Approvals Span Across Business Groups (Doc ID 280012.1)

Last updated on JULY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 11.5.9 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 07-Dec-2012***

Symptoms

All documentation published to date states that it is not possible to define position hierarchies which span across multiple operating units. Although this functionality has been adopted for the employee supervisor hierarchy in FP.F, it is still an enhancement request (<Bug:3405472>) for the position hierarchy setup.

The problem it that it appeared this functionality is working for position hierarchies in 11.5.9.
Following were the replication steps:

There are two organizations setup: Org1 and Org2

In reviewing Org1 there are two positions setup:
Divisional Buyer>Assigned To Smith, Joe
Buyer>Assigned To Jones, Steve

Go to HR Org 2
HR Employee screen queried up Smith
Assigned to Org CE this is the HR Org which Org2 is an operating unit of.

Then from HR Employee screen also queried up Jones
Assigned to Org2

Switch to responsibility to CL
Org1 is assigned to CL
Try to query up user name Jones but he can't be found, this confirms he
is not setup for Org1

Switch responsibility to Purchasing Super User CL which is the Org1 responsibility
In theory, Jones should not work here
but a PO was created logging in as Smith.
Submitted for approval and in the list of values got
the approval path Org1
Forwarded to Smith for approval.

Looked at the view action history of the document and the PO had routed to Smith.
Logged in as Smith to CL, went to the notification and successfully approved the document.

Cause

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