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2950030 - Assign Source of Supply button is disabled for released purchase request


 Assign Source of Supply button is disabled for released purchase request。


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center.
  2. Go to Purchase Requests view.
  3. Find the released purchase request in the list.
  4. Click on it, you find the Assign Source of Supply button is disabled.


There is a calculation rule regarding approval status associated with the enablement of the Assign Source of Supply button.

If the purchase request is approved, then that document's data is approved and the purchase request released (with or without a source of supply assigned, depending on what the user has sent for approval).

This document is ready to have the purchase order created. Assign Source of Supply button will be disabled from purchase request screen. You are always able to assign source of supply when creating purchase order.

A purchase request that has been released without any approval process, hasn't been approved in that form thus editable before creating the purchase order.

Once the purchase order has been created, you cannot edit the source of supply on the purchase request.


This is standard system behavior.


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