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Use this part of the A/R invoice to enter general information relevant to all items in the document.

To access this area, choose   Sales – A/R   A/R Invoice  .

Note Note

This topic documents fields and other elements in this window that either are not self-explanatory or require additional information.

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A/R Invoice General Area Fields
Contact Person

Name of the default contact person defined in the business partner master data. If required, specify a different contact person.

Customer Ref. Number

Displays the customer reference number, if defined.


Field on the left: name of the numbering series. Specify a series.

Field on the right: the number of the A/R invoice. If you choose the manual series, enter the relevant number.

Note Note

For China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, India, and Brazil, to set manual numbering, you need,

  1. have full authorization to document manual numbering

  2. select Manual from the left field.

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Status of the A/R invoice:

  • Open

    You can draw the document completely or partially to a document of a higher level.

  • Open – Printed

    You printed the document and left it open.

  • Canceled

    You canceled the document manually.

  • Closed

    SAP Business One closed the document automatically when you drew it to another document.

  • Draft

    The document is still a draft.

Note Note

A no-charge A/R invoice is closed automatically once you add the document.

The following statuses apply to A/R reserve invoices only:

  • Delivered

    The document is fully drawn to a delivery, but not yet fully paid.

  • Paid

    The document is fully paid but not yet fully drawn to a delivery.

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Posting Date

Specify the posting date. The default value for this field is the current date on which the A/R invoice is created. If required, change the date.

Caution Caution

If you change this date, the continuity of the numbers and dates on a document will be interrupted.

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Due Date

Expected due date of the items or services.

The default date is 30 days after the posting date. To change it, choose a different payment term in the dropdown list for the Payment Terms field in the A/R Invoice. Alternatively, change the due date manually.


Specify the display currency for the amounts in the A/R invoice.

If the customer currency equals the local currency, the options are Local Currency and System Currency.

If the customer currency is a foreign currency, the options include BP Currency.

Your selection does not change the original currency of the document.

Sales Employee

Specify the sales employee who initiated the A/R invoice.


Specify the code of the employee who owns the A/R invoice.


Enter additional information regarding the A/R invoice. You can edit the field contents even after the document is added.

Total Before Discount

Total amount of the A/R invoice before the discount for the document is calculated.

Note Note

If the discount is defined in the row for the item or service, the amount displayed in this field takes that discount into account.

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Discount %

In the field on the left, enter the percentage of discount. The field on the right displays the discount amount. If required, you can change the values of these fields.

Total Down Payment

Amount drawn from the paid down payment invoices or down payment requests, and subtracted from the total amount of the invoice.

To view the details of the amount, choose to open the Down Payment to Draw window.


Displays the total freight for the A/R invoice.

This field appears only if you have selected Manage Freight in Documents in   Administration   System Initialization   Document Settings   General  .

WTax Amount

The amount withheld, according to the withholding tax definitions, and paid over or reported to the tax authorities on behalf of the person subject to tax.

Appears only if you have selected Withholding Tax in   Administration   Setup   Financials   G/L Account Determination   Sales   tab, Tax subtab.


This field appears only if the rounding method has been defined as By Currency in   Administration   System Initialization   Document Settings   General  .

When the total amount of the document is rounded according to the rounding method determined by the currency, the difference between the original amount and the rounded amount appears in this field.


Tax amount for the A/R invoice calculated according to your tax definitions.


Total amount of the document including tax and discounts.

Applied Amount

The amount of the A/R invoice that was copied to a payment document or to a credit memo.

Balance Due

Amount of the A/R invoice that has not been paid or credited yet.

Payment Order Run

If the checkbox is selected, it indicates that this document, or at least one of its installments, is included in a payment order run. The checkbox is deselected in the following situations:

  • The payment order row that includes this document or its installment(s) is removed from the payment order run.

    To remove a payment order row, in Payment Wizard: Step 6 - Recommendation Report, right-click the payment order row and choose Remove. The checkbox for this payment order row is deselected in the selection column.

  • The payment order row that includes this document or its installment(s) is closed in the payment order run.

    To close payment order rows in which all the documents are fully paid, in Payment Wizard: Step 6 - Recommendation Report, choose the Close Payment Order Rows button. The Payment Order Status column displays C for the closed payment order rows.

  • The payment order run that includes this document or its installment(s) is executed into a payment run.

    To execute a payment run, in Payment Wizard: Step 6 - Recommendation Report, choose the Next button. In Payment Wizard: Step 7 - Save Options, choose the Next button and choose Yes in the system message.

Note Note

When this checkbox is selected, the Copy From and the Copy To functions are disabled.

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Note Note

When this checkbox is selected, you cannot change values in the Due Date field in the general area and in the Payment Block field on the Accounting tab.

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Caution Caution

The only possible way of crediting an A/R invoice based on an A/R down payment invoice is to reopen it. To change the A/R invoice status, choose   Data   Advanced   Change Document Status to Open  .

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Country-Specific Fields: Brazil

Select a branch for which you want to create the document.

Note Note

This field is available only if you have enabled multiple branches.

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WT Amount (Inv.)

Displays the total amount of the WT Amount column. To display the Withholding Tax Table, click Link Arrow (Link Arrow).

Country-Specific Fields: India
Sequence Name

Specify a sequence from the dropdown list. The application generates the sequence automatically.

Note Note

This field appears only for documents that are assigned a sequence.

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WTax Liable

Select Yes from the drop down list if this transaction applies to TDS.

WTax Amount

Displays the amount of TDS deducted in the transaction. To edit the TDS tax, click Link Arrow (Link Arrow) to edit the tax information in the opening Withholding Tax Table window.

Country-Specific Fields: Korea
Business Place

From the drop-down list, specify the business place.

VAT Registration No.

Displays the corresponding VAT registration number of the business place.

Country-Specific Field: Belgium
Payment Reference No.

Additional key for the A/R invoice, which you use later to match a payment with the A/R invoice.

There is no validation on the field.

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