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I want to ignore all errors during mass PO closing


Is there any possibility in SAP to ignore error's when I like to close/cancel MASS purchase orders. I have more then 1000 old purchase orders to close and in the meantime a lot of master data does not exist anymore.

Example: PO is from 2005 and vendor is already blocked in the meantime. When I set final invoice or final delivery in one purchase order, the changed version of purchase order will be checked against all usual checking rules when saving. Error "vendor XYZ blocked" appears. I know how to solve this error but I want to ignore it.

Of course I could solve every individual error and I would know how to do so but this is not my problem. I have 1000 purchase orders which I would like to close and it is a lot of effort to solve every individual error. Especially when you have to update master data from 2005 which is definitely not relevant anymore!.

Looking forward to find some help:)

BR Jan

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  • Oct 24, 2017 at 05:59 AM

    it is not possible to get your changes through when you have errors, the mass change does nothing else than the BAPI or the online transaction. Any change is validated to avoid inconsistencies. There are again validations in the archiving write program.

    And just fixing the problem does not make it going away for the future, any fix should be used train the user again, to look over your designed processes, to take measures to not make the error again.

    I have not yet seen a system without this kind of old open documents which are certainly not needed anymore. Even taking care individually and manually will not always lead to the desired result and also burst the project budget. There is not much you can do except ignoring those documents and accepting that there will be sediment in your tables. OR you try to get approval from your management for hard table updates, even better you include your auditors into this decision. Of course you need to test this before in a test system to make sure the update is sufficient to archive the document.

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