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CREATEPO: Despite Owner Can Approve PO's Are Created In Status Incomplete: CREATE_AND_APPROVE_DOC/SHOULD_DOC_BE_APPROVED Returns 'N' (Doc ID 1597377.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Applies to:

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


CREATEPO is used to automically create approved standard purchase orders when approving a purchase requisition. But intermittently the created purchase orders are not approved, and remain in status 'Incomplete'. This is happening even though 'Owner Can Approve' is checked and the buyer has sufficient authority to approve the purchase order.

The following steps were performed to obtain the CREATEPO item type and key for investigation:

A) Run the following query for the involved requisition. Substitute the requisition number and organization id when prompted:

Why does the activity 'SHOULD_DOC_BE_APPROVED' return 'N'?


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