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purchase order determination while transferring the shipment cost document


I have created shipment cost document, and item category is defined not create the purchase order.    So, system is trying to identify the existing pruchase order with vendor, purchase group, purchase organisation and Company code. 

Here the problem is, Though Purchase order exists with all the possible values for Transport vendor.  System is giving following error

"No purchase item for posting date 20131103 of shipment cost item $0001 000001"

We are using "SPO" purchase order type, with Account assignment cateogy "U" and Item category "D".   Can i know where can i maintain the Validity period of the service PO.

Please suggest any solution.

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3 Answers

  • Nov 03, 2013 at 10:26 AM


    check if MM posting period is open.



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    • Former Member


      Thank you for your reply.

      Purchase order is created in previous month period, now new period is opened.  System is not finding the previous month PO, though that PO is having limit. 

      You mean i need to create the new PO for every month?

      Existing PO can't be used?

  • Nov 03, 2013 at 11:25 AM


    In item category you have selected not create purchase order and in shipment cost document you are trying to transfer the cost in existing po. Is it your process?

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    • shipment cost item category should not generate the PO, it should check for the existing PO.

      What was the origin of that existing PO? How did you create that PO? Automatically or manually?

      This PO is created automatically and we can't change this settings.


  • Nov 04, 2013 at 03:13 AM


    PO will be generated only when the cost is transferred to the vendor. And the validity of the PO will be setup at the item category level.

    To have the same PO, try using the same settlement date as used in the previous shipment cost document, that created a PO. hope the item category /shipment cost type etc are same in both the cases. Finally, is this the process to have the same PO in two different shipment cost ?


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    • Former Member Former Member

      What is the value you have entered against Generate PO field in the Path Logistic Execution-Transportation-Shipment Cost-Shipment Cost Document- Shipment Cost Types and Item Categories