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3288642 - Defined organizational work distribution rules not working on purchase request


You have defined default responsible purchasing unit for Operational Purchasing Work Category under Organizational Work distribution Rules.

However you find system doesn't pick the default purchasing unit as you expected.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to Purchase Requests view.
  3. Open Purchase Request ABC (ABC represents the purchase request ID).
  4. You find the purchasing unit is empty.


If you check the Business Configuration Activity:  Involved Parties for Purchase Requests and Orders - Involved Parties for Purchase Requests - Party Responsible Purchasing Unit, you will see that system only can define the default purchasing unit for automatically created purchase requests, which are created via MRP, shopping cart, project purchase request, etc.


For manually created purchase requests, user need to manually enter the purchasing unit ID when creating the purchase request.

See Also

Help Document: Involved parties for Purchase Requests

KBA 2338159 - How to Default Purchasing Unit and Buyer Responsible in Purchase Request or purchase order

KBA 2809414 - Tasks 'Escalation: Assign Supplier to Purchase Request' Are Going to Unexpected Persons Responsible

KBA 2103058 - Task – Escalation: Assign Supplier to Purchase Request


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