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Aid to Understanding how Receipt Tolerance and Receipt Exceptions Cascade Down on a Purchase Order (Doc ID 1427015.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Inventory Management - Version 11.5.10 to 12.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle Purchasing - Version 11.5.10 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Within Oracle Purchasing there is the ability to warn a user when the quantity of items being received exceeds the outstanding balance of the ordered quantity as well as the option to reject the difference between the outstanding balance and the quantity ordered.

This is know as the 'Over Receipt Tolerance' and the 'Over Receipt Action'

These values can be set at four locations within the Purchasing module and there is a precedence in the order in which these locations are evaluated.

OrderLocationNavigationIf Not Set
1 PO Shipment Line Purchase order > Shipment lines > Tab: Receiving Controls Evaluate settings on the Item
2 Item Items > Organization Items > Tab: Receiving
Items > Master Items > Tab: Receiving
Evaluate settings on the Vendor
3 Vendor Supply Base > Supplier > Tab: Receiving Evaluate settings on the Receiving Options
4 Receiving Options Setup > Organizations > Receiving Options Setting must be set as part of the organization setup

Over Receipt Tolerance

The value entered represents the percentage of the quantity ordered in addition to the quantity ordered that will invoke an action.

Over Receipt Action

None Receipts may exceed the selected tolerance.
Reject Purchasing does not permit receipts that exceed the selected tolerance.
Warning Purchasing displays a warning message but permits receipts that exceed the selected tolerance.


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