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PO Approval Blocked Due To End-Dated Employee (Doc ID 2854848.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 12.2.8 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Standard PO (PO) Approval hierarchy issue

PO got approved by the last approver, but meanwhile, one of the approvers from approval chain became ex-employee (was end-dated).

Due to this , PO Action History shows :

1 2/23/2022 SUBMIT        Abd***
2 2/24/2022 APPROVE      Sal*** (Ex-employee Now)
3 2/27/2022 APPROVE      Bad***
4 2/27/2022 APPROVE      Ram***
5 2/27/2022 QUESTION    Moh***
6 2/27/2022 ANSWER       Bad***
7 2/27/2022 APPROVE      Moh***
8 3/1/2022   APPROVE      Nem*** (CEO Final Approver) <<< here should stop the approval flow

but PO went to :
9   3/3/2022  NO ACTION   Kha***
10 3/3/2022  SUBMIT          Abd***
11 3/3/2022  APPROVE        Bad***
12                                      Kha***

The issue cannot be reproduced at will .

When it happened, following steps were performed :

(N) Purchasing Super User responsibility > Purchase Orders > create PO > Submit it for approval > Check Menu > Tools : Action History



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