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Create Contract with reference to Sales Order


I have to create a service contract from a sales order. In the sales order there is one line item i have to copy to the service contract. The Sales Order was created with distribution channel 1. The Service Contract should be created in Distribution Channel 2. Now the system says: "Distribution channels deviate from each other" and won't let me create the contract with the reference to the Sales Order.

Do you know a way to go around this check? Maybe in customizing?

Thanks and regards,


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    Sep 16, 2008 at 04:58 PM


    This can be solved by using a customised Routine in the copycontrol(VTAA) for COPYING REQUIREMENTS.

    But this is an interesting scenario which is not a regular practice. If you explain the business scenario for this requirement, that will be helpful to many members in this forum



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    • Former Member

      Thank you very much for your answer.

      And now the scenario for this question:

      The client has a sales are with 0001/01/01. On a quote there will be products that are usually sold by another sales area (an offer for Service Contract). They are their only for information. If the customer accepts the quote a sales order will be created in sales area 0001/01/01. But the clients wants the service contract to be created automatically in another sales area (0002/02/01). This is for reporting reasons only.

      The SAP is moaning if you want to create a sales document with reference to another sales doc when the sales area is different.

      Hope that explained it a little bit.