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what's the exact purpose of the tcode VT01N?

Former Member
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Hi All,

Can some body let me know what's exact purpose of VT01N transaction(create sheipment) how it differs to VL01N(outbound delivery) among this which one we have to create Ist shipment or delivery? What's the exact link between these two sales document?



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Former Member
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VT01N is for shipment purpose. In shipment multiple deliveries can be clubbed together.

VL01N is to create Delivery document.


Rajesh Banka

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Dear Mahesh,

You create a shipment document when the goods are relevant for delivery in the sales order. After you create a sales order, you create a delivery. The delivery must have a route in the transportation tab. Then you can club different deliveries in a shipment document. These are the bare minimum required for creation of a shipment document with one stage.

There are three fields in VT01N

1) Transportation planning point

A group of employees responsible for transportation activities.


Each shipment is allocated to a transportation planning point for transportation planning. It helps to determine responsibility for transportation processing during which it can be used as a selection criterion, in order to create a list of shipments to be processed, for example.


Within a company, one transportation planning point can be responsible for sea shipments and one for shipments sent by road, for example. Transportation planning points can also be defined geographically.


Before a transportation planning point can carry out transportation planning, it must be set in Customizing.

2) Shipment type

Specifies what type of transportation processing is to be performed.


The shipment type has various control features for transportation processing. These include:

•number range from which the shipment document number is assigned

•specifications such as the transportation processing type and processing control indicator

•control elements such as the output determination procedure, text determination procedure, etc.

•default values such as the shipping type, service level, leg indicator


When you create a shipment, you must specify a shipment type.


Shipment by road:

•In the case of a stop-off shipment, the shipment legs are determined by the system using specific rules.

•An individual shipment could be a preliminary leg for a shipment by sea

Shipment by sea

•Specific output is required for processing.

Shipment by rail:

•Specific texts are required so that the rail consignment note can be filled in completely.


A shipment document is assigned to one particular shipment document type.

3) Selection variant for transportation planning

Defines the default values for the criteria used to select inbound or outbound deliveries for transportation planning.


You can specify the selection variant on the initial transportation screen. The predefined selection criteria are then proposed on the selection screen.

You can specify a selection variant for each shipment type. This is then proposed when you create shipments of this type.


Selection variants for selecting inbound and outbound deliveries for transportation planning must be created for report RV56LFSL.



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Create Shipment is part of WM Module

Shipment is defined as :

All goods that are consolidated by a sender and are transported together usually from one issuing location to one target location. The shipment is the basis for planning, execution, and monitoring of the transportation of goods. You differentiate between:

Inbound shipments: Goods are transported, for example, from the vendor to the plant.

Outbound shipments: Goods are transported, for example, from the plant to the vendor.

A combination is also possible.