Create a purchase order line item

After you save a new purchase order, you create purchase order line item records to specify the individual items to order.

Before you begin

Role required: procurement_admin or procurement_user

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Procurement > Orders > Purchase Orders.
  2. Open a purchase order.
  3. In the Purchase order line items related list, click New.
  4. Complete the form.
    Table 1. Purchase order line item fields
    Field Description
    Number The unique number identifying the purchase order line item.
    Vendor The supplier from which this product should be ordered.
    Product Model The model of the purchase order line item.
    Product Catalog The product catalog category to which the product model is assigned. For example, Hardware, Software, or Supplies.
    Part number The identification number assigned to the product model.
    Request line The identification number of the requested item record associated with this purchase order line item.
    Ordered The date and time at which this purchase order line item was ordered.
    Expected delivery The date the purchase order line item is expected to arrive in the stockroom identified in the Ship to field on the purchase order record. This field is automatically filled with the value in the Expected delivery field on the purchase order record. This field can be edited when the purchase order line item has a Status of Requested.

    For more information about this field, see Purchase order expected delivery date.

    Received The date and time at which the purchase order line item status was changed to Received.
    Purchase order The purchase order record number associated with this purchase order line item.
    Status The current status of the purchase order line item: Canceled, Ordered, Pending Delivery, Received, or Requested.
    Ordered quantity The number of product models that were ordered.
    Received quantity The number of product models that were shipped and received. The vendor may have sent multiple shipments.

    The received quantity can be larger or smaller than the Ordered quantity. For example, you may have ordered five laptops but the vendor sent six.

    Remaining quantity The number of product models that still need to be received to fulfill the Ordered quantity.
    List price The price at which the item retails, not including discounts. If the system creates the purchase order from the service catalog ordering process, the purchase order line item inherits the list price from the associated vendor catalog item. If the vendor catalog item does not have a list price value and you have not entered a value, this field is automatically populated with the value from the Cost field.
    Cost The cost of a single product model, including discounts. If the system creates the purchase order from the service catalog ordering process, the purchase order line item inherits the cost from the associated vendor catalog item Vendor Price.
    Total cost The cost of a single product model multiplied by the value specified in Quantity.
    Short description A few words or short phrase describing the purchase order line item.
  5. Click Submit.
    The purchase order reopens with the line item listed. The purchase order and line item are in Requesteds status.
  6. (Optional) Continue adding purchase order line items for this vendor, as needed.
  7. After you initiate the order with the vendor and are ready to show that the order was placed, click Order.
    The status of the purchase order and line items change to Ordered.