BWC: Communication Method Incorrect in PO Created in Buyer Work Center XML_FLAG = N (Doc ID 1418293.1)

Last updated on JUNE 13, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

When creating a Purchase Order (PO) in Buyer Work Center (BWC), the Communication Method for a supplier setup as a trading partner on the XML Gateway is not appearing as expected (XML). Because of this, if the buyer is not vigilant, the PO would fail to reach the supplier over Oracle Supplier Network (OSN).

An additional symptom may be noted that the XML_FLAG field in po_headers_field is set to N (No).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. In the Buyer Work Center, create a new Purchase Order - select a supplier which is setup as a trading partner on the XML Gateway. The Communication Method automatically changes to XML, which is expected behaviour
2. Navigate to the Lines tab and add a line item. Add Schedule and Distribution details. Click Save
3. Navigate back to the Headers tab. The Communication Method has now changed to None which is not correct. Since the supplier information hasn’t been changed, the Communication Method should not have changed.

Cause

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