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FAQ on Oracle Distribution Modules

FAQ on Oracle Distribution Modules

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FAQ on Oracle Distribution Modules,Interview Questions on Oracle Distribution Modules
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FAQ on Oracle Distribution Module
1. Can we automatically 'Close' the Purchase order without receiving the full quantity?Ans: Yes, we can close the purchase order without receiving full quantity. Once we receive partialquantity, go to control actions and close the PO.2. When does a Purchase Order line get the Status 'Closed for Receiving'?Ans: As soon as we receive full quantity for a purchase order, status will be 'Closed for Receiving'.3. What is the difference between the control actions 'On Hold' and 'Freeze' for a Purchase order?Ans:a) Freeze or unfreeze documents to control whether modifications are allowed or not. b) On hold prevent document from printing, receiving, invoicing, and approval until the hold is removed.4. What is the different document statuses used in Oracle Purchasing?Ans: 1) Frozen 2) Cancelled 3) Finally closed 4) Incomplete 5) In process 6) Pre-approved.5. If a Purchase Order/Requisition is cancelled accidentally, can we revert it back?Ans: No, we can't.6. Can we receive a shipment even when it is "Closed for Receiving"?Ans: No, we can't.7. Can we re-open a Closed and Finally Closed Purchase Order?Ans: We can re-open 'closed' PO and we can make changes too. But cannot open 'Finally closed'PO.8. Can we match an Invoice against a line even when it is 'Closed for Invoicing'?Ans: No, we cann't9. How do I change the Supplier on an approved PO?Ans1: No, we cannot change supplier name for an approved PO. you have to create new PO or use copydocument if you want to change supplier name but you will get different PO number on this.Ans2: indeed, but if you want to have option that enable you to change *supplier site*, you can set a profile "PO: Change Supplier Site" to YES. Yes indicates whether users can change the supplier site onapproved purchase orders. Only sites with the same currency as the previous site can be used.If youchange the supplier site, the revision will be incremented, and will require re-approval.
10. When a user enters a new PO, the Preparer (user) is always defaulted as the buyer. User is not able tochange it too. How do we allow the user to change this?Ans: This because an option on "Purchasing Options", Purchasing Options > (r) Document Control > [X]Enforce Buyer Name.- if you enabled it, PO preparer cannot change default Buyer name,- by disabled it,you can change buyer seeded data.-----1) Which are required steps in Inventory module set up?Answer: a) All the 6 key flexfields i.e Items, Item Catalog, Account Alias, Sales Order, Locator and ItemCategory b) Organizationsc) Change Organizationsd) Intercompany Relationse) Unit of MeasureClassesf)Subunventoriesg)Item Attribute Controls, Categoriesh)Default Category set)Item Statuses) Costtypesk)Profile Optionsl)Inventory Accounting Periods2) What do you mean by Required with Defaults Steps? Answer:Required Step With Defaults means thatthe setup functionality comes with pre-seeded, default values in the database; however, you should reviewthose defaults /default values and decide whether to change them to suit your business needs3)Which are Required with Defaults Steps in Inventory module?Answer:There are no such steps inInventory module4)There is no stock locator control in your Inventory organization.Do you still need to configure it?Answer:You need not to configure the flexfield in a specific way but you must still compile the Stock Locators key Flexfield because all Oracle Inventory transaction and on-hand inquiries and reports requirea frozen flexfield definition5) What is the use of a picking rule?Answer:When you pick release a sales order in Order Managementmodule , Order Shipping Execution module ( which is a part of Order Management) submits requests toOracle Inventory module which uses the information given in picking rule to give priority to pick units of an items and then it generates pick lists for sales orders6) Can you apply material overheads to Average Costing Organization?Answer:No, you can not apply itto Average Costing Organization. However you can apply it to Standard Costing Organization7) What is a Transaction Action?Answer:A transaction action is a predefined method of changing thequantity and/or location and/or cost of an item. It is used in Transaction Type form
8) How many Predefined Transaction Actions are available in Inventory module?Answer:You may useone of six predefined transaction actions: --issue from stores, subinventory transfer, direct organizationtransfer, intransit shipment, cost update and receipt into stores.9)Can you do Inventory transactions in prior periods?Answer:Yes, you can do by setting the profileoption INV: Transaction Date validation to Provide warning when date in past period or Allow date inany open period. It allows entry of a past date10) Can you change customer item name or Item after you save it?Answer:Yes, you can change it if youhave set the profile option INV: Updatable Customer Item to Yes and INV: Updatable item to Yesrespectively--------------------------1) What is Concurrent?Concurrent Program is nothing but an instance of execution file along with parameters and incompatible.2) What is the difference between Organization_id and Org_id ?Oraganization_id comes under Inventory whereas org_id comes under Operating Unit Level.3) What is profile?Profile is one of the option which is used to change the application based on value.4) What is a FlexField ? What are Descriptive and Key Flexfields?A flexfield is made up of sub-fields or segments.. A flexfield appers on ur form as a pop-up window thatcontains a prompt for each segment.Each segment has a name and a set of valid values..Two types of Flexfield..Key Flexfield: Key flexfield are flexible enough to let any organization use the code scheme theywant wothout programming.Key flexfield can be used to represent codes that is made up of meaningfulsegment to identify GL a/c Part no. and other business entities..Oracle app store these codes in keyflexfields..Descriptive Flexfield: They provide customizable "expansion space" on ur forms. You can usedesc flexfields to tract additional information important and unique to ur business that would nototherwise be captured by the form.

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