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RFQ-Making Purchasing Group optional ?


  I found lot of messages/questions about making purchasing group as optional in Request for quotation (RFQ) Regarding this ,I would like to share some information about this. This is my first Blog in SDN.

Is it possible to make purchasing group as optional in RFQ (ME41)?.

The answer absolutely is NO.


This is SAP Standard system behavior. The field ‘purchasing group’ is a compulsory field regardless of what is set in customizing(below)



This is hard-coded in program FMMEXE01(include FMMEXE01_EKGRP).  See no_input.

005510 * Pruefen Einkaufsgruppe

005520 *

005530 form ekgrp using ekg_ekgrp.


005550 if ekg_ekgrp eq space.

005560 perform no_input using ‘EKKO’ ‘EKGRP’.

005570 endif.

Conclusion:So,we we cannot make purchasing group field as optional in RFQ.

I welcome your comments and suggestions.

With Regards,

Jaheer Hussain,CRISTAL


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      Author's profile photo Jürgen L
      Jürgen L

      The code in the source is not yet a proof, if is just the statement to call a subroutine.

      I think the important part is in the form no_input

      Author's profile photo Jaheer Hussain
      Jaheer Hussain
      Blog Post Author

      Thank you.