The purpose of this page is to provide information about the creation and deletion of a purchase requisition.
A purchase requisition can be created directly or indirectly.
Direct: the PR is created manually and whoever creates it determines which material or service is ordered and the quantity and date.
Indirect: that PR from another SAP component is created automatically, e.g.:
- in MRP
- with maintenance orders
- with production orders
- with networks
Create Purchase requisition
You can create / change / display a purchase requisition in ME51n / ME52n / ME53n. Depending on how you create the Purchase Requisition, the system will fill the creation indicator (EBAN-ESTKZ) field.
The PR creation screen consist of 3 main areas which are header data, item overview and item details.
Delete Purchase requisition
Basically, there are three options you can choose from if you wish to prevent a PO created against a PR.
- You can delete the line item by selecting the line and then clicking on the trash bin icon just below the PR header
- You can close a PR if you go to the Quantities/Dates tab (Item details) and check the Closed checkbox and then click on Save
- Alternatively, you can go to the Status tab and block the PR by selecting the appropriate option from the Block ID dropdown menu
It is not possible to delete line item of PR created from Production order (EBAN-ESTKZ = 'F').
Please read below KBA about this topic:
1998578 - Requisitions created in PS, PM or PP cannot be changed
Important: MRP run will delete PRs without change log if the fixed indicator is not set. Please read following KBAs about this topic:
1998671 - Error 06407 - Purchase requisitions deleted from table EBAN
2788156 - MRP running deletes a PR but its previosly logged changes or long texts are still visible in database tables
SAP Help: Creation indicator
Related SAP Notes/KBAs
KBA: 1998578 - Requisitions created in PS, PM or PP cannot be changed
KBA: 1998671 - Error 06407 - Purchase requisitions deleted from table EBAN
KBA: 2788156 - MRP running deletes a PR but its previosly logged changes or long texts are still visible in database tables