Drop Ship Order Error in Req Import: The suggested buyer is not a valid buyer or employee (Doc ID 844112.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Order Management - Version 11.5.10.0 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

***Checked for relevance on 14-MAY-2014***
***Checked for relevance on 03-NOV-2015***

Symptoms

When attempting to run Req Import for a dropship order with an item, the following error occurs:

ERROR
The suggested buyer is not a valid buyer or employee

-- Steps To Reproduce:
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Order Management
2. Enter a drop ship order for an item
3. Run Workflow Background Process
4. Run Req Import > completes with error shown in the Requisition Import Exceptions Report:

Transaction Column Name Error Message
------------ ------------------ ---------------------------------------
7039 SUGGESTED_BUYER_ID The suggested buyer is not a valid buyer or employee

Cause: You entered an invalid buyer.
Action: Enter a valid buyer.

-- Business Impact:
The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot progress the line and create a Purchase Order to the vendor.

Cause

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