Transfer Orders are the most important document required for any kind of stock/goods movement in or out of the warehouse in SAP. Mentioned below are the 4 ways of TO confirmations:
Transfer Order confirmation at the header level.
Transfer Order Confirmation at the item level.
Multiple item confirmations in a Transfer order.
Transfer Order Confirmation with Difference.
Transfer Order Confirmation at the header level
When a transfer order is confirmed at header level, all the line items in the TO are confirmed. This is the supreme way of goods movement confirmation if everything is alright for e.g if you have to receive 100 line items and all are received as per the business expectation, all the line items would be confirmed at a time at the header level.
Transfer Order confirmation at the item level
If the business requirement is to confirm line item individually, then confirmation at the item level is the most significant way. In this kind of confirmation, TO number and the Line Item Number are mandatory.
Multiple Line item confirmations in a TO
You can confirm more than one-line item at a time in a TO. After executing the TO confirmation tcode, just select the line items you wish to confirm and save. All the line items which are checked will be confirmed upon saving leaving rest all unchecked ones not confirmed.
T Code: LT12
Transfer Order Confirmation with a Difference
At times, it is a business requirement to receive only a partial qty of a transfer order line item. For eg, let us assume that we are to receive Material X – 100 EA and we have received around 85 in good condition and rest in damaged condition, In this scenario, receiving all 100 EA of Material X does not make sense as per the business requirement. We would only receive 85 EA and return the rest 15 EA. In this case, the TO line item for Material X would be received with Difference. This way it gives a scope to create one more TO for the 15 qty and receive it again.
Tcode: LT11 / LT12