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PO confirmation after activity posted

Hello SAP community.

My Google search yielded nothing specific, so I have turned to you for help with this.

My Manager tracks Unacknowledged Purchase Orders as a Metric and I currently look pretty bad because I have some Purchase Orders that were not Confirmed in ME22N prior to a Goods Receipt being posted against them. Now that this activity has posted against the PO, the Confirmation tab is grayed-out and I can't Confirm the PO.

This makes the POs show up on the ME2N report that my Manager runs to determine how many POs we have out there that have yet to be acknowledged by our Suppliers.

Is there any way for me to Confirm these POs after GRs or Invoices have posted? If not, is there any way to block them from appearing on an ME2N report?

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 02:19 PM


    In ME2N, if you use the selection parameter AVIS, system wont show the PO's without confirmation control. Test the same and revert back.

    In future, you can avoid the mistake, by making the field "confirmation control" as mandatory in vendor master or info-record. This will copy the key to PO. Also, you can inform the SAP support team to make necessary settings, so that system wont allow to do GR with PO reference if confirmation control is maintained in PO.



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      Thank you kindly for your response. I will work with the SAP support team to turn on this flag that prevents Receipts if a PO is not confirmed.

      Your suggestion about using AVIS, while correct, is not the path my manager wishes to take. He wants to see unconfirmed POs! I was hoping for a way to confirm a PO even after a GR had been posted against it. Do you know if this is possible?

  • Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    You are on the wrong track and you probably know very less about the change history and audit trails in SAP.

    Instead of putting your energy into such useless activity like tracks blurring and fooling managers you better put this energy into doing your regular work in future better than in the past.

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    • Former Member Jürgen Lins


      That was my assumption. It's not logical to post a confirmation after a PO has been received!

      However, these POs will still appear on an ME2N report as "unacknowledged" prompting Management to push Buyers to maintain their POs. This is unfortunate as some POs were posted against incorrectly by Receiving, eliminating the possibility for a Buyer to maintain said POs.

      I will look into Prasoon's suggestion below of blocking GR on unconfirmed POs.

      Thank you,


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