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1955509 - Purchase Order Item Approval did not Trigger Re-Approval Process


You have scoped purchase order item approval in business configuration work center and you have made changes to the sent purchase order. However purchase order did not go for re-approval.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to the Purchase Orders view.
  3. Select the ordered Purchase document.
  4. Navigate to Items tab and made changes to the Purchase Order.
  5. Select Send Update button.
  6. Purchase Order did not go for Re-Approval.


You have made changes to Ship-To/Service Location and Delivery Date fields. Hence re-approval did not triggered.


The purchase order item approval works only, if you made changes to Quantity, Price and Cost Assignment and this will trigger the purchase order item level re-approvals.


KBA , AP-PRP , Purchase Request Processing , How To


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