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    Ramesh Radhakrishnan
    Requisition Line Entry - Suggested Buyer field gets wiped...Answered
    Topic posted June 20, 2019 by Ramesh RadhakrishnanBlack Diamond: 60,000+ Points, tagged Create Requisition 
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    Title:
    Requisition Line Entry - Suggested Buyer field gets wiped off after entering supplier
    Content:

    In "Requisition Line Entry" screen when Requester enters the Buyer name  in the Suggested Buyer field first, and then enters the Supplier name field with the Site, the suggested Buyer name field gets wiped off. Attaching screen-shot for reference.

    Is there a specific reason why the suggested buyer field gets wiped off when supplier name is entered in the "Requisition Line Entry" screen?

    Any logic is built behind this?

    Version:
    R13-19B

    Best Comment

    Ashok

    Hi Ramesh

    Interesting question. So as you know the buyer is associated with a Procurement BU. Rules are defined based on the Procurement BU and the buyer to assign on a requisition or a purchase order etc.

    Now when you first enter a Suggested Buyer on the Enter Requisition Line page, there is no Procurement BU context established as such. You are in the Requisitioning BU where you are creating a requisition. As soon as you enter a supplier site, the system now has an established Procurement BU, right? So the buyer that you previously entered may not be available in the Procurement BU of that supplier site. To avoid this issue, we clear the Suggested Buyer value out and when you now select a value in the LOV, the list of available Suggested Buyers is filtered based on the Procurement BU context. 

    Of course, in your case, the buyer happened to be associated with the site's Procurement BU as well. But as you can imagine, that might not always be the case.

    Thanks

    Ashok

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    • Ashok

      Hi Ramesh

      Interesting question. So as you know the buyer is associated with a Procurement BU. Rules are defined based on the Procurement BU and the buyer to assign on a requisition or a purchase order etc.

      Now when you first enter a Suggested Buyer on the Enter Requisition Line page, there is no Procurement BU context established as such. You are in the Requisitioning BU where you are creating a requisition. As soon as you enter a supplier site, the system now has an established Procurement BU, right? So the buyer that you previously entered may not be available in the Procurement BU of that supplier site. To avoid this issue, we clear the Suggested Buyer value out and when you now select a value in the LOV, the list of available Suggested Buyers is filtered based on the Procurement BU context. 

      Of course, in your case, the buyer happened to be associated with the site's Procurement BU as well. But as you can imagine, that might not always be the case.

      Thanks

      Ashok

    • Ramesh Radhakrishnan

      Hi Ashok,

      Thanks for confirming on this logic. I was also kind of suspecting that and wanted to confirm it. This absolutely makes sense now.

      Appreciate quick response on this :-)

      Regards

      Ramesh