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3452945 - Condition 'Item Without Purchase Order' is not working in supplier invoice approval process


You have maintained condition 'Item Without Purchase Order' in supplier invoice approval process, however it is not working for document type down payment request as expected.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Application and User Management work center.
  2. Go to Approval Process view.
  3. Open the approval process for supplier invoice and you have maintained condition 'Item Without Purchase Order' equal to Yes, then the invoice goes into the approval.
  4. However when creating new down payment request with purchase order reference on the item level, it still goes into approval.


The condition 'Item Without Purchase Order' for supplier invoice approval process is not effective for down payment request as per current logic. 


There is an alternative workaround available using another condition "Reference to Purchase Order" for down payment instead of "Item Without Purchase Order". This condition also checks for purchase order reference at item level in the backend.


Down payment request, supplier invoice, Approval, Item Without Purchase Order, Reference to Purchase Order , KBA , SRD-SRM-SI , Supplier Invoicing , Problem


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