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how to delete empty delivery without items history and ship to party empty

Dec 26, 2016 at 06:47 AM


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i have delivery without ship to party and without items, when i am checking lips table i didn't found any entry but i have entry in LIKP.

how can i delete this delivery

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Sphoorthi Suresh Dec 26, 2016 at 08:53 AM


I am just wondering how come order / delivery saved with out ship to party ?

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i think this case happen from Enhancement in VA01 screen

G Lakshmipathi
Dec 26, 2016 at 11:57 AM

Did you try via VL02N where from the top menu bar, if you click on "Outbound Delivery", you can Delete option? Please put some efforts before posting

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Ihab Khamis Jan 09, 2017 at 08:20 AM

i try all the normal behavior to delete the delivery, i think the solution should be through any standard program to fix the issue or delete the delivery without checking the standard messages or through SAP Note.

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You have not yet given any information whether you get an error message or what you see in the screen that prevents you from deleting the delivery.

Also you have not explained how it is possible to save a delivery without ship-to

And if that was caused by an enhancement with wrong coding then you cannot expect a standard program to help you out.


You know the sales order have many enhancement for customer specific needs, I can't mention all of it, and I don't know which enhancement related to this issue,

what I can say the delivery created normally with ship to party and items then the user delete all the items by deletion button in the item details then after all items deleted the delivery became without ship to party, I don't know why.

However, my question in the current behavior I have delivery without items and ship to party, how can I delete this delivery.


In addition, if I try to put the correct ship to party manually system give message VP210 Ship-to-Party not defined for sales area PHOS but the ship to party created on the correct sales area as mentioned in photo 2

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you are mixing sales area with sales org.

The error message just shows a sales org number at the end

"Ship-to-Party 1523958 not defined for sales area PHOS"

But a sales area is not just a sales org, a sales area is a combination of sales org, distribution channel and division. So this message is just evidence that there is much more wrong in your setup.

What was the original ship-to party? Can't you try to enter the original ship-to party as well as an item like before and then try to delete the entire delivery?.

On the other side I believe that your customizing was changed after the creation of this delivery which is now causing this trouble that you can't enter a ship-to.

You should contact SAP Support to help you cleaning this case consistently, it is probably not for free when this was caused by wrong user exits or changes in customizing while you had open documents.


How could you get a document date of yesterday in your screenshots? You posted this question already on Dec 26, 2016 at 06:47 AM

Does this mean you can still re-create the same error cases? Then it should be possible to find the root cause by debugging (you probably better choose a different ABAPer for debugging than the one who coded the exits)


about the configuration it's correct and i know the sales area not only sales org., i am trying to say the there is no issue in the configuration i think the issue may be bug in the system and need correction or wrong enhancement.

thanks for your concern i will debug with our ABAP team but i post this question if the issue appear with anyone and know the correction program.

thanks again

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Former Member Jan 09, 2017 at 10:48 AM

Hi Ihab,

Try to archive the delivery document via transaction SARI.

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SARI is the archiving information you can't archive with that transaction, SARA is archiving. Archiving however is only possible for closed business cases or documents with a deletion flag.

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Yes with SARA transaction. Ihab mentioned that there are no items so possibly it can be arvhived.