Chartfield Changes from Maintain Distributions Page does not Reinitiate Workflow Approval (Doc ID 1437513.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise SCM Purchasing - Version: 9.1 and later   [Release: 9 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When the department or other Chartfield is changed on the Maintain Distributions page, the approval chain is not restarted.

Steps to recreate the issue:
Scenario 1)-When Changing the Dept ID through Add/Update PO-Schedule-Distribution
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Step 1)-Set up Process Definition with Stage and Path criteria and Definition for PO
Step2)-Change Template for PO for PO_LINE_DISTRIB (Department ID needs Reapproval)
Step 3)-Navigate to Purchase Order-Purchasing-Add/Update PO-Create a PO
Step 4)-Approve the PO
Step5)-Click on Schedule Icon---Click on Distribution/Chartfield Icon---Change the Dept Field
Step6)-Click on Save
Step 7)-Check the Status now as Pending Approval-Approval Process triggers.

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Scenario 2)- Same Approval Process Does not Trigger on Change of Dept ID when done through Purchasing-Add/Update PO/Maintain Distribution
Step1)-Lets Create the same PO again in Add/Update PO
Step 2)-Approve the PO
Step3)-Navigate to Purchasing-Purchase orders-Maintain Distributions
Step4)-Search for the PO
Step5)-Change the Dept ID field
Step 6)-Click on Save
Step7)-Navigate back to Add/Update Po and check the Department and Click on Save
Step8)-Approval Process does not trigger.

Cause

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