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2928918 - Output Status of the purchase order is stuck in "In Preparation" status while sending it to Ariba system.


  • Purchase order is not send to the Ariba system.
  • Output status of the purchase order remains in "In preparation" status as show below.

Output status of the PO after approval

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S/4 HANA Public Cloud

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open the purchase order using "Manage purchase order" app.
  2. Go to the menu and click on the button "Messages". 


Missing configuration in the communication scenario SAP_COM_508.

Business Partner ID is not configured


  1. Open the application Communication system.
  2. Select the communication scenario 'SAP_COM_508'.
  3. Navigate to the 'Business Partners' tab.
  4. Add the supplier ID used in the purchase order.

See Also

2NV‏ - Guided Buying Capability with SAP Ariba Buying.


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