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Assign supplier to Limit shopping cart with ECDP as default

Hello everyone,

Our current configuration in Extended Classic SRM 7.01 is to not allow mixing item types on purchase orders; meaning material items and limit items cannot be mixed on shopping carts or purchase orders.

We currently have two distinct number ranges for both material POs and Limit POs. In the SRM Org structure attributes our PO document type in R/3 is defaulted to ECDP. We do not allow requester's to assign vendors to limit item shopping carts. These carts are routed to SOCO for the Buyer to assign the correct PO document type.

We previously allowed requesters to assign suppliers however because the default PO doc type is ECDP, the auto purchase order program created the PO with the material number range.

This caused major issues with invoicing, delivery etc......

My question: Is there a way to configure the system to allow vendors to be assigned to a limit shopping cart and have the correct PO document type created?

Thank you,


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  • Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    Hi Mary

    Please note you can customize when the PO gets created automatically and when it does not*Sourcing+Determination

    Based on the config setting Define Sourcing for Product Categories you can customize this based on product category

    Also in BADI BBP_DOC_SAVE you can also force the source rel indicator as X when it is a limit type SC this will then send the SC to SOCO

    Also check the BADI

    "With the BADl BBP_SRC_DETERMINE it is possible to control the transfer to the sourcing cockpit more specifically, using criteria other than the product category "

    Also you can modify the default PO type in the system by changing it in the attributes in PPOSA_BBP ?

    Let me know if that helps



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  • Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 04:15 PM

    Hi Vinita,

    Thank you for sending this information. I currently have the configuration set however what I want to try to do is NOT have the shopping cart route to SOCO. I'm not even sure if this is possible in my current configuration or if I will need to customize somehow.

    My Sourcing department wants the purchase order automatically assign to the Limit shopping cart as a Limit PO doc type if a vendor is assigned to the shopping cart. We have the PO type defaulted as ECDP in the attributes and because we don't allow vendors to be assigned to the limit shopping cart item, all of the limit carts go to SOCO. We current have a 50/50 split with ECDP and Limit POs. What I am trying to assist with is less manual work for the Sourcing team and have the PO automatically generate with the correct PO Doc Type.

    Is it possible in the standard SRM tool to automatically created the correct PO document type based on the item type?

    Thank you,


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