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Item Category Configuration for Purchase Order - Display Only?

Hello MM gurus,

As part of implementing 3 way match configuration for the procurement process under instruction from auditors, I was told that I have to check the 'Firm in PO' check-boxes under Control:GR and Control:IR tabs for Item Category 'Standard'. When I go to the specific SPRO path 'Materials Management->Purchasing->Define External Representation of Item Categories' to make this configuration change, these check-boxes are unchecked and grayed out, and change is not allowed, even after trying to go into change mode. I did see some other posts out there, saying they have encountered the same issue, but I could not find any good explanation/solution under any of those posts. The auditor is insistent that I should be able to do it, but I have no clue how that can be achieved other than make a repair. I have SAP_ALL in my development system as well,so I am positive it is not an authorization issue.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks and regards,

Wayfarer

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    Posted on Aug 02, 2013 at 09:14 AM

    your looking into the wrong customizing

    Check OLME > Account Assignment > Maintain Account Assignment Categories

    For a blank account assignment you cannot do any settings yourself, but a GR is mandatory for items that are procured to stock anyway and is flagged by default and is unchangable in the PO. Invoice receipt cannot be firm at a general level, as it depends on the Free item indicator. if it is not a free item, then IR is mandatory by default and unchangable too.

    for all account assigned procurement you can set the firming in the customizing path mentioned

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  • Posted on Aug 05, 2013 at 06:14 AM

    Dear Wayfarer,

    You may check the setting via SE11 under delivery and maintainance tab.

    Table T163 cannot be change as it is protected by SAP developer. It had delivery class = G.

    Regards,

    ian Wong Loke Foong

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    Posted on Aug 02, 2013 at 05:20 AM

    hi

    Its standard you cannt change the item categories characterstics

    refer SAP help

    Please note that the table of item categories is an SAP system table.
    Its
    content must not be changed by customers.

    Even in change mode, you can only display the characteristics of the item
    categories.

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    Posted on Nov 06, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Hi

    sure this table is changeable.

    Please check the SAP NOTE 441371 (https://websmp230.sap-ag.de/sap%28bD1lbiZjPTAwMQ==%29/bc/bsp/sno/ui_entry/entry.htm?param=69765F6D6F64653D3030312669765F…)

    Otherwise open Transaction SNOTE and download the above mentioned note. It can be automatically integrated into your system.
    Ask your Abaper he/she can then set the desired values inside the created report (ZCORT163).

    Regards

    Patrick

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