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EEX 9.2: Expense Report Fluid Approvals Are Editable At Approval Chain Page (EOAWMA_APPC_SCF) With Start New Path Button, And + Icon Even After Fix From Bug 24665881 (Doc ID 2379427.1)

Last updated on MARCH 27, 2018

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise FIN Expenses - Version 9.2 to 9.2 [Release 9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

ISSUE:

Having applied PeopleSoft Enterprise FSCM 9.2 Image #25, Expense Report Approvers, when using Fluid Approvals functionality, are still able to click on Approval Chain button, and use the + icon, or the Start New Path button, to add new approval or reviewer levels, and routings.

According to the changes introduced in the PeopleSoft Enterprise FSCM 9.2 Image #22 fix for <Bug 24665881> (New Fluid Approval Expense Transaction Approval Chain Issue), the Approval Chain button should be display only for Expense transactions.

REPLICATION STEPS:

     1.- Have an environment patched up to PeopleSoft Enterprise FSCM 9.2 Image #25 level
     2.- Log into the FSCM Online Application as User ID VP1
     3.- Define Expense Report approvals to require at least HR Supervisor approval level
     4.- Log into the FSCM Online Application as User ID EXA1
     5.- Create a brand new Expense Report transaction on behalf of Employee ID KU0021, and submit it for approval
     6.- Log into the FSCM Online Application as User ID EXS1
     7.- Go to Fluid Approvals homepage, and open the submitted Expense Report
     8.- Click on the Approval Chain available button
     9.- Confirm that the system is displaying the different approval level paths calculated (just like in Monitor Approvals page when using Online Classic Approvals)
     10.- Confirm as well how the 'Start New Path' button, and the + icon are available, and User can define new routings, Users, and paths

To gather more information concerning this scenario and its related problem, refer to the available Replication Steps Word Document here linked containing the complete configuration and the replication steps necessary to reproduce the issue.

ACTUAL RESULTS:

The Approval Chain is available for modification, which means the User is able to Start New Path, and/or add Adhoc Approver, which is not a supported functionality in Expenses (PIA). This can corrupt, or even break the approval sequence, and delay the Employee's reimbursement of the submitted expense.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR:

The Approval Chain should be read-only for all Expense transactions, (Expense Reports, Cash Advances, Travel Authorizations, and Time Reports), as in Online Classic Approvals there is no such functionality.

 

Cause

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