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PI Partner is blank in PO created from PR (MD04)

PI Partner function is not working when creating a Purchase Order with ref to a Purchase Requisition. Partner functions maintained in the vendor master are VN and PI. PI is not appearing in the PO header partner tab when created with reference to PR from originating transaction MD04.

I checked to be sure the Purchase Org is assigned to the Company Code. Configuration for partners / partner schemas and their assignments are complete. We have been using SAP for two years with no issues in the standard vendor partner use. This issue only came up when we needed to have a PI Partner different from the VN Partner.

I see that search at a higher level is available in configuration u201CMaterial management >Purchasing >Partner Determination >Partner Settings in Purchasing Documents >Define Partner Schemas and I checked configuration in the same path to Assign Partner Schemas to Document Types.u201D I have searched notes and forums and it appears this correction could lead to a problem only if there are multiple partners for one vendor. I am not sure if 'search at a higher level' will correct the problem. Thanks in advance for your help.

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  • Posted on Jul 13, 2009 at 07:58 PM

    have you tried using the "default" indicator in the vendor master?

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    Posted on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:05 PM

    I have set the default indicator. I should clarify: If I create a PO in ME21N without reference to any other document the PI partner is populated. If I create the PO from a Requisition the PI Partner does not appear in the Partner tab.

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    Posted on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:29 PM

    In this case for Vendor A there is partner VN = A and PI = B so there is only one PI partner. Does that make sense?

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      > In this case for Vendor A there is partner VN = A and PI = B so there is only one PI partner. Does that make sense?

      In this case, the PI parnter is defaulted to B because B is the only choice.

      When PReq was generated, it was only created with VN parnter without PI assignment. When you convert the PReq to PO, SAP will do partner determination and at this point of time, the PI partner from vendor master wil be called. You need to check partner schemas both at vendor master and purchasing document level to make sure that PI partner is mandatory.

      Hope this helps.

      JM

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    Posted on Aug 12, 2009 at 03:04 PM

    In case someone else has this problem:

    Use the function "Search at a higher level" in configuration u201CMaterial management >Purchasing >Partner Determination >Partner Settings in Purchasing Documents >Define Partner Schemas. Change Higher Level to checked for PI.

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