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Error message VF 217 when creating downpayment request in VF01

Dear Experts,

We use milestone billing. I did all the necessary settings in customizing.

Here is an example for a billing plan

billing date date description billing rule date category billing type

28.02.2010 0009 5 04 FAZ

28.03.2010 0008 3 02

When I create a FAZ (downpayment request) in VF01 or VF04, SAP says "check the log" . In the log I get the error message VF 217 "For downpayment requirements, only billing rule 4 or 5 can be used". If I check the item data of e.g. item 10 the billing rule is indeed "5". So I wonder, why I get this error message in the first place. Do you have any idea, how I can supress this error message?

If I create the FAZ manually via VF01/VF04, I get this message, but I can still save and process the FAZ without any problems.

But we need to create the FAZ via the POS interface (Retail). So when the interface gets this error message, it actually thinks that the FAZ can't be created. This is causing us problems. Therefore we need to supress the error message.

Thanks a lot in advance!

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    Mar 01, 2010 at 03:57 AM

    Check note 610662.

    You can also have a look at this thread

    [down payment |down payment;

    thanks

    G. Lakshmipathi

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    Feb 28, 2010 at 03:13 PM

    Hi Mueller,

    I think in that case the problem is in billing rule in billing plan type.

    Goto OVBJ--> select billing plan type (For ex. 01 - Milestone Billing) --> Please maintain billing rule 4 or 5 --> save it.

    In downpayment

    Option 4, We use for % based,

    Option 5, We use for value basis

    After doing thi change, I think your issue will get resolved.

    Please try and revert back with your findings.

    Regards,

    MT

    Edited by: M T on Feb 28, 2010 9:11 PM

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    Oct 07, 2010 at 08:16 AM

    Thanks for your help!!!

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