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3404088 - Creation of Purchase Order with a Past Date should not be Allowed


Purchase Order creation date can be set with a previous date or a date in the future.




Standard system design


Create Purchase Order- advanced gives the possibility to create a PO dated in the past or in the future. Future dates are allowed to facilitate Hold and Park functionality and can be overwritten manually by the user. This is not customizable.

It is not possible through customizing to change the field selection of Document date for a PO.

As a workaround, configure in SSCUI 102364 Define Attributes of System Messages. Change the message- 'Purchase order date is in the past' Message no. 06028 to 'E', so that it will prevent from creating a PO using a past date.

See Also

1801559 - Held service Purchase Order (PO) with document date in the past - error message 06028

2111400 - ME21N EKKO-BEDAT future or past dates are not changeable


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