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3215678 - Supplier from Material's Master Data is not Showing in Purchase Request's Available Sources of Supply


The Supplier is maintained in the Material's Master Data. So you expect that this Supplier is shown in the Available Source of Supply for Purchase Requests.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to Purchase Requests view.
  3. Search for the Purchase Request ABC (ABC is the ID of the Purchase Request).
  4. Click in Assign Source of Supply button.

In 'Available Sources of Supply for ABC' section, it doesn't show any supplier.


The Suppliers shown in the 'Available Sources of Supply' are not taken from the Material's Master Data.

They are taken from arrangements (such as contracts for example) and from references (information from documents created before). However if the document is older than 1 year, the Supplier won't be returned when assigning the Source of Supply.


System standard behavior.

See Also


 Sources of Supply, Contract, Supplier, Purchase Request , KBA , SRD-SRM-PRO , Purchase Requests and Orders , How To


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