11i Check Print Support Patch

Easing back into work mode after the Turkey and Black Friday - yes I was up at 3am in 20F (-7C) temperatures looking for a bargain ... madness!

I spoke to a few folks at OOW about check printing in 11i and how the AP team had released a patch to provide single step check formatting. Those of you in the know will know what I mean, for those of you that dont. Until this patch hit the streets and you wanted to use Publisher for formatting you had to run the format program via the AP user interface to get the XML data. Then go to the SRS forms to then submit the publishing program separately - not nice. There were ways around it - it meant some custom coding but it could be done. Thankfully there is now a standard patch available from metalink to solve this.

It does not wuite go as far as your users might like, they will not be able to pick a layout (template) at runtime but Im sure there is little need to change a format at runtime. Its all in the setup, once the program you are using to currently format checks is converted to generate XML, you then create a data defintion in Publisher Administrator and then upload your check template and your done. At runtime the AP process will apply the template to the check data for you and generate a PDF check output.

Here are the patch details available from metalink - the patch title is a little subtle so apologies if you have spent time looking for it.

4303528 XML Payment format does not use default template

Get it applied and check the readme for instructions and you're on your way!


Hi Tim, Is the same thing available for AR Dunning Letters and Statements? Thanks, Gareth

Posted by Gareth on November 26, 2007 at 04:18 AM MST #

Hi Gareth

To my knowledge, no this is not available for AR statements. There is an enhancement request logged against the AR team for this, 4461071. I would recommend you log a service request and get yourself attached to the ER.


Posted by Tim Dexter on November 26, 2007 at 04:31 AM MST #

Hi Tim

Im guessing here ... but I think the AP dev team assumed that to format your check data with XMLP you would be using an RTF template and want PDF output to generate the checks. The other supported formats would not be useful if the final destination was going to be a printer.

If you have further requirements then I think an enhancement request would be in order. For now the only option I can think of that you could use would be to put some code in the AfterReport trigger of the OReport or similar that you are using to generate the XML data. This could lick off another request or call a shell script directly to invoke the 'process' you need to be completed.

Regards, Tim

Posted by Tim Dexter on November 27, 2007 at 03:18 AM MST #

Tim, This patch is great, but unfortunately not only are you not able to pick the template, it is hard coded to only process templates with PDF output. Unfortunately we have the need to do text output post processing with an XSL stylesheet and I was expecting this to work. Any idea why PDF only was decided? I understand most users probably go the PDF route, but if I'm post processing with another application - say FormScape that isn't always my desired output.

Posted by Tim Casada on November 27, 2007 at 03:48 AM MST #

Hello Tim, We have this patch. Whenever the payments are formatted, xml report publisher is internally submitted. but when i click on view output to see the published check output it says "Unable to Publish Output". I have no clue how to get that. So i am calling XML Report Publisher from the payment format's after report. Any idea as why one-step publishing wont work ?

Posted by MD on July 23, 2009 at 04:51 AM MDT #

Many printing techniques are used to produce posters. While most posters are mass-produced, posters may also be printed by hand or in limited editions. Most posters are printed on one side and left blank on the back, the better for affixing to a wall or other surface. Pin-up sized posters are usually printed on A3 Standard Silk paper in full colour. Upon purchase, posters are often rolled up into a cylindrical tube to allow for damage-free transportation. Rolled-up posters can then be flattened under pressure for several hours to regain their original form.

Posted by Milford Dispenza on March 09, 2010 at 05:54 PM MST #

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