In September of 2014 we announced the release of an important new enhancement in Oracle Payables that would allow you to transparently upgrade upstream 11i transactions from periods which had not been upgraded for Subledger Accounting (SLA), and which would negatively affect the accounting of dependent downstream transactions--without needing to apply the SLA Hot Patch or run the SLA: Upgrade Historical Subledger Transaction Accounting program.
The details and important benefits of that critical release and how it works can be found in detail in this blog post from back in Nov-14.
The only limitation to the functionality released back then was that it was only available when accounting transactions in "Online Mode". Now we are happy to announce that the second phase of this enhancement is also available.
Release of Phase 2
On 06-Feb-2015, the "Batch Mode" version of this enhancement was released via patch 20427746. This patch introduces an entirely new concurrent process: "Payables Upgrade SLA Distributions for Historical Referenced Transactions". This process should be run in tandem with the "Create Accounting" program. It can be run independently prior to running "Create Accounting", or they can be run together as a request set.
The parameters of the new program are similar to those used by the "Create Accounting" process to identify unaccounted events to process.
- Process Category
- Start Date
- End Date
- Batch Size
When run, the new program will identify all of the historical upstream transactions which would affect your unaccounted events, and upgrade them on the fly as required to prevent any errors when the "Create Accounting" program subsequently runs.
The original note describing the online version of the enhancement "R12: Important Enhancement ON-THE-FLY Upgrade of Historical SLA Distributions" (Doc ID 1938253.1
) has been updated to provide additional information about the batch mode version of this enhancement.
If you have any questions or comments on this new functionality please post in the dedicated Payables Community thread