Contract Repository Expiry Notifications is Sending Second Notification for a Contract (Doc ID 1539567.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Procurement Contracts - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 13-Oct-2014***

Symptoms

On 12.1.3 version, Contracts Repository expiry notification for contracts is sending unnecessary second notification for a contract in some circumstances.

Suppose V2 is the second version, the Application is sending a second expiry notification for the immediate previous version V1, when a new version V2  that is either in DRAFT status or SIGNED and expiring in  the future is created (date greater than current date +  Notification period ).

While creating a new version for the contracts, in table okc_rep_contract_vers, the flag  "wf_exp_ntf_item_key" is blanked  (NULLified).

Expected Behavior
Expected notifications to be sent out ONCE only for any contract version.
 
Steps to Reproduce
  1. Create a contract (V1)  eligible for a notification,  sign it.
  2. run the expiry notification program: user receive the notification.
  3. Create a draft ( V2) .  Run the program again: Find that an other notification is sent out for V1 again (even with some data from V2)
 
Business Impact
The issue has the following business impact: Due to this issue, users are confused by notifications.

Cause

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