Mass Update Releases function submit documents for approval multiple times (Doc ID 2300383.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.1 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 12.1.3 version, Approvals - Req, PO

ACTUAL BEHAVIOR
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Price update of existing Purchase Orders generates multiple Workflows in PO

When a price from item in Global Agreement is modified, there is a feature in to 'Apply Price Updates to Existing PO', but on Standard Purchase Order linked to the Global Agreement is generating multiple Action History entries.
 

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR
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Only single record should be generated in Action History when update Price in BPA is submitted to the Approval workflow

STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Navigate BWC -> Agreement -> Lines
2. Update Line Price
3. Navigate control tab, and check 'Apply Price update to Existing POs.'
4. Submit Agreement for Approval
5. Agreement is approved
6. After Approve Agreements the post approval process in workflow 'Mass Update Releases/Std POs' is spawned as 'Deferred'
7. Run concurrent Workflow Background Process
8. it is observed the Purchase Order was submitted more than once in the Action Hhistory after process Mass Update Releases/Std POs complete

BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, duplicate records generated in action history when submit the change.

Cause

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