In this menu option you define your
billing types that represent the different business
transactions in billing.
You have the following options:
Change an existing billing type.
Copy an existing billing type and change it to suit your
Create a new billing type.
In this menu option, you do not make specifications concerning
the following functions:
You will edit these functions later in the appropriate menu
This means that the definition of a billing type is only
complete once you have edited all of these menu options.
In this menu option you have to make or check the following
Specify an alphanumeric key for the billing type with up to 4
Enter a description of the key.
With the document category you
allocate a document type to a certain business transaction. This
way, a sales & distribution document is clearly identifiable,
for example, as an invoice or a cancellation document.
The document category has to
correspond with the specification of the transaction group.
Specify a single-digit alphanumeric
The keys you can use may be displayed
under "Possible entries".
Specify a number range for number
assignment. For billing documents numbers can only be assigned
internally by the SAP System. To define a common number assignment
for different billing types, you have to specify the same number
range in each case.
Here you have to specify the
increment of item number assignment. The item numbers are then not
copied unchanged from the delivery or the order. Instead, the items
receive a new numbering. This way you avoid items with the same
number being included in collective invoices.
Here you determine whether a billing
document with this billing type is to be blocked automatically by
the SAP System for transfer to financial accounting.
If this is the case, you have to
release the billing document manually at a later point in time to
start data transfer.
With the transaction group you define
the transactions with which you can edit this billing type in
The transaction group which is
allocated to a transaction has to correspond to the document
category you allocated to the respective billing type.
The keys you may use are listed under
"Possible entries". Currently, you cannot change the keys in
Here you define the cancellation
document which is to be proposed automatically by the SAP System if
you want to cancel a billing document.
You can only specify a cancellation
document that you defined beforehand.
First check the billing types contained in the SAP standard
If you define your own billing types, the keys should start
with the letter Z since SAP keeps this name convention free in the
If you define your own billing types, you should copy similar
billing types defined by SAP and make the appropriate changes.
In this case, all specifications of
the existing billing type are copied. In particular data, for
example, concerning partner determination, pricing, or document
flow is copied which you do not edit in this menu option. This
means you can test your new billing types concerning the defaults
set here without having to edit the other menu options.
When copying billing types, the SAP System automatically
creates a log with the copied data. With the log, you can check
whether all copied data applies to your billing type or whether you
have to make changes.
If you only have to make insignificant changes to the existing
billing types, do so as appropriate.
Insignificant changes may be a
changed description or another number range. They refer to
parameters which are not used for controlling purposes.
If you have to make more extensive changes, define new billing
types. You can then, for example, define various account
assignments for different billing types.