FAQ KB0394388
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Why can't I find a purchase order?
Symptom

Why can't I find a purchase order?


Resolution

First, make sure that you have an active Customer Relationship (Trading Relationship) with your customer:

  1. Log in your SAP Business Network account.
  2. Click [User Initials] > Settings in the upper-right corner of the page and select Customer Relationships.

Your customer should be listed underneath the Current Relationships tab.

If you do not have a trading relationship with the customer in question, you will have to provide them with your Ariba Network ID (ANID) and have them send you a Trading Relationship request.

If you have an active Trading Relationship, search for your order:

  1. Go to the Workbench tab at the top of the page.
  2. Click the Orders tile to view all orders.
  3. Click Edit filter to expand the filter options.
  4. Enter the purchase order number in the Order numbers field.
  5. Select the Exact match radio button below the purchase order number.
  6. Click Apply.

If you still don't see your purchase order:


See Also

Sometimes you might receive information from your customer about an order in progress, but you will not be able to find it in your account. For example, if an order document ID begins with "PR" this might represent a purchase requisition number.
This means that your customer's request needs to be approved internally before you are able to receive the order. Contact your customer to check the approval status of the order.

If the PO you are looking for is over 365 days old, refer to Why can't I find an older purchase order under Orders drop-down menu? instead.

If you have not already registered, or you have not yet transacted with your customer using your existing account and have received an email from your customer, refer to How do I process an order in my Ariba Network Standard account? for assistance.



Applies To

SAP Business Network for Procurement & Supply Chain > Discovery & Sourcing/Contract Punchout Scenario
SAP Business Network for Procurement & Supply Chain > SAP Ariba Supply Chain Collaboration
SAP Business Network for Procurement & Supply Chain > Transaction Documents
SAP Business Network for Procurement & Supply Chain > Transaction Documents > Transaction (Purchase Orders, Ship Notices & Goods Receipts)

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