Explanation Of Purchasing Info Record

Purchasing Info Record is a source of information for the procurement of certain material from certain vendor.
It includes : -
1. Pricing conditions that you can store for relevant Purchasing Organization or Plant. 
2. Reminders 
3. Number of last Purchase Order 
4. Planned Delivery Time ( Lead time required by the vendor to deliver the material ) 
5. Tolerance Limits for Over Deliveries & Under deliveries 
6. Availability Period during which the Vendor can supply the material.
We can create info record by:
1. Manual
2. Automatic
If you create info record manually and then create PO manually, the price will be picked from the info record.
If info record does not exists and you create PO manually with info record update indicator set, the info record will be created automatically without price updation, and the last PO number will be updated. Again if you create a PO for the same material the Price will be picked from the last PO which is updated in info record.
For creation auto PO , you have to create info record manually first and then maintain the source list. Then only you will be able to create auto PO. You cannot create auto PO without info record,
If info update indicator is ticked in PO, it will update the order price history in info-record ( Env.tab) & not the price in condition record.
It will update 'Order price history'----path is 'environment' and 'order price history' in tcode ME13
Is there a way where you can get to know who create a Purchase Info record?
In transaction ME13, please go to Extras -> Administrative Data. You will see who created on what date.
What ME18 (send purchase info record ) does?
ME18 is used to send the purchase info records to the other system using the ale-edi idocs.

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