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Definition

Dynamic items are the data summarized according to defined criteria, from a project, sales order, or service order. They occur during quotation creation or sales pricing, and during billing.

Data is summarized - from defined sources, such as planned cost totals records or actual cost line items - using the dynamic item processor (DI processor) and is regulated by the settings you enter in the dynamic item processor profile (DIP profile).

You maintain the DIP profile in customizing for Sales and Distribution (SD), Customer Service (CS), or the Project System (PS).

For more information, refer to customizing for SD, CS, or PS.

Component

Menu Path in the IMG

SD

Sales and Distribution ® Sales ® Sales Documents ® Customer Service ® Service Quotation/Resource-Related Billing ® Profiles for Resource-Related Billing/Quotation Creation

CS

Plant Maintenance and Customer Service ® Maintenance and Service Processing ® Basic Settings® Quotation Creation and Billing for Service Orders ® Profiles for Quotation Creation, Billing, Results Analysis.

PS

Project System ® Revenues and Earnings ® Integration with SD Documents ® Creating Quotations and Project Billing ® Maintain Profiles for Quotations and Billing

Use

The data is summarized in the following processes using the DI processor, into dynamic items.

Quotation Creation or Sales Pricing

Billing

For information on these processes, see:

Structure

Summarization takes place at two levels:

Level 1

The system summarizes the data records from the stipulated sources. The DIP profile you maintained in customizing regulates the type of summarization.

Level 2

The system summarizes the data from the dynamic items on the basis of the materials assigned to the items in a sales and distribution document (such as a quotation or billing request). The second level of summarization is also dependent on the settings in the DIP profile.

The Summarization Process

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Activities

Further Settings in Customizing

Function

Object

Menu Path in the IMG

Define default values for DIP profile

Service order

Plant Maintenance and Customer Service ® Maintenance and Service Processing ® Maintenance and Service Orders ® Functions and Settings for Order Types ® Credit Limit Checks, Sales Document Types for Service Orders

Define default values for DIP profile

Sales order by item category

Sales and Distribution ® Sales ® Sales Documents ® Sales Document Item ® Define Item Categories

When you create a sales order, the system uses the order type and the item category of the material to find the item category that you have stored in a DIP profile.

Maintain cost element sets for DIP profile

Set

General Controlling ® Profit Center Accounting ® Tools ® Sets and Variables ® Maintain Sets

 

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