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1851829 - Copy Button is Inactive in the Approval Process Screen


You need to modify the default approval process for purchase order and supplier invoice. However the Copy button is inactive and you cannot create a new set of approval rules for the business documents.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Business Configuration work center.
  2. Go to the Implementation Projects view.
  3. Go to the Fine Tuning section.
  4. Select the Activity, Purchase Order Approvals and Supplier Invoice Approvals.
  5. Copy button is inactive.


You do not have access rights to the work center / view name Approval Processes under Application and User Management.


  1. Go to the Application and User Management work center.
  2. Go to the User and Access Management view.
  3. Select Business Users.
  4. Select the relevant user.
  5. Navigate to the tab, Work Center and View Assignment.
  6. Search for Work Center / View ID -> ITS_APPLICATIONUSERMANAGEMENT.
  7. Select the check box for View ID APPROVALPROCESSES_WCVIEW.
  8. Select Save.


KBA , AP-SIP , Supplier Invoice Processing , How To


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