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2300994 - Purchasing Contract Status set to Expired


You have created a purchasing contract and when you check the changes tab you see that the status was changed from Not Expired to Expired by SAP_SYSTEM.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Sourcing and Contracting work center.
  2. Go to the Contracts view.
  3. Select the relevant Contract.
  4. Select Edit and you can see the status as Expired.


A purchasing contract expires in the following cases:

  1. The validity period of the purchasing contract expires.
  2. The open target value of the contract or at least one item is either zero or is exceeded(negative value) (that is Target value - Released value= open target value)
  3. The open target quantity of at least one item is either zero or is exceeded(negative value)(that is Target quantity- Released quantity=open target quantity)


So contract may expire for any of the above cases but you can still extend the validity of Purchasing contract.

Additionally check the open target value & open target quantity of all line items under Basic Data sub-tab of Items tab.

Once the contract is closed, it is not editable anymore.

Please check with partner development colleagues, if they can raise an error message in Purchase order while consuming expired purchasing contracts.

See Also

1853679 - Cannot Reverse Closure of Purchasing Contract 

2354147 - Purchasing Contracts status set to Closed


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