Thursday Feb 12, 2015

Webcast: How to Process CTO Bills with Warning: The Configured Bills will be Created with Dropped Components

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: How to Process CTO Bills with Warning: The Configured Bills will be Created with Dropped Components


Date: February 18th, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 5:00 pm CET, 9:30pm IST


This presentation demonstrates how and why the warning message "The configured bill will be created with dropped components" is displayed when configuring an ATO or PTO model in Order Management. A script is provided to help determine the dropped component and its parent bill. In addition, two workarounds are outlined in the event the component was dropped unintentionally.

Topics will include:

  • A script will be provided to help determine the dropped component and its parent bill
  • Two workarounds are outlined in the event the component is dropped unintentionally
  • Tips and Troubleshooting

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1290983.1

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

Webcast: Demystifying Service Items Selling in Order Management

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Demystifying Service Items Selling in Order Management


Date: February 17, at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, system administrators, Database Administrators, who would want to know more about various options available for selling service items from order management including Release 12.2 enhancements.

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Monday Feb 09, 2015

Webcast: Everything You Need To Know About Receivables Aging Reports in Release 12

Webcast_icon.jpgDate: February 19, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 4:00 pm GMT, 9:30 pm, India (Mumbai)

This one-hour Advisor Webcast is recommended for Receivables users who want to learn more about Aging and Aging Reports in Release 12. How have Aging Reports changed from previous releases? How do they fit into Receivables period close activities? What tables are involved? We will answer these questions and more!

Topics will include:

  • Purpose of Aging Reports
  • Types of Aging Reports
  • What transactions appear on various Aging Reports
  • How data flows through to Aging Reports

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Friday Feb 06, 2015

Cycle Count No Data Found? Find Your Data!

It's a beautiful day. Not a cloud in the sky. It's warm and sunny and everything's right with the world. You leisurely decide to run your Cycle Count Listing Report and oddly enough, the sky starts to darken. Storm clouds gather. The temperature drops. Winds start to blow and...NO DATA FOUND! Nooooo...not the dreaded 'No data Found!' You have an inventory item you know has a scheduled date for today. How can there be no cycle count entry! You feel like the porch light is on but no one is home. Is there a logfile, report, or sql query that can be used to resolve this issue? You wonder where can you find items scheduled for today? How many times was this tested to see if the item should be counted? Are the logfiles annotated? The Inventory Blog Team answers your questions with a yes, Yes, and again, YES! We have the MOS note for you, Investigating Cycle Counting Scheduling Issues (Doc ID 1912738.1). Note 1912738.1 provides information like the constraints placed on creating cycle count entries.



Use the video demonstrations, presentations, and sql scripts in troubleshooting Note 1912738.1, to once again turn those grey skies blue, in your cycle counting day!

Are you Running the Approval Analyzer and Getting an Error?

Now that the Approvals Analyzer (Doc ID 1525670.1) is being requested on many Procurement Approval Service Requests and we have a new version, some client have reported that they are seeing errors like one of the following:

ORACLE error 6550 in FDPSTP

Cause: FDPSTP failed due to ORA-06550:
line 1,

column 7:
PLS-00201: identifier 'PO_APPRVL_ANALYZER_PKG.MAIN_CP'
must be declared
ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
PL/SQL: Statement ignored
ERROR at line 27:
ORA-06550: line 27, column 3:
PLS-00201: identifier 'PO_APPRVL_ANALYZER
_PKG.MAIN_SINGLE' must be declared
ORA-06550: line 27, column 3:
PL/SQL: Statement ignore
FDPSTP failed due to ORA-06550: line 1,
column 7:
PLS-00306: wrong number or types of arguments in
call to 'MAIN_CP'
ORA-06550: line 1, column 7:
PL/SQL: Statement ignored


The errors above simply mean that the concurrent program definition and Analyzer code are not in sync.

To resolve this error merely download and install the current version po_approval_analyzer.sql from the 'Download Now' button in .(Doc ID 1525670.1). Load the latest version of the concurrent program definition using podiagaa.ldt, then rerun the concurrent program.  Issue resolved!

And while we are talking about the Approval Analyzer remember to provide the correct document type when running it. Take a careful look at the parameters that return in the list of values after choosing the Single Mode.  It must match your document!

If you forget to choose the correct Document Type you will find errors in the output like the following:

For additional questions or comments on the Approval Analyzer click here.



