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Oracle Transparent Gateways - General Description - Part I

A lot of companies have several applications based on more than one database system (e.g DB2, SQL Server, Sybase, etc). Each database system store its own data and naturally there's a need to share data among the various heterogeneous database systems.

Customer Refund in Receivables

There are cases when customers overpay, or pay one invoice twice. In all such cases the customer is due for a refund. The easiest approach would be to ask the customer to absorb the overpayment if the amount is small. However, if the amount is large the customer would no doubt ask for a refund. There are basically three ways to handle customer refunds:

Hit or Myth - 2


Put your myth busting skills to use and become eligible to win a $250
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Infrastructure Myth Busting Challenge. From now through June 30, 2008,
a myth of the month will be presented, and interested participants will
be challenged to debunk this myth, which may be keeping organizations
from selecting Sun as their choice for building a web infrastructure.

Hit or Myth - 2


Put your myth busting skills to use and become eligible to win a $250
gift certificate every month for the next four months in the Sun Web
Infrastructure Myth Busting Challenge. From now through June 30, 2008,
a myth of the month will be presented, and interested participants will
be challenged to debunk this myth, which may be keeping organizations
from selecting Sun as their choice for building a web infrastructure.

Oracle Apps Migration Path from HP-UX PA-RISC to HP-UX Itanium

Most of the HP shops running Applications are mostly on PA-RISC based systems. HP plans to offer PA-RISC-based servers through 2008 and support the systems through 2013, and continue to push for Itanium based servers. Apps customers are asking for possible migration paths to port their applications from PA-RISC to Itanium basesd systems. This post [...]

Configuring Accounts Payable in Oracle 11i

I have tried to put in the basic setup required to set up Accounts Payable in Oracle 11i in this article.

FND_STATS vs DBMS_STATS

I have been asked this questions many times. Shoud we use fnd_stats or should we use dbms_stats in 11i (or release 12). Most of the Apps DBAs you will face will say use fnd_stats. In fact Oracle also recommends to use fnd_stats in 11i E-Business Environments. But do you know what are the basic difference [...]

ARNL 11i.5.10 - Setup check

ARNL is the Duch globalization for Direct Debits, but the setup can sometimes be challenging ...

How to recover and open the database if the archive log required for recovery is missing.

Last week, I had one interesting recovery scenario at client side; we had to recover one of our development databases from old backup.
As part of recovery process, our restore went fine and also were able to re-create controlfile. During recovery, it asked for Archive logs. We checked with our Unix team for required archivelogs and [...]

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