AME: Owner Can Approve Unchecked for Purchase Requisitions, But Requester Can Still Self Approve Requisition (Doc ID 577685.1)

Last updated on APRIL 20, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle iProcurement - Version: 12.0.4 and later   [Release: 12 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In Oracle Purchasing the ‘Owner Can Approve’ option is unchecked for Purchase requisitions in
Setup / Purchasing / Document Types / Purchase Requisitions.
AME builds the correct approval chain in iProcurement requiring the supervisor to approve the requisition,
however the user is able to change the managerial approver to self and approve the requisition without
warning..

Expected Behavior
Expect to see owner cannot change approver to himself.

Steps To Reproduce
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Owner Can Approve (Purchase requisitions) = No
2. Create requisition in iProcurement
- see supervisor as the default approver since owner cannot approve
3. Click Manage Approvals
4. Choose Change Managerial Approver ans select self (preparer) as the approver.
5.  Apply / Apply
- no errors
6.  Proceed through checkout and submit the requisition
- the requisition is approved by the owner (preparer) without warning or error.

Business Impact
Due to this issue, users are able to approve their own requisitions when ‘Owner Can Approve’ option is unchecked.

Cause

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