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The correct purchasing group is not being determined in the SC line item

Dear all,

I have a problem in that for some reason, when a shopping text line item is added to the shopping cart, the wrong purchasing group is determined. Further more when you look in the basic data section they is a drop down against the purchasing group field listing all pruchasing groups setup in the org plan via PPOMA_BBP.

This means that the requisitioner can change the purchasing group to any one even the one that is not relevant to his or her Purchasing Organisation. This of cause is not right because if the requisitioner is allowed to change the P/Grp, the wrong buyer may end up recieving the buyer completion work item.

What is causing this?

We have uniquely assigned P/Orgs to P/Grps and assigned resposiibility of P/GRPS to one unique ORg unit (company).

for example, a suppose product Category 1234567 is assigned to P/GRP 100 & P/GRP 100 is assigned to P/ORG 1000 and the P/GRP responsibility is set to Org unit(company) 1000, The requisition "sits" under an orgunit linked to company 1000.

If a requisitioner creates a text item and assigns product category 1234567, when the item is added to the shopping cart , I expect to see that the followig:

1. The Company code(CC)should be 1000 (This is happening)

2. The P/org should be 1000(This is happending)

3. The Plant sssignment is correct

4. The p/grp is worong. It appear that the first P/Grp is assigned plus a drop down listing all p/grps created for all purchasing P/Orgs.



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  • May 12, 2006 at 05:16 AM

    HI Grace,

    Did you maintain cross product category responsability ?

    In other words, do you have More than one purchasing group responsible of the same productc category ?

    If yes, the system pick the first purchasing group by default as he doesn't know which one to choose.

    The user can then change it in the dropdown list.

    Kind regards,


    Message was edited by: Yann Bouillut

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Grace,

      this should be accomplished correctly.

      when you say:

      "P/Grp 100 has the reponsibility to procure Prod cats LAM001 to LAM010 via its assigned P/org 1000 which is linked to own company 1000 and P/grp 200 also has the reponsibility to procure Prod cats LAM001 to LAM010 via its assigned P/org 2000 which is linked to own company 2000."

      I unterstand that the purch org is linked to the company because of its hierachical position in PPOMA_BBP.

      But this is not what is needed to define purch group responsabilities.

      In Purch Group responsability tab, you have to define 2 responsability levels:

      - product categories (both purch group can have same ones)

      - structural responsabilities: enter for each purch group the org ID (O 50000..) of each company code, under which resides the requestor.

      So during the purch group determination, the combination of those 2 levels will bring back only one purch group: the one responsible for the requestor + reponsible for the category.

      Otherwise, both purch group are responsible for the product category, and as one is not more structurally responsible than the other, they are both proposed to the user.