Purchase order status

Purchase orders follow a specific life cycle. The Status field on the purchase order record is always read-only.

Figure 1. Purchase order status
Purchase order status
Table 1. Status life cycle
Status Description
Requested When you create a purchase order, the status is Requested.
Ordered When you add purchase order line items, and click Order, the status changes to Ordered.
Pending Delivery When you create assets before receiving them as a purchase order line item, the status of purchase orders and purchase order line items changes to Pending Delivery status.
Received When ordered assets arrive in the specified stockroom and you click Receive, the status of purchase orders and purchase order line items changes to Received.
Canceled You can cancel a purchase order if its status is Requested, Ordered, or Pending Delivery. For more information, see Cancel a purchase order.