Certain Payables GDF Patches Are Available For R12.2 Customers

The purpose of this blog is to raise awareness of GDF patch availability for R12.2.x customers and customers preparing to upgrade to R12.2.x.

Development have been actively working on generating the Generic Data Fix (GDF) patches for R12.2 customers and when they are made available they will be delivered with a .C suffix:

i.e.

R12.0.x Customers would apply Patch 17714320:R12.AP.A

R12.1.x Customers would apply Patch 17714320:R12.AP.B

R12.2.x Customers would apply Patch 17714320:R12.AP.C 


At present, around 60 GDF patches are available for R12.2.x, so if the Master GDF script (Doc ID 1360390.1) detects corruption and recommends a GDF patch that is not yet released for R12.2.x, then please understand that work is currently in progress to get the remaining Payables GDF patches released for R12.2.x as soon as possible.  Until that time, customers on R12.2 can use the following workaround:


IMPORTANT: THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE FOR EBS PAYABLES (AP) ONLY. IT DOES NOT APPLY TO EBTAX (ZX), PAYMENTS (IBY) OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT.  FOR THOSE PRODUCTS, IF THE GDF IS NOT AVAILABLE PLEASE OPEN A NEW SR REQUESTING DEVELOPMENT TO CREATE THE REQUIRED GDF.

  1. Run the Master GDF script from Doc ID 1360390.1 - Master GDF Diagnostic (MGD) to Validate Data Related to Invoices, Payments, Accounting, Suppliers and EBTax [VIDEO])

  2. Review the output of the report to determine ig a GDF patch is required.  

  3. Determine in My Oracle Support if the GDF patch is already released for R12.2 (Check for .C version). If so, then that is the recommended patch to be applied and no further research is needed. Proceed to apply the .C version of the GDF patch.

  4. However, if the required 'GDF'.C patch is NOT available then do both of the following steps:

    a) Review My Oracle Support Doc ID 1597490.1 - R12.2.x Payables Generic Data Fixes - which advises customers to install GDF infrastructure patch 17637775:R12.AP.C.  This only needs to be done once per installation even if multiple GDF patches are required.

    b) Download the R12.1 version of the recommended GDF patch (i.e. Patch 17445464:R12.AP.B) and run the scripts from the patch as indicated in the README manually. Do not try to apply the patch as the system will prevent this due to incompatible release.


Example 1:
Customer running R12.2 - Master GDF advises they need to apply patch 17445464 to correct their data.
Patch 17445464:R12.AP.C is not available.
Customer uses workaround:

Solution: Apply Infrastructure Patch 17637775:R12.AP.C + Patch 17445464:R12.AP.B manually.

Example 2:
Customer  running R12.2 - Master GDF advises they need to apply patch 1771432 to correct their data.
Patch 17714320:R12.AP.C is available.

Solution: Customer should apply Patch 17714320:R12.AP.C.

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