customer is to be blocked for billing, enter the
block indicator in the block data of the customer
master record. The specification in the customer master record and
therefore also the block for billing documents applies either to
all or only to individual
The SAP System copies the
specification from the customer master record into the sales
document. For the customer in the sales area in question, you
cannot create billing documents if the block applies to this
customer's billing type.
Sales documents can also be blocked
automatically for billing by the SAP System. In the standard SAP
R/3 System credit memo request and debit memo request, for example,
are automatically provided with a billing block. To set a billing
block automatically when creating certain sales documents, you have
to define a billing block for the sales document type. To do this,
you specify the billing block for this sales document type (see
"Define sales document types").
You will find the indicator for the
billing block in the general business data in the order header. If
a sales document is blocked for billing, you cannot create a
billing document if the block applies to the billing type of this
document. You can only create the billing documents, if you have
removed the block indicator manually.
You can block individual items of a sales document manually for
The items can also be blocked
automatically for billing by the SAP System. For this to occur, you
have to define a billing block for the corresponding item category
which is then set automatically when the sales document is created.
To do this, specify the billing block for an item category (see
"Define item categories for sales documents" ).
The indicator only applies to the
item and is not copied into the header of the sales document. You
will find it in the general business data of an item. You have to
delete the block manually to release the item for billing.
1. Check why a customer, a sales
document or an item have to be blocked for billing.
2. Define the billing types to which
a block should apply.
3. Agree on the group of persons that
sets the billing block and when this is done, if this block is not
set automatically by the SAP System.
4. Specify an alphanumeric key for
blocking reasons in billing, that can have up to 2 characters, and
5. Allocate the billing types
concerned to the blocks.