Thursday Feb 27, 2014

Need Assistance With A Create Mass Additions Issue?

We have created a new Troubleshooting Assistant for Oracle Fixed Assets for the Create Mass Additions process.  This process (also known by its short name in Assets as FAMACR and in Payables as APMACR) is used to bring addition and adjustment lines from Accounts Payable into Fixed Assets via the mass additions interface.  There have been a number of changes to the process and enhancements made in recent releases.

TroubResolveleshooting Assistants are resources created to help you find a resolution to an issue by guiding you from the problem, through the possible scenarios, and to the proposed solution.  These troubleshooting assistant types of resources were formerly called Search Helpers.  Called by either name, they are designed to provide a path through various topics related to a process and, based on the selections you make, provide suggested solutions. 

The troubleshooting assistant for create mass additions includes solutions for these issues, and more: 

  • Addition lines that were not transferred from Payables to Assets
  • Addition lines that were transferred into Assets but should not have been 
  • Merging of addition lines 
  • Transferring freight, tax or miscellaneous lines
  • ORA-30926 errors
  • Performance issues

You can access this troubleshooting assistant in Troubleshooting Assistant: Create Mass Additions From Payables (AP) to Fixed Assets (FA) (Doc ID 1609542.2)

Thursday Jan 16, 2014

Mass Additions Create Giving You Headaches? New Troubleshooting Assistant Available!

Don't Struggle Interfacing Invoice Distribution Lines from Payables To Fixed Assets - Help Is Available!

Mass Additions Create (APMACR) is the process by which Oracle Payables Invoice Distribution Lines are checked for eligibility and they if meet the critiera, they are inserted into the FA Mass Additions table as Mass Addition Lines.  

Oracle Assets users then prepare those Mass Addition Lines, by populating additional information, and run Post Mass Additions (FAMAPT) to convert that Mass Addition into an Asset.

Capital Project Related Invoice Distribution Lines are treated a little differently as they have to firstly interface from Oracle Payables into Oracle Projects before Oracle Projects interfaces them into Fixed Assets.  However, Create Mass Additions still examines project related invoice distribution lines and flags them as Capital Project related so that the relevant Projects concurrent programs can process them.  

For more information on Interfacing Project Related Invoice  Distributions to Oracle Assets Via Oracle Projects please review Doc ID 866310.1 - PAXCPGAL & PAXCPCAL - What Are The Steps to Generate Asset Lines and Interface Them to Oracle Fixed Assets?

What Help Is Available? 

It's very common for Payables users to fail to understand why their Invoice Distribution Lines didn't get selected by APMACR but the following documents should help you understand and resolve your issues.

1) We have the Mass Additions Diagnostics that have been around for a while:

These diagnostics allow you to enter a responsibility, operating unit, GL Date, Invoice ID and Asset Book and the report will examine the conditions required for successful interface to Mass Additions and it will explain why the line didn't meet the conditions. 

The screenshot below is taken from a sample output and it shows the invoice distribution didn't interface because the account used on the invoice distribution is not defined as an Asset or CIP Clearing account in any category for the asset book.  

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2) We have White Papers, Troubleshooting Guides and Functional Overviews to help explain this process in detail:

  • R12: Master Note: APMACR - Mass Additions Create Program - Functional Overview (Doc ID 1321002.1)
  • Understanding Mass Additions Create (APMACR) and Troubleshooting from FA Perspective (Doc ID 1070597.1)
  • White Paper on Mass Additions Create Process in R12 (Doc ID 567690.1)


3) If you are unsure what you should read to help you resolve your Mass Additions Create issues, then look no further than a Troubleshooting Assistant

  • Troubleshooting Assistant: Create Mass Additions From Payables (AP) to Fixed Assets (FA) (Doc ID 1609542.2)

 This document was created to help you quickly locate the relevant document that will explain your issue and help you interface your invoice distribution lines to Oracle Assets.

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4) If you are still unsure, why not use the Payables Community which is there for you to use to post your questions and enter into discussions with Oracle and other customers using Oracle Payables.

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