# pricing

Hello sap prof,

Can u plz tell me the definitions of the following.

1. What is condition Update.

2. what is condition Index.

3. what is meant by alt calc type and alt cond base value

##### Former Member replied

<b>Condition Index:</b>

It can be created for particular condition type to maintain condition records.

When checked this specifies whether the system updates one or more condition indices when maintaining condition records.

This makes it possible to list or maintain condition records independently of condition type and condition table

<b>Condition Update:</b>

Together with condition index, this field when checked allows to restrict the usage of the condition type for limited sales orders or for particular condition value.

<b>AltCty – Condition formula for alternative calculation type:</b>

It is again a Routine that is written by ABAP Consultant.

It is an alternative formula for the condition type that can be used instead of standard formulas.

For example, let us take the Profit Margin which can be both + / - , so here this routine will help us in generating the value which can be either + or -. Profit margin is not a condition type so it cannot be classified as +ve or –ve in the V/06.

Ex.: 950 0 Profit Margin 11.

So we assign 11 – Profit Margin.

If new routines are to be defined we follow the procedure given below.

Go to T.Code: VOFM. – Maintain Requirements & Formulas

Click on the “Formulas” and then on the “Condition Values”.

We have a list of routines, we can ask ABAP consultant to create new routines based on the client requests.

And we assign the application type.

<b>AltCBV - Alternative formula for condition base value:</b>

Formula for determining the condition basis as an alternative to the standard.

It is again a Routine that is written by ABAP Consultant.

It is used as a basis to calculate value of the condition type instead of using it from the “FROM” column.

Ex.: Freight – KF00.

Freight is calculated based on weight, volume etc. and not on the base price. In pricing there is no entry of weight from which the value can be referred like we do for discounts using base price. We have to get the value from the Material master.

In this column we can mention the value as 12 – Gross Weight or 13 – Net Weight.

During pricing, the system will consider the value that is mentioned in this column and determine the freight based on this value.

Suppose we have Net weight: 100 kgs and Gross Weight: 150 Kgs. And if we mention 13 in this column then the Freight condition KF00 will be calculated using the weight as 100 kgs.

Regards

AK

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