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3362869 - Error Creating Several Purchase Orders from one Third-party Sales Order


Materials for Purchase Requisition have already been partially ordered (Third Party Scenario) and an error message no. 06249 "Materials for PReq &, item &, already partially ordered" occurs while creating a purchase order



Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open Create Purchase Order- Advanced
  2. Choose 'Other'
  3. Insert the (already partially ordered) purchase requisition number and item in to the Purchase order fields "Purchase Req." and "Requisn Item"
  4. Choose Enter
  5. Error 06249 occurs


The PO item refers to a PR that has been created by a Sales Order. Thus, the PR linked to it has already been partially ordered - it is not then possible to create a second purchase order for this purchase requisition.

If a Purchase Requisition was created via a sales order document, it can only be copied into one purchase order item.

Partial purchase orders are not possible because of the update to the Sales Order document, the system is working as designed.


The following workarounds are possible - from both MM and SD perspectives:

  1. Solution for MM side:
  • Use the already existing PO + item.
  • In this existing PO item, please create a new delivery schedule (tab "delivery schedule") for the new delivery date and the open units, then the system will allow you to continue.

- or -

  1. Solution for SD side:
  • Create a new schedule line in the old sales order item, or create a new item in the sales order for the remaining quantity.
  • You are then able to create a new purchase requisition, and this new purchase requisition can then be converted to a new PO.

See Also

65938 - Delete/Change purchase order with third-party req.

16741 - Pur. req. from sales document remains open


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