Add Approver Manually to Approval Hierarchy

Aytan Vahidova
3 min readMay 14, 2021

Learn how to add Approver manually to Approval hierarchy in Oracle Fusion Applications

Sometimes before a buyer needs to submit the document to approval, he will need to add approver manually to the approval hierarchy. Why I am saying manually because when the approval rule is defined by the Administrator it is not possible to modify the hierarchy but it is possible to add an extra employee to the hierarchy.

Buyer needs to follow below steps before submitting the document for approval.

Before submitting a Purchase Order click on Manage Approvals to see the Approver names for the document.

As you see below, there are 2 approvers defined for the approval of the certain document. What you need to do is, to click on the first approver (Approver A) and select the Approver. If you do not select then the ‘+” button will not be active for manual addition. After you select the first approver for Branch 1.1. the ‘+” button will change its shape and now you can click on it for manual addition.

As you see, you can decide where to add the Approver. Above the certain participant, below or you want him to receive FYI mail only. It is up to the buyer.

After Approver is selected you can see his name in the hierarchy and in order to apply changes you need to click on ‘Apply’ button.

Now you can submit the document for approval. The approval hierarchy will take into consideration the manual changes you have made.

That is it, guys:) Hope you are clear with the topic. If not, please do not hesitate to reach me.

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