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3340170 - Purchase Order is not Going for Approval after Selecting Send Update


You have created a purchase order and it was sent to supplier directly, now you made changes in the purchase order value to meet the approval conditions, but order is not sent for approval on selecting send update and goes to sent status directly.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders
  2. Create a purchase order which does not meet the approval conditions defined and select order
  3. Purchase order is sent to supplier
  4. Now change the net value as per the conditions set and select send update
  5. Purchase Order is again re-sent to supplier directly without going through approval


You have not scoped header reapproval  question.

If you want the same purchase order to go for approval on making changes to the order, then you need to scope header re-approval.

You also have option to scope item level approval which is based on changes to specific fields only, however if you scope item approval, then system will trigger item approval and then header reapproval will be triggered because item approval cannot be scoped without header reapproval.

If you scope the approval process for purchase orders at item level, the header re-approval process will be scoped automatically.


Go to Business Configuration-> under scoping questions for Purchasing-> Purchase orders-> scope this question: "Do you want to use the header re-approval process for purchase orders?"

and if your business requires item approval as well, you can scope  "Do you want to use an approval process for purchase orders at item level?".


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