PO Release strategy: Characteristics
Could anyone tell us wich characteristics are necesary to be custom, to reset strategy when a PO that is already released is modified at conditions header or price, quantity at item level.
Actually, our releases strategies are defined using just CEKKO EKGRP and CEKKO BSART. So when one PO is already released and we change the PO at conditions header, or prices, or quantity at item level, the PO still released.
Also we have defined indicator 6 at release indicator.
Let me briefly explain to you about Release Strategy.
First of all, SAP release strategy works like this, If you have already approved a purchasing document, then you decide to change the price of any line in Purchase Order, SAP will check IF the value of the total PO has increased, or decreased. IF it has increased, then it will retrigger a release Strategy.
As you know, to increase the total value in PO can be by increasing quantity, price, condition, anything...
IF the total value in PO decreased after changing, it will NOT retrigger a release strategy. This is the standard behaviour.
Now let me explain the difference between 4 and 6.
4: It will retrigger a new release strategy in case there is a value change (must be higher than current value as i have explained above)
6: It will retrigger a new release strategy in case there is a value change (must be higher than current value as i have explained above). Sounds the same like 4 right? But this has an additional condition. If the PO has been outputted (printed), you can still retrigger.
So as an example, if you have set 4 in your release indicator, and you are trying to change value for a PO that has been outputted, it will NOT retrigger.
Now for your case, since you only have CEKKO EKGRP and CEKKO BSART, this is not enough in my opinion for a release strategy. Normally, we would add another one called CEKKO - GNETW (Total Net order Value of Purchasing Document)
If you add this characteristic to your release class, then you can try what I have typed earlier for yourself.