Direct Approver are not visible under the purchase request approval process.
SAP Business ByDesign
Reproducing the Issue
Go to Application and User Management Work Center.
Select Approval Processes under Task Distribution View.
Select Approval process for Purchase Request
Under Work Distribution select Direct Approvers.
Search for employee user01 (user01 refers to the name of the employee)using the Filter icon.
You get the message No Records Found.
If you want the employees to appear in Direct Approvers dailog, then assign Work center view: 'MMA_OPERATIONALPURCHASING' for these users.
The users should be active/valid users and who have corresponding Work center view assigned from 'Application and User Management -> Business Users'
The system works as designed
Direct Approver Purchase Request , KBA , AP-REQ-IR , Internal Request , Problem