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FB60 - Credit Note: Baseline Date Determination

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At present I have an AP function who use FB60 to post manual Invoices and Credits to Vendors. The issue is that when a Credit is selected (Doc Type: KG) the baseline date and the subsequent due date are not being determined and have to be entered manually. The system will not let the user proceed until the data has been entered.

If FB65 credit (Doc Type: KG) is processed using the same data (Vendor, Date, Payment Terms etc) as used in FB60 the system determines the baseline date and due date.

I have also compared back to the legacy SAP 4.6 System and this functions correctly, the baseline and due dates are determined automatically.

I have worked through all of the standard configuration: Doc Types, Screen Layouts, Transaction Variants, Posting Keys, Default Values, Field Status Groups etc and cannot find the issue.

Please advise if you have any ideas or have experienced the same. My next step is to request one of the programmers to take a look.

Thanks. RS

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  • Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:22 PM


    Welcome to SDN Forums.

    Have you checked in OBB8-Payment Term config, where you can have baseline date determination rules, which might have not set in your payment term key, which was maintained in vendor master.

    Baseline date can be derived either one from the below rule selections

    Posting Date, Document Date, Entry Date or No Default..

    This would resolve your issue.



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      Hi Srinu

      Thank You for your reply. Yes I have check OBB8, the default baseline date is set to be the document date.

      The baseline date is begin determined correctly for Invoices via FB60, Credits via FB65 and Invoices via FB65 the issue is only present when switching to Credit Memo in FB60.


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    Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 02:35 PM


    This is intended design from SAP.

    See below OSS note:

    Because a credit memo is usually considered to be "due immediately", there is no indication which date the system should propose as a baseline date for payment (document/posting/CPU/other date?) if the terms of payment key (field ZTERM initial) is missing. For this reason, the user must set the required baseline date for payment manually.

    To avoid this inconvenience, you have the following options:

    1. Instead of the procedure described above, you use transaction FB65 (FB75) that is provided for this business transaction, because this is configured accordingly.

    2. In the business partner master data, you define a terms of payment key for credit memos (field LFB1-GUZTE or KNB1-GUZTE). This can be used to give the program a default value for the baseline date for payment.

    3. In your processing options (in FB60 You will find a button called EDITING OPTION in the top left), you set the #Always Use Payment Base Deadline# indicator (field RFOPTE-XZFBO='X').

    Hope this helps.



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    Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 04:59 PM

    Many Thanks.

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