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Issue With BPA Line Item Description in Catalog For BPAs Created By "Copy Document" (Doc ID 2344026.1)

Last updated on MARCH 15, 2022

Applies to:

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


BPA's were created using the "Copy Document" feature to generate a new one based on the last BPA created for same service and same supplier, and there is a discrepancy in the line description, between what the user sees and reads in the Purchase Order form and what the end user reads and sees when he calls the BPA in iProcurement to fetch the line to the shopping cart.

What the buyer sees is in Purchase Order form - when the BPA is queried - is the correct description, however what the requestor sees in iProcurement is the description of the old BPA from which the copy was made.

What finally shows in the requisition, when one is created, is the correct description that is the same as the description of the BPA line based on which the requisition was submitted.

This is causing issues as the requestors are having issues identifying the lines to get into the shopping cart because descriptions does not match.


  1. Create a BPA - save and approve
  2. Shop the item and note the description in iproc
  3. Copy BPA created in Step 1 - alter at least one line on the new BPA and approve


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