Cannot Create PO From Sourcing RFQ When PO Operating Unit (OU) Is Different From the OU To Which the Buyer Employee is Assigned (Doc ID 1967248.1)

Last updated on JUNE 08, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

In 12.1.3 Oracle Sourcing
Create PO from RFQ gets error that Purchase Order could not be initiated if the PO creation is being attempted for an Operating Unit which is different than the OU associated to the Buyer employee record. Create PO from RFQ works fine if creating the RFQ and Purchase Order in the Operating Unit to which the Buyer employee record is associated.

ERROR
 Error
 Purchase Order Creation could not be initiated. Please check with your system administrator.

STEPS TO REPRODUCE
1. View Employee record for the Buyer
- this employee belongs to the ‘ABC’ Organization that is associated with the ‘AAA’ Operating Unit:
 
2. Case A: Create and publish RFQ in AAA Operating Unit (same OU that my Employee Record belongs to):

2.1 Create and approve RFQ 96001
2.2 Create Surrogate Quote 59001
2.3 Close RFQ
2.4 Make Award using award by quote
2.5 Complete the Award
2.6 See the confirmation
 Confirmation
 RFQ Award Complete
2.7 Submit
 Standard Purchase Order
  Create Standard Purchase Order for this negotiation
 Submit
2.8 See the confirmation
 Confirmation
 RFQ Purchase Order Summary (RFQ 96001) Purchase Order Creation Process Successful.
 Purchase Order Number 500396

3. Case B: Create and publish RFQ in XYZ Operating Unit (different OU from which my Employee record belongs to):

3.1 Create and approve RFQ 95001
3.2 Create Surrogate Quote 58001
3.3 Close RFQ
3.4 Make Award using award by quote
3.5 Complete the Award
3.6 See the confirmation
 Confirmation
 RFQ Award Complete
3.7 Submit
 Standard Purchase Order
  Create Standard Purchase Order for this negotiation
 Submit
3.8 See the error
 Error
 Purchase Order Creation could not be initiated. Please check with your system administrator.
 Return to Create Purchase Order (RFQ 95001)

IMPACT
The Buyer is not able to create the PO from RFQ in an Operating Unit that is different than the OU to which the employee record is associated.

Cause

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