"Could not reserve record" Error Appears When Trying to Update Purchase Orders (Doc ID 781845.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 11.5.10 to 12.1 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
FORM:POXPOEPO.FMB - Enter Purchase Orders GUI
***Checked for relevance on 02-Sep-2014***


Symptoms

After opening a PO and attempting to change one of the fields in  the PO  you receive the following error:
Could not reserve record [2 tries]. Keep trying?
After clicking on Yes, the following error appears :
FRM-40501: ORACLE error: unable to reserve record for update or delete.

Steps to Reproduce :

1 - Navigate to PO form

2 - Query PO

3 - Attempt to update PO


Buyers are unable to modify any of the POs with this issue.

Cause

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