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2942239 - System Cannot Find Super Ordinate Cost Center Manager in the Supplier Invoice


System could not find the approver when the approval rule is Supplier Invoice Approval By Superordinate Cost Center


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to the Supplier Invoicing wotk center
  2. Go to the Invoices and Credit Memos view
  3. Select the relevant Supplier Invoice
  4. Select Edit and navigate to Approvals tab
  5. You can see the message - No approver found; task is unassigned


The supplier invoice is assigned to project task and the responsible unit assigned in the project is ABC. The superordinate cost center is XYZ however, this org unit is not marked as cost center and hence system could not determine the cost center manager. (here ABC and XYZ refers to org units)


If you expect system to determine any cost center manager of superordinate cost center, you need to mark the org unit as cost center under Definitons tab. Then system will determine the superordinate cost center manager.


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