SAP ABAP Data Element INFNR (Number of purchasing info record)
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Basic Data
Data Element INFNR
Short Description Number of purchasing info record  
Data Type
Category of Dictionary Type D   Domain
Type of Object Referenced     No Information
Domain / Name of Reference Type INFNR    
Data Type CHAR   Character String 
Length 10    
Decimal Places 0    
Output Length 10    
Value Table EINA    
Further Characteristics
Search Help: Name MEIN_C    
Search Help: Parameters INFNR   
Parameter ID INF  
Default Component name INFO_REC   
Change document    
No Input History    
Basic direction is set to LTR    
No BIDI Filtering    
Field Label
  Length  Field Label  
Short 10 Info rec. 
Medium 15 Info record 
Long 20 Purchasing info rec. 
Heading 10 Info rec. 


Specifies the number that uniquely identifies a purchasing info record.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0001


Depending on the set-up in your company, you can have a consecutive number assigned by the system or assign a number yourself (internal or external number assignment).

Number assignment

  • Internal:
    The system assigns the number automatically.
  • External:
    You must enter a number.
  • Internal or external:
    You can enter a number. If you leave the field empty, the system will assign a number automatically.

A number cannot be changed once it has been assigned and saved.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0002


Enter the number of the purchasing info record for which you want to define master conditions.

These master conditions are taken into account in calculating the effective preis for purchase orders that refer to this info record.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0003


The info record represents a source of supply for this purchase requisition.

When the info record has been entered, it will be proposed to the purchasing department during the ordering process.


You have two options with regard to the source of supply. You can:

  • Enter the source manually, or
  • Have a source assigned to the purchase requisition using the function "Determine source"

The following purchasing data is checked in the order shown in order to determine whether it represents a source of supply for the requested material:

  1. quota arrangement
  2. source list
  3. outline agreement
  4. info record

The system suggests existing sources of supply for selection purposes.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0004


If a purchasing info record exists for the material, you can copy any prices and conditions the former may contain from the info record into the item.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0005


Choose the source of supply that is to be assigned to the purchase requisition.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0006


Please enter a standard info record which is only used in connection with standard purchase orders and is independent of the material number (non-stock info record).

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 0010


The number of the purchasing info record cannot be changed after the info record has been created.

Supplementary Documentation - INFNR 2500


If you maintain a purchasing info record and a purchasing organization for the operation/transaction, all data for external processing will be taken from the info record.

Last changed by/on SAP  20030114 
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