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There has been a recent query about credit exposure types:

In the credit exposure of the credit management, there are several type, such as type 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500.
This blog post provides clarification on this information. Note: I recommend the following blogs as pre-reads for context:


Now the clarification on the credit exposure types in s4hc:

Credit Exposure Types

Credit exposure types are used to differentiate credit exposure related to different types of business transactions, like sales orders or deliveries. For the credit check, the total credit exposure of a business partner is the only relevant figure. However, for the purposes of reporting or analyzing a customer’s credit situation in detail, it is helpful to look at the different exposure types.

The following standard credit exposure types are available:

Credit Exposure Category Name of Credit Exposure Category Explanation
100 Open Orders Open sales orders that contain items still to be delivered.
150 Trading Contract Contains a trading business agreement and is used to control the processing of trading businesses.
200 Open Invoices Invoices that have not yet been paid.
300 Special Credit Exposure For example, down-payments or provisions.
400 Delivery Value The value of the delivered items.
500 Billing Document Value A generic term for invoices, credit memos, debit memos, pro forma invoices, and cancellation documents.
550 Agency Document Document used in a precure-to-pay scenario with the charged amount by the procurer.


The credit exposure categories are updated to SAP Credit Management (FIN-FSCM-CR) from the calling applications, Financial Accounting (FI-AR) and Sales and Distribution (SD).


The credit exposure type 100 refers to open sales orders, more specifically to sales orders of sales document types that you have configured as relevant for credit checks. During the processing (creation or change) of a sales order, the credit value of the sales order gets calculated and stored as credit exposure of type 100 on the credit account of the respective customer.

Use the Display Credit Exposure app to see the credit exposure of a business partner. Navigate into the entry to see the assigned credit exposure categories and the amount per category. Drill down in to each credit exposure category to see a list of all items in that category.
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