• How to create Local Blanket Purchase Agreement from Buyer Work Center?

Creating a Blanket Purchase Agreement (GBPA) from Buyer Work Center is always Global. To create a local BPA go to Purchase Orders Form. • How can I restrict the items in iProcurement? Use Content Security Management features QRto restrict the items in iProcurement. • Can I select and add multiple lines in the cart? Yes, in rel 12 there is a preference to change the format of search results. Go to iProcurement Home Page, click Preferences link at the top of the page, click iProcurement Preferences at the left side. Change Shopping Search Results Layout to Grid View. This will let you select multiple items to add to the cart. • Why is the Browse not showing all the items? The items from the Browse depends on the store. • What is the Difference between AME or PO-based Approvals for Requisition approvals ?

AME & PO-Based Approvals are 2 separate approval engines that can be used for requisition approvals. The setup for each engine is done separately and there’s no automatic migration between the 2. One of the differences between the 2 engines is: PO-Based approvals currently support the ability to route an approval to the final position only. For example, a requisition > 10,000 requires the approvals from the vice president. If a manager submits the requisition, in PO Based approval it can be setup for Direct routing such that only the VP needs to approve. However, in AME this is not possible. Intermediate approvers between the manager and the VP will have to also approve the document when using AME based approvals. 1. What is a catalog schema? Answer -----The schema of a catalog refers to the structure and organization of the catalog. A schema consists of categories and descriptors. A category classifies items; a descriptor describes items or categories. There are two types of descriptors: base and local. Base descriptors apply to all items or services in the catalog; 'Supplier' is an example of a base descriptor. Local descriptors apply only to items within a specific category. 'Ink color' is an example of a local descriptor for the category of 'Pens'. 2. What is the Schema Editor used for? Answer -----The Schema Editor can be used to: - Create a new category - Search to modify, rename or delete a category or to edit the local descriptors for an existing category - Edit base descriptors 3. How does the Schema Editor get started? Answer

you will see all the categories that currently exist in the online catalog. A new category. When you rename a category. How can you search for a category using the Schema Editor? Answer -----Before modifying or creating a new category the Catalog must be checked to see if that category already exists.Categories that have already been created using the Schema Editor. all of its descriptors and properties are retained. supplier item number. The drop-down menu box on the right contains 4 choices 'Begins with': returns only those categories that contain that begin with the string 'Contains this text': returns only those categories that contain that text string 'Suggest a category for this text': returns an intelligent match based on the text string 'Exact match only': returns an exact match on the text string Click on the Search button to start the search for a matching category.-----The responsibility required is Internet Procurement Catalog Administration.Categories created in Oracle Applications and extracted to the online catalog . inherits all the base descriptors (supplier. How can a category be renamed? Answer -----From the Schema Editor page. . 4. Additional based descriptors can be defined and existing ones can be modified. The navigation to the Schema Editor is eContent Manager > Schema Editing. 7. search for the category you want to rename and click the Rename button. Where do the categories in the Schema Editor come from? Answer -----The categories in the Catalog come from several sources: .) for the catalog. etc. How can a new category be created or viewed? Answer -----Use the Create button on the Schema Editor page to create a new category. By clicking the Search button on the Schema Editor page without entering any search criteria. once created. and local descriptors for the category can be added as well. 5. To search with specific criteria do the following: Enter the criteria in the box beside the Search button. This will return all the categories that currently exist in the online Catalog. 6.Categories that suppliers have created and uploaded to the online catalog using XML or a spreadsheet text file .

C) If you are creating a new descriptor: .Select 'Visible' or 'Hidden' to control whether the descriptor displays in the Search Results page when searching for items.Select 'Visible' or 'Hidden' to control whether the descriptor displays in the Search Results page when searching for items To create and edit local descriptors: A) In the Schema Editor page. The new descriptor will be listed in the Descriptors scroll box. a new field is added with a null value for all items in the category. apply only to items within a specific category. To create and edit base descriptors: A) In the Schema Editor page.Enter a new descriptor name in the New Descriptor field. or 'Numeric' if it contains numbers.Select a descriptor type of 'String' if the descriptor is all text. D) If you are editing an existing descriptor: . The Descriptor Editor opens. each item belonging to the category is removed as well.Click the Create button. B) Click Edit Local Descriptors for this category. . otherwise. search for and select a category. furthermore. such as 'Ink Color'.Select a descriptor type of 'String' if the descriptor is all text. . What are the types of category descriptors and how can they be created and modified? Answer -----There are two types of descriptors: base and local. The new descriptor will be listed in the Descriptors scroll box.Use the Rename. or Set buttons to modify the descriptor.Select the descriptor in the scroll box . search for the category you want to delete and click the Delete button. a new field is added with a null value for all items in the category. Base descriptors. Local descriptors. 9. you will be creating a local descriptor. furthermore. Delete.Enter a new descriptor name in the New Descriptor field . B) Click Edit Base Descriptors. and thus can vary from one category to another. However it is possible for categories to share a local descriptor. The Descriptor Editor appears. How can a category be deleted? Answer -----From the Schema Editor page. make sure that a category is not selected. C) If you are creating a new descriptor: . any local descriptors that already exist for the category will be listed at this time. apply to all items or services in the catalog. .8. When a category is deleted.Select 'Visible' or 'Hidden' to control whether the descriptor displays in the Search Results page when searching for items . . such as 'Supplier'.Click the Create button. D) If you are editing an existing descriptor: . or 'Numeric' if it contains numbers .

