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Ordering unit in "Contract-Release" Purchase Order

Hello,

we have a problem regarding ordering units when creating Purchase Orders with reference to contracts. Basically our problem is, that we want the ordering unit in the release purchase order to be different from the unit of the target quantity from the referenced contract.

In our case the contract is made for a large qty. of glass - contract unit being square meters. However, for the release purchase order we mainly use glasses in pieces.

So we have tried to create a quantity contract with item cat. "M" (Material unknown) with e.g. 10.000 sqm. of glass (no material number). Now, in the purchase order we place material numbers that reflects glass with specific measures and here the ordering unit (as well as the base unit) will be "pieces" (and in the material master we have defined the conversion between pieces and square meters).

However, when keying the release purchase order the ordering unit is automatically converted into sq.meters (taken from the unit of the target quantity in the contract) - and then the field is turned into grey, i.e. not possibilities to update the ordering unit!

Could you please advice, how to avoid the ordering unit in the purchase order from being "locked" with unit from the target quantity in the referenced contract item?

Thanks in advance and best regards,

Poul Krogh Glassow.

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    Posted on Jul 25, 2007 at 11:06 AM

    Hi,

    In the puchasing view of the material master, what is the ordering unit of measure maintained ?

    Please try to make it as pieces and try to process the release orders, also if info records are available ensure that the rate is maintained in the pieces as your contract doesnot constiute any material number.

    Regards,

    RitiG

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