Changing the Sold-to Party
Once you have entered a sales document, you can change which sold-to party it is assigned to. This might be necessary in the following situations:
When you create or change a sales document you can change the sold-to party simply by overwriting it.
When you change the sold-to party, the system runs the same checks as for the first sold-to party. It checks, for example, whether the sales area in the document is still valid for the second sold-to party. It also checks whether there is a listing or exclusion for any of the items.
You can also change the sold-to party:
If you change the sold-to party, you need to redetermine the related data:
The system does not redetermine the following data:
Preassigning the Sold-to Party
You can use a default sold-to party if, when working with sales documents, you need to enter the items first and wait until the end before you enter the sold-to party (for example, for telephone sales). The default sold-to party allows you to create the sales order and save it before entering the real sold-to party.
When you create the default sold-to party in the customer master, note the following:
There is an indicator in the customer master that allows you to replace the default sold-to party later with the real sold-to party. If the indicator is activated, and the default sold-to party has not been replaced, it appears as an incomplete field in the incompletion log. This indicator is in the customer master under Extras ®
You can save the default sold-to party as a default value for a particular user for all the sales document types by going to System ® User settings ® Own data, choosing the Parameters tab page and saving parameter VAU for the default sold-to party.
You can use a transaction variant so that the value for the default sold-to party depends on the order type.
The sold-to party can only be changed on the overview screen and not on the Partner tab page.
When you change the sold-to party, the system does not redetermine the sales area.
The sold-to party cannot be redetermined from the ship-to party.
In the following cases, the sold-to party cannot be changed: