- When trying to create a Purchase Order or Purchase Requisition you receive error message 'Material & not maintained by Purchasing' ME046
- A Product / Material has a Purchasing view maintained in the App "Display / Change Material" but the error 'Material & not maintained by Purchasing' ME046 is raised
- Is it possible to create "Purchase Info Records" for a product/article without a purchasing view maintained for it in Product Master App or MM transactions?
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- SAP S/4HANA Cloud All versions
Reproducing the Issue
- Open the APP 'Manage Purchase Orders'.
- Input the relevant master data, including Supplier Company Code, Purchase Organisation etc.
- Add the Material and plant data.
- Press Enter , the error 'Material & not maintained by Purchasing' ME046 is raised
Missing master data, the material being processed is incomplete for processing in procurement.
The Purchasing view has been maintained for the Product but without Plant Specific information.
When accessing the Material in the App "Display Material" and navigating to the Purchasing view , the information message ''No plant-specific data exists' M3245 appears
Maintain the Purchasing view of the material in the corresponding plant.
Using the App "Create Material"
Open the APP 'Create Material' and create a Purchasing view for the material and plant.
Note the user will need business role PRODMASTER_SPECIALIST to have access to this APP.
Using the Migration Cockpit object 'Material - extend existing record by new org levels'
On the plant data tab of the template , maintain a plant specific field such as 'automatic purchase order allowed'
Using the API API_PRODUCT_SRV , Entity /A_ProductPlantProcurement
Call the API ( Operation Post ) with the Product and Plant
Maintain a plant specific field , for example IsAutoPurOrdCreationAllowed ( automatic purchase order allowed MARC-KAUTB )
Sample code :
It is not possible to create "Purchase Info Records" for a product/article without a purchasing view maintained .
When we maintain any field under purchasing, say under the product or at the plant level, this marks the product purchasing relevant in the app. Once this is marked, you can use the product for purchase info records.
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