Thursday Feb 05, 2015

Critical Patch Updates for 2015

Get 2015 off to a spectacular start by making sure your system is patched with the latest Critical Patch Updates.

  • Learn which patches address security vulnerabilities in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12 (12.2, 12.1, and 12.0).  
  • Find out which patches are necessary in order to run other Oracle Products alongside Oracle E-Business Suite.

Go to the following document for more information:

Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 11i and 12 Critical Patch Update Knowledge Document (January 2015) DocID 1954250.1

How To Upload Meter Readings Using the Install Base Counter Readings Open Interface

Do you need some assistance when loading counter readings into Install Base?

We have recently updated the following document to provide you with instructions on how to complete the process.

How to Upload Meter Readings Using the Install Base - Counter Readings Open Interface (CSICTRML) Doc ID 1909396.1

This also has an example template on how to populate mandatory fields in the CSI_CTR_READINGS_INTERFACE table.

The following fields are mandatory and must be populated:

  • counter_interface_id
  • batch_name
  • source_transaction_date
  • process_status
  • counter_id
  • last_update_date
  • last_updated_by
  • creation_date
  • created_by
  • source_transaction_type_id
  • counter_name

Once you have loaded the data into the interface table run the Install Base - Counter Readings Open Interface program.

Counter Readings Open Interface Program

Note: DO NOT accept the default date ranges.  By default they are set to the same value therefore will not find any records.

If you require further assistance on this topic, please log a Service Request with Oracle Global Support.

Webcast: Memory Based Planner Errors

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Memory Based Planner Errors


Date: February 12, at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users and functional user who would like to learn more about the errors that can occur during each process of a plan run. During this session the presenter's will ill focus the Memory Based Planner, Loader Worker, and Memory Based Snapshot.

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Wednesday Feb 04, 2015

Webcast: Demantra Integration and the MSD_DP_SCN_ENTRIES_DENORM (Denorm) Table

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Demantra Integration and the MSD_DP_SCN_ENTRIES_DENORM (Denorm) Table


Date: February 11, at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


This one-hour session is recommended for Technical Users, Functional Super Users, System Administrators, Junior DBAs who develop and/or manage data movement into and out of Demantra. Learn more about Flat Files and moving data into and out of Demantra.

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Tuesday Feb 03, 2015

Oracle Mexico Payroll 2014 Year End Phase 1 Patches Available Now!


The Oracle Mexico Payroll End of Year 2014 Phase 1 patches have been released and are now available on My Oracle Support!

PATCH NUMBERS

FUNCTIONAL README DOCS

12.0 - Patch 20259629:R12.PAY.A Note 1964225.1 - Release R12.0.x Year End 2014 Phase I Readme
12.1 - Patch 20259629:R12.PAY.B Note 1964226.1 - Release R12.1.x Year End 2014 Phase I Readme
12.2 - Patch 20259629:R12.PAY.C Note 1964227.1 - Release R12.2.x Year End 2014 Phase I Readme

These patches include 2015 Year Begin patch (20280156:R12.PAY.x) so you do not need to apply it if you have not already done so.

These patches are different from all other statutory updates (there are additional post installation steps), so please be sure to carefully read the entire patch readme before beginning to install these patches to ensure successful processing. Please see the patch readme’s on My Oracle Support for full patch install instructions.


The End of Year 2014 Phase 1 patch includes the following enhancements and updates:

  • New minimum wage rates effective on January 1st, 2015
  • Direct Deposit Banamex Layout changed from version B to version D
  • Ability to add custom XML code for CFDI Payslip
  • CFDI Payslip is generated for employees with Zero Gross and Net Pay

Important Year End Patch Information:
  • The Oracle Mexico (MX) Payroll Year End patches are released separately from the US and Canada Year End patches.
  • The US and Canada Year End patches do not contain the Mexico Year End updates.
  • Global customers need to apply both the Mexico Year End patches and the US and Canada Year End patches.

