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PR release strategy-strange behavior

Hello, perhaps someone can shed some light into this issue. We have release strategy set up at the PR level. It is working fine. However we have a couple parts that are part of a kit that we order. They are expensive parts and we have our release set up at $1000 with the second level at $50,000. When we create PR with either one of the items as a stand alone, (only 1 item on the PR) the release strategy does not come in even though the dollar amount is within the limits. When we have a second item on the PR, the release strategy pulls in with no issue. The work around is to add a second item, then trash can it. The release strategy will hold. I checked the MRP settings and the item category for both of these parts and they are fine. We do not care about material group. Item category is set to NORM in both cases. So the question is why would the release not trigger? They are purchased parts just like any other part we order. Planned orders do not come into MRP either, but we should be able to do a PR with ME51N and have the release strategy trigger. Procurement type is F.

What could be causing this issue? I looked at past questions on PR release and nothing is related to this particular situation.

Thank you in advance.

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    May 26, 2015 at 07:36 PM

    The characteristic values used in the strategy have to match with the item in the PR, in all characteristics, SAP cares where you do not care.

    So please show your classification and the corresponding values from strategy, Read the blog Purchasing Release Strategy - an expanded explanation and a GPS through SCN and SAP notes

    and see especially the brick box at the end.

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