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difference between header level and item level.

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I want to know the difference between header level and item level.

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    May 24 at 11:11 AM

    Hello Deok,

    Basic differences between Transaction/document Header level and Item level

    Header

    Header level- summary information

    Header level stores the information about the characteristics of the Transaction/document.

    Header level data contains details such as a customer number, customer's name and address, sales area- sales organization, distribution channel and division etc.

    Header level status of a Transaction document contains the data that applies to all the items in the document.

    Header level data do not change very frequently.

    Item

    Item level - Detailed Information of the Transaction/document

    Item level stores the characteristics of the items or material like which category it belongs whether it's a service item, deliverable item, package goods, semi-finished etc.

    Item level data contains details such as item number, quantities, units of measure, item price.

    Item level Status contains information that applies to that particular line item.

    The item level data is one which changes frequently.

    Example when you create a Transaction/Document for Opportunity or Quotation or Sales order, you need to input customer number, customer's name and address, sales area - sales organization, distribution channel and division etc. When you input material/Item in the item level of the Transaction/Document, it will automatically have the same information/values from the header level data to all Items that entered in the Item level.

    Header Data is data applicable to entire Transaction document but Item level data is specific to each Item only.

    If this answer satisfy your query, then please do not forget to click on “Accept” this answer as correct one to benefit others as well.

    Thanks and Regards

    Santosh

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  • May 21 at 03:31 PM

    Hello Deok,

    You can check the below links for some help

    https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/3161970
    https://archive.sap.com/discussions/thread/589784

    Regards,
    Manideep Satya

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  • May 22 at 05:46 AM

    Hello Deok,

    1. In General- any data/value you maintain at Header level will be reflected/defaulted at the Item level (If same field/lable exist).

    However, you do have option to manually change the data/value further at Item level (it again depends on document status,if editing is possible) .

    2. But vice-versa will not work for E.g. If there are 5 line-items and you manually change data of one of line-item.This will not update

    data within header level..

    Do set it as helpful, if this answered your query.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Ankush Pashine.

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