PO AME Approval Chain Should Start With Submitter, Not Buyer (Doc ID 1583780.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2016

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

In Oracle Purchasing Buyer Work Center (BWC), within Purchase Order (PO) Approval Management Engine (AME) approval, the approval chain is starting from the buyer of the document rather than the submitter of the document.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. As user A create a purchase order and become the buyer of the PO.
  2. As user B open this previously created purchase order and submit it for approval.
  3. The approval rules assume that the approval starts from user A instead of user B.
  4. For example if the rule being picked by the purchase order is to get approval from the next person in the position level, the PO approval notification will go to the next approver after user A, and not the next user after user B.

Cause

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