R12: AP: APXINWKB Allows Force Approval of Invoices (Doc ID 2026562.1)

Last updated on APRIL 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In Oracle Payables, Release 12.1.3, test environment, an invoice is displayed as approval status "NOT REQUIRED" or "Manually Approved" and "Approved". User re-saves the Invoice using CTRL+S and they can manually re-Force approval for this Invoice.-

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Able to Force approval for a Invoice that doesn't require approval or was already approved

ENVIRONMENT
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Product and version: Oracle Payable, Release 12.1.3
Release: 12.1.3
Database: No information provided - the issue is not database or platform specific.
Platform: Linux
System Name: Test

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

1. Using Payables Manager responsibility
2. Navigate to Invoices : Entry > Invoices
3. Query the invoice that has Approval Status NOT REQUIRED
4. In the Invoice Actions window, Force approval deactivate
5. Save using CTRL+S

Force approval comes active

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users can force approval for invoice that don't require this process, causing issues on approval line.

Cause

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