Define condition types

You define condition types in this step.

Price elements are represented in the SAP system using condition types. Price elements can be, for example, prices, surcharges, discounts, taxes or, freight, and are stored in the system in condition records.

You can, for example, define whether a discount is calculated as a percentage or a fixed amount using the condition type.

You specify an access sequence in every condition type. Thus, you define which fields the SAP system checks when searching for a valid condition record.

Note

Remember that you can only specify manually in a document those condition types which are contained in the pricing procedure.

Recommendation

Actions

1. Check to what extent you can use the condition types contained in the standard SAP R/3 System.
2. Create new condition types by copying a similar conditions type and changing it according to your requirements. One reason for creating a new condition type is you may require a calculation rule for a discount which is not avaialable in the standard system.
Specify an alphanumeric key which can have up to 4 digits, and a textual description.
Specify an access sequence for the condition types. You do not need to specify an access sequence for header conditions.
3. Maintain the detail screen of the condition type.
You can also assign a reference condition type if the condition types you are working with are similar. Then you will only have to maintain condition records for the reference condition type.

In addition, you can define the upper and lower limits for the value of a condition at condition type level. This way, you limit the amounts or the scale values in the corresponding condition records.