In the initial screen for the sales document, you can display, and, if necessary, change the system status and/or user status for all items available via the object status. Therefore, you do not need go to the detail screen for the status, but instead you can check all important statuses in the item overview directly, and set or reset a status. The following rule applies: A user status can, in principal, be changed, but a system status can only be changed if this is scheduled by the system.
At the moment, the following system statuses can be changed: blocked, closed, fully invoiced, technically closed.
In Customizing for Sales, you can define, per sales document, which statuses should be displayed from which item status profile, and whether the statuses can only be displayed, or can be changed also. If an item has no user status, for example, because no status profile has been defined for the item category, then the fields in the initial screen for displaying the user status not filled in.
You can set which statuses should be displayed in the initial screen, in Customizing for Sales, under Sales ® Sales Documents ® Define Display Status in the Overview Screen. Here, you can define, per sales document type, which system and user statuses should be displayed from which item status profile. You can also combine user statuses from several status profiles for the display.
You can check the changeability of a system status with the help of the report sd_status_info. This report display all system statuses available in the SAP System. All system statuses which are important in the area of Sales are coloured light green in the standard system. All system statuses which are relevant to Sales and can be changed are coloured dark green in the standard system (column: "changeable").