Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners

List of Oracle Apps Interview questions. Try your hand in answering these questions through comments section. Best answer with your name will be updated in the content section periodically. {tab=Basic Questions} {slide=1)What is a responsibility?} Responsibility is a collection of different modules that the user is to access . {/slide} {slide=2)How many responsibilities can be defined for a Module?} unlimited {/slide} {slide=3)Can a responsibility be assigned to multiple users?} yes {/slide} {slide=4)What are the components of a responsibility?} Menu Data Group Request Group {/slide} {slide=5)What is a data group?} It is an integration of one or more modules for Cross application reference, Cross application transferring, Cross application report. {/slide} {slide=6)What are the component servers in Oracle Applications architecture?} A:      NETWORK TIER Browser, APPLICATION SERVER Apache server, Internet application server, Form server, Report server, Concurrent manager server DATABASE TIER .dbf file {/slide} {slide=7) Is it mandatory to have a reports server?} yes ,it is necessary to run the reports {/slide} {slide=8)Can modules of two data groups be merged?} No. {/slide} {slide=9)What is the name of the seeded datagroup that is provided by applications?} A:         Standard Multiple Reporting Currencies

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Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners

{/slide} {slide=10)What is a security group?} Security Group ,groups the forms and functionality of an application into logical menu structures that will appear in the Navigator {/slide} {slide=11)Which table captures the datagroup definition?} FND_DATAGROUPS {/slide} {slide=12)Which software component converts .fmx file into a java class file?} A:       {/slide} {slide=13)What is Flint60.exe ?} We  use the Oracle Applications upgrade utility, flint60, on the Oracle  Forms 6i .fmb file to apply changes that help your form to obey the rule of  Release 11i standards. The changes flint60 makes to your form (in upgrade mode) are listed in a detailed .html log file. These changes may include: • Converting most boilerplate to associated prompts for items or frames • Converting lines and boxes to frames • Setting certain property classes or individual properties for objects as appropriate (for example, lists of values have the property class set to LOV if it is not already set) • Adjusting y-coordinate alignments of fields if they are slightly offset from character-cell boundaries (for example, old display-only text items did not use bevels and were previously offset to make them line up with fields that had bevels, but now the display-only text items also use bevels) • Replacing access key property settings with ampersands in labels (for example, a label of ”Charge” with a separate access key property setting of ”h” becomes ”C&harge” and the access key setting is removed) The flint60 utility also checks for certain other conditions including: • database items whose maximum length does not match the length of the corresponding database column • library attachments with a hardcoded path or .pll extension {/slide} {slide=14)What are the mandatory steps in Application Development process?} Create the application directory structure in prodappl directory Register the application using AOL(Application Object Library) Create a database user for new module Grant Roles Register Database user with AOL(Application Object Library) Create tables,views,sequence,program unit etc Create its public synonyms in apps schema Register all the database object with AOL(Application Object Library)

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{/slide} {slide=17) What happens if the registration information of a database object mismatches with the object structure?} A:     {/slide} {slide=18)What are the types of functions in AOL?} A:        form function and non form function {/slide} {slide=19)What are different types of menus that can be defined In AOL?} A:         Global Menu Standard Menu {/slide} {slide=20)how many types of users can be defined in System Administration?} A:      Employee Customer Supplier {/slide} {slide=21)What is the difference between a view and a materialised view?} 3 / 27 .env in appl_top Set APPLFULL Set Path Run prod.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners Create form using form builder Compile the form and copy the . any user on the database can access public synonym {/slide} {slide=16)What are the database objects that are registered with Oracle Applications?} Tables.Sequence and Views.Data Group to the Responsibility Create a user Assign Responsibility to the user Modify prod.cmd in appl_top from Server {/slide} {slide=15)What is the difference between a public and a private synonym?} Only user can access private synonym.fmx file into module specific product directory Register all the forms with AOL module Create form function and assign form to form function Define a new menu for the module Assign form function to menu Define a Data group in System Administration module Create a responsibility for a new module Assign  Menu.

Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners A: {/slide} {slide=22)Can materialised views be registered with AOL?} A: {/slide} {slide=23)Multiple functions can be defined on the Same form?} A:      yes. define the executables in navigation : concurrent>executables 3. create a PL/SQL programs in apps user 2. there is an option for sql* loader {/slide} {slide=29)How PL/SQL programs are registered with AOL?} A:     1. {/slide} {slide=25)What is the environment variable that has to be modified in application development } process? A:     appl_top Appl_full {/slide} {slide=26)Can you draw the directory structure of a specific product?} A:     prodappltauq11.exe.. assign the concurrent program to the request group in navigation: security>responsibility>request {/slide} {slide=30)What are the two mandatory parameters that should be incorporated while writing 4 / 27 . {/slide} {slide=24)What is the significance of basepath that is specified at the point of application  } development? A:      the base path in env file helps the oracle apps to search the form.5. assign the executable to the concurrent program in navigation : concurrent>program>define 4.reports or program at an appropriate place.0formsus reportsus log out {/slide} {slide=27)What files are stored by the bin subdirectory of a module?} A:      .dll  file {/slide} {slide=28)Can you register SQL * LOADER programs with AOL?} A:     yes.sh and .

A request set is a collection of reports and/or  programs that are grouped together. {/slide} {slide=34)  Can a concurrent manager execute multiple requests at a time?} A:     yes. {/slide} {slide=35)What is a request group?} A:      It is a collection of concurrent program .reports. stages.fmb {/slide} {slide=39)       What are the object groups that are used by Template.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners Pl/sql } programs? A:      errorbuf   and retcode. sets.fmx?} A:      STANDARD_PC_AND_VA STANDARD_TOOLBARS STANDARD_CALENDER STANDARD_FOLDER QUERY_FIND {/slide} {slide=40)       What is the name of standard menu used by oracle applications forms design?} 5 / 27 . You can thus submit the reports  and/or programs in a request set all at once using a single transaction.fmb Appstand. {/slide} {slide=37)       What is the full form of SRS?} A:      Standard Request Submission {/slide} {slide=38)       Which files are mandatory for a form development process?} A:     template.application. {/slide} {slide=31)Can you register out parameters also for a plsql concurrent program?} A:      In pl/sql concurrent program we should define only IN parameter {/slide} {slide=32)What is program incompatibility rules?} A:      program incompatibility rules is enforced by comparing program definitions for Requested programs with those programs already running in an Oracