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Is it possible to allow Ad Hoc Shopping carts to convert directly to PO's


For Ad Hoc (Describe what you need) orders in SRM 7.0, I'm used to the standard setup where the user is required to fill in a "Preferred" vendor and then the shopping cart is moved into the sourcing cockpit to be manually converted into a Purchase order by a member of the appropriate purchasing group.  We have a new requirement from the business that they want the shopping cart to come to them first in the approval flow, but then once the approval has been done they want it to automatically convert into a purchase order just like a catalog item. 

Our current thought was that we might be able to accomplish this by filling in the "Supplier" field instead of "Preferred Supplier" on the line item but so far, if we fill in that field then it blanks out as soon as we save/submit it.

Has anybody found a way to get ad-hoc orders to convert automatically before?

Thanks for your time.


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    Mar 08, 2013 at 10:15 AM


    To achive this scenario, first you do not need any configuration to be done for sourcing, so that the SC will not got to sourcing cockpit.

    You also need to design a process level for the purchasing group member, as a part of Sc approval. They will here fill the vendor as preferred vendor. Now you can write a code in BBP_DOC_CHANGE_BADI to change perferred vendor to fixed vendor i.e change of partner function type 19 to 37.

    Thanks & Regards,


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  • Mar 08, 2013 at 08:00 PM


    You can assign a fixed supplier to shopping cart following the steps available in note 1816003.

    Otherwise, you can assign contracts as source of supply, then a PO will be created directly.

    Upon creating contracts (product category items) or contracts with product ID (same as shopping cart), such contracts will be proposed as source of supply.



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