Purchase User Creating PO Using ME21N

Usage: To create Purchase Order (PO)

Menu Path:

Logistics > Materials Management > Purchasing > Purchase Order > Create > Vendor Known

Transaction Code:

ME21N / ME22N/ME23N – Change/Display

Input Fields

Header Data:

Data pertaining to all the items in the purchase order

Item Overview data:

Item wise details with reference to the procurement aspects will be given as input here

Item Details data:

Individual item conditions and details can be maintained here.

Vendor - Enter the Vendor name (code)
Document  type - NB1- Domestic PO
Purchase Order Date
Purchase Order (PO) - System will generates automatically

Organizational Data:

Purchasing Organization - Enter company Purchasing Org.
Purchasing Group - Enter Purchaser Group code
Company Code - Enter company code

Item Overview

Item category 

  • blank - Standard
  • K - Consignment
  • L - Subcontracting
  • S - Third Party                                                                  
Account Assignment 


  • A - Asset
  • F - order
  • K – Cost Center
  • P - Project
Material Code - Enter material to be purchase 
PO quantity - Enter quantity to buy 
Delivery Date - Select the Appropriate delivery date
Plant - Enter plant 
Storage Location - Enter material storage location 
Material Group - Material grouping category 

Item details

Details of individual items with reference to following can be given:

Material data - vendor material no; batch; infoupdate and so on
Qty and Wt
Texts and so on…
Save the document


After saving the document, “PO created under the number xxxxxxxxxx” number will be displayed on status bar.

Self Test Questions:

1) Which of the following exhibit 1: many relationship

a. Business area to plant
b. Plant to Sales organization / distribution channel
c. Plant to shipping points
d. Shipping point to plant
e. Plant to Purchase Organization.

2) Which of the following always exhibit 1:1 relationship

a. Purchase organization to to company code
b. Sales organization to company code
c. Sales organization / distribution channel to plant
e. Storage location to plant
f. Purchasing group to Purchasing organization

Correct Answers:

1) a, b, e

2) a, b

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