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Hi All,

Text Determination

Can anyone provide me some documentation - step by step of Text Determination

I need to set up this as per client's requirement.

Thanks in advance,


Syed Nasir

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Text also uses teh same condition technique used by pricing.

A condition type = Text id in text determination


Create a text id for sales doc Header/item based on ur requirement

Assign the text id to text procedure.

Now the text id will appear in the Texts tab of the sales order item. Here you can go, select the text id and manually enter the text there and save the document.

You can also update texts automatically in the sales order by creating access sequences and maintaining masterdata for texts. But I am little unclear about access seq and masterdata as it is different from access seq creation for pricing procedure or outputs.

Reward point if this information helps to enter texts in sales order.

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Hi refer below

You specify the valid tax types in transaction OVK1. More than one tax type can be defined for a country by defining the sequence.

The SAP System determines the taxes automatically within pricing.

In the standard SAP R/3 System, the elements of tax calculation are predefined (for example, tax condition type "MWST" for taxes on sales and purchases).

Assign the plant for Tax Determination in OX10, using the country key, the SAP System recognizes which tax type is valid for a plant and thus which taxes are relevant when creating an SD document.

Define the Customer Taxes in OVK3, you will maintain the tax code in Customer Master.

Define the Material Taxes in OVK4, which will then be maintain in Material Master.

For example :-

MWST GST 0 Tax Exempt

MWST GST 1 Liable for Taxes

Now, you define the Tax Determination in VK12.

VK12 - Domestic Taxes/Export Taxes

Condition Type MWST

Customer Taxes Material Taxes Rate Taxes

0 0 0 %

0 1 0 %

1 0 0 %

1 1 9 %

In this example, if both the Customer Master and Material Master Tax code is 1, Tax will be included when you create the Sales Order.

Tax Code in Customer Master / Sales Order

How can we maintain the Tax Code (Tax code - which we maintain in MWST Condtion Records) in Customer Master or in Sales Order?

There are few points which I would like to remind you:

1) MWST is a tax condition which is applied to customer to whom we are selling. The rate of tax is depend on various parameteres, whether is fully liable for tax or expemted (in case of Defence Customer)

2) There are few parameteres which we apply tax condition. Whether customer is tax liable? Whether material is tax exempted?

For example, if you are selling a goods which are free for tax to any customer, put the Tax Indicator (at MMR as '0'). If your

material is tax liable pur the Tax Indicator (at MMR as 1). If your customer is not liable for tax at all (like the case of Indian

Defence organisations) put the Tax Indicator (at CMR as 0) or 1 in case fully tax liable.

3) Now, at VK11 you need to mainatain your pricning conditions with all the combinations like:

1 0

1 1

0 1

0 0

4) While maintaining your Material Master Records or Cusotmer Master Records, you must identify, which are tax liable and which are tax exempeted.

5) In anycase, as a SAP standard Best Practises, while processing a sales order, you must retrieve a Tax condition record from SAP database only and not entered Manually. Accordingly, at V/06, the MWST condition Defintions, the field for 'Manual Entries', it would be marked as - D (Not possible to process Manually).

Due to this setting, normally, you cannot maintain Condition tax code during sales order processing. And in Cusotmer Master, you can only maintain Tax Indicator and not Tax Code.

6) In case your client insists for Manual entry of Tax code during Sales Order processing, you can change the field at point 5) above to C-Manual entry is priority instead of D.

Taxation with example

I'm assuming that, the country is India and based on its requirement:

Sales tax is a state government revenue. There are two types of sales taxes, Local sales tax & central sales tax. Local sales tax is intra state whereas CST is inter state.

Example of LST : Point of sale i.e. delivering plant & ship to party are within the same state. The rates are defined by the respective state governments.

Example of CST : The Delivering plant & Ship to party geographic locations are 2 different states. At the point of sales from one state, the ST goes to that state govt. & consignment is despatched to the Ship to party. Once that consignment is received at the ship to party state, sales tax will be levied once the sales is registered there. For this case, the LST that is applicable by the Ship to party further will not be applicable in all probability to be captured in SAP.

Stock transfer : This does not attract any sales tax. The consignment is transferred from one D plant to another D plant irrespective of inter/intra state sales. The invoice that is accompanied with the consignment thus shall not have any final value. It's a zero value invoice, but the basic prices needed to be mentioned.

