Master Planning Prodction order to be created with Estmiated Status

I am trying to get planned orders to firm in production with Status of Estimated. I am getting an error that says: “Production status Estimated is illegal when firming is made automatically.” Problem is I cant find where I need to change system so it does not try to firm automatically. I get the error when I try to change the Coverage Groups Requested Production Status to Estimated.



The system is designed only to allow the firming from planning at the status Scheduled, Released or Started. If you manually created the order it can be status created. This is designed in this manner, I believe, to ensure all related orders are considered, and to do this the source order has to be scheduled.

When planned orders are firmed automatically using scheduling, productions with the selected status(Requested producion status) are created automatically.It can have only those options as mentioned by Adam.