You can choose several options for the search and determine how the system should react if the search is successful:
Blank: No checks
A/B:Check at header / item level:
The system compares the customer numbers and material numbers. If there are any open outline agreements, it displays a dialog box in which you can make a selection. You can then display the open agreements in the form of a list, or continue to process the sales order.
C/D: Check at header / item level and copy if unique:
If the system finds exactly one open outline agreement, this document is created automatically. Instead of displaying a dialog box, the system issues an information message in the status bar for the release.
E/F:Check at header / item level and branch immediately to selection list:
Instead of displaying a dialog box, the system immediately goes to the selection list. No dialog box is displayed. If there is only one open contract, the system reacts as in C/D.
To meet this requirement, maintain the Check partner authorization field in Customizing for the sales document type. The sales order can be set up as a customer list (rule A) or via the customer hierarchy (rule B).
Rule A Check contract partners
If there is a customer list, you can store the partners authorized to release directly in the partner screen for the contract document.
In the standard system, partner function AA has been defined for use as an optional partner function in the relevant partner determination procedure (KAB procedure in the standard system).
Alternative ship-to parties are represented by partner function AW .
If there are already several possible sold-to parties in the customer master record (partner functions SP and AA), the system displays a selection screen when you create the contract where you can select and copy several partners in one step.
Partners authorized to release are checked at header level only.
In Customizing for sales document types, you can activate the contract data.
No contract data
Contract data is permitted. Any changes to the contract header are not copied to the items.
Contract data is permitted. Changes to the contract header are automatically copied to the items if the header and item data were identical previously. Changes are saved in a log. The log also notes any possible problems and inconsistencies.