SAP ABAP Data Element KNOTA (Departure Point)
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Basic Data
Data Element KNOTA
Short Description Departure Point  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type KNOTN    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 10    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 10    
Value Table TVKN    
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name    
Search Help: Parameters    
Parameter ID   
Default Component name    
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Dep.point 
Medium 15 Departure point 
Long 16 Departure point 
Heading 10 DepPnt 


Location defined by a transportation connection point.

A transportation connection point may, for example, mark the beginning or the end of a shipment leg.


You can define points in Customizing either with an individual address or with reference to an object in the SAP system, for example, a shipping point, a customer, and so on.

You can use points in shipment processing to define stages. If the point references to an object in the SAP system, the reference will be copied into the location definition in the shipment document.

You can define locations in the stage processing of the shipment document not only by specifying a point but also by directly entering the customer, the shipping point, and so on. In this context, certain rules apply:

Rules for the definition of a location in stage processing of the shipment document

Locations can, for example, emerge as shipping point or destination in the stage of a shipment document.

These shipping points and destinations can be defined with a reference to an existing object in the SAP system or as completely free addresses. Here are the rules governing this

  • The location definition must be unique. I.e., from the fields
    • GFT Connection point
    • Shipping point
    • Customer
    • Plant
    • Vendor
      only one may be filled.
  • An exception exists if the GFT connection point itself references a shipping point, a customer, a plant, a vendor, etc. In this case, the connection point and e.g., shipping point can be filled. Up to the connection point itself, all other fields are not ready for input but are only displayed.
  • Some fields are optional and do not have to be maintained. They may be maintained under certain circumstances:
    • Loading point: Shipping point must be maintained
    • Storage location: Plant must be maintained
    • Unloading point: Custmer must be maintained
    • Warehouse: Shipping point or plant must be maintained
    • Door: Warehouse must be maintained
    • Additional info: Can always be maintained
  • The addresses can always be maintained:
    • As completely newly defined, stand-alone address, without another field being filled. Example: Inbound delivery to a construction site
    • As an alternate address for one object, e.g., an alternate address for the customer.

Last changed by/on SAP  19981111 
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