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Problems generating POs

Hi All,

We are using PDP and sourcing and we are having problems creating POs from bids.

The requierements are imported form R/3, the bid invitation is automatically created, the bids are eneterd by the vendor but after the bid is accepted, the PO cannot be generated.

We go inside the bid to generate the PO, click on the "generate PO" button but

a - Got the pop up message "Purchase Order has not been created"

b - Also got 2 error messages on the messages area on the bottom part of the page:

  • Purchase order has not been created.

  • Blank message with no description and no further information link.

On the other hand, we notice the shopping cart monitor was updated and a 1 new local error message appeared: "Shopping cart : Error creating the follow-on document"

The available Tools for Error Analysis and Correction are:

  • Shopping Cart Details

  • Transfer Item Again

  • Delete Item

If we click on the "Shopping Cart Details" I get a popup message: "Error in system; shopping cart connot be processed further."

What shall we do?

Has anyone experienced this problem before?

Do you think there is any customizing missing?

We have the following configurations:

SRM 5.0



R/3 5.0

Classic scenario



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    Apr 03, 2007 at 02:37 PM

    Hi Gabriel,

    While creating Bid invitation have you selected the option Purchase Order or Contract as follow on document in Header data.

    In the bid invitation, the Follow-On Document field must contain the entry Purchase Order or Contract.

    In the case of bid invitations that are created manually, purchase orders are local only (product category is not relevant). In the case of direct material purchase orders, a copy (that cannot be changed) is created in the backend. Whether or not it concerns direct material needs to be stated in the item details in the bid invitation. You must specify the goods recipient and purchasing group. Also:

    1 Outline levels can be displayed in a local purchase order

    2 Bid invitation texts, bid texts, and documents are transferred to the purchase ¬°order (however not internal notes).

    3 In the case of bid invitations that are created from the Sourcing application, purchase orders are created in the backend system (direct and extended scenarios).

    with regards,


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    Apr 09, 2007 at 07:42 PM

    We get to solve the problem!

    There were some error messages from the backend that we were not able to see. After debugging, we got to see the messages, solve them and then create our PO.

    Thanks all for the collaboration!


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