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Contract release strategy not triggered with version management

Sep 16, 2017 at 07:56 AM


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Dear All,

The business requirement is to configure contract release strategy and additionally if any line item changes made in the contract line items for example any line item added or deleted the release strategy should be retriggered or reset. I found that activation version management would be only standard option without any enhancement.

Normally release strategy works fine if the version active indicator is set release strategy is not triggered. Please suggest.

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Mohsin Abbasi Sep 16, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Dear Concern,

Please look in to the SAP NOTE :


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Hello Mohsin,

Yes read the note still doesn't help. Since if i remove the version related settings the release strategy works. If i set version settings in contract the system message "Purchasing document not subject to release strategy". Please suggest.



In contract release strategy if addition or deleting line item happens release to be reset is it possible via version management.

Dibyendu Patra Sep 17, 2017 at 04:20 AM

Have you used characteristics as version number in your release strategy ?

Read this KBA for more details 1961585 - Release strategy is not triggered when Version number is set as a Characteristic

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Hello Dibyendu,

Thanks for reply. After characteristics (REVNO) added as 00000000 & 00000001 the release strategy is triggered but requirement is if any new line item added or existing line item deleted the release strategy should be reset. But that doesn't work. Is that feasible only by activating version management. Kindly suggest.


The reset release strategy will work as explained in this oss note 1961482.

By the way, I hope you are aware of the criteria about the reset release strategy.

If you want toreset your release strategy by version number, then you have to create release strategy for each version numbers and use changeable indicator as 6.

Jürgen L
Sep 17, 2017 at 08:08 AM

if you got an approval to spend 1000$ then you do not need to ask for approval to spend less. And this simple logic that does any family for itself at home is responsible that no release strategy is triggered when the quantity or value gets reduced.

see OSS note 1961482 - Reset release strategy when version number is set as Characteristic in Customizing

and read as well the referenced notes. This note was actually referenced in the note Dibyendu shared with you. So you could already have an answer to your question if you had followed the note

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Thankyou Jurgen. For line item field changes could be accommodated by user exit.