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    Sachin Mistry
    Skip PO Change order approval on updating PO distributions...
    Topic posted July 17, 2017 by Sachin MistryGold Medal: 3,500+ Points, tagged Agreements, Approvals 
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    Title:
    Skip PO Change order approval on updating PO distributions and DFFs on approved PO
    Summary:
    Skip PO Change order approval on updating PO distributions and DFFs on approved PO
    Content:

    On an approved PO if we change PO distributions or update a DFF on PO line, system creates a change order and routes for approval. How can we prevent the PO going through approval process because there is nothing to approve from approvers point of view. We just like to have it auto approve.

    Is this matter of just changing approval rules? For e.g Adding condition for tracking change in total dollar amounts.

    Are there any other options to accomplish above?

    Comment

     

    • Suman Guha

      Your approach of writing approval rules to look for specific changes for approval routing and auto approving otherwise, should work.

    • Renan Robles

      I would caution to be careful when setting up rules to auto approve. Out internal IT team setup rules to auto approve change orders on POs based on certain conditions. It did work at first but later we found out that some change orders that were supposed to route for approval sometimes get auto approved. This seems to be random. Oracle confirmed that there is a bug they need to fix that when PO amount increase is less than 1% it auto approves. This does not work for our business so we had to take back the rules our IT team had implemented. Hopefully Oracle fixes that bug soon. Good luck!

       

    • Ivan Pena

      Hi Renan,

      Do you have a bug number so that I can follow up internally?

      Thanks,

      Ivan

      • Renan Robles

        Hello Ivan,

        Oracle mentioned it as Bug # 26403110. For your reference this is also SR 3-15027102841 which we submitted.

    • Ivan Pena

      Hi Renan,

      The bug you mention pertains auto-approval rules based on percentages (like ApprovalTotalPercentageChange <= 0.) and a work around was provided (Replace by ApprovalTotalPercentageChange <= 0.00000001.) Auto-approval rules based on total dollar amounts should not be affected by this issue.

      Thanks,

      Ivan