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Billing block variants at the Sales Order Item level

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Hello to everyone,

Could anyone help me please with the following issue?

In our company we use Billing block functionality at the Sales Order Item level (VA02) to prevent billing if it's not allowed for some business related reasons. As you know, there are a lot of different variants for selection, but we usually use "Blocked for billing" option:

This option works well and does not allow us to make the invoice when SO Item is blocked for billing. But now our wish is to use different variants in case of different reasons why billing is not allowed for this particular line. For example, we would like to use "Answer fr customer" if we still have some misunderstandings or just uncleared questions regarding invoicing:

So basically the idea is to use different variants in case of specific reasons why the billing is not allowed just for quick understanding of the reason and further actions.

We have tried some of those variants which are available in the list, but only "Blocked for billing" really blocks the billing process in VF01. I wanted to ask, is it something that we could change (adjust) in our SAP by ourselves? I just can't understand why other variants does not block the billing process in VF01 if they are also in the "Billing block" menu list as well as "Blocked for billing" variant. In my understanding all of those variants should work in the same way and block the billing process. Or I'm totally wrong? (:

Perhaps someone knows how to fix this issue?

Many thanks in advance guys,

/// Product Version: SAP NetWeaver 7.5 / SAP Basis 750

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Are you a consultant or a business user?

In the first case you will be authorized to view the settings from my explanations, in the second case - most probably you won't be able to do this and you will need to request the assistance of your local support team for more detailed explanations and (possibly) to raise a change request.

The list of blocking reasons in the drop-down is all possible reasons for billing block that are defined in your system. They are defined in transaction OVV3.

As you can see, this is just a list with codes and descriptions.

The important part is to assign the billing block to a billing document type (F2 for example).

This setting is accessible via transaction OVV4.

So, back to your question: if I use billing block 08 in the sales order and I try to create a F2 billing, the system will allow me to do so, because this billing block is not assigned to F2 billing type. On the other hand, if I were creating a credit memo request with the same block 08, and I try to create a credit memo - I would not be able to do this:

I hope that now this is clear - you need to determine which billing types you use and then check which billing block reasons are assigned to each of them.

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Veselina, your answer is more than clear and perfect! Thank you very much for your quick support on this matter, now I know how to proceed (:

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When you post a query and give further updates, please add the content under "Comments" and not under "Answer" as you were not answering to a query but only providing additional informations as asked by the members. Also, when you add the text under Comments, it will be intimated to the person to whom you are responding whereas, if you add the text under Answer, the member will not be intimated. By the way, your above answer has been converted as comment by me.