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3068146 - How to Remove Obsolete Product Specifications from the drop-down List in Purchase Order?


You are creating a purchase order and at item level, you can also see the product specification IDs that have status Obsolete in the product specification drop-down list.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders

  2. Select view Purchase Orders

  3. Create a purchase order and navigate to Items tab

  4. Enter the product id

  5. Now select the field Product Specification ID. The product specification drop-down shows obsolete values as well.


This is a limitation and at the moment, all the product specification IDs irrespective of status will be displayed in the value help of the product specification field in purchase order.


As a work-around, you can put in your own query for this in the purchase order screen. If you open the advanced filter on the value help/drop-down list, there you can add the relevant status you want to see and Save, and then Select 'Use as Default Query' .

Additionally, you can post in the customer influence forum to change this behavior: .

This is our official channel to address all new requirements. You can track the idea and check the status of the idea in that forum.


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