Introduction to the Condition Technique 


This section describes the elements within the condition technique. It is organized to reflect the likely sequence of events that you go through when you implement pricing in Customizing. The standard R/3 System includes predefined elements for routine pricing activities. For example, the standard system includes condition types for basic pricing elements, such as material prices, customer and material discounts, and surcharges such as freight and sales taxes. In the case of each element, you can use the standard version, modify the standard version, or create entirely new definitions to suit your own business needs. The sequence of activities is generally as follows:

  1. Define condition types for each of the price elements (prices, discounts, and surcharges) that occur in your daily business transactions.
  2. Define the condition tables that enable you to store and retrieve condition records for each of the different condition types.
  3. Define the access sequences that enable the system to find valid condition records.
  4. Group condition types and establish their sequence in pricing procedures.

For more information about implementing and customizing pricing in sales order processing, see Customizing for Sales and Distribution.

For a more technical description of how the condition technique works, see the Business Workflow documentation for Message Control.

Elements Used in the Condition Technique

Condition Types

Condition Tables

Access Sequences

Pricing procedures