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3350632 - Purchase Order is not going for Approval on selecting Send Update


Purchase Order is not going for approval on send update even though conditions are satisfied.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center
  2. Select view Purchase Orders-> Create a new Purchase Order and select Order
  3. The Purchase Order goes to sent status as conditions for approval did not meet.
  4. Now Select the order which is already sent
  5. Make some changes to price or quantity or account assignment and select send update
  6. Purchase Order is not sent for approval even though conditions in purcahse order approval process are met


Purchase Order header reapproval is not scoped.

So, initially, since the approval conditions did not meet, purchase order was sent directly.

But later even if the conditions meet , the order will not go for approval again without header reapproval scoped in the system.


Please scope Purchase Order Header Re-approval to trigger approval when you make changes in the PO and send update.

You can 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?"

Note: If you have purchase order item approval scoped, then header re-approval is will be scoped by default because item approval and header re-approval are connected.


purchase order header reapproval, approval , KBA , SRD-SRM-SI , Supplier Invoicing , Problem


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