Select the descriptor in the scroll box. Use the Table of Contents to view and create hierarchies of categories. These categories can be edited at any time by clicking the associated Edit button. Catalog categories are created using the Schema Editor page or uploaded through XML or . or Set buttons to modify the descriptor.Blanket agreements and quotations created in Oracle Purchasing .Item master items . .XML file . 12.. This extractor imports the following items from Oracle Applications into the online catalog: . The changes you make to the Table of Contents are visible immediately in the online catalog.Catalog Extractor accessible from the Catalog Server Loader Values window in Oracle Purchasing. .Text file exported from a spreadsheet . Delete. Genus categories cannot be edited.Use the Rename.Blanket agreements and quotations imported through the Purchasing Documents Open Interface. 11.A category that was previously assigned to one Table of Contents may be assigned to another Table of Contents entry.Select 'Visible' or 'Hidden' to control whether the descriptor displays in the Search Results page when searching for items. Why should Oracle Purchasing categories be mapped to catalog categories? Answer -----Category mapping (Map Categories button)enables you to map categories defined in Oracle Applications to catalog categories defined in iProcurement.Requisition templates . 12. You may find or create categories of any of the following levels in the Table of Contents: -Master categories: a category containing one or more intermediate or genus categories -Intermediate categories: a category containing one or more genus categories -Genus categories: a category containing items Sets of genus categories may be grouped together in sub-category groupings for both master and intermediate category levels. Can a category be assigned to multiple Table of Contents entries? Answer -----Yes . 10. What is a Table of Contents? Answer -----The Table of Contents presents a hierarchical view of the catalog. What are the various ways that catalog information can be uploaded? Answer -----Catalog information can be uploaded from various sources: .

These catalog categories do not necessarily match the categories created in Oracle Applications. select the Oracle Applications category on the left-hand side of the window. Oracle Purchasing will not process orders against catalog categories unless they are mapped to categories defined in Oracle Applications. an .spreadsheet catalog files. How the current category mapping be removed? Answer -----From the Map Categories page. 17. 16. select it from the Catalog Category list in Map Categories. however. choose the catalog category or categories that need to be mapped on the right-hand side of the window. How can you determine if a catalog category has already been mapped? Answer -----An asterisk mark is appended to the catalog category to indicate that it has already been mapped. you can select a '+' marked category and click the Open Entry button to map to categories within it. Note that you cannot map to a category that contains subcategories (denoted with a '+' besides it). If you or a supplier uploads catalog data that contains categories that are not defined in Oracle Applications. and click the Map button. select an asterisked (*) Catalog Category. What does Map Categories do? Answer -----Oracle Categories are mapped to Catalog Categories. 13. 15. How can the current category maps be viewed in Map Categories? Answer -----To view the current mapping for a catalog category. however. What does Map Special Order do? Answer -----Catalog Categories are mapped to Oracle Categories. 14. they must be mapped before they can be used on a purchase order or agreement. The Oracle Applications category to which it is mapped is indicated in the Current Mapping field. How are Oracle categories mapped to catalog categories? Answer -----From the Map Categories page. 18.

OA_HTML is the virtual path for documents in the web server’s setup. they are assigned to users in exactly the same manner as securing attributes are assigned. How Do I Disable the Emergency Requisition Feature.asterisk is appended to catalog categories that have already been mapped. Answer -----Information Templates are used to pass necessary order processing information to suppliers. you can implement information templates for items like business cards that require additional information (name.htm file. Answer -----A realm is a set of access privileges to internal catalogs. Once this is done you will need to add the “Create Emergency Req” function to the responsibility that you have chosen to assign to users. 4. click the Remove button. Once the item is on an iProcurement requisition it is the mapping of the Catalog category done in "Special Order Mapping" which determines the category that gets put onto a requisition in the core Purchasing application. which is discussed in note: 134168.1. 19. Note that all your mappings to the selected catalog category will be removed and that mappings cannot be selectively removed. open the PORPNEWS. 2. 1. This determines which Catalog (iProcurement)category used for the item when creating the requisition in iProcurement. Answer -----Prior to patchset F this is how to customize purchasing news. or categories within internal catalogs. How do I customize the Purchasing News Page. phone) from the requester. Realms appear as securing attributes in the System Administrator User window. This file is available in the language subdirectory of OA_HTML. What is a Information template. address. external catalogs. 1. Can you map multiple Oracle categories to a single Catalog category? Answer -----Multiple Oracle categories can be mapped to a single Catalog (iProcurement)category. Answer -----To disable the emergency requisition feature you will need to enable function security. email. Using any HTML or text editor. To proceed. For example. The current mapping for the category is displayed in the Current Mapping field. What is a Realm. 3. .

2. Save the file.htm file as required. To set up Multi-Operating Unit functionality: Please refer Metalink Note 251807. Answer -----Please refer Metalink Note:184664.1 . online help index and content files to be operating unit specific. policies. After Patchset F you can now create purchasing news.1 5. How do I customize the Purchasing Policies Page. Change the contents of the PORPNEWS. 3.

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