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X plant material Status in Material Master

Dear All,

In material master record, in basic data 1 view there is X plant material status tick. After clicking F4 on same it gives the options as "01-Block for procurement" and "BP-Block for purchasing". Can any one please explain the difference between these two.

In both the cases it is not allowing me create the PR & PO.

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    Apr 15, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Hi,

    Is Blocking Key assigned to material master in basic data 1 view in  X plant material status, if yes, remove blocking key and create PR & PO. Or check  source list(ME01) is  material blocked for procurement, if yes, remove it and save .Now  go for creation of PR & PO of material.

    The blocking keys(01-Block for procurement" and "BP-Block for purchasing), as you have, the

    code and description may be different but  properties are same and both are cause for same purpose which is not allowing you to creates PR & PO as procurement and purchasing both looks very much similar word as designed by your consultant!

    You can find out both keys ( 01 and BP) details in following path , where Purchasing segment set  B in field of. Purchasing msg. 

    SPRO > Logistics -General > Material Master > Settings for Key Fields > Define Material Statuses

    Now as needed/required by you remove the Blocking Key 01 or BP  and try to create PR & PO! So you are able to create PR & PO

    NOTE:

    But insetad of blocking  procurement by using blocking keys, you can use source list(ME01) for creation of PR & PO of material.

    Regards,

    Biju K

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    Apr 16, 2012 at 06:44 AM

    For some reasons your client configured this.

    reasons could be

    - some client dont want to use the standard keys as they always copy the standard keys and create a custom one.

    - check in OMS4 for both keys, whether both are blocked only procurement or one key blocks both procurement and inventory(you can't post any inventory movements)

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    Apr 16, 2012 at 06:54 AM

    "01-Block for procurement" is Standard Setting

    "BP-Block for purchasing". is Customize setting as per client requirement.

    Both function are same.

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    Apr 16, 2012 at 06:58 AM

    BLOCK FOR PROCUREMENT  AND BLOCK FOR PURCHASING: That material is blocked for procurement if it is ticked . It depends upon business requirement, may be this material is internally produced or currently not in use etc.

    THIS TICK WILL NOT ALLOW TO CREAT PO.

    Un-tick that then you can create PR and PO.

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    Apr 16, 2012 at 07:01 AM

    Further information:

    Material will be defined as per the product life cycle.The X-Plant status telling us where the item or material in the product life cycle.

    Based on the definition and design of the materail in the life cycle we can defined the items as described below:

    In general we have list of statuses and their meaning in the life cycle of the product

    X-Plant status - Meaning of that number

    01 - Obsolete

    03 - Hibernate/standby

    05 - Discontinue

    10 - Concept

    11 - Pending production

    15 - Engineering model

    20 - prototype

    30 - o-series

    40 - serial production

    45 - project production

    50 - specila production

    55 - phase out

    May be nubers will be changed as per their convinient and industry specific but the statuses of the items is same .

    Hope this will help to understand the concept of X-Plant status.

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