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2321745 - Same Attachment Copied to all Line Items of the Purchase Order Which was Created from a Sales Order.


The Attachments in the sales order header level are appearing in the intercompany Purchase order at item level on every item.


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User has not Scoped the Business configuration question: Copy attachments from Sales Order header to Purchase Request header.


Steps to maintain the above BC question:

  1. Go to  Business Configuration work center.
  2. Select Implementation Projects.
  3. Select edit project scope.
  4. Go to Questions section.
  5. Expand purchasing element.
  6. Further expand Purchase request and order management.
  7. Select Purchase requests.

Check mark the question Copy of attachments from Sales Order header to Purchase Request header (in third party processing.

How it works:

If this option is unchecked Sales Order header attachments will be copied to Purchase Request item. Same is transferred to Purchase Order item during creation of Purchase Order from Purchase Request. In this case one Sales Order header attachment will be present in each of Purchase Order items leading to multiplication of attachments from Sales Order to Purchase Order.

If this option is selected, attachments from Sales Order header will be copied into Purchase Request header. On creation of Purchase Order from such Purchase Requests, attachments would be copied from Purchase Request root to Purchase Order header. In this case if the Purchase Order has items from multiple Sales Order, user would not know the Sales Order reference from which the attachment was copied. Header level attachments in Purchase Request is currently not shown in Purchase Request screens.


KBA , AP-POP , Purchase Order Processing , How To


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