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Create Buyer Assignment Rules When Deliver-To Is Organization Not Location (Doc ID 1993690.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Purchasing - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Purchasing Cloud Service - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Requisitions can be searched by Deliver-To Location but this data field is not available to include in Manage Buyer Assignment Rules.
This is the required method to automatically assign requisitions to buyers.

How can this be accomplished when the only Deliver-To value is Organization not Location?
There is a requirement for this data field be added to assignment rules if no workaround available.


Customer has not implemented Fusion Inventory, Inventory resides in 3rd party software which will send requisitions with Item Numbers to Fusion to be created into POs.  There will be 1 Inventory Organization defined which will be Item Master, so Deliver-To Organization (Inventory Org) is not viable.

Receipts related to these requisitions will be interfaced from 3rd Party.  In Fusion, we will receive into Expense only - again as Inventory is Not installed & there will be No inventory orgs / locations defined in Fusion to receive to.

Of the currently available fields to define Buyer Assignment Rules, here are the options:

  Requisitioning BU                           : Customer has only 1 > Not an option
  Commodity                                   : Not defined for Customer as Inventory is Not installed, nor is this how requisitions are grouped for buyers > Not an option
  Deliver-to (Inventory) Organization : Inventory is Not installed / the only Inventory org defined is the Item Master which is Not available for transactions > Not an option
  Supplier                                        : Requisitioners rarely identify suppliers & Buyers are Not assigned to specific suppliers > Not an option
  Non-Catalog Request                     : Many requisitions will be interfaced from Maximo & items are Not linked to BPAs > Not an option
  Exceeds Line Amount                     : Customer has no limit on buyer spend authorization > Not an option
  Procurement BU                            : There is Only 1 > Not an option

However if a Purchasing Manager or someone with similar access were to Manually assign requisition lines, one of the Basic search fields other than Requisitioning BU (in case where customer has only 1), Requisition, Buyer, Category Name (Buyers are Not limited by category) & Item (Buyers are Not limited by item)] is Deliver-to Location.  

Why is this available to Manually assign but Not available to create a Buyer Assignment Rule from?  Why are Advanced fields - such as  Ship-to Location, Requester, Negotiation Required, New Supplier- available to Manually assign but Not create Buyer Assignment Rules from?



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