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Document type per plant

In order to have different number ranges per plant (belonging to the same comany code) I was thinking to create different document types for each plant. To those document types it would be possible to assign specific number ranges.

The only problem I'm facing nof is how to restrict a document type to be used only by one plant.

This case is about scheduling agreements.

Thanks in advance,


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    Posted on Dec 08, 2011 at 10:17 AM

    Hi Reenat,

    Take the help from the security Person.

    you can use the below object.

    just give the Authorization for the below Object-Field to the to the specific plant user for Document Type.

    Object: M_BEST_BSA

    Field: BSART

    Give in the value for the field for the role as is required by the plant User.

    In BSART you need to give the Document.

    create different Document Types.

    Hope it helps you.


    Yawar Khan

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  • Posted on Dec 08, 2011 at 10:23 AM

    There is no standard SAP solution for this requirement. I suppose the two plants will have independant buyers who are responsible for that plant alone, then you can device a user-security based solution by authorization group method. In this authorization group you can put the allowed document type.

    But if the purchasing department is common, then the above solution will not work. In such a case then you can think of a "Save Exit" solution where in the logic will be is to compare the plant & document type and throw an error message if there is a disallowed combination. The negative side of this solution is that the it happens while saving so all the effort spent by the buyers will go waste, if they did not realize it at the start itself.

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  • Posted on Dec 08, 2011 at 10:34 AM


    Do not go for creation of document type based on plant. When procurement process is different for material/service, you can use document type concept to differentiate all procurement process.

    You have different Std PO.document types {NB, UB & FO etc....) but you can customized document type and rename it ,can have own number ranges.:

    ZANB Std. PO

    ZACP Capex PO

    ZASE Service PO

    ZAIM Import PO

    ZACO Cost Center PO

    ZACS Call-off Service

    ZACM Call-off Material

    ZAFO Frame work Order

    For more check link:

    Number Range for Purchasing Groups


    Biju K

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