The distribution rule is part of the settlement rule. You specify the following for a settlement sender:
You can change a distribution rule that was created automatically during order creation.
You cannot delete a distribution rule that was created automatically. To invalidate a distribution rule that was created automatically, set the settlement share to zero percent. You can change or delete manual distribution rules before you settle.
The distribution rule is made up of a settlement receiver, a settlement share, and a settlement type:
You specify which settlement receivers are allowed in the settlement profile. You specify the settlement profile as a default value in the order type.
The first settlement rule is generated when you create an order. This settlement rule is generated on the basis of the default rule. The distribution rule in the settlement rule is:
This default rule is normally used for manufacturing orders.
This default rule can be used for manufacturing orders.
This default rule is used for product cost collectors.
If you have collected the costs of materials on a product cost collector and these materials are assigned to different valuation types or divided into stock segments by value (make-to-stock-inventory and valuated sales order stock), the system generates the distribution rule dynamically during settlement based on the default rule STR (with strategy for tracing factor determination) by creating equivalence numbers in accordance with the delivery values of the period.
You cannot manually change the settlement rule for the product cost collector.
If you are using Profitability Analysis (CO-PA), the first settlement of an order generates a second settlement rule for settlement to a profitability segment. For this to happen, you must allow settlement to a profitability segment in the settlement profile.
See also:Settlement in Product Cost by Period or Order