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External processing activity


I have assigned an external processing activity. when i assign a info record with a material, plant and vendor, I get a error message saying enter info record without material.

And when i enter an info record with a material group as services i get am error saying purchase requisitions cannot be generated " Procurement w/o material from vendor with plant not defined ". "Purchase requisition cannot be generated" .

When i run the report GR55 the costs are beings calculated.

But since the PR is not being generated i cannot have any commitment and any actuals on this activity.

Can any one please suggest the way forward.

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  • Posted on Jun 13, 2008 at 06:01 AM


    Check the control key you had used.

    Elobrate the issue little more .


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      The Control Key is PS02...

      The issue is nothing but assigning an external processing activity to the WBS element, plan costs, then commitments and then actuals.

      As i have mentioned earlier, i have assigned an serice info record as it is not allowing me to assign an info record with any materials.

      However let say we are planning an external service. For the same i need to raise a Purchase requisistion to the vendor mentioned in the info record.

      But we are encountering an error while saving the project. The errors which i have mentioned earlier.

      Now are there any settings where i can also allow info records with material.

      Also why no PR is being generated with the service info record, as it has all the information regarding the purchasing.

      Hope i am clear.


  • Posted on Jun 13, 2008 at 08:55 AM


    In my knowledge PR is only a internal document in this

    system cannot generate a PR spefically for a vendor.

    I think in PO only vendor and info record will

    come into picture.

    Info record is only for price valuation that will

    not update PR.

    For service activity maintain control key PS04.

    when you creating the service activity with control key PS04

    system displayes service entry sheet ML81N and raises a

    PR against the service.

    hope this will helpfull,


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