2478138 - Defining of Direct Approval rule for Multiple Approvers

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2478138 - Defining of Direct Approval rule for Multiple Approvers

Symptom

You want to assign multiple approvers under Direct Approvers rule

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Goto Application and User Management work center
  2. Select View Task Distribution
  3. Select sub-view Approval Processes
  4. Select Default Approval Process for Purchase Order
  5. Select the approval rule with Direct Approvers

You can assign multiple approvers under Direct Approvers rule

Cause

    1.   Condition 1

If you want all approvers to approve , then you have to check All Approvals Required option

    2.   Condition 2

If you want only one of the approvers to approve, then you should uncheck All Approvals Required option

    3.  Condition 3

If you expect any 2 or 3 out of multiple approvers to approve, then follow these steps

  • Create an approval rule with Direct Approvers option
  • Create separate approval steps with the same approvers under Direct Approvers option and uncheck All Approvals Required option
  • In the next approval steps, flag Skip Reapproval  option, so that approval task will not go to the same person who has approved in the previous step

Resolution

This is the expected system behavior

Keywords

KBA , SRD-CC , Cross Components , How To

Product

SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1705 ; SAP BUSINESS BYDESIGN 1708 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1702 ; SAP Business ByDesign 1711