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    How to Upload over 1000 Purchasing Categories
    Topic posted November 14, 2019 by s kSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, tagged Setup 
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    How to Upload over 1000 Purchasing Categories
    Child and Parent Purchasing Categories


    We are uploading Purchasing categories.

    We do not use inventory.

    I know, there is change in the flex field structure of purchasing categories.

    Can some one refer me to the document, which helps me in uploading over 1000 parent and child purchasing categories.

    We use self service procurement too.

    Any guidance on best practices, learnings, experiences will be highly appreciated.

    Thank you

    R13 19D



    • Anand Kand

      S k 

      Have you considered using the ADFdi that supports loading of the purchasing categories?

      kind Regards


      Anand Kand

    • Suman Guha


      Purchasing categories are created as part of the catalog assigned to the Purchasing functional area in Functional Setup manager. 

      You can create hierarchies with the above as leaf nodes for the purposes of Browsing or spend analysis or Supplier product/service classifications using the Category hierarchy task available under the Catalogs work area.



    • s k

      Hi Suman,

      Many thanks for your answers.

      My question is regarding, uploading over 1000 categories.

      Can you please point me to the ADFDi or any documentation on how to upload purchasing categories.

      I created couple of them manually, however was looking an option to upload in bulk.

      thank you

    • Suman Guha

      Transferring this to a different forum.

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