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2189505 - Purchase Order Self Approval


You have scoped self approval for purchase order in scoping. Yet, buyer responsible or the creator of a purchase order did not receive the task.

It either remains unassigned in Business Task Management or approval is bypassed altogether.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Request and Order work center.
  2. Choose Purchase Order view.
  3. Search and edit your purchase order.
  4. Choose Approval view.

you will notice that no approver is determined here.


In general self approval business configuration question only covers the cases where the task is generated against the creator or buyer responsible of the purchase order via the work distribution :Direct Approvers, however if it is any other work distribution is used then the self approval business configuration question is not applicable.

 Thus From 1505 version, we have provided a new option to address this issue and here the checkbox for buyer responsible or creator is provided.

 Who should not receive the approval task for purchase order and purchase order items respectively should be checked.


Kindly follow the below steps to enable creator of purchase order to approve his own document irrespective of the condition. To do so,

  1. Go to Business Configuration workcenter.
  2. Choose Overview view.
  3. Open the fine-tuning activity Purchase Order Approvals.
  4. Choose Purchase Order Approval Filter.
  5. Uncheck all the checkbox.
  6. Save.


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