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Define Purchase Order Types in SAP SD

How to create purchase order types in SAP SD

Purchase order types are parameters that the customers uses to place a order in an organization using various transmission services like Phone, E-mail, etc.

Purpose of Configuration

In this activity you define a 4 character key that specifies the transmission method that the customers uses to place orders into an organization. Purchase order type helps you to take statistical sales reports on this methods.

Configuration values

Purch. Ord. TypeDescription
EMAIEmail
WRIWritten
ONLDOnline Orders

Navigation Path

SAP R/3 Role MenuDefine purchase order types
Transaction CodeSPRO
SAP IMG PathSPRO > IMG > Sales and Distribution > Sales > Sales Documents > Sales Document Header > Define Purchase Order Types

Purchase order types configuration steps

Step 1 : – Enter Tcode “SPRO” in the command field and enter.

SAP SPRO IMG

Step 2 : – On customizing execute project screen, choose SAP Reference IMG.

SAP Reference IMG Screen

Step 3 : – From display IMG screen, follow the path and choose img activity “define purchase order types”.

define purchase order types SAP path

Step 4 : – On change view sales documents customer order types overview screen, click on new entries button for creation new purchase order types in SAP as per requirements of project.

create purchase order types SAP

Step 5 : – On new entries purchase order types screen, update the following details.

  • Pur. ord. type : – Enter the key that identifies the purchase order type in SAP. You are allowed to maintain up to four digits alphanumeric key. In our case, the purchase order type in EMAI
  • Description : – Update the descriptive text of purchase order type. In our case, the purchase order type description is E-Mail.

How to define purchase order types in SAP SD

Click the save icon in the standard toolbar or press ctrl+s to save the configured purchase order type in SAP SD. You can view newly created purchase order type in the change view sales documents customer order types overview screen.