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3096124 - Downpayment request ignores the approval process when you click “Release”, but not when you click “save as invoice”.


Down payment request ignores the approval process when you click “Release”, but not when you click on “Save as Invoice”.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Customer Invoicing work center.

  2. Create New Down Payment Request from the Common Tasks.

  3. Enter all the necessary details, Click on Release button.

  4. In this case, the approval status changes to In Approval, but the document is actually released.

  5. The issue occurs only when you click on Release button directly in the down payment request when creating the Down payment Invoice. If you click on Save as Invoice and then release the Down payment Invoice, the approval process is triggered as expected.


Using extension fields as the conditions to determine the approval process causes the approval process to be ignored. This means a down payment that should go to approval will simply be released if you click “release”.


If you need the approval processes for the down payments to work as expected, you need to either change the conditions to not include extension fields, or always save created Down payment requests as invoices first using the Save as Invoice button in the down payment invoice request.


Down payment; Approval process; Down payment request; release; Save as Invoice; , KBA , down payment request , release , save as invoice , down payment invoice approval , AP-CI-CI , Customer Invoice , Problem


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