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3368635 - System Defaults Old Supplier Name While Creating New Purchase Order Document


You have changed the supplier name and updated in purchasing contracts as well. however while creating purchase order from contract, system takes old supplier name. 


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Go to Common Tasks view and select New Purchase Order
  3. Select Add Row and go to Material Item Details  
  4. Enter the relevant Purchasing Contract
  5. System shows the new supplier name in the overview screen
  6. However when you click on View All, system takes old name



Despite the supplier name is updated in the contract screen, when purchase order is created out of the contract, it will still pick the old name stored in the backend. This is a technical limitation as per current design which can’t be changed.


As a workaround you can ask the user to close the old contract and create a new contract with the updated supplier name. Then every  the newly created purchase orders out of new contract, will have the latest supplier name.


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