How Sales Documents are Structured
All sales documents have basically the same structure. They are made up of a document header and any number of items. The items can in turn be divided into any number of schedule lines. The following graphic shows the structure of a sales document:
The general data that is valid for the entire document is recorded in the document header. For example,
Whereas data in the document header applies to all items in the document, some data applies only to specific items. This data is stored at item level and includes the:
Schedule line data
An item consists of one or more schedule lines. The schedule line contains all the data that is needed for a delivery. For example, a customer orders 20 units of a particular material which you enter as one item in the sales order. However, you can only deliver 10 pieces now and the remaining 10 pieces next month so you need to schedule two deliveries. The data for these deliveries (dates, confirmed quantities) are stored in two separate schedule lines. In sales documents where delivery data is not relevant, for example, contracts, credit and debit memo requests, the system does not create any schedule lines.
Data recorded in the schedule lines includes the: