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WrittenbyAnilPassi
Wednesday,06December2006
PleasefindanarticleonOraclePayrollthatexplainsElementsandElementLinks.Iwilltrytokeepthisexplanationassimpleas
possible.
WhydoweneedOraclePayroll?
WeneedaPayrollsoftwareprimarilytocalculatenetsalaryfortheemployees,andalsoforregulatory&reportingreasons.
OraclePayrollalsohelpsanOrganizationmanagethecostingoftheirEmployees.

WhydoweneedelementsandelementlinksinOraclePayroll?
Letmetakeanexampletoexplainthis.Sayapseudocompanynamed"XXPassiInc"employsonlytwotypeofpeople:
1.ManagerGrade
2.ClerkGrade

LetssaythiscompanyhasapolicythatonlyManagerGradepeoplemustbepaidBonus.HowisOraclePayrollgoingto
workthisout?
Forsimplicity,thinkofanelementbeingarecordthatisattachedtoemployeeassignment.Alternately,thinkofElementbeinga
variablethatisstoredindatabasetable[orratherisanarrayofvariables].InOraclePayrollwewilldefineanelementnamed
Bonus.ThiselementwillbeattachedtoallthepeoplethathavegradeofManager.Againsteachmanager,anamountwillbe
capturedinthiselementrecord.
Seethescreenshotsatbottomofarticle

Right,sobonusamountwillbeenteredagainsteachemployee,intheirelemententryrecord?
Correct,howeverourdesigndemandsthatonlyManagerscanbeassignedBonuselement.

HowcanwerestricteligibilityofbonuselementjustforManagers,sothatClerksdonotevergetpaidthebonuseven
accidentally?
InOraclePayrollwehavesomethingcalledasElementLink.UsingElementLink,wemakeanElementeligibletoapersonorto
agroupofpeople.Inthiscase,wewillcreateanelementlinkforbonusElement:linkingthattograde"Manager".
GiventhatwedonotlinkbonuselementtoClerkgrade,itwillnotbepossibletocreateabonuselemententryforaclerk.

Hmmm,byusingelementlinkswecanapplyafilterwhocanbeassignedanelement?
Absolutely,andyouhavevariousfiltrationcriteriaatyourdisposal.Forexample,elementlinkcanbecreatedagainst
organizationorapayrollmonthlyorweeklyetc.Beyondfiltration,youcanassigndefaultcostinginformationtooandalso
validationsagainsttheenteredvalues.

DoesthisimplythataManagercannotreceivebonus,unlessanelementlinkexiststomakeManagergradeeligiblefor
Bonus?
Correct.Butpleasenotethatusageofgradesisjustoneofthemanywaysbywhichagroupofpeoplecanbemadeeligiblefor
element.Butforsimplicity,westucktothemanagertheoryinthisarticle.

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Letsdothesameexamplewithnumbers.
AnilPassiManager
JohnClerk
SuzyManager
LindaClerk
Anilwillgetabonusof$100,whereasSuzywillget$50bonus.
JohnandLindawillnotbeeligibleforBonuselement,hencecantbepaidbonus.

ElementClassificationScreen

DefineaBonuselement,oftypeEarning.

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Scrolltheinputvaluewindowtoseethebelowfieldswhereinputvaluevalidationscanbeentered.

Createanelementlinkasbelow.

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Youcannowgotopersonrecord,andthenassignmentscreenandclickonElement/Entrybutton,toenterBonusAmountof
$100againstAnil

DowehaveElementsthatcanholdtheTaxfigures?
Indeed,TaxrelatedelementsareClassifiedasDeductions.Comingtoclassification,weuseClassificationtogroupsimilar
Elementstogether.

DowecreatealltheElementsfromScratch?
Youdoattimes,buttheelementsdrivenbyLegislationaredeliveredpreinstalledbyOracle.ForexampleinUK,National
Insuranceelementscomepreinstalled.

CanwecapturejustonevalueagainsteachElement?
Wrong,youcancaptureupto15values[viaElementEntry]perOraclePayrollElement.

Whenthepayrollengineruns,doesOraclecalculatethefirstcalculatestheDeductionsandthenEarnings?
YoucanassignPrioritytoElementClassifications.IfpriorityofEarningissay1andPriorityofsayDeductionclassificationis2,
thenEarningswillbecalculatedfirst,andthendeductionswillbeappliedlatterbythePayrollengine.

