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ME013: Document type NB not allowed with doc. category B

Dear Gurus,

I am trying to generate a PR for Non-Stock Material from Maintenance Order. I am getting the following error message when i enter the purchasing data ME013: Document Type NB not allowed with doc. category B.

I can generate PR for external services from Maintenance Order but unable to generate PR for Non-stock Material.

Please advise what steps should i take to rectify this error.

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  • Posted on Dec 09, 2013 at 06:42 AM

    SPRO-MM-Purchasing -PR--Define Document Type

    Here maintain the Item category for document type NB


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  • Posted on Dec 09, 2013 at 07:08 AM

    Are you sure you have Purchase Requisition type NB setup in customizing?

    This message basically says that the document type NB does not exist in documents type configuration.

    Please check the config in the same client where you are doing this PR creation.

    Here is the full text of the message:

    Document type NB not allowed with doc. category B (Please check input)

    Message no. ME013

    Diagnosis

    The document type NB you entered is not allowed in combination with the document category B.

    The combination of document type and document category entered cannot be used because it has not been defined in Customizing for Purchasing.

    The following (internal) document categories exist:

    • B - purchase requisition
    • F - purchase order (PO)
    • K - contract
    • L - scheduling agreement
    • A - request for quotation (RFQ)

    Example

    You cannot create a PO (document category F) with the document type scheduling agreement with release documentation (LPA).

    Procedure

    Check your input.

    If the problem cannot be resolved in this way, contact your system administrator.

    The document types/categories may be maintained or displayed by authorized persons in Customizing.

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    • Nothing - standard settings should work fine.

      Which PR type is used is selected from the config:

      SPRO> PM> Maintenance and Service Processing> Maintenance and Service Orders> General Data> Define Account Assignment Cat. and Document Type for Purchase Requisitions

      By default this is NB.

      The error message you state is very clear that PR doc type NB does not exist. But you say that manually you can create a NB PR.

      How are you trying to create the PR from PM order?

      Is there any enhancement done to change the doc type from PM order?

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    Posted on Dec 09, 2013 at 09:06 AM

    Check in the below SPRO path for allowing account assignment and against your PR doc type..

    Plant Maintenance and Customer Service/Maintenance and Service Processing/Maintenance and Service Orders/General Data/Define Account Assignment Cat. and Document Type for Purchase Requisitions

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  • Posted on Dec 09, 2013 at 09:16 AM

    do you have document type NB for Purchase requisition

    NB is called in PR created from Maint order, from the configuration PM > functions and setting for order type> general data > define account assignment category and document type for PR

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  • Posted on Dec 09, 2013 at 09:21 AM

    me013 message is only send if one of both values ( document types/categories ) is blank, or if the combination is missing in table T161.

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    Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Hi ,

    If you want services from maintenance order .Then create the maintenance order by IW31 (Suppose if you are using Plant maintenance - PM).

    then PM order will be created .From PM order we can get the PR and from PR you can create PO .

    In PO and PR , item category will be D and Account assignment as F .

    If you are not using PM ,then mistake has done in MM configurations

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