8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 15, 2008 8:26 PM by Rajesh Banka RSS

Schedule Line categories

Ajit Phadke
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Hi all,


Can any one please tell me what is schedule lines categories, its significance and setting.


What does schedule line categories mean like-  D0, F0 & FI.


Please explain.




  • Re: Schedule Line categories
    Shiju Thengumthottathil
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    <b>Schedule Lines:</b>

    The division of an item in a sales document according to date and quantity.

    The schedule line category controls whether schedule lines in delivery schedules are relevant for planning and/or delivery. The system determines this category on the basis of the planning indicator in the forecast delivery schedule, then in the just-in-time (JIT) delivery schedule.


    To configure schedule line categories for scheduling agreements, choose <b>Sales > Sales Documents > Schedule lines > Define or Assign schedule line categories in Customizing for Sales and Distribution.</b>


    For example, if the total quantity of an item can only be delivered in four partial deliveries, the system creates four schedule lines and determines the appropriate quantities and delivery dates for each schedule line.

  • Re: Schedule Line categories
    Shesagiri G
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    The items in a sales document are divided into one or more schedule lines. These schedule lines differ from each other with respect to date and quantity.


    Different control elements are also defined for the schedule lines. For example, for some schedule lines, material requirements planning is not carried out; for other schedule lines, it is carried out. Also goods receipt, not goods issue, is posted for a schedule line defined in a returns document.


    Schedule Line Category Control


    The various schedule line categories are controlled in different ways:



    • The schedule line AT in inquiries is used only for information.



    • No requirements are transferred and no availability check is carried out for the schedule lines BN and CN.



    • Requirements are transferred and the availability of the material is checked for the schedule lines BP and CP.



    • No stocks are managed for the schedule line categories BT, CT and CX. No goods issue is posted for the categories BT and CT. However, goods issue is posted for CX.



    • The schedule line categories BV and CV are controlled in the same manner as the categories BN and CN. However, requirements can be passed on for analysis purposes.



    • Goods receipt is posted for the schedule line DN in a returns document.



    • The schedule line categories CN, CP, CT, and CV are relevant for delivery; the other schedule line categories are not.


    Control Elements for Schedule Line Categories


    Different schedule line categories are permitted according to the sales document type and item category you are using. You can use control elements to tailor the schedule line categories to meet the special demands of your installation. You can also define new schedule line categories. Your system administrator is responsible for maintaining the control elements.


    The answers to the following questions form the basis for deciding how to define a particular schedule line category:


    General data



    • Which fields are relevant for the incompletion log?



    • Should a customer requirement be reported to purchasing or production?



    • Should an availability check be carried out?



    • Is it a schedule line for a returns document?


    Shipping data



    • Is the schedule line relevant for delivery?



    • Should a delivery block be set automatically for the schedule line? A delivery block is appropriate for free of charge deliveries.


    Determining the Schedule Line Category


    The schedule line category depends on the item category of the corresponding item and the material requirements planning type (MRP) of the material. The MRP type of a material is specified in the material master record.


    Schedule line categories are proposed automatically based on values set in the appropriate table. You can make some manual changes to the entries in the sales document but you cannot change everything. When you enter another schedule line category, the system checks whether this category is allowed. For information on which schedule line categories are allowed in each case, see your system administrator.



  • Re: Schedule Line categories
    Pratheb Nadarajah
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    Hi Ajit,


    <b>Schedule line</b>


    The division of an item in a sales document according to date and quantitiy.


    For example, if the total quantity of an item can only be delivered in four partial deliveries, the system creates four schedule lines and determines the appropriate quantities and delivery dates for each schedule line


    <b>Schedule Line Categories</b>


    The SAP System can only copy those items of a sales document to a delivery for which schedule lines exist. Control of the schedule lines depends on the schedule line category.


    You have the following options for defining your own schedule line categories:

    1)change an existing schedule line category.

    2)copy an existing schedule line category and change it according to your requirements.

    3)create a new schedule line category.


    <b>Schedule line category</b>


    The schedule line category is has an alphanumeric key with a maximum of two characters as well as a textual description.


