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Blank PO Quantity Field reference to PR


My requirement it when creating PO reference to PR in ME21n the PO Quantity field be blank and not filled with the open pr quantity. it there any standard solution for this need?

this requirement is just for an specific po type.

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  • Dec 05, 2017 at 09:24 AM

    A blank field will not make the requested quantity go away. At the end it is an entry, either overwriting the blank or overwriting the proposal. And if the user does not know the original quantity, how can he then decide whether to close the requisition even he ordered less or to keep the requisition open. If he does not do this decision the the requisition just stays open with the remaining quantity.

    I would rather analyze why you have requisitions with different quantities as expected or as needed.

    Or why you order different quantities as needed, as it may be too less to start a a production. Or may trigger your customer to select a different vendor who is able to supply him with the quantity he wants.

    Sometimes understanding the situation and maybe only amending settings in customizing or just in master data may already make developments obsolete.

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    • Dear Mrs. Sepideh, Mr. Jurgen

      I have the same problem mentioned here. In my case, the POs are created automatically as the replenishment element of kanban, with reference to a contract. Since supply planning team in our company working with PR quantity, we have to enter the PR number in POs manually.

      The ex qty of PO are changed due to open quantity of PR but there is no need to this change.

      I have also tried the customizing >> MM >> Purchasing >> environment data >> define default values for buyers >> fast processing >> uncheck the fields adopt all,

      but it's not working.

      would you mind suggesting any other customizing to resolve this?

      best regards.


  • Dec 04, 2017 at 01:25 PM

    You have not shared the specific business requirement as to why you want the PO to be created without any quantity. Try saving the PO without any quantity by pressing "HOLD" button.

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    • Hi,

      I don't want to save the PO without any quantity, I just don't need the default quantity in the PO that is reference to PR because in one type of PO we always should use a fix quantity and this reference may cause the user choose a wrong quantity...

  • Dec 04, 2017 at 02:24 PM

    It's a facility to provide the correct quantity during PO creation to avoid user mistake.

    If you do not want the facility, then go for your own development by using badi.

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  • Dec 06, 2017 at 12:50 PM


    Can you elaborate exact business need? Then we can suggest suitable solution. Ideally when PO is created with respect to PR, PR is getting updated with PO quantity and hence user knows how much PR is getting converted.

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