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Define Purchase Order Types

This SAP Sales & Distribution tutorial, explains the step-by-step procedure to define the Purchase Order Types in the SAP system with the proper screenshots.

What is Purchase Order Types?

Purchase order types are 4 digit alpha-numeric parameters that specify the methods customers use to place an order in your organization using via transmission services such as Phone, E-mail, etc. Purchase order type helps the user to create statistical sales reports on this method.

Default Configuration Values

Purch. Ord. Type Description
EMAI Email
WRI Written
ONLD Online Orders

How to Define Purchase Order Types in SAP?

Please follow the steps below to create a purchase order type in your SAP system:

Enter t-code SPRO in the SAP command field and Execute it.


Now on Customizing: Execute Project screen click the SAP Reference IMG button to proceed.

Reference IMG

Next, navigate to the following SAP IMG path:

SPRO > IMG > Sales and Distribution > Sales > Sales Documents > Sales Document Header > Define Purchase Order Types

IMG path

On the Change View "Sales Document: Customer Order Types": Overview screen, you will see the list of the previously defined purchase order types on your SAP system.

Previous Purchase Order TYpe

Next click on the New Entries button to define purchase order type in your SAP system.

New Entries

Now, provide the following details about the new purchase order type:

  • Pur. ord. type: Input 4 digit unique alphanumeric key that identifies the new purchase order type in SAP.
    Description: Enter the shoer descriptive text for the new purchase order type.


Once all the details are entered click the Save button to save the configuration for the new purchase order types.


Next, select your Customization Request id and press Enter to proceed.


A message Data was saved will be displayed on the bottom of your screen.

Data was saved

You have successfully created a new Purchase Order Types STECin your SAP SD system.