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3135184 - A planned order cannot be changed, deleted or converted to production order


There are planned orders in the system for which you can't execute actions such as: delete, change or convert to production/process orders or purchase requisitions.

The following symptoms can be observed:

  1. In app Change Planned Order, the conversion indicator of the planned order is not ticked and you can't change or delete the planned order.
  2. Error message CO041 'Planned order ****** is not to be converted' is triggered during the order conversion using app Converting Planned Order - to Production Order.
  3. In app Monitor Stock / Requirements List, when click into the planned order, the buttons to convert the planned order are missing.


SAP S/4HANA Cloud.


These are standard system behaviors.

Such planned orders have a special type VP. They are created corresponding to Planned Independent Requirements for planning strategies such as 'Planning without assembly', 'Planning at Phantom Assembly Level' or 'Planning with a Planning Material'.

VP planned orders should be listed on a separate segment on the Stock / Requirements List (MD04). They are used to trigger the procurement of the components and they are not yet "real".

Manually delete or change the VP planned orders is not possible by design. These orders are deleted automatically by MRP if the planned independent requirement that caused the creation of the planned order is deleted.

It is also impossible to convert these planned orders into production orders.


You need to change to another planning strategy to generate other type of planned orders.

In this way, you can do the change, delete or convert operations on them.

See Also

KBA 1595312 - VP Planned order cannot be changed or deleted

KBA 1979510 - Planned order: Conversion indicator is missing


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