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2883914 - Supplier invoice self approval


While approving Supplier invoice , Approver is getting error: supplier approval not possible.


 You may see 'approval not necessary' in the changes tab of the invoice.


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The approver is same as Creator/Person who posted  the Supplier invoice


So you have to check mark the business configuration question to enable self approval.

Follow below steps :

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to implementation projects
  3. Click on Edit project scope
  4. Go to Step 4 Questions
  5. Expand Purchasing
  6. Expand Supplier invoicing
  7. Select Supplier Invoices and Credit Memos
  8. You will see the question Do you want to allow self-approval for supplier invoice approvals?
  9. Check mark it and complete next steps

Also Note :

1.Self approval question only considers the cases where the task is generated by work distribution:Direct Approvers, however, if it is any other Work distribution is used then this question is not applicable.

2. Once the above scoping question is enabled the approval task(even unassigned approval task ) is not triggered and thus the approval step is skipped completely .


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