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Procedure documentation Assigning Line Items to Dunning Areas  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure


The dunning area must be entered in a line item for it to be considered in the dunning run for that area.

If you enter an invoice in SD, the dunning area can be derived automatically from the sales area. However, before other applications define this derivation of the dunning area, you must have defined the dunning area in Financial Accounting.

For more information on the derivation of dunning areas from other applications, see the documentation for these applications.


To enable line items to be assigned to a dunning area, a dunning area must be entered in the customer or vendor line item. This dunning area can be entered in the appropriate field during document entry, or can be transferred from other business transactions in other applications.

No entry can be made in the field Dunning area unless it exists in the entry screen for the customer or vendor line item. In the company code-specific specifications for dunning, specify that dunning should be carried out by dunning area (see Company Code-Specific Specifications: Figure (1)).

The dunning area is stored in the line item. For each dunning area, the system notes the last dunning level and dunning date in the business partner master record (see figure). If you have not specified any dunning areas in the master record, the system automatically enters the dunning areas specified during document entry into the master record, including the related data.

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