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Issue:

You encounter problems with the release strategy for your purchasing documents.

Solution:

You can find below a useful checklist, that might help you to find and solve any release strategy related issues. Please read also the note 365604.

1)    A release strategy is determined which was deleted in the past

Cause: error in transport

What to do?

Go into transaction CL24N and check if you find the same strategies which are defined in the customizing. If in CL24N there are more strategies than in the customizing (TA: OLME/Purchase Order (or Purchase Requisition)/Release Strategy/Define Release Strategy), then you should delete these entries in CL24N.

Please read the note 365604 point 2e).

2)    The wrong release strategy is determined

What to do?

Go into transaction CL30N and enter the values of the document. If you get more than one result, please check in the customizing if the strategies in the customizing are overlapped.

For example you have as characteristic the net value and you have the following intervals defined in your strategies:

Nvalue < 1000 eur

Nvalue < 2000 eur

Or

0 < Nvalue <500

500 < Nvalue <1000

As you can see the intervals are not well defined and should look like:

0 < Nvalue ≤ 1000 eur

1000 < Nvalue ≤ 2000 eur

Or

0 < Nvalue ≤500

500 ≤ Nvalue <1000

3)    No release strategy is determined

What to do?

Go into transaction CL30N and enter the values of the document.

  • a) If you get more than one result, please check the customizing if the there is a release strategy that matches the values of the document.
  • b) If you get only one result, it shows that the customizing was defined correctly.

b.1) Then please check if the user exit contains the line E_CEBAN = I_CEBAN (for requisitions) or E_CEKKO = I_CEKKO (for purchase orders).

b.2) In the case you have overall release strategy for requisitions, please check also if the "overall release flag" is set for the document type (TA OLME/Define Document Type)

b.3) Check in the customizing if the characteristics were entered in the internal format (e.g. the cost center must have 10 characters with leading zeros). For this see also the note 365604 point 2b.

4)  No release strategy is determined in the case of overall release strategy.

What to do?

Do all items match the characteristics?. If for example you use the material group as characteristic, you must define a blank entry for this characteristic (see also note 365604 point 1a).

Related notes / content:

365604 FAQ: Release strategies in purchasing