1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 28, 2015 2:44 PM by Vanha.L-Oracle

    Impacts of changing purchasing category

    H Montaser


               I need to know all impacts of changing purchasing categories definition and changing it also at master item level.\

      I want to know the impacts on:

      1- Existing defined items, and new items?

      2- Transactions already done, will it be impacted?

      3- Items already placed in PRs and POs?

      4- Items place in POs and will be received?



        • 1. Re: Impacts of changing purchasing category



          There are many scenario where category is allowed to be changed, and many that are not.

          Your best bet is to test various scenario - with different approval status of the PO header, line; whether tax is in place, whether the PO is partially or fully received or billed.

          If the UI allow changes to be made, then change is allowed and down stream activities should be correct.


          In R12, a new profile option is introduced related to change of category.

          See this note for more detail:


          Item Category In Purchase Order Form Is No Longer Updateable? Does Not Allow Update? Cannot Update the Item Category? Cannot Change Category? (Doc ID 1531948.1)


          Hope this helps.