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Business Area : Diff between Division & Item Division


In SAP we can determine business area with 3 diff rules.

Oner is through sales area (Sales. OrgDist channel Division) second one is by plant and item division.and the last one is through Sales orgdist ChannelItem division.

Can any one tell me what is the difference between DIVISION and ITEM DIVISION ?



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First, it should be clear about what is "Header division " and "Item division".

Header division

In the create order screen , we enter a order type e.g. OR and our Sales area.

Suppose our Sales area is 1000/10/00, then this sales is copied to the header data and called as Header sales area also.

The division here is called "Header division".

Here ,header division is "00".

Item division

Any material is uniquely belong to only one "Division",which we maintain in the material master in the "Basic data 1".

This is called "Item division".

When you create a sales document ,system searches this item division and copies it to the sales document,which you find in the item detail.

Now,coming to your question.

In the , Sales document type, you have these two check boxes, "Check division" and "Item division".

If the Item division field is not activated ,then system will not search the material master to which division the material belongs to. In this case the header division is copied to each item.

So while you process various related errors will come.

The check division field controls how the system will behave if the header division & Item division are different.



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