

      The Users are a bit reluctant to enter multiple line Items at the Sales Order level (these sometimes can go upto 30-35 Ship-to-Parties) and so I was exploring if at all there is a facility to select the Ship-to-Part in VL01N (based on the assignment specified in the Customer Master Sold-to-Party partner Function).

      Thanks for your prompt responce, anyways

      Regards

      Ramana ND

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    Mar 12, 2008 at 07:40 AM

    In realtime there is only one shipt to party for a delivery. How can you make a delivery to 5 ship to parties?

    If what you mean is select from the ship to parties from customer master then its possible. MAintain the shipto parties in the partner tab of sales area and in the sales order you can select which ship to party you want to send the delivery to.

    regds

    Jude

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      Hi Jude

      The problem statement I gave out here is from real-time scenario only, which I am facing at this point of time. As regards there can be only 1 Ship-to-Party, I have a Customer (Sold-to-Party) who has close to 125 Ship-to-Parties.

      The assignment of the Ship-to-Parties to the Sold-to-Party has already been done in the Customer Master. My question was: if I receive an Order for 1000 Nos to be delivered to 5 different Ship-to-Parties, instead of maintaining 5 Line Items in the Sales Order, whether it is possible to select each Ship-to-party in VL01N (5 times) at the time of Delivery creation after entering the Shipping Point, Sales Order / Item Number.

      Regards

      Ramana ND

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    Mar 12, 2008 at 08:50 AM

    Hi Ramana,

    Can u explain how you were have configured in such a way that even without specifying the Ship-to-party the Sales Order does not show any incompleteness..

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