Autocreating Orders from Sourcing Request For Quotation (RFQ), errors with "Purchase Order Creating could not be initiated."

(Doc ID 1989658.1)

Last updated on JULY 19, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.1.3 and later
Oracle Sourcing - Version 12.1.3 to 12.2.4 [Release 12.1 to 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After setting the profile PO: Use PODI AutoCreate to Yes (applicable prior to release 12.2.4 only)  and with no default charge account setup defined,
when attempting to autocreate a new order from a Sourcing RFQ,  the following error occurs:

If there is a default account defined at the employee level,  the Purchase Order creation workes fine; no error  occurs.

Purchase Order Creating could not be initiated. Please check with your system administrator

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

Setup:  no account is set at employee level and
            no expense account rules are defined for the concerned category

1.  From the Sourcing RFQ, open Actions Menu , select the Complete Award Action
2.  Enter the PO Number
3.  Press Submit button->Receive the Error



Applied the following patch to add the profile PO: Use PODI AutoCreate.

<Patch 18120913>  - Procurement R12.1.3 Update 2014/01 January 2014, which introduced profile PO: Use PODI AutoCreate


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