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3249403 - Authorization for purchase order workflow.


Authorization error occurs while performing below actions.

  • Unable to change the workflow definition for purchase order.
  • Unable to activate/deactivate the workflow definition.
  • OData error 'SWF_FLEX_DEF/028'.


SAP S/4HANA Cloud.

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Open Manage workflows for purchase order application.
  2. Try to change a definition.


Missing catalog.


  1. Add the business catalog 'SAP_MM_BC_WRKFLW_CONFIG_PC' to BPC_EXPERT role.
  2. Provide write "Unrestricted" access to the same.

See Also

Manage Workflows for Purchase Orders


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