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3252970 - Error Message: Field Budget Category not Supplied/Missing for Budget Check


You are tyring to create a purchase order with free text item and system raises an error message.

Error - Field Budget category not supplied/missing for budget check.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Go to Purchase Orders view
  3. Search and open the affected purchase order ABC (ABC refers to the purchase order ID)
  4. Click on Check
  5. You see the error


You have activated budget control function in your system using below steps:

1.Navigate to Business Configuration -> Implementation Projects.

2.Select the implementation project entry titled "First Implementation" and click Edit Project Scope

3.Click Next and navigate to 4. Questions

4.Expand "Financial and Management Accounting" > "Management Accounting" > Financial Planning

5.In the Financial Planning, group "Budget Control", uncheck the question "Do you want to perform budget checks during the integrated procurement or manual invoicing process?"

also you have marked Purchase order for budget check using below steps:

Go to Business Configuration work center ->Overview - >Budget Control - >Purchase Order is marked for Budget Check.

However budget category is not maintained for the product category

Also in Budget Queries fine tuning activity, the corresponding G/L Account Group should be marked as Budget relevant.


Assign budget category to all relevant product categories when maintaining a Product Category from the Product Category work center.

Steps to mark the budget relevant check box is given below,so that system will automatically create a corresponding budget category.

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center
  2. Select Overview view 
  3. Search for Activity Budget Queries 
  4. Select Edit G/L account groups for reporting
  5. Select the relevant G/L Account Group
  6. Select the Budget relevant check box

Note:System checks the available budget at the time of purchase order release, approval, or change after release. It checks the anticipated to be spent amount on the purchase order against the respective available budgets.

See Also

 3223379 - Error Message: Field Budget category not supplied/missing for budget check


Budget Category; Field Budget category not supplied/missing for budget check; Budget Queries , KBA , SRD-SRM-SI , Supplier Invoicing , Problem


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