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3359770 - Buying Company Condition in Purchase Order's Approval


The Purchase Order is not being sent to Approval because the condition 'Buying Company' is not being correctly maintained. 


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase Requests and Orders work center. 
  2. Go to Purchase Orders view.
  3. Search for ABC (ABC is the ID of the Purchase Order).
  4. Click in Edit button.
  5. Navigate to Approval tab.

The Purchase Order was not sent to approval as expected. 


The condition 'Buying Company' in the approval's process only accepts the Buying Company's ID and not the name. So if in Purchase Order the Buying Company is maintained as 'XYZ - Company Name', the condition needs to be maintained as 'XYZ' oy 'XYZ*'. 


The steps to maintain the condition correctly is mentioned below:

  1. Go to Application and User Management work center.
  2. Go to Approval Processes view.
  3. Select the Approval process regarding Purchase Orders. 
  4. Click in Copy button. 
  5. Select the step and the condition regarding Buying Company field. 
  6. Maintain the company's ID in the field, for example 'Buying company matches pattern XYZ'. 
  7. Save it. 
  8. Edit the validity of the Draft to publish it. 


Approval process, Purchase Order, Buying Company, Company , KBA , SRD-SRM-PRO , Purchase Requests and Orders , How To


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