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Dynamic Approver Group Error When Passing Text 'PERSON_ID:' to AME Engine (Doc ID 1367638.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 14, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Approvals Management - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


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Customer is stating that there is a change of behavior in the way the AME engine is handling Dynamic Approval Groups.

Customer has setup a dynamic approval group where the logic is
select 'person_id:'||custom_function() from dual;
Now the custom_function() either returns a valid person_id or NULL (if no one was found).

Whenever the custom_function() returns a valid person_id everything works fine.
However when it returns NULL it passes the string 'person_id:' to the AME engine and the calling application errors out stating that the approver list can not be generated.

ie ... logic is as follows
. select 'person_id:'||custom_function() from dual;
= select 'person_id:'||null from dual;
= select 'person_id:' from dual;
= 'person_id:'

Approval List could not be generated. Please contact your System Administrator to review AME rules setup.

No error to be displayed and no approvers to be listed
(customer states that this was the behavior in 11.5.10.


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