condition tables

A condition table describes the structure of a condition record. The fields here define the conditions on which the overhead percentage rate depends.

You define a condition table by selecting the fields you require in a particular sequence from a list of allowed fields.

The overhead line can accommodate a maximum of three fields. If you select more than three fields for your condition table, the system automatically enters the last three in the overhead line. The others appear in the required sequence in the header screen.

Condition Table Example

You want to use the fields Company code, Business area, and Plant as conditions for determining your overhead.
To do this, create a new condition table and select these three fields from the Allowed fields.

Standard Settings

The SAP standard system contains examples for assigning dependencies to condition tables . They are in the range up to number 500 and cannot be changed.

SAP recommendations

For performance reasons you should adhere to the following field sequence:

a) Controlling area
(only if you have several controlling areas)
b) Overhead type
(only if your actual percentage rates and your planned percentage rates are different)
c) Condition fields specific to your company
Select the sequence of these fields so that the fields which are most frequently filled in your orders appear first.


To create your own condition tables, proceed as follows:

1. On the screen Overhead: Initial Screen, choose Extras -> Condition tables.
2. Choose the function Condition -> Create and enter a number between 501 and 999.
3. Enter a name for your condition table.
4. Choose the fields you need in the required sequence.
5. Generate your condition table.