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Transfer Ownership Of Notification Fails With '3103 Attribute WF_NOTE' Error (Doc ID 2460320.1)

Last updated on APRIL 21, 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.


Transferring ownership of purchase order (PO) or requisition approval notifications fail with the following error:

3103: Attribute 'WF_NOTE' does not exist for item 'REQAPPRV/nnnnnnn-nnnnnn'

Although according to the expected functionality explained in <Note 273907.1> the error message above should say:

ORA-20001: Do not use the Transfer option for Purchasing approvals  (related to PO_WF_NOTIF_NO_TRANSFER message)

Steps to reproduce:
1. Log on as User1 and create a new requisition.
2. Forward the new requisition to User2.
3. Requisition 1234 has been submitted to User2 for approval.
4. Log on as User2
5. Notification --> Purchase Requisition 1234 for User1 (2.00 USD)
6. Click on Reassign
7. Enter Assignee as User3
8. Check "Transfer notification ownership" checkbox
9. Click Submit
10. Error message below occurs:
      3103: Attribute 'WF_NOTE' does not exist for item 'REQAPPRV/1902344-299004'
    Instead of the expected:
      ORA-20001: Do not use the Transfer option for Purchasing approvals

Issue also occurs with Vacation Rule transfers where the error appears in the notification as per steps below:

Vacation Rule reproduction steps:
1. Define Vacation Rule using transfer ownership option
2. Submit requisition to approver which has notification for the requisition
3. Notification has "3103: Attribute 'WF_NOTE' does not exist for item" error message


Applied <Patch 22644544> Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3+ Recommended Patch Collection 5 [RPC5]


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