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Workflow Error When Delegated Approver With Large Full Name Performs Approval Action on New Supplier Request (Doc ID 2468752.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 03, 2019

Applies to:

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


In Oracle iSupplier Portal / Supplier Management, Release 12.2.6, an error occurs when a delegated approver tries to approve the supplier creation on behalf of the approver who is on vacation.

Due to this issue, delegated approvers cannot take approval actions on new supplier requests.


Workflow Errors: POSSPAPP, 20192261368552-1368553, 20192261368552

Failed Activity = Ame Process Approve
Activity Type = Function
Error Name = -6502
Error Message = ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: character string buffer too small
Error Stack = POS_SUPP_APPR.abort_workflow_process(Abort_workflow_process: 001 approver_order_num - 1 l_ameUserName: A586072, ORA-06502: PL/SQL: numerci or value error:character string buffer too small) Wf_Engine_Util.Function_Call(POS_SUPP_APPR.PROCESS_APPROVE_WF_WRAPPER, POSSPAPP, 20192261368552-1368553, 286750, RUN)

Steps To Reproduce

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. New supplier request is created.
2. The supplier request is submitted for approval (AME is used for approvals of suppliers).
3. The approver is on vacation and so the workflow has been delegated to another user for approval.
4. The delegated approver receives the notification and attempts to approve the supplier request. The workflow ends with the errors mentioned above.


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