You can set the profile PO: Release During ReqImport to create releases each time you run the Requisition Import process. For example, when you implement planned orders as requisitions in the MRP Planner Workbench, you can automatically create the releases at the same time you create the requisitions. Purchasing automatically creates (and optionally approves) the releases for all blanket-sourced, approved requisitions as part of the Requisition Import process, not just those created by the Requisition Import run.
Each requisition you create using Requisition Import enters Purchasing with the approval status that was specified when the row in the interface table was created. However, if you are using requisition encumbrance (the Use Requisition Encumbrance field in the Encumbrance Information region of the Financials Options window is set to Yes), Requisition Import changes the Approved status to Pre-Approved, and you must approve the requisitions. If you're using encumbrance, the requisition approval process attempts to reserve funds for the document at the beginning of the process. If the approval process cannot reserve funds at the beginning of the process, then the funds are reserved when an approver with enough authority to reserve the funds approves the document.
If the requisitions you import are Pre-Approved or incomplete, Requisition Import calls the PO Requisition Approval workflow to submit the requisitions to the approval process. If the requisitions you import are already approved, Requisition Import calls the PO Create Documents workflow in Purchasing to automatically create corresponding purchase orders; the PO Create Documents workflow then calls the PO Approval workflow to approve the purchase orders, if you've enabled automatic approval. See: Choosing Document Creation Options.
You can place requisitions you imported on purchase orders just as you would any other requisition. Purchasing automatically sources your requisition line to a blanket agreement or catalog quotation number if the supplier for the item is in the Approved Supplier List and if sourcing rules are set up for the item.
When you submit the Requisition Import process, Purchasing automatically prints the Requisition Import Run Report. You can view this report by Using the View Requests window and choosing the Report option in the View field for the Requisition Import process you submitted. If there were no records in the transaction interface table, the report has two lines:
Attention: If the Import Source you chose was Master Scheduling/MRP, Order Entry, or Inventory (INV), choose No. If the Import Source you chose was Web Requisitions (ICX), choose Yes.
Defining Purchasing Options
Automatic Release Generation
Submitting a Request
Workflow for Creating Purchase Orders and Releases