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Oracle Financials, Oracle FLEXCUBE and Oracle Reveleus resources, news, and support articles.

Photos from WordPress iPhone

Just taken a picture from my office window of the Americas Cup yacht that is now afloat in the lake at Oracle HQ.
I’m using wordpress iPhone app to post this, which seems to be a nice way to write short text based blog posts and post pictures (assuming this works ok).

UPDATE : When I view [...]

WordPress for iPhone

I just downloaded worpress for the iPhone, looks like I can write blog posts from my iPhone quite easily. However it doesn’t have a lot of formatting features, not sure I can even insert a hyperlink. Might me good for drafting posts when I have few moments.
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International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) is a set of standards that are gaining momentum. There is market pressure to have a single language for companies to communicate financial results, globalization of companies and markets make this inevitable. There is also some regulatory pressure likely to come in the US as the SEC are [...]

Interesting R12 Upgrade Session at Open World

A session I hope to attend at Open World is the one by Nayyar about Oracle’s internal upgrade to R12.  I spent some time working with Nayyar and his team earlier this year and it was a good experience, at times it was very tough but it’s been very valuable. Oracle has a lot of [...]

What’s in an Org?

To some nothing, to others everything…
Why? Org or organization is a common business term that is used slightly differently in each company, another word that that can have many meanings, but lets stick to org.
Checking the dictionaries online, first of all it can be an adjective or a noun, hmmm. Noun: a) the act of [...]

SLA_Upgrade_FLAG unintended use …

Ok I’m starting off to clarify this is a hack/backdoor/”workaround” and of course not supported by Oracle development or support or anyone associated with Oracle, ie you are on your own!  So why am I telling you? its one of those tricks that can be pulled out when you need a quick cheap and temporary solution. 
The [...]

FND_LOG is my friend…

I like FND_LOG because he listens when you tell him to and remembers everything verbatim that is told to him.  But like most friends there are quirks that are fustrating at times.  I tell FND_LOG tell me the “error messages” in “AP”… so he does, but takes the words literally when I meant anything that is vaguely [...]

How SLA works – Like going to the Movies….

Actions that you do in the subledger (eg Validate Invoice) raises an event to SLA this is analogous to buying tickets online for a show that will be used at a later time and being held for you at the venue.

Event Class = choosing what type show  eg Movie or Concert or Live Theatre (Invoice, Payment, etc)
Event Type = the [...]

What happened to gl_bc_packets?

Short answer nothing, in R12 its still there and serves as the processing table for budgetary control processing.
Whats different in R12

the source data from gl_bc_packets now comes from SLA, instead of directly from the calling products (eg AP, PO)
the data from gl_bc_packets does NOT go to GL, the SLA journal goes to GL 
the processing unit is [...]

Budgetary Control and Encumbrance Accounting – What’s the Diff?

In past releases these may appeared that they were the same thing or almost the same thing as they were controlled by the same setup, also the terms encumbered, reserved were often interchangable used to mean both or either.   In Oracle Financials these are considered two distinct features.
Budgetary Control – keep track amounts of and determine if there is [...]

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