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3420180 - Manage purchase contracts authorisation error with blank plant


A business user is assigned a business role that is restricted to a particular plant or plants.
When creating a Purchase Contract in the APP Manage Purchase Contracts, an authorisation error is raised 
or the material description may be missing.  


SAP S/4Hana Cloud 

Reproducing the Issue

  • Create a business role based on the Purchaser template role SAP_BR_PURCHASER 
  • Maintain a restriction in the role on plant 1010 
  • Create a Purchase Contract in the APP 'Manage Purchase Contracts' 
  • An authorisation error is raised if the contract is created with no plant 


Missing configuration in the custom role 


Enter a blank entry for the plant along with the other restricted plants. 
App Maintain Business Roles > Maintain restriction as per the image below: 


werks, blank plant, Authorization error  , KBA , MM-FIO-PUR-SQ-CON , Fiori UI for Manage Purchase Contracts , Problem


SAP S/4HANA Cloud 2308