Purchase Order Approval Block

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Eficent, SerpentCS
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Purchase Order Approval Block

This module allows you to block the approval of an RFQ when an Approval Block Reason has been provided. Upon confirmation of an RFQ the orders will be waiting for approval by a Manager.


  • Go to ‘Purchases / Configuration / Purchase Approval Block Reasons’ and create the blocking reasons as needed, providing a name and a description. A field ‘Active’ allows you to deactivate the reason if you do not plan to use it any more.
  • Assign the security group 'Release blocked RFQ' to users that should be able to release the block. Users in group 'Purchase / Managers' are by default assigned to this group.


Set the Purchase Approval Block

  1. Go to ‘Purchases / Purchase / Requests for Quotation’
  2. Create a new RFQ and indicate the approval block reason (found in the right hand side of the screen, below the order date).

Search existing RFQ

There is a filter ‘Blocked’ to search for orders that are blocked for approval. It is also possible to search RFQ’s with a specific block reason.

Confirm the RFQ

  1. Press the button ‘Confirm’. If there’s an approval block, the order will be set to status 'To Approve'. You will then need to request a Purchase Manager to approve it.

Release the purchase approval block

While the RFQ is in draft, members of security group ‘Release blocked RFQ’, can see a button ‘Release Approval Block’. From this point and on, anyone seeing that RFQ will be able to validate it.

Notifications to followers

Followers of the RFQ receive notifications when an approval block has been set or released.

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Odoo Community Association

This module is maintained by the OCA.

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