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2883914 - Supplier invoice self approval


While approving Supplier invoice , Approver is getting error: supplier approval not possible


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The approver and Requester/Creator are same in Supplier invoice

So you have  to chose the business configuration question  to enable it.

Also note that Self approval question only covers the cases where the task is generated  by work distribution:Direct Approvers, however, if it is any other Work distribution is used then this question is not applicable.


Follow below steps :

  1. Go to Business Configuration work center
  2. Go to implementation projects
  3. Click on Edit project scope
  4. Go to Step 4 Questions
  5. Expand Purchasing
  6. Expand Supplier invoicing
  7. Select Supplier Invoices and Credit Memos
  8. You will see the question Do you want to allow self-approval for supplier invoice approvals?
  9. Check mark it and complete next steps


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