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3144756 - How to create a Service Purchase Order with Category K and without Material


You use category K for service purchase without any material code when create PO, but system don't allow it showing the error "Item category K can only be used with material", it need to insert material number.

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 SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Create Purchase Order
  2. Item category K
  3. Acc Ass R
  4. Error "Item category K can only be used with material"


Standard system behavior.


 You just need to fill the "Acct Ass Cat" with K using a non-stock material in the material group and in the "Material Data" tab maintain the "Product Type Group" with service "2"



Service Purchase Order; Account Assignment; K; Material; , KBA , MM-FIO-PUR-PO , Fiori UI for Purchase Orders , How To


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