Journal Approval Question: Why Does the Journal Batch Show Original Approver Instead of Actual Approver Designated by Vacation Rule?

(Doc ID 2343521.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle General Ledger - Version 12.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Please review the following scenario:

  Employee A has supervisor B.
  Employee A enters a manual journal and sends it for approval to supervisor B.

  However, supervisor B is unavailable and has defined a vacation rule with the option of 'Transfer Notification Ownership' to director C.
  Director C approves the journal.

  When reviewing the journal, field approver_employee_id in gl_je_batches reflects supervisor B (the originally selected approver) not director C (who actually approved the journal).

Based on the scenario above, the following questions are addressed:

1. Why is supervisor B stored in the batch as the person who approved the journal?
    A vacation rule with option 'Transfer Notification Ownership' to director C was created and director C actually approved the journal.
    It is expected director C would be stored in the batch as the approver.

2. Is there any method to determine who actually approved the journal when using a vacation rule?


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