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

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 [...]

Who’s on first?

The choice of primary ledger 4 Cs (Currency, Calendar, Chart of Accounts, aCcounting) may seem to be a choice of what the resulting journals and balances look like in your general ledger, but its also influences how transactions are captured in the subledgers.
A few things to consider:
1) Is it legal?
This is a broad spectrum, from strict rules on transaction [...]

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