Purchase of Items can be restricted to only the mapped vendors. Only the vendors that are mapped to the items would be able to place a Purchase Order for the respective items.
There is a toggle button in the Item module “Restricted Purchasing” under the “Other Attributes” tab.
- When this setting is ON for the selected item, it can only be purchased by the “Mapped Vendor”.
- The mapping is created through the Item Vendor mapping module.
- If the setting is On for a particular Item and an attempt is made to Purchase the Item from an un-mapped Vendor, the following error message will be received.
- The toggle is applicable only if the Item is marked “Purchasable”. If the ‘Is Purchasable?’ toggle for the item is off, it will show the following message: