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Frequently Asked Questions Purchasing Encumbrance (Doc ID 134972.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 10.7 to [Release 10.7 to 11.5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


 Frequently asked questions concerning Oracle Purchasing: Encumbrance.

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Questions and Answers
 What reference columns does Oracle Purchasing populate in the table gl_bc_packets? And what information is populated in these columns?
 If there has been an over receipt of goods, will Oracle Purchasing reverse encumbrances associated with the over receipt quantity?
 How do I liquidate excess encumbrances for the purchase order, purchase order line or purchase order shipment?
 How can I tell if Oracle Federal Financials is installed in my instance?
 Is there a way to unreserve or reverse an encumbrance on a purchase order?
 What is a Transaction Code and how is this defined?
 What steps do I take when the approval of the purchase order fails due to insufficient funds?
 The Encumbrance Detail Report does not pick up expected purchase orders.
 A purchase order shipment was received against, then cancelled. It now appears on the Uninvoiced Receipts report and accrues each month when running the Receipt Accruals - Period-End process. Why is this happening?
 I am using encumbrance accounting and when I forward a Purchase Order for approval, I am encountering the following error: APP-14166: Please enter a forward to employee or funds are not reserved.
 I am trying to approve the Purchase Order and get the following error: "This record cannot be reserved for update. It has already been reserved by another user".
 Blanket Purchase Agreement have "Reserved" box checked on the purchase order lines. I am not using encumbrance accounting.
 I reserve a requisition with 2 distributions - the 1st distribution succeeds but fails for the 2nd distribution. Distributions quantities for both distributions are changed and re-reserved but the reserved amount for the 1st distribution is not changed (and is wrong compared to the quantity on the distribution).
 I created a new requisition, then reserved (without approving) the funds are reserved. Then I delete the requisition from the requisition form, which does not un-reserve funds.

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