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2104116 - Purchase Order Approval Routed Wrongly To Purchasing Unit Manager


The Purchase Order created by you is routed for approval to your manager instead of Purchasing unit manager even though the work distribution rule for the operation Purchasing is maintained.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the  Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Select New Purchase Order link.
  3. Fill in all the mandatory details and choose the button Order.
  4. The status of the Purchase order is changed to In Approval.

Your manager is displayed as approver instead of manager of the purchasing unit maintained in the purchase order.


The work distribution rule maintained for the operational purchasing works only for the purchase order created automatically from the Purchase requests. The responsible purchasing unit is determined by the Purchase request and the same is displayed in the Purchase order by the system at the creation time.


Assign the Employee who creates the Purchase order to the Org Unit. The purchasing unit the user is assigned to will be defaulted in the Purchase Order. Then the manager of the purchasing unit is determined as approver.


KBA , purchase order , purchasing unit manager , AP-PRP , Purchase Request Processing , How To


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