PO Approval: Can A Document Total For Cumulative Documents Be Defined?

(Doc ID 1950526.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Approval groups can be setup for the following objects:

The document total refers to the monetary limit on an individual document. Is it also possible to set a monetary limit for cumulative documents? This can help preventing the following scenario:

  1. Approver A is not able to approve purchase orders with a document total over $5,000.
  2. This approver wants to purchase goods up to $6,000.
  3. As the approver does not have sufficient authority to approver over $6,000 this PO would be forwarded to Approver B.
  4. Now instead of creating 1 PO for $6,000 the approver decides to raise 2 separate POs with an amount of $3,000.
  5. As both PO's fall within his signing limit, he will be able to approve both POs and thus effectively purchase goods that exceed his approval limits.

By setting a cumulative document total this could be prevented. Can this be achieved using the position hierarchy?


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