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Plan Driven Procurement - Purchase Requirement replication - EPRTRANS empty


I am trying to test Plan Driven procurement on our sandbox. We are on 4.6C. I created entries in V_T160EX and V_T160PR. I used ME51N to create a purchase requisition. However, it is not getting copied to EPRTRANS table. I noticed EPRTRANS table is being used by BBP_EXTREQ_TRANSFER program to determine the Purchase Requisitions that are eligible for transfer.

Am I missing some steps? Please let me know.



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    Posted on Feb 20, 2008 at 08:33 AM

    Hi Suren,

    In addition to What Disha has mentioned please look at the following points :

    Since your issue is in R/3 side. There are mainly few settings that needs to be taken care of.

    As you mentioned, in V_T160PR you have to create profiles. and in V_T160EX for taht profile you have to maintain the Material Group and P.Group combination.

    If you mainatain these entries properly then the EPRTRANS table will get populated.In your case the issue is with the above settings.

    Please recheck your profile and P.Group and Material group combination settings.Ensure that there is only one profile combination you have maintained.

    And create P.R for that P.Group and Material Group combination.If all your settings are correct then an entry will be made in EPRTRANS table.

    And the system should not allow you to create P.O in R/3 for that particular P.R.

    Hope this makes you more clear and helps in resolving the issue. Clarifications are welcome.

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    Posted on Feb 20, 2008 at 03:51 AM


    These are Plan Driven Procurement - Prerequisites

    SRM system settings


    -> perform all steps for direct material

    -> set up entry channel for external requirements

    -> assing an RFC user for this entry channel

    -> assign your local purchasing group as responsible for this channel

    -> set up sourcing configuration

    R/3 Backend settings


    -> maintain tables V_T160EX and V_T160PR

    -> make sure to have a RFC connection to the EBP system, with the same RFC user as in the entry channel (with SAP_ALL and SAP_NEW Profiles)

    -> schedule report BBP_EXTREQ_TRANSFER to transfer the requisitions to EBP

    After customizing the direct material, there are additional steps necessary:

    -> Using an entry channel, the requisitions are transferred into EBP. This channel must have at least one

    entry user.

    -> Corresponding to this entry user, you have to set up a RFC connection from back end to EBP by using

    this special RFC user.

    -> To get the requisitions in the work list for purchase orders, or in sourcing, there is a local purchasing

    group required with the responsibility for the entry channel and the product category of the back-end


    -> Customizing of sourcing or a BADI decides if the sourcing transaction or the work list for purchase

    orders will be used

    -> View V_T160EX in the R/3 back end determines which material groups and purchasing groups are

    grouped into a profile. View V_T160PR determines which profile targets to which RFC connection.

    -> The transfer itself is carried out by the report BBP_EXTREQ_TRANSFER

    Also see this note:

    Note 656597 - External requirements not transferred to SRM



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