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Default Purchasing Group into PR from Vendor

Hello experts,

When creating a purchase requisition without a material master, is there a way to default in the Purchasing Group from the selected vendor master record? Or from a purchasing info record without material?

There is a purchasing group field in the vendor master record on the purchasing data view in a frame that says "default material data", but populating it does not seem to have any effect on newly created requisitions.

I also tried creating a purchasing info record for the same vendor, with a material group specified, but without a material number. The purchasing group automatically populated in the info record, but referencing the info record in the requisition still failed to auto-populate the purchasing group in the requisition.

The reason for the request:

Our purchasing department has made "Purchasing Group" a required field in the requisition, and our buyers are assigned to certain vendors. Currently, our requisitioners have to use a paper list to look up which purchasing group to select.

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    Posted on May 02, 2011 at 05:18 PM

    May be each buyer can use 'Personal Setting' option on ME51N to default their own Purchasing Group

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    Posted on May 02, 2011 at 06:42 PM

    The purchase group in vendor master or inforecord will not populate purchase group in PR. Infact PR does not even have vendor master or inforecord number. The inforecord number comes in only if you click on assign source of supply. May be you can user exit in PR and write the logic to populate Purchase group for Requistions which are without material master.

    You can check EXIT_SAPLMEREQ_001 or EXIT_SAPLMEREQ_003

    Regards

    Sangeeta

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    • Former Member Mike Rupp

      To my understanding :

      1. Inforecord will not populate automatically and you will have to click on assign soruce of supply.

      2. On click of assign source of supply vendor and inforecord gets populated but purchase group will not get populated and you will have to use exit t EXIT_SAPLMEREQ_001 or EXIT_SAPLMEREQ_003 with logic of get purchase group from info record.

      Regards

      Sangeeta

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    Posted on May 02, 2011 at 05:52 PM

    Hi,

    You will have to go for small development using user exit or Badi to pull the correct purchase group based on User id and Material group

    Maintain the combination in one "Z" table and use Badi ME_PROCESS_REQ_CUST

    Thanks

    Diwakar

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    Posted on May 02, 2011 at 05:32 PM

    Hi Mike,

    You would need to make default settings for the Purchase Group :

    Go to Me51N

    Click on Default Values

    If the Purchase Group Field is not listed in the Pop up screen, click on More fields to include it into the List.

    Select the desired Purchase Group from the match code

    Check on Always Propose (Purchasing Group) , Save it and you are done.

    This should populate the Purchasing group automatically for the user.

    Please note that for different users, these settings have to be done for them as well.

    Hope it helps,

    Best regards

    Amit Bakshi

    Edited by: AMIT BAKSHI on May 2, 2011 7:34 PM

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