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What is the purpose of maintaining Purchasing Group in PIR??

Hello experts,

I am an SD consultant but am trying to solve an MM issue...

1) When we maintain the Purchasing Group in PIR and then create a PO with that vendor and material, the purchasing group is not defaulting to what is listed in the PIR... is this supposed to happen?

2)  I remember reading somewhere that purchasing group is defaulted from the material master (or vendor master?) and not the PIR.. is this correct?  if so, what is the point of maintaining purchasing group in PIR?

Thank you all!

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    Sep 10, 2014 at 08:55 PM

    1 + 2 = both yes

    This info record  purchasing group is used in the authorization check for info record and its list reports like ME1L and ME1M and ME1W.

    If that is the only reason why the field became mandatory in 3.0 system is not known by me.

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    • Hi Akshat,

      Purchasing in the PO can only be defaulted from Purchase Requisition, RFQ or other Purchase Order and not from PIR or Material Master.

      Purchasing Group from Material Master only defaults during creation of Purchase Requisition and Purchasing Info Record.

      RFQs are Maintained for Purchase Org and Purchasing Group Org Levels. If Info Update Indicator is set then Info Records are created with Purchasing Group from  RFQ irrespective of Purchasing Group of material  Master.

      Purchasing Group in Info record helps in Standard Analyses and reports if Info-records or RFQs are maintained by different departments for the similar material or material groups.

      Purchasing Group in Info records are more helpful when finding relevant info records for material groups