When using Bundling and Order function, there are more purchase orders created than you expected.
System generates more than one purchase orders for the same supplier.
You think the behavior for Bundling and Order functionality is incorrect.
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Reproducing the Issue
1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
2. Go to Purchase Requests view.
3. Use the Advanced search and filter by Supplier ID.
4. Select the purchase request you want to bundle from the list.
5. Click on Bundle and Order > by Supplier.
6. You observed that the system creates two or more separated purchase orders for the same supplier.
There are explicit split criteria like supplier.
Ship to delivery date which are optional.
Example: you can bundle two purchase requests which have same supplier but different ship-to into same purchase order or two purchase requests which have same supplier but different delivery date into same purchase order. Because all of these are item attributes, except supplier which is a mandatory bundling parameter.
But there are also some implicit criteria like buying company, currency and purchasing unit which are at purchase order header.
For example two purchase request have different buying company. Purchase order can have only 1 buying company at header so we cannot bundle these at all so we have to split these into two purchase orders.
Same case with purchasing unit and currency.
These 3 attributes (company, purchasing unit and currency) will also be a criteria for bundling because we cannot bundle purchase request having different values of these 3 attributes.
There is also another bundling criteria which is used only in case of purchase request created from service orders in which case we also considerthe location of service while bundling purchase requests.
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