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R12: AP: AP/PO Purge Initiation (Selection) Routine - APXPGSEL Is Taking More Than 19 Hour To Process 2 Years Of Data And Never Completes. (Doc ID 2445157.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 28, 2023

Applies to:

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


"AP/PO Purge Initiation (Selection) Routine" - APXPGSEL concurrent is taking more than 19 hours to process 2 years of data.

"Initiate Purge" process runs for 19+ hrs. processing 2 yrs. of data and never completed.

Unable to purge matched purchase orders and invoices.

SQL*Trace of the process shows the following as the most expensive SQLs 



  1. Log into the Oracle Applications using either of the following responsibilities:
    • Oracle Puchasing (For example: Purchasing, Vision Operations (USA))
    • Oracle Payables, Archive Purge (For example: Oracle Payables, Archive Purge (Vision Operations))
  2. Enter the "submit Purge" screen.
    • If using the Oracle Purchasing responsibility Navigate to Management > Purge
    • If using the Oracle Payables responsibility, Navigate to Purge
  3. Once in the "Submit Purge" screen, enter the values accordingly and click on [Initiate]

    then you will get popup window with the Request ID of the concurrent submitted.

  4. If you go to view your requests, you will see the concurrent "AP/PO Purge Initiation (Selection) Routine" has been submitted.

    and if you go back to the "Submit Purge" screen and query the purge submitted, it will shows with status Initiating




Applied Patch 17755325.

Applied Patch 20714409.



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