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Inconsistent status of inbound delivery main item

Nov 25, 2016 at 08:28 AM


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Hey guys,

I am behaving a strange behaviour in goods receipt status of delivery item respectively header in a scenario with batch split.

I attached an example with one batch-mangaged item which did not have a batch before we start receiving. Then the item was partially received (Qty 120) with a given batch so system created one batch split item. This split item is now GR completed and the main item is not relevant any more for GR. So the calculated status on delivery header is GR completed which is not correct (as there is still open qty of 380 on the main item).

Any idea whether this is standard behaviour (which would not be very smart) or something I can control via customizing?

Appreciate any comment!


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5 Answers

Ajit Routray Dec 01, 2016 at 07:28 AM

Hi Hendrik,

Did you raise message to SAP Support regarding this issue?

Best Regards,


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Katrin Kraemer
Dec 01, 2016 at 09:14 AM

Hello Hendrik,

you should have a look at the distribution status and quantities. The main item 10 will have a quantity that is open for distribution (= creation of more subitems).

If you want to see a combination status of Goods Receipt and Desitribution, you can activate status type DDD 'Goods Receipt and Distrib' in the status profile for the item type. But you should be careful with such additional status as they have a slight performance impact to calculate them.

When you just want to finish the process with the existign quantity and subitem, press the button Adjust Quantity.



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Suraj Tatpalliwar
Dec 02, 2016 at 07:50 AM


This is the standard behavior of SAP EWM. When Batch with partial qty under EWM item is GRed system confirm header with completed. also in ECC u can see its partial at header level. This is a special case in batch with split/partial qty.



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Hendrik Schulte-Bahrenberg Dec 05, 2016 at 12:35 PM

Thanks for your feedback. Even before the first response I raised this point to SAP with the following feedback:

The system works as designed, if you have items with picking/GI/GR status 'not

relevant' and 'completed', the aggregated header picking/GI/GR status displays
The status distribution (DSP) must also be considered.

But there is a new status introduced with notes 1274794 and 1486855

status DPD - Picking and Distribution / DGD - Goods Issue and Distribution / DDD - Goods Receipt and Distrib.
Activate this status in your status customizing (SPRO-> EWM ->
Cross-Process Settings -> Delivery Processing->Status Management).
You can use this status also for selection in the warehouse monitor.

Please implement the following note as well: 1630953 (if not implemented yet).

I try to give you detailled explanation based on the DGI status below
(but this is the same also for status DGR):

You display an outbound delivery order (PDO) in the /SCWM/PRDO
transaction to monitor or select your documents which are completed with
goods issue posting.
The Goods Issue Status field of the header line is set to "Completed"
however there is a remaining quantity for goods issue. The subitems for
the partial quantity are posted goods issue. In the reality the goods
issue is not finished phisically yet for the whole quantity.

After splitting an item the Goods Issue status of the main item will be
set to "Not relevant" and only the subitems will be considered. Since
the subitem is posted goods issue the overall Goods Issue status on
document header level will be set to "Completed" even if there is
remaining quantity for picking and goods movement.

In this case it is not enough to check only the goods issue status
because it gives you information about the subitems, but you have to
consider also the Distribution status, which reflects that the split is
not yet completed. This is not an error, this is the correct system
behaviour. To handle such situations new statuses were introduced with
note 1486855.

Now if you want to monitor the goods issue status then please check the
Goods Issue and Distribution status on header level which takes into
consideration the whole item quantity and item splits.

It is very important that first you have to activate these
statuses (or at least the DDD for the current
issue) in the customizing. You can do it here:

SPRO -> Extended Warehouse Management -> Cross-Process Settings ->
Delivery Processing -> Status Management -> Define Status Profiles.
Both on header and item level!!!

Since these are not obligatory statuses they are set to inactive by
default. You have to activate them manually in the corresponding profile
(depending on the document category) before monitoring the status

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Ajit Routray Dec 06, 2016 at 09:47 AM

Thank you Hendrik for info..

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