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Firming indicator in PR


PR is getting firmed if any changes done related to quantity and field EBAN-FIXKZ is getting updated. We are mainining release strategy in PR and if the PR is released then it is getting firmed but the field 'FIXKZ' is not getting updated. Let me know whether i miss some thing or i need to check different table.

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    Posted on May 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM


    Even though we select 'Mark firmed for requirement for planning' fixed indicator will not get activated. It is getting activated only if there is any changes in quantity change. When PR is released it is getting firmed and it can be seen through (* asterisk symbol).

    This is what my observation. .

    Regards / US

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    • Uma Shankar, This is to confirm that your observations are correct.

      SAP Note 88266 - Fixed indicator PReq - MD04 confirms this. Pasting the details as this should serve as a good to know read for consultants.


      In certain circumstances, purchase requisitions (PReq) are displayed in the current stock/requirements list (transaction MD04) as 'fixed', although the "fixed" indicator is not set in the purchase requisition.

      Reason and Prerequisites

      This phenomenon can be explained as follows:
      The "fixed" indicator in the purchase requisition is always set if you manually change MRP-relevant data in one of the purchase requisition s generated from materials planning.
      However, materials planning must also interpret other statuses of the purchase requisition to decide whether an automatic change is allowed. The following are the three instances in which materials planning regards the purchase requisition as "fixed":

      • if the "fixed" indicator is set
      • if the purchase requisition is subject to a release procedure and if it can no longer be changed for materials planning according to its release status.
      • If the purchase requisition has already been converted into a follow-on document (for example, into a request for quotation - status 'A', or into a purchase order - status 'B'

      Transaction MD04 interprets these three statuses in the same way, that is, that the purchase requisition is fixed for materials planning.
      This could be interpreted as an apparent 'data inconsistency', but this is incorrect.


      There is no correction available because the system behavior is correct.

  • Posted on May 07, 2014 at 03:47 AM

    Hi Uma,

    In your release strategy will have a Release Indicator in that Release Indicator active "Firmed for Req. Planning".

    then system will firm the requisition automatically once it is released.

    "Fixed" purchase requisitions are not changed by requirements planning.



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  • Posted on May 07, 2014 at 08:58 AM

    Hi ,

    In you relevant PR Release Procedure , you should mark the Firmed for Requirement Planning check box , so that PR get firmed along with release .

    SPRO>Materials Mgmt.>Purchasing>Purchase Requisition>Release Procedure>Procedure with Classification> Select Procedure ID and hit the Details button -Mark Firmed For Requirement Planning .

    Or you can also make the same in case if you have Procedure without Classification .

    Try and come back



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