Document Link to Purchase Document Item
We have successfully configured in our test environment the ability to create a Document Information Record (DIR) and a link to Material, and to Purchase Documents (PR, PO) line items. We are using ECC 6 EHP 6.
After much searching, I realize there is no flow from the Material Master document link to the PO item link.
I can understand why this might not be desirable and am not seeking this automatic attachment.
My question is with the Purchase Document linking functionality. When I select an item and select the paperclip, I get an attachment list from which I can search for and attach a document. However, this is a free search. In order to limit the search to those documents linked to the document, I have to manually enter the material number on the "Matchcode via linked objects" tab. This manual entry is a potential source of error for our procurement group that we would like to avoid. Is there a way to automatically populate this search with the material number to eliminate this potential source of error?
Is there a different standard method to filter the list of documents to those linked to the material?
If there is no standard method, what is the recommended approach to obtain this functionality?
Our goal is to attach a document to a Purchase Object line item based on selecting from a list of documents linked to the material master.