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2684579 - Approval is Not Triggered for Purchasing Document when Copied from Existing Document

Symptom

When you create a Purchasing document(e.g. Purchase Order, Shopping Cart, Supplier Invoice) by copying from an older document, the new document is not going for approval

Environment

SAP Business ByDesign

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Goto Purchase  Requests and Orders work center
  2. Select View Purchase Orders
  3. Search for a previous Purchase Order which is already ordered
  4. Select Copy and create a new Purchase Order
  5. Select Order
  6. Purchase Order is sent without going through approval process

Cause

The Approval Process was changed after the old Purchasing document was created and sent. So, when you copy from existing Purchase Order, the system will still look for the approval rule which was relevant for previous document and since it does not exist any more, the system did not trigger any approval for the new document

Resolution

Please create a new document from scratch whenever you make any changes in Bydesign system like approval processes, master data etc which might impact the purchasing document

Keywords

Approval process, Purchase Orders, Shopping Carts, Supplier Invoice, Copy , KBA , copy purchase order , approval , purchase order, shopping cart , AP-POP-PO , Purchase Order , Problem

Product

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