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 SD, Elimination of Rebate Index (VBOX) (Side-By-Side)


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0

Technical Usage

Central Components

Application Component

Sales and Distribution (SD)

Required Business Function

Not relevant

You can use this business function to optimize the determination of billing documents in a side-by-side scenario during rebate processing. Billing document determination no longer takes place using index table SD Document: Billing Document: Rebate Index (VBOX), but using the application tables in the Sales and Distribution component (SD).


If you activate this business function, rebate-relevant billing document data is no longer saved redundantly in table VBOX. The update of rebate-relevant billing document data in table VBOX does not take place.

This does not affect the user interface or the user interaction.


  • You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    SAP_APPL 617

    SAP NetWeaver

    SAP NetWeaver 7.40

  • You have activated the business function.

  • You have set up a secondary database connection to an SAP HANA database (HDB).

  • You meet the prerequisites for replicating all the necessary application tables (columns) from the ERP system in the SAP HANA database (SAP LT Replication, SLT).

  • You have made the global and application-specific settings for replication in the ERP Accelerator (transaction HDBC) for the application Start of the navigation path Sales and Distribution Next navigation step Rebate Next navigation step VBOX Elimination End of the navigation path.

    For example, you can specify the secondary database connection to the HDB. You can check whether the necessary tables or columns were replicated properly. You can also call the IMG activities directly from here.

    For more information, see SAP Note 1899229Information published on SAP site, which is linked directly to the VBOX Elimination application in transaction HDBC.

  • You have carried out the following activities in Customizing for Start of the navigation path Sales and Distribution Next navigation step Billing Next navigation step Rebate Processing End of the navigation path:

    • You can check the assignment of the access fields to the origin fields of the original application tables in the standard system under Billing Document Determination: Standard Mapping.

    • You can assign the access fields to specific customers in order to override or enhance the standard mapping under Billing Document Determination: Customer-Specific Mapping.

      If you manipulate pricing-relevant data, it is necessary to perform customer-specific mapping. This occurs when, for example, user exits or customer enhancements exist for communication structure KOMG Allowed Fields for Condition Structures.

    • If new retroactively effective accesses are created, you have to reorganize the rebate index under Create Billing Index.

    • For complex scenarios, you can enhance billing document determination without using index table VBOX. To do this, implement business add-in (BAdI) BADI_SD_REBATES_IM under Start of the navigation path Business Add-Ins (BAdIs) Next navigation step BAdI: Enhancements for Rebate-Processing (In-Memory Version) End of the navigation path.


Replacement of Index Table VBOX

As soon as you have implemented the functions of this business function, no new data for rebate-relevant billing documents is entered in table VBOX. The system determines the billing documents for enhanced rebate processing using only the application tables in the Sales and Distribution (SD) component.