SAP Knowledge Base Article - Public

2866986 - You cannot edit or delete PR - MM_PUR_REQN018


You have activated flexible workflow for Purchase Requisitions at header level. If an approving manager rejects a Purchase Requisition, when you try to change it again via the APP 'Manage Purchase Requisitions - Professional' you get error - You cannot edit or delete PR ******** (MM_PUR_REQN018). If committments have been posted for the rejected 'Purchase Requisition' these remain open and unresolved.


SAP S/4HANA Cloud All versions

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open the APP 'Manage Purchase Requisitions - Professional'.
  2. Create a Purchase Requisition the triggers flexible workflow and requires approval.
  3. Save the Purchase Requisition.
  4. - Manager accesses 'My INbox' and rejects the document.  
  5. Open the APP 'Manage Purchase Requisitions - Professional' again. 
  6. Find and open the Purchase Requisition created and rejected previously. 
  7. Click on the EDIT TAB. 



Editing rejected Purchase Requisition items would cause follow on workflow errors and is therefore not allowed.


Create a New Purchase Requisition. 
If you have open commitments on such Purchase Requisition items, you have to delete the affected items to clear the commitments. This can be done using the 'Assign and Process Purchase Requisition' (ME57) App.   

Note: Purchase Requisitions that require item level approval, editing of the purchase Requisition is still possible via the APP "Manage Purchase Requisitions - Professional" but rejected line items can not be changed, editing rejected Purchase Requisition items is not allowed.

** If a user has business role restrictions on the purchasing group, Purchase Org or Document type. If they try to access a Purchase Requisition item from the APP work list, they will be issued with the same error.


MM_PUR_REQN018, BANPR, MEMORY, REJECTION, STATUS, BLOCKED, COOI, , KBA , MM-FIO-PUR-REQ-PRF , Manage Purchase Requisitions – Professional , MM-PUR-GF-REL , Release (Approval) , Problem


SAP S/4HANA Cloud all versions