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2953043 - Purchase Request is not going for Approval(where Purchase request is not Created manually)


You have set up an approval process for purchase request.

Then you initiated Material Requirement Planning(MRP) run in your system and purchase request got created through a supply planning proposal but it skipped approval.


Purchase request created via webservice not goes into approval.


Purchase request not created manually is not going for approval.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase requests and Orders work center
  2. Select view Purchase Requests(PR refers to purchase request)
  3. Search for the purchase request created from MRP run
  4. The PR did not go for approval and purchase order is already created from it.


In the scoping questions for purchase requests, you have scoped the following question:"Do you want to use an approval process for manual purchase requests?"

This means the approval process is only applicable for manually created Purchase Request.

The purchase request which is getting created from planning proposal is not a manual purchase request.

also the approval process for purchase request is not relevant for  for other ways of creating purchase request  like A2X, from projects, from sales order, from shopping cart, from Material Requirement Planning(MRP) run,  Web service etc).


Create manual purchase request if you want to trigger approval for the same.


You may ask your Partners to help develop a new approval process that can be applied to Purchase requests not created manually.


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