When Approving The PO/Requisition, ORA-00054: Resource Busy Error in Notification & GES: Potential Blocker Error in Alert Log

(Doc ID 800943.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Purchasing - Version 11.5.10 to 12.0.6 [Release 11.5 to 12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 02-Jan-2013***


While approving the Purchase Order (PO) / Requisition from Notification Summary, the following error is shown in the notification.

ORA-00054: resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified ORA-06512: at "APPS.WF_NOTIFICATION", line 4888 ORA-06512: at line 1

For the same action, the following database error is then raised in the alert log.
"GES: Potential blocker (pid=4436) on resource TX-0025000C-00005B53"

The issue occurs intermittently.


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