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2676368 - Material Description Field Grayed out in Purchase Order Document


You would like to enter multiple material descriptions for the same product ID in different purchase orders. However, the material description field is grayed and you cannot change the description


You are not able to edit/update the description of the product ID while creating a new purchase order


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Purchase Requests and orders work center
  2. Go to the Common Tasks view
  3. Select New Purchase Order and navigate to Items tab
  4. Select the relevant product ID 
  5. The Material Description field is grayed out


System defaults the material description from the material master data and hence the description field will be grayed out for modification


User cannot change the material description in purchase order and this can be taken as a new requirement. Please post your idea in influence site. (


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