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Hi Gurus,

could you please help me to undestand following :

1)what is the diff b/w Billing Document,accounting document,sales document when all these documents get generated ,pleas tell me the flow using the tables .

2) could you please tell me how to understand the table VBFA.

Thanks in advance.

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    Sep 01, 2008 at 09:21 AM

    Dear Sharan

    This is the flow of SD

    Inquiry / Document type IN

    Tcode for creation VA11,VA12,VA13. tables VBAK,VBAP

    Quotation / QT

    Tcode for creation VA21,VA22,VA23. tables VBAK,VBAP

    Purchase Order PO

    Tcode for creation ME21,ME22,ME23. tables EKKO,EKPO.

    Sales Order OR

    Tcode for creation VA01,VA02,VA03. tables VBAK,VBAP

    Delivery LF

    Tcode for creation VL01,VL02,VL03. tables LIKP,LIPS

    Billing MN

    Tcode for creation VF01,VF02,VF03. tables VBRK,VBRP

    Through VBFA, you can track either preceding document or the subsequent document referencing the other document.


    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 05:40 AM

    Table VBFA is the table, which links document in Document Flow. The Business Process Cycle is as under:

    Sales Order --> Delivery Document --> Billing Document --> Accounting Document

    Sales Order:

    VBAK - Sales Document Header

    VBAP - Sales Document Item


    VBELN is Sales Order Number, which links Sales Document - Header and Item Level


    LIKP - Delivery Header

    LIPS - Delivery Item


    Link between Sales Order and Delivery:


    Billing Document:

    VBRK - Billing Header

    VBRP - Billing Item


    Link Between Delivery and Billing:


    Table: VBFA is for Document Flow.


    Rajesh Banka

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    Sep 02, 2008 at 06:35 AM

    Hi there,

    Billing doc is your invoice, credit memo or debit memo. Accounting doc is created immediately after any change in stock or value of goods. It will post the changes in the stock into the GL accounts which we maintained in A/c determination.

    Sales doc is the order or quotation.

    VBFA is where you will get to find the document flow of a doc in SAP. For eg: You have a order 1234 for which delivery is 3456. In VBFA if you give 3456 in the follow on doc, then you will get 1234 in preceeding doc in the table entry. Like wise if you give billing doc in the follow on doc, you will get the SO in the preeciding doc.



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    Sep 01, 2008 at 09:19 AM

    I think there will be lot of posts about this. However, FYI.....

    1) Sales order : VBAK, VBAP, VBEP, VBKD

    2) Delivery: LIKP, LIPS

    3) Billing : VBRK, VBRP

    4) Accounting: BKPF, BSEG

    Apart from the above mentioned tables there are other tables which will also be updated like VBPA, VBUK, VBUP etc.

    VBFA will store all the document flow records i.e. preceding documents and subsequent documents for any document.



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    Sep 02, 2008 at 06:30 AM


    This would be help full for u.

    Table Description

    Customers KNA1 General Data

    KNB1 Customer Master u2013 Co. Code Data (payment method, reconciliation acct)

    KNB4 Customer Payment History

    KNB5 Customer Master u2013 Dunning info

    KNBK Customer Master Bank Data

    KNKA Customer Master Credit Mgmt.

    KNKK Customer Master Credit Control Area Data (credit limits)

    KNVV Sales Area Data (terms, order probability)

    KNVI Customer Master Tax Indicator

    KNVP Partner Function key

    KNVD Output type

    KNVS Customer Master Ship Data

    KLPA Customer/Vendor Link

    Sales Documents VBAKUK VBAK + VBUK

    VBUK Header Status and Administrative Data

    VBAK Sales Document - Header Data

    VBKD Sales Document - Business Data

    VBUP Item Status

    VBAP Sales Document - Item Data

    VBPA Partners

    VBFA Document Flow

    VBEP Sales Document Schedule Line

    VBBE Sales Requirements: Individual Records

    SD Delivery DocumeLIPS Delivery Document item data, includes referencing PO

    LIKP Delivery Document Header data

    Billing Document VBRK Billing Document Header

    VBRP Billing Document Item

    SD Shipping Unit VEKP Shipping Unit Item (Content)

    VEPO Shipping Unit Header

    VBFA is for document flow

    Swamy HP

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