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Blocking of Fields in Contracts with Active Settlement Documents

This feature enables you to prevent fields in condition contracts used for settlement from being changed if an active settlement document exists.

Technical Details

Product Feature is

New

Country Dependency

Valid for all countries

Scope Item

No scope item required

Application Component

LO-GT

Availability

SAP S/4HANA 1809

Additional Details

Before settlement it is quite normal that certain fields in a condition contract need to be changed, which might influence the creation of a settlement document. If changes are critical or non-critical or if an approval process is required to make a specific type of change is controlled by a critical change group and by the corresponding workflow capabilities. A critical change can lead to the locking of a condition contract, a settlement lock of a condition contract, or the flagging of a contract for accruals update.

For audit or data accuracy purposes, certain contract-related fields need to be blocked after a settlement run. You can now use field status groups to define whether a field is ready for input or specify that certain fields are not allowed to be changed if (non-reversed) settlement documents exist for a condition contract.

Effects on Customizing

You can define critical changes of condition contract data that lead to a status change of a condition contract in Customizing for Logistics - General under Start of the navigation pathSettlement Management Next navigation step Condition Contract Management Next navigation step Condition Contract Maintenance Next navigation step Define and Configure Critical Changes GroupsEnd of the navigation path.

You can define field status groups in Customizing for Logistics - General under Start of the navigation pathSettlement Management Next navigation step Condition Contract Management Next navigation step Condition Contract Maintenance Next navigation step Define and Configure Field Status Groups for Header FieldsEnd of the navigation path. You can hide fields, set them to not ready for input, or make them required fields.

You assign a field status groups and critical changes groups to a condition contract type in Customizing for Logistics - General under Start of the navigation pathSettlement Management Next navigation step Condition Contract Management Next navigation step Condition Contract Maintenance Next navigation step Define Condition Contract TypesEnd of the navigation path.