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2953043 - Purchase Request Created from MRP Run is Not Going for Approval

Symptom

You have set up an approval process for purchase request.

Then you initiated Material Requirement Planning(MRP) run in your system and purchase request got created through a supply planning proposal but it skipped approval.

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Purchase requests and Orders work center
  2. Select view Purchase Requests(PR refers to purchase request)
  3. Search for the purchase request created from MRP run
  4. The PR did not go for approval and purchase order is already created from it.

Cause

In the scoping questions for purchase requests, you have scoped the following question:"Do you want to use an approval process for manual purchase requests?"

This means the approval process is only applicable for manually created Purchase Request.

The purchase request which is getting created from planning proposal is not a manual purchase request. Hence, it will not go for approval because approval is not applicable for automatically created purchase request.

Resolution

You can create manual purchase request if you want to trigger approval for the same.

Keywords

manual purchase request, planning proposal purchase request , KBA , manual purchase request , purchase request from planning run , purchase request approval , AP-PRP-PR , Purchase Request , How To

Product

SAP Business ByDesign all versions