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2950509 - Approver cannot access attachment when approving purchase requests/orders


Approver cannot access attachment when approving purchase requests or purchase orders, while the attachment appears inside the document and inside mobile app.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Managing My Area work center.
  2. Go to Approvals view.
  3. Select and open task: Approve Purchase Request/Purchase Order ABC (ABC represents the ID of purchase request/order).
  4. There is no details of attachment by clicking on attachment icon.


The attachment icon which presents in the approval screen of the purchase request/order is there only for 'warning' purpose, to let the approver know that there is an attachment in the purchase request/order in case they want to take a look before approving it.

The icon is not a hyperlink and you are not able to open the attachment through clicking on it.


To view the attachment you'll have to go to the business document itself and navigate to Attachments tab and then open it.

See Also

2652461 - Cannot View Attachments When Approving Shopping Carts 

1630175 - Approval Task for Business Document does not Show Attachments


Attachment, Approve, Purchase Request, Purchase Order , KBA , SRD-SRM-PRO , Purchase Requests and Orders , How To


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