    <b>Business data</b>


    Delivery block

    When you define a delivery block for a schedule line category, this specification is copied to the schedule line. The schedule line is then blocked for all delivery types that are allocated to this delivery block. Information on the assignment of delivery blocks to delivery types can be found in the section "Define blocking reasons in Shipping".


    Movement type

    Here, you specify a movement type for posting quantities and changes in value to inventory accounting. The movement type is only relevant to items or schedule lines which result in a stock movement.  It is not relevant, for example, for:

    inquiry items

    quotation items

    order items without inventory management

    Do not specify a movement type for goods issue for the schedule lines for returns items. Instead, specify a goods movement for the return delivery, thus for goods receipt.


    Item relevant for delivery

    Schedule lines for order items are relevant for delivery if a physical goods delivery is to be made. In contrast to this, schedule lines for quotation items are not relevant for delivery. You indicate the appropriate schedule line category here.



    Transfer of requirements can be controlled at schedule line level. Transfer of requirements is carried out for the transaction if you set the indicator. The indicator corresponds to the settings for the transfer of requirements for each schedule line category and can also be set there.



    The availability check can be controlled at schedule line level. An availability check is carried out for the transaction, if you set the indicator. The indicator corresponds to the settings for the availability check for each schedule line category and can also be set there.


    Purchase order/purchase requisition

    A purchase requisition can be automatically created for a schedule line by the SAP System. For this to occur, you must enter the following data here:

    type of purchase order

    type of purchase order item

    type of account assignment

    type of document category

    At the moment, only purchase requisitions can be created automatically.

    Transaction procedure


    Incompletion procedure

    The incompletion procedure that you enter here, specifies which fields must be completed by the user. A corresponding entry is created in the incompletion log for fields that are not filled during document processing.




    If you define your own schedule line categories, the keys should start with the letter Z since SAP leaves this range free in the standard system.

    If you define your own schedule line categories, you should copy similar schedule line categories that are defined by SAP and make the appropriate changes.

    In this case, all the specifications of the already existing schedule line category are copied, including the allocation to the item categories. In particular, the data for example concerning incompleteness, the availability check and document flow, which you do not edit in this menu option, is copied.  In this way, you can test your new schedule line categories in respect to the settings that have been made without having to edit the other menu options.

    When copying sales document types, item categories and schedule line categories, the SAP System automatically creates a log with the copied data. Using the log, you can check whether all the copied data applies to your schedule line category or whether you must make changes.

    Default settings


    In the standrad SAP R/3 System, the key of the schedule line categories contains the following information concerning its usage:


    First character of the key usage

       A inquiry

       B quotation

       C sales order

       D returns


    Second character of the key usage

       T no inventory management, e.g. services

       X no inventory management with goods issue

       N no planning

       P MRP

       V consumption-based planning





    1. Change the schedule line categories according to your requirements if you only need to make minor changes to the existing schedule line categories. Minor changes are parameters which have no controlling character. A minor change could be a changed description.

    Define new schedule line categories if you need to make further changes.

    2. Maintain the detail screen according to your requirements.

    You can, for example, allow the SAP System to create purchase requisitions automatically for particular schedule line categories.



    Nadaajah Pratheb

    • Re: Schedule Line categories
      kevin Spacey
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      Nadarajah Pratheb 


      This is a very good thread and your response was very helpful in understanding schedule line category.


      "For example, if the total quantity of an item can only be delivered in four partial deliveries, the system creates four schedule lines and determines the appropriate quantities and delivery dates for each schedule line"


      Can u give the steps to configure an item to be delivered in multiple deliveries...




      • Re: Schedule Line categories
        Rajesh Banka
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        The Example quoted in the thread is an example for schedulling Agreement & may not work for schedule line. But is it is manually maintained in Schedule Line, it is possible, but not system driven.


        Partial Deliveries refer to enable deliveries in incomplete lot & not the exact quantity one time for several possible reasons likes, non availability of complete stock or requirement of the client.



        Rajesh Banka

  • Re: Schedule Line categories
    kaustubha Pandey
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    Hi .


    This schedule line is part of three layers with regards to Sales Doc i.e Header data , item data & Schedule line data .


    Schedule line categories are determine automatically in sales order


    Item category + MRP Type = Schedule line category .

    It determine whether availability check to happen or not , whether TOR needs to be happen or not , relevant for delievry or not.


    To this schedule line Movemnet types are assign.


    The eg u have given is for D0  - 634  Movemnet type (Consignmnet return) which suggest put the stock which is sold by customer or consume by Customer into customer consignment (Due to damage or some other issues)

    D0 Represent no transefer of requirement and Availability check as it is return scenerio.


    F0 - 632 (Consignmnet pick up) whch suggest to send back material from Customer consignment stock to unrestricted or restricted stock of vendor.

    F0 - Not relevant for availability check and transfer of requirement

    F1-relevant for availability check and transfer of requirement


    Hope this help

  • Re: Schedule Line categories
    Pratheb Nadarajah
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    Hi Ajit,


    D0 -> Consignment Returns

    F0 -> Consignment Pickup without Availability Check

    F1 -> Consignment Pickup with Availability Check



    Nadarajah Pratheb

  • Re: Schedule Line categories
    Praveen Kumar.D
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    Hi Ajit,


    The  schedule line data (table VBEP) is responsible for delivery dates and delivery quantities. This is controlled by the schedule line category, such as CP.


    The schedule line category is used by the system to determine if the item is relevant for delivery. Only those items that have schedule lines assigned will have a delivery created for them. The deliveries are created for the dates and quantities assigned to the respective schedule lines. Keeping to our basic sales flow, the schedule line category will be integrated into the following document flow:


    This schedule line category is the standard CP, which is relevant for MRP. It has a alphanumeric two-digit key as well as a short description. The business data section of the schedule line

    category defines the following:

    &#61571;          A delivery block that is automatically created for this schedule line category. You can specify a delivery block for any of the following:


    Sales document type Schedule line category Delivery type

    Shipping activities

    &#61571;          For every movement of stock in the SAP system, there is a movement type that represents this. For example, a movement of stock between plants has a movement type. However, this type represents the movement of stock for our schedule line category CP, which in turn we will assign to our item category TAN, a standard item category that represents a material to be sold to a customer. Thus, our goods movement is a movement

    from our stock as a sale to our customer. It would be correct to leave this field blank for items with no stock movement. Also, should this schedule line be assigned to a return item

    category, you should ensure the movement type here is relevant for returns, such as a goods receipt.

    &#61571;          The movement type 1 step is used when two goods movements need to happen for a schedule line category.

    &#61571;     The order type is the assignment of the purchase requisition type to the schedule line

    that enables the system to automatically create a purchase requisition for this schedule line category.

    &#61571;          The item category is not to be confused with the sales document item category. This is the item category of the purchasing document or purchase requisition.

    &#61571;     The account assignment category is used to determine which account assignment is

    necessary for the item.

    &#61571;          The item relevant for delivery indicator must be set to indicate to the system that this schedule line category is delivery-relevant.

    &#61571;          The purchase requisition delivery scheduling indicator must be set if you want the system to predetermine the delivery dates of the schedule line based on the expected receipt

    times generated from the purchase requisition.

    &#61571;          The incompletion procedure is covered in Chapter 4, (it is the assignment of the fields that renders a schedule line incomplete).

    &#61571;     The requirements/assembly indicator is used to transfer the requirements for the

    material. Thus, the demand will be shown in the stock requirements list. This will be covered later in this chapter.

    &#61571;     The availability check indicator is used by the system to determine if this item is

    relevant for availability checking. Please refer to availability checking later on in this chapter.


    Should product allocation be active for this schedule line category, activate the product allocation indicator.


    When creating the schedule line category, it is worthwhile to follow the naming conventions used

    by SAP in order to avoid confusion. You must also ensure the objects you create have the prefix

    Z to avoid being overwritten by a release upgrade.



    Reward If Helpfull...





    Praveen Kumar.D