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 Source List


The source list is used in the administration of sources of supply.

It specifies the allowed (and disallowed) sources of a material for a certain plant within a predefined period. Each source is defined by means of a source list record.

The source list serves:

  • To define a source of supply as "fixed". Such sources count as preferred sources over a certain period of time.

(For example, the fixed vendor for material 1 is Acme Corp. for the first quarter and Zenith Co. for the second quarter of the year.)

  • To define a source of supply as "blocked".

(This means, for example, that contract 123 may not be used for a certain period of time.)

  • As an aid in selecting the preferred source during the source determination process.

(For example, the vendor Zenith Co. is determined as the source for an item of a requisition dated 15 th June relating to material 1.)

  • To block the external procurement of a material.

(For example, material 1 may not be ordered from 01.01.98 to 12.31.98.)

Note Note

If you distribute source list records via Application Link Enabling (ALE), other SAP systems can make use of this data.

For more information on distribution, refer to the Cross-Application Components documentation under CA - ALE-Business Process-Library , section Distributable Master Data Objects .

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