Data to be used in billing is prepared in a sequential file of a specified format. Billing documents and the relevant subsequent documents are created from this data.
See also:Extracting Data from an External System
The communication structure of the general billing interface distinguishes the following fields during the transfer of data from an external system:
See also:Communication Structures
You can transfer pricing elements by making the appropriate settings in Customizing. User exits available in the system allow you to handle special cases related to using this interface.
See also:Working with User Exits
Report RVAFSS00 in the standard system illustrates how the function module in the general billing interface can be used efficiently.
As in the above sample report, we recommend that you install a check routine to check the sequential file for correctness and to display any incorrect records. The sample report shows how to create an appropriate sequential file. Display it using sample report RVAFSS02.