PRDS Outbound Program Error With "PRDS outbound directory path should be defined" After Patch Applied

(Doc ID 2351730.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 23, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Contract Lifecycle Management for Public Sector - Version 12.2.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Version 12.2.6 Contract Lifecycle Management for Public Sector

After applying patch 26752733, the PRDS outbound program was executed after submitting a requisition for approval.
The PRDS program ends in error and the log states that PRDS outbound directory should be defined
Though The PRDS outbound directory is defined in the purchasing options and the PRDS outbound checkbox is also enabled.

STEPS
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 1. Create and Approve a Requisition
 2. Generate PRDS Outbound XML
 3. End with error

ERROR
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  PRDS outbound directory path should be defined.

EXPECTED RESULTS
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  Generate PRDS Outbound XML complete without error.

Cause

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