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3152007 - Deletion of Rejected purchase requisitions


After rejecting requisitions via Flexible Workflow, the processing status of the requisition is updated to 08 (Release Refused).  It is not possible to edit rejected PR using the Advanced/ professional app when flexible workflow is active.

when the PR has overall workflow it can't be edited/Deleted

When the PR has item workflow can be edited just for delete indicator

This is the expected behavior.

BUT this is preventing further processing of the requisition, including editing and closing.  When the PR is rejected, the system is not removing the open requirement quantity, leaving the requisition as a valid requirement in MRP , Stock Requirement List


SAP S/4HANA Cloud 


Please consider below workaround from Purchasing:

Go to Search field and type ME57 -Assign and Process Purchase Requisitions

Enter the rejected PR number and select the checkboxs :

  • Assigned Purchase Requisitions
  • Also List Held PReqs
  • Requisns for Overall Release
  • Requisns for Item-Wise Release

Now, select the PR line item which you need to delete and then click on the ‘Delete’ button.

Then a pop-up dialog box appears and based on the relevant selection, the selected PR line item will be marked with a deletion flag. After setting the Deletion flag, click on SAVE button. The selected PR line item will be deleted and the PR will be changed succesfully.

As a result, the rejected PR will not be shown in  Stock Requirement List


KBA , MM-PUR-CNT , S/4 HANA Purchasing Content , Problem


SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2111