This post is about the Error message
'You were trying to expedite / skip the Ship activity. The system does not allow activities to be skipped because it can result in data corruption. To process workflow, the line should be shipped using the Oracle Shipping application. Please contact your system administrator for assistance and do not attempt to skip activities in the future.".
Many of you get this message when you try to FORCE the workflow and so many user have question that they never came across this error on FORCING workflow and why now .
This particular error message was introduce in the some of the letest vesrion of 11i in API OE_Shipping_WF with the aim to discourage user to FORCE the workflow ( as 80% of the corruption are beause of FORCING workflow).
So if you have apply a patch that compile the latest vesrion of this API then their are fare chances that you will get this error when you try to FORCE the workflow.
So please donot FORCE the workflow