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2953116 - The Contract Item is in 'Inactive for sourcing' Status when Creating New Purchasing Contract


You are creating new Purchasing Contract under Sourcing and Contracting - Contracts work center view, but the contract item is always set as 'Inactive for Sourcing' status automatically.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Sourcing and Contracting work center
  2. Select Contracts view
  3. Select New Contract
  4. Navigate to Items tab
  5. The item shows "Inactive for Sourcing" status and "Activate for Sourcing" button is greyed out.


The item is not active for sourcing unless the contract is released.

Once it is released, the item will be automatically activated for sourcing.


Please enter all necessary data and release the contract. Once the contract is in "Released" status, the item will be in "Active for Sourcing" status.

See Also

 1405851 - Contract item not active for sourcing


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