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You can create transfer orders on the basis of outbound deliveries either automatically or directly from the system.


To create transfer orders directly or automatically for outbound deliveries, you trigger the message type WMTA using the SD message control. Only WM-relevant delivery items are processed. Different forms of processing result, depending on the processing time of the message type WMTA:

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In this case, the message is processed either via a program in the background (processing times 1 and 2) or manually via the transaction Messages for delivery (processing time 3).

If the automatic TO creation indicator is set for the reference documents and a report is carried out regularly, this is known as automatic transfer order creation.

Here message processing is initiated immediately after the delivery has been created. Therefore, we call this immediate transfer order creation.

If you want the system to generate transfer orders in the background without any additional activity necessary by the user, we recommend that you use processing times 1 or 2. You can then plan to periodically execute the report RSNAST00 (Selection Program for Issuing Output) with a corresponding repetition time for the message type WMTA.


During creation of transfer orders we recommend that you process later, in order to improve performance for processing time 4. If you choose an appropriately small repetition time period when you set up the system to use report RSNAST00, the time required to create transfer orders is nearly the same as when using time period "4" for immediate transfer order generation.

For further information on how you set up message determination for deliveries see the implementation guide (IMG) for Shipping under Basics ® Message Control ® Message Determination ® Maintaining Message Determination for Output Deliveries ® Maintaining Condition Tables.


For the creation of "batch-neutral" delivery items, via the WM transfer order, the system searches for specific batches in WM and updates the delivery.

If you create transfer orders for "batch-neutral" deliveries in the background, depending on the batch determination strategy, the system automatically selects the oldest batches in the warehouse first. If you prefer to do so, it is still possible to select specific batches in WM when you create transfer orders in the foreground.

If you create a transfer order for outbound deliveries for materials subject to valuation and materials to be handled in batches, a valuation type that is predefined in the outbound delivery can only be taken into consideration if you use General batch determination.

For more information, see Structure link Batch Determination.





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