Allocations Can Be Changed Back To Approved After Processing SOStatus and ASNOut In RMS (Doc ID 2083974.1)

Last updated on JULY 05, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Retail Allocation - Version 13.2.4 to 13.2.9 [Release 13.2]
Oracle Retail Merchandising System - Version 13.2.4 to 13.2.9 [Release 13.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Allocations can be changed back to Approved status after processing SOStatus or ASNOut in Retail Merchandising System (RMS).  Once processed, Allocation status should never be changed and no modification should take place.  It should remain in Processed status (ALC_ALLOC.STATUS=3).

The Purchase Order (PO) auto cancel process cancels the PO and Allocation. When SOStatus and ASNOut get processed, it changes the Allocation status to processed (ALC_ALLOC.STATUS=3) and locks the allocation for the front end users. But if the PO is re-approved, then it triggers the Allocation also to get re-approved and status of the allocation changes to Approved (ALC_ALLOC.STATUS=2).  Then the allocation is unlocked for the front end Allocation users to make changes, which is wrong.


Steps to Recreate:

1. Create an item 'I'.
2. Create a PO 'P' for 'X' units of item 'I' to WH 'W'.
3. Create an Allocation and allocate all the Available Quantity in PO 'P' to store 'S'.
4. Approve above PO based Allocation.
5. In RMS, ship and receive the above PO.
6. Ship the above Allocation.  Notice that the allocation status changes to Processed from Approved.
7. Step 6 sends a SOStatus message to lock the Allocation to front end Allocation users (the status to Processed ALC_ALLOC.STATUS='3').
8. Edit the above PO and change the release date on the above PO (i.e., 'P').
9. The allocation status gets changed to "Approved". The ALC_ALLOC.STATUS is set back to 2 releasing the lock.
Expected: A Processed allocation status is not to be altered. Once the allocation goes to processed status, the allocation status should remain in Processed status.
Actual: Changing the “Not Before Date” of a Purchase Order sets a Processed allocation back to Approved status releasing the lock.

Cause

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