ARIBA:SLP – Approval Workflow Based on Question Response
There is simple setup of Approval Workflow in SLP Template where a Group/Supervisor/Approver can be added as an approver but there are cases where approver is required based on a question response (Template can be any – Supplier Request/Registration…)
E.g. – When Supplier selects Country as “India” . 2 level of approvers are required but when country selected as ” Japan” . 3 level of approvers may required
How To Do
Step 1 : Create a condition on the country selection question
Step 2: Create a question which will be hidden(visible to supplier as “NO” ) but will have visibility condition which we have created above . This will have Answer Type ” Whole Number”, Visible to Participant – “NO” and any whole number can be entered in Initial Value field .
Supplier field mapping “project.LOBApprovalLevel”. This particular mapping is for Line of Business but there are other mappings available – any one can be used from below list
Finance Approval Level (mapped to project.FinanceApprovalLevel)
Legal Approval Level (mapped to project.LegalApprovalLevel)
Line of Business Approval Level (mapped to project.LOBApprovalLevel)
Purchasing Approval Level (mapped to project.PurchasingApprovalLevel)
Quality Approval Level (mapped to project.QualityApprovalLevel)
Sustainability Approval Level (mapped to project.SustainabilityApprovalLevel )
Create a condition in the Template under Condition tab
Step 4: Create Approval Node in task tab and assign Condition & add approver.
Step 5: Test a case with Country as Japan and it should work .
This blog is useful for those who need to configure approval workflow in SLP on Question based conditions .
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