The release conditions determine the release strategy in accordance with which a requisition or an external purchasing document is to be released.
If a requisition or an external purchasing document does not meet the conditions for a release strategy, it is automatically released for further processing.
Procedure Without Classification (Requisition Items Only)
The conditions can be based on one of the following item characteristics or a combination of these:
Procedure with Classification (Requisitions and External Purchasing Documents)
The conditions are formulated via characteristic values and are stored in the Purchasing Customizing facility (under the release strategy).
A precondition for this is that the characteristics are first created and then assigned to classes. For information on classification, refer to the documentation CACharacteristics and CA The Classification System and the Implementation Guide (IMG) for Purchasing (under Release Procedures).
To enable a release strategy to be assigned to it, a requisition or an external purchasing document must have one of the possible values for each characteristic.