The mandatory prerequisite patches for End of Year 2014/Year Begin 2015 by release are as follows:

  • R12.0: HRMS Release Update Pack 11 for 12.0 (Patch R12.HR_PF.A.DELTA.11 16077077)
  • R12.1: 12.1 HRMS Product Family Release Update Pack 7 (Patch 18004477)
  • R12.2: 12.2 HRMS Product Family Release Update Pack 4 (Patch 17050005)


For complete details on the Oracle Mexico Payroll Year End Patching Schedule, see Note 975677.1
For the complete R12.0.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see Note 941742.1
For the complete R12.1.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see Note 941743.1
For the complete R12.2.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see Note 1677134.1

Please note that Mexico statutory legislative support for Release 12.0 customers ended January 31st 2015. For further details, please refer to My Oracle Support FAQ Note 1943209.1

For any functional or technical issues relating to these patches, please log a new Service Request with Oracle Mexico Payroll Support.

Webcast: Cost Rollup Process For Configured Items (CTO)

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Cost Rollup Process For Configured Items (CTO)


Date: February 10, at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)


This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users, functional users, consultants, etc. who would want to understand the complete process flow/functionality of Cost Rollup for configured items.

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Monday Feb 02, 2015

Important Information for Retropay Users!


Do you use Oracle Payroll's Retropay (Enhanced) functionality? 

If so, you'll want to take notice of a recent issue discovered regarding the Retro-Notifications Report (RNR).

The issue is detailed in the following My Oracle Support note:
Retro-Notifications Report does not Create Retro Assignments Even Though There are Valid Retrospective Events (Doc ID 1964818.1)

Please see the note for details on the issue and delivered solution.

If you have any questions, please log a Service Request with Oracle Payroll.

Friday Jan 30, 2015

New R12 Consolidated Patch for R12 1099 Reporting Available!

Development have just released a new consolidated patch for R12 customers for easier 1099 patching

Patch 19802493 was originally released as the R12 2014 changes patch but it did not contain all the files needed to ensure the latest code for all aspects of 1099 reporting.

Customers new to 1099 reporting would have had to apply multiple R12 patches to update all the necessary files for problem free reporting.  As a result a consolidation patch was requested for simplicity to ensure customers only needed to apply one patch.

If you have already applied 19802493 this is still valid as it provides the changes for this year.  However, if you are new to 1099s, didn't apply last years patches or are having issues with your reporting then you should ensure to apply the consolidation patch detailed below.

What do you need to do?

Apply the following patch specific to your release:

11i: Apply Patch 19802504 - 1099 REPORTING CHANGES FOR YEAR 2014

12.0.x: Apply Patch 20432513:R12.AP.A - 1099 CONSOLIDATION FOR THE YEAR 2014 for R12

12.1.x: Apply Patch 20432513:R12.AP.B - 1099 CONSOLIDATION FOR THE YEAR 2014 for R12

12.2.x: Apply Patch 20432513:R12.AP.C - 1099 CONSOLIDATION FOR THE YEAR 2014 for R12
 

Oracle Payables Plans for 2014 1099 Reporting (Doc ID 209913.1) has been updated with the new patch details.

This is an important update on the original blog post

Thursday Jan 29, 2015

See the New and Improved Buyer Work Center (BWC) Assistant

Need information about the Buyer Work Center (BWC) or solutions to issues?  See the new and improved BWC Assistant here!

  • New solutions have been added for known Release 12.1.X and 12.2 issues.
  • There is now a link to the Frequently Asked Questions information
  • Under Miscellaneous > General see a link to Recommending Patch, ERs, Tracing and further diagnostics as shown below:


So don't delay and check out Doc ID 1394392.2 today!

Wednesday Jan 28, 2015

Personalize Your Mobile Apps!

Sometimes personalizations make an app feel like your own. Did you know that you can personalize pages in Mobile Supply Chain Applications 12.1+? For more information, see Question 5 in note MSCA Installation Steps / FAQ (Doc ID 274034.1).



So, you're down the road. You decided to personalized your mobile pages and the task is long completed. It really simplifed your processes because it reduced the amount of information that needed to be verified in mobile. You also defaulted some fields based on your facility business rules. The personalizations are working really well. Then one day you need to create a new mobile instance because of changes to mobile apps.  It hits you out-of-the-blue..."how can I find out which mobile pages we personalized?" You cross your fingers that there is a simple process to find mobile personalizations. Well again have no fear, the Inventory Blog Team will point you to the solution.

Mobile personalizations can easily be determine by following the steps in How To Find Out What Mobile Pages Have Been Personalized in Oracle instance (Doc ID 1938009.1). It's that easy. We hope you enjoy the expediency provided by mobile page personalizations!
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