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PR release strategy-strange behavior

Hello, perhaps someone can shed some light into this issue.  We have release strategy set up at the PR level.  It is working fine. However we have a couple parts that are part of a kit that we order. They are expensive parts and we have our release set up at $1000 with the second level at $50,000.  When we create  PR with either one of the items as a stand alone, (only 1 item on the PR) the release strategy does not come in even though the dollar amount is within the limits.  When we have a second item on the PR, the release strategy pulls in with no issue. The work around is to add a second item, then trash can it. The release strategy will hold.  I checked the MRP settings and the item category for both of these parts and they are fine.  We do not care about material group. Item category is set to NORM in both cases.  So the question is why would the release not trigger?  They are purchased parts just like any other part we order.  Planned orders do not come into MRP either, but we should be able to do a PR with ME51N and have the release strategy trigger.  Procurement type is F.

What could be causing this issue?  I looked at past questions on PR release and nothing is related to this particular situation.

Thank you in advance.


If USRC1 is empty since you don't use the exit, then I do not wonder that you don't get the strategy since "empty" and "Y" are quite different values.

Your programmers shall debug the program and put more effort into the search, maybe they name the program differently.  Go SMOD and enter enhancement M06B0002, then open the EXIT_SAPLEBND_001 and see which program is called

I am very certain this is a homemade issue. Somehow you have to get the Y into USRC1, SAP does not do that for you as SAP could not know that you are going to use that field.

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