The selling organisations normally needs to register with the sales tax authority of the respective state to have a warehouse or D plant to avoid the double taxation for their dealers/distributors.

Now, the pricing procedure that is there in 4.7 is Factory sale with formula-JFACT, in which the CST condition type is JIN1 & the LST is probably JIN2. There may be surcharge cond types as well which will calculate the amount on either JIN1 or JIN2.

For config :

1.SPRO > S&D > Basic fn. > Pricing > Pricing control > Define & assign Pric. procedure > Maintain Pric proc.

2. The tax rates are normally driven from the Tax classification of Customer & Material access. To do this config, S&D >Basic fn. > Taxes. You need to include the condition type for country IN in 'Define tax determin rule'.

3. Same path : But go to Tax relevancy of master records where you configure the condition type & options of rates that will flow to these masters. One needs to understand here properly as u need to have unique combinations for picking the sales tax rates. I will try to demonstrate the smallest example. Let's say, the LST rates are 2%,4% & 0%. I will have two options for material master here. 1 for taxable & 2 for not taxable.

For customer master, I will have 1-LST 2%, 2-LST4% & 3-LST0%. When I create master records for LST thru VK11 for JIN2, I will chose the access where the combinations of customer & material tax classifications are available. If this access does not exist create it under an access sequence. But normally this is standard. The condition records will look like,

Cust-Tax classi. Material tax claasi. Rate Tax code

1 1 2% A1

2 1 4% A1

3 1 0% A1

Remember, rates are flown from the tax codes. Tax codes can be created thru T code FTXP. This is normally a FI job.

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Text Determination Procedure steps

1.spro,sd, basic functions,text control, define text types.

There select the text object(Customer) and select the area(Ex:Sales and distribution) and click on Change. There u define ur own Text determination procedure .Here u can maintain whether the text is obligatoryor not

2. Assign the Text determination Procedure(Assign it to account group in case of Maintainng Text information at the customer).

3. Maintain the Text information(Ex: In customer master, go to sales area data,in the extra click on Texts and maintain the text information there).

For furthr information on Text determination refer to

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This will help you...

1) T-code VOTXN ,for the text object Customer>Sales and distribution>click the Text types-->create your 4 digit Text ID

2) Come back to initial screen of this t-code and again selct the text object Customer-->Sales and distribution and click change. Select the text procedure and double click on the Text IDs in text procedure.Here you create a new sequence and select the 4 digit Text ID you have created initialy.

3)Asign the Text procedure which you have selected in step2 and double click onText procedure assignment .Here you assign the Text ID to the Customer Accout group.

4) In the customer master,sales area tab>Extras menu>text,Select the text which you have created now and enter text into it. and save.

The text which you have created now ,can be used for multiple purpose(Ex.sales order,delivery,billing,pricing,inforecords,legal). for example in this case, You just want to display this text during sales order processing,then proceed as follows,

5)T-code VOTXN ,for the text object Sales document>Header>click the Text types-->create your 4 digit Text ID.

6) Come back to initial screen of this t-code and again selct the text object Sales document-->Header and click change. Select the access sequence and create new acces sequence(This access sequence is similar to that of in Pricing).Select this acces sequence and double click the access sequence for text ids.Here in the first column this is Serial no.second column is text object(This is the area from which text has to be refer.In our case we have created the customer Text object for sales and distribution area,so i.e.KNVV) and the next column is Text id,This is the id which we have created at customer text object for sales and distribution initialy,at step 1). The next column is partner function,it will identify for which parter this text has defined.Next 2columns are Languages(if you want to define for all langugage or specififed language),next column is for specified languge for partner function.if you have any requirement to be fulfilled you can create those requirements in the next columns or else leave blank,save and come back to text

7)Select the text procedure(for ex.01-Sales header) and double click on the Text IDs in text procedure.Create new entries Fill in the sequence and the text id which we have created for sales document-header(in step 5).There is a small check box in the 3rd column which is used whether the text should be refered or copied(this is used if you want to modify the text during the sales order processing or just dispaly the originail text as it is),next column is whether the text should be displayed while creating or it is not obligatory, last column is acces s sequce,this is nothign but the sequence which we have created in step 6) and save.

8)in the final step assign the text proceudre id to the particualre sales order.

As already we have created the customer text in the customer master record,so during the processing the sales order,the text should be displayed once the customer number is keyed in.


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