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3363388 - Message 'The item is not relevant for billing' when billing a 3rd party item


A vendor invoice is already booked. When trying to create the billing document for a third party process without shipping notification (item categories in sales order e.g. CB2, CB2C, CB4, CB4C), the following error message is raised: VF044 “The item is not relevant for billing".


•    Sales and Distribution (SD)
•    SAP S/4HANA Cloud All versions 


During the booking of the supplier invoice, the sales order was likely not updated correctly due to locking issues.


  1. Logon to the homepage with business role SAP_BR_INTERNAL_SALES_REP assigned.
  2. Open the sales order in the 'Change Sales Order - VA02' app.
  3. Navigate to the item details of the affected item.
  4. Navigate on the tab “Status” - Here the order-related billing status should be “not invoiced”.
  5. Navigate back to the Overview page of the sales order.
  6. Save the order.
  7. It should now be possible to bill the affected item.


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