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writtenbymukesh,December06,2006

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HiAnil,
verygoodarticle,ithasclearedtheconceptonelement.
Canyoupleaseexplainabout:
fastfarmula,oracleadvancebenefitsandelementclassificationbecausethesetermsaregernallyusedwithelementand
payroll
Thanks,
Mukesh

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writtenbymukesh,December06,2006
HiAnil,
Whenwecreateanemployeeorattachpayrolltoemployee,isthereanydefalutelementsattachedtoemployee?
Thanks,
Mukesh

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writtenbyAvais,December06,2006
DearAnil,
FirstofallIreallyappreciateyoureffortsforservingOraclecommunity.Anil,Ihaveonewnquiry,Wewanttomigrateour
currentEBS11.5.9to11.5.10.Canyoupls.pls.guidmeinthat.ImeanCanwemigatebyapplyingmaintenancepackor
wehavedomore?.

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December06,2006
HiMukesh,
IfyouhavealookatElementLinkscreen,thereisacheckboxnamedStandard.Ifthischeckboxischecked,then
elementwillbeassignedtoeligibleassignmentsbydefault
Thanks
AnilPassi

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December06,2006
HiAvais
IfyoudonothavecustomizationsinAKDeveloper[speciallyiProc],thenupgradeto11.5.10shouldbestraightforward.
SurelyyoudoneedtodoproperUATandcheckifanyworkflow/customizationshavebeenbroken.
Metalink259484.1isagoodstartingpoint

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writtenbymukesh,December06,2006
HiAnil,
verygoodarticle,ithasclearedtheconceptonelement.
Canyoupleaseexplainabout:
fastfarmula,oracleadvancebenefitsandelementclassificationbecausethesetermsaregernallyusedwithelementand
payroll
Thanks,
Mukesh
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writtenbymukesh,December06,2006
HiAnil,
Whenwecreateanemployeeorattachpayrolltoemployee,isthereanydefalutelementsattachedtoemployee?
Thanks,
Mukesh

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writtenbyAvais,December06,2006
DearAnil,
FirstofallIreallyappreciateyoureffortsforservingOraclecommunity.Anil,Ihaveonewnquiry,Wewanttomigrateour
currentEBS11.5.9to11.5.10.Canyoupls.pls.guidmeinthat.ImeanCanwemigatebyapplyingmaintenancepackor
wehavedomore?.

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December06,2006
HiMukesh,
IfyouhavealookatElementLinkscreen,thereisacheckboxnamedStandard.Ifthischeckboxischecked,then
elementwillbeassignedtoeligibleassignmentsbydefault
Thanks
AnilPassi

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December06,2006
HiAvais
IfyoudonothavecustomizationsinAKDeveloper[speciallyiProc],thenupgradeto11.5.10shouldbestraightforward.
SurelyyoudoneedtodoproperUATandcheckifanyworkflow/customizationshavebeenbroken.
Metalink259484.1isagoodstartingpoint

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writtenbyLatha,December07,2006
HiAnil,
Thearticlesareveryhelpful.Thanksverymuchforsharingtheknowledge.
CanyoupleasewriteaboutYearEndProcess/P35aswell.
Thanks
Latha

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writtenbyLatha,December07,2006
HiAnil,
Thearticlesareveryhelpful.Thanksverymuchforsharingtheknowledge.
CanyoupleasewriteaboutYearEndProcess/P35aswell.
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Thanks
Latha

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writtenbyraajaa,December08,2006
HiAnil,
CanyoupleaseletusknowthestepsinvolvedinPayrollprocessing.FrompayrollprocessingtoGL...Howexactlythese
stepsareinvolved..canyoupleasebrief

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December08,2006
HiMukesh,Latha,Raja
Iwillwriteontherequestedtopics,pleasegivemeaweekstime,Ihavebeenverybusythankstoxmaspartyand
workload:
Thanks,
AnilPassi

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writtenbyraajaa,December08,2006
HiAnil,
CanyoupleaseletusknowthestepsinvolvedinPayrollprocessing.FrompayrollprocessingtoGL...Howexactlythese
stepsareinvolved..canyoupleasebrief

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December08,2006
HiMukesh,Latha,Raja
Iwillwriteontherequestedtopics,pleasegivemeaweekstime,Ihavebeenverybusythankstoxmaspartyand
workload:
Thanks,
AnilPassi

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writtenbybalkrishna,December11,2006
hianilreallygoodinformationcenteraboutappsatintiallevel.
iamworkingonpayrollinterfaceandAPIrelatedwithelemententrynameishr_api_update.element_entry
whereihavefindthemappingoftheparameteroftheapi..ifurightsomearticlethenpleasethinkthistopicitwillgive
greathealpandgivethedetailsrelatedtopayrollandhrms

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writtenbybalkrishna,December11,2006
hianilreallygoodinformationcenteraboutappsatintiallevel.
iamworkingonpayrollinterfaceandAPIrelatedwithelemententrynameishr_api_update.element_entry
whereihavefindthemappingoftheparameteroftheapi..ifurightsomearticlethenpleasethinkthistopicitwillgive
greathealpandgivethedetailsrelatedtopayrollandhrms

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writtenbybalkrishna,December11,2006
hianilreallygoodinformationcenteraboutappsatintiallevel.
iamworkingonpayrollinterfaceandAPIrelatedwithelemententrynameishr_api_update.element_entry
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whereihavefindthemappingoftheparameteroftheapi..ifurightsomearticlethenpleasethinkthistopicitwillgive
greathealpandgivethedetailsrelatedtopayrollandhrms

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writtenbybalkrishna,December11,2006
hianilreallygoodinformationcenteraboutappsatintiallevel.
iamworkingonpayrollinterfaceandAPIrelatedwithelemententrynameishr_api_update.element_entry
whereihavefindthemappingoftheparameteroftheapi..ifurightsomearticlethenpleasethinkthistopicitwillgive
greathealpandgivethedetailsrelatedtopayrollandhrms

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writtenbyGayathri,December13,2006
HiAnil
ThoughIdonotknowabcofOracleHRMSandpayroll,guessyourarticleswillmakemeamaster:onefineday
Regards
Gayathri

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December13,2006
HiGayathri,
HRMS&Payrollisoneoftheeasiestmodulestoworkupon,theproblemistogetstarted.HenceImyemphasison
basics.
Ifthereissomethingthatyoudonotunderstandinthesearticles,thenletmeknow.Iammorethanhappytorevisitthe
articletoexplainfurther.
Thanks,
AnilPassi

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writtenbyGayathri,December13,2006
HiAnil
ThoughIdonotknowabcofOracleHRMSandpayroll,guessyourarticleswillmakemeamaster:onefineday
Regards
Gayathri

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writtenbyAnilPassi,December13,2006
HiGayathri,
HRMS&Payrollisoneoftheeasiestmodulestoworkupon,theproblemistogetstarted.HenceImyemphasison
basics.
Ifthereissomethingthatyoudonotunderstandinthesearticles,thenletmeknow.Iammorethanhappytorevisitthe
articletoexplainfurther.
Thanks,
AnilPassi

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writtenbyPriya,January11,2007
Thisinformationistooooooooooogood.
ThanQsomuchforhelpingpeoplelikeme

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writtenbyPriya,January11,2007
Thisinformationistooooooooooogood.
ThanQsomuchforhelpingpeoplelikeme

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writtenbyAnilPassi,January12,2007
Youaremooooooooostwelcome.

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writtenbyAnilPassi,January12,2007
Youaremooooooooostwelcome.

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writtenbyPrasadRaju,February23,2007
Thisarticleisveryusefulforus.NotonlythiseveryarticleisverygoodandalsoilikeOAFrameworkandOracle
HRMStraining.

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writtenbyAnilPassi,February24,2007
ThanksPrasadforyourkindwords.
Cheers
Anil

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writtenbymohan,July16,2007
HiAnil,
urarticlesarehighlyapreciated.NowiamdevelopingreportsonHRMSPAYROLL.
1thereare16elementsdefinedagainsteachemployee.
2IhavetocalcullatesalaryofanemployeeFORANYMONTHOFTHEANYYEAR.
3howtocapturethevalueagainsttheelementandisihavetoaddthevalueorsubtracthowcaniknowthat.
4howcaniknowexactlythesalaryafterdeductionsWhatisthesalaryisorganizationispayingtothatemployee.
5whatarethemaintablesihavetotakeconsideration.
THANKS&REGARDS
Katepalli.Mohan

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writtenbySharathGajula,August23,2007
HiMohan,
Youneedtoperformthefollowingsteps.
1.WhenyoucreateEarningselementsprovidetheclassificationofthoseelementsasEarningsandwhenyoucreate
deductionselementsprovidetheclassificationasPreTaxDeductionsorVoluntaryDeductionsbasedonthefunctional
requirements.IfyouareworkingforUS,youcanuseEarningsorDeductionstemplates.
2.YouneedtocreateBalancefeedsifnotcreatedtothebalanceTotalPay.Thisisthebalancethatisusedtoprovide
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theNetPayoftheEmployee.AllEarningsshouldaddtothisbalanceandallthedeductionsshouldsubtract.Total
Compensation>Basic>Elements>BalanceFeeds
3.CreateElemententriesofthose16elementsfortheEmployee'sassignment.Assignment>Entries.
4.ProvidesomevalueagainsteachinputintheentryvaluesAssignment>Entries>Values
5.Followingtablesmightbeusefulforyou
pay_element_types_f=>Elementdefinitions
pay_element_input_values_f=>InputvaluesDefinition
pay_element_links_f=>ElementLinkdefinitions
pay_balance_feeds_f=>BalanceFeeds
pay_element_entries_f=>Elemententries
pay_element_entry_values_f=>ElementEntryValues

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writtenbyAnjaniPilla,August30,2007
HiAnil,
yourinformationisverymuchhelpfulforme.Iwouldliketorequestyouforasmallmaterialwhichgivesmean
introductiontoOracleHRMSPayroll.

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writtenbyHarikishan,September02,2007
HiAnil,HowanemployeeattendanceislinkedtoOraclePayroll.atwhatstageandinwhichscreenemployee
attendanceisintegratedforpayrollcalculation.
ThanksinAdvance
Harikishan

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writtenbyraja,September11,2007
Hianil,canusaymewatthestepstogeneratethePayrollforalltheemployees

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writtenbyGuptaNagubandi,October10,2007
HiAnil,
Theinformationyouareprovidingisreallyveryveryhelpful..IjuststartedworkingonHRMS/Payrollandthisinformation
isreallyhelpingmeinunderstandingthemodulesquickly.
Thanksalot,
Gupta

PayrollElementsandElementLinks
writtenbyMANJUNATHMR,October13,2007
heyANIL,
Seriouslyverygoodforbeginners..itsprettyclearabouturexplanationasupastedsomescreenshotsundereach
topic..greatbuddy.

Element
writtenbykalpana,November02,2007
Anil:
Iamtryingtocreateavisionelementasapretaxdecuction.The'VisionER'shouldgetautomaticallygenerated.Right?
Thisisnothappening.IseethesepcialinputsandspecialfeaturesbutnottheERelemnt.PleaseadviseastowhatIam
missing.

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Thanks
Kalpana

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writtenbyManoj_mukhi,November13,2007
HiAnil
DuringnetbrowsingforDateTrackconcept,igotyourexplanationaswellasireadsomemorearticles.Itisexcellent
explanation.Reallyyouareauniquemaster.
Isaluteyoubyheart.
Ineedyourvaluablesuggestionregardingmycarrer.
since4yearsiamworkinginDubaiasHRsystemAdmin.IhaveworkedononeHRMSProductHR_BASE.Butiam
notfamilaraboutHRMS.
CanyougivemesometipshowtofamiliarwithOracleHRMS.
Ifpossibleforyou,plsmailmeonmypersonalemailM_mukhi@rediffmail.com

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writtenbyprasadraju,November28,2007
HiAnil
Yourexplanationissogoodineverytopic.keepupdating.sothatitwillbeusefulforall.

MaskSalaryinformation
writtenbyNidhi,December06,2007
HiAnil,
Nicepost.
Pleasecanyoutellmehowtodeletesalaryinformationdirectlyfromthebasetables?Clientwantsascripttoremoveall
salaryinformation.Ihaveupdatedtheper_payPproposalstableitseemstherearelinkstoothertablestoowhichresulted
indatacorruption.
thanks,
Nidhi

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writtenbyHabeni,December12,2007
HiAnil,
Ifindyoursiteveryinterestingandknowledgeableandallthetopicsaresochallenging,Iwouldliketoknowmoreorgive
meaguidelinesstepsofimplementationofcoreHRMS/payroll,CWB,OAB,andOTL.
Thanksinadvance

BalancesInformation
writtenbyMohit,January23,2008
Hianil,
yesterdayonlyicametoknowaboutthesite,thisisreallyamazingbcozweknowbitsandpiecesofHRMS,payrollbut
hwtocorrelatewithinmodulesandfunctionalityiswhaturpostsarehelpingmeout....pleasetakesomeofurprecious
timetohelpusoutinunderstandingcostingconcepts

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