I have been scouring blogs over the last few daze and came across a post from Gareth that I missed in my last recce. Gareth is a regular contributor to the XMLP/BIP blog collective, focusing on EBS integration among other subjects. He comes up with some nuggets of gold that I hope he does not mind me sharing with folks - more pearls of BIP wisdom from the real Middle Earth a.k.a New Zealand here.
Those of you that had been struggling with getting XMLP based formatting for check printing are now in better shape with an AP patch for 11i 4303528 - I wrote about that here. This time, Gareth has come up with a neat approach to another thorny problem in EBS - AR Statements.
Getting XMLP templates applied to 'Print Statements' in AR is painful at best - its a combination of spawned 'C' and Oracle Reports. For those of you still struggling, nothing official yet, but Gareth has a solution that is not too invasive or custom.
Check it out and get it implemented here http://garethroberts.blogspot.com/2008/01/beautiful-statements-in-1-easy-step.html