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Contract defaulted in the Shopping Cart


We are using Extended Classic scenario. We create a contract with a product category code on the item and itu2019s the only contract in SRM with that product category code.What happens is when the requester creates a shopping cart and selects that product category code then the shopping cart will automatically default to that contract number and I know that is the standard SRM behaviour.

But in some cases we do not want the shopping cart to default on the contract. The shopping cart may need to go to another supplier who we do not have a contract.We want the requester to have to go to source of supply and select the contract.

We want to avoid having shopping carts automatically default to a contract.

Is there any way to do this? Any OSS note or anything which will serve this functionality?



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    Nov 17, 2010 at 04:14 PM

    You are correct. bust System assigns a contract automatically since there is only one valid source of supply. Keep more option .ie more than one

    I recommand you to create one dummy product category CONTRACT so that default will not be assigned so REQUESTER has to select valid contract.


    2.SWITCHES - PRODUCT CATEGORY - dummy contract with 1.0 usd validity 9999 years

    it might helps you.

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    Nov 17, 2010 at 04:19 PM

    Hi Khusbu

    System will adopt the Contract as Source of Supply in this case. But there is an option to remove the source of supply by the SC Creator manually and once the requestor does that, system offers a provision to select suppliers manually.....

    Which version of sRM you are on?


    Virender Singh

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  • Nov 17, 2010 at 04:35 PM

    Thanks Muthu for helping me in this. I will try to creat a dummy contract with the same product category and see that will it solve the problem or not.



    Edited by: Khushbu Brahmbhatt on Nov 17, 2010 5:36 PM

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    • Hi Mike

      Happy new Year 2011 to every one !!

      Assume that you have unique source of supply but contract was not assigned to that shopping cart item,

      You might view the source of supply but as per our expectation it may not automatically assigned to the shopping cart.

      It is mainly due to LINKAGES are not updated successfully in BBP_PD.

      for example you create a contract in SRM and distribute to ECC and the same contract also reached ECC but now linkages are not established in BBP_PD at header as well as item level that backend contract at CONTRACT business object.

      If the linkages are not happen the BBP_PD contract not automatically assign the contract .

      this linkage establishment is very important in SRM . it causes another side effects too in our system.

      Can you kindly check your contracts are having linkages in the BBP_PD.