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3326919 - No open billing quantity has been determined - S/4HANA Cloud


Error message 'No open billing quantity has been determined error message' (VF147) is triggered when customer is trying to create a Billing Document.


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Reproducing the Issue

1. Create Billing Documents app.

2. Insert Sales Order ID and select Billing type (e.g F2(Invoice)).

3. Error message is displayed.


The error message tells the user that system had a problem when determining Billing quantity for the target Billing Document type(on this example F2 Invoice).

First step is to understand what is the Billing Quantity rule determined on Copy Control settings for the scenario Document flow. The Billing Quantity Indicator specifies which quantity the system copies from the source document (a sales order, for example) into the target billing document (an invoice, for example). Example:When you create an invoice for a standard sales order item, for example, the quantity that the system copies into the invoice is the delivery quantity minus the quantity already invoiced. If you create a pro forma invoice, the system copies in the order quantity.

In the respective fictitious scenario: Copy Control settings from Sales Document to Billing Document > Target Billing Document type: F2, Source Sales Document type: OR, and Item category: CB1 (3rd Party with SN.) Billing Quantity is 'E' Goods receipt quantity minus invoiced quantity. In this case, if Goods receipt was not created for Purchase Order, system will not be able to determine Billing Quantity, hence error message will be triggered.

Other causes might be related with free of charge items, such as:

  1. It is not possible to create a billing document when only free charge item exists in the preceding document
  2. Since the item is free of charge in PO, no subsequent MM invoice receipt gets generated for this item. Invoice receipt quantity is 0 and no billing quantity can be determined.


This is system standard behavior. Users should review Billing Quantity rules as per their business need and S/4HANA Cloud Best Practices Explorer.

A: Order quantity minus invoiced quantity
B: Delivery quantity minus invoiced quantity
C: Order Quantity
D: Delivery quantity
E: Goods receipt quantity minus invoiced quantity
F: Invoice receipt quantity minus invoiced quantity
G: Cumulative batch quantity minus invoiced quantity
H: Cumulative batch quantity
I: Purchase quantity minus invoiced quantity


Billing, Quantity, No open billing quantity has been determined, VF147, CBD2, F2, OR, Sales, Order, Copy, Control, Settings , KBA , SD-BIL-2CL , Billing (Public Cloud) , Bug Filed


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