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 Datelines in Standard Purchase Order (ISR_RETAIL_PODATELINES) (New)


Technical Data

Technical Name of Business Function


Type of Business Function

Enterprise Business Function

Available From

SAP ERP 6.0 Enhancement Package 7 SPS07

Technical Usage

Central Applications

Application Component

Purchasing (MM-PUR)

Required Business Function

Retail, Continuous Improvements Planning, Master Data, Allocation, (EA-Retail) (IS_RETAIL_CI)

Scheduling in standard purchase order (ME21N) processing calculates the dates between the creation of the purchase order and the arrival of the goods in the distribution center or the store. For example, the scheduling calculates the delivery date starting from the latest order date. This means that you can monitor the processing of the purchase order and the associated events for each item along the supply chain. The sequence of the dates is derived from the master data for the transportation chain.


The enhancement in the purchase order processing enables the system to determine datelines in the standard purchase order.


  • You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

    Type of Component


    Required for the Following Features Only

    Software Component

    EA-RETAIL(617) SP7


Transportation chain contains the master data that you create for dates and assign the dates, for example, at vendor level. A transportation chain maps the whole route between the vendor and the distribution center (or vendor and the store). It describes the individual transportation times for each route segment along the transport route. Here, the dates appear with their description and the time interval, but without a concrete date. The system saves the dates calculated by scheduling in a dateline. In the dateline, the dates appear with their description, time interval, and a concrete date. The dateline appears in the standard purchase order as a separate tab in the item details of the purchase order.

See also: Datelines in Standard Purchase Order