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3037322 - Error: Item categories in agreement and requisition incompatible raised while Creating Purchase Requisition With reference to Purchase Contract


User is unable to create purchase requisition with reference to the purchase contract with unknown material/Freetext

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Reproducing the Issue

Prequisite: You have created the purchase contract with the item category W then

  1. App: Create Purchase Requisistion - Advanced
  2. Adopt Purchase Contract or fill in the Agreement field in the items line and Enter and the Document type is NB
  3. Fill other required fields and click on check

Error:  Item categories in agreement and requisition incompatible


If the allowed combination of Item Cateogory selected at the contract and the Document type of Purchase Requisition are not choosen then this leads the given error.


At the Purchase Contract level,  If you do not know the material then the supported Item category for such a free text scenario are M or W in the contract.

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At the purchase requisition level, the document type supported in this sceanario is RV i., Outl. Agmt Requisn instead of NB

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W Item category in contract + RV document type in Purchase Requisition is allowed

W Item category in contract + NB document type in Purchase Requisition is not allowed and leads to the given error


Item categories in agreement and requisition incompatible, freetext material, unknown material/Freetext of purchase contract , KBA , MM-PUR-PO , Purchase Orders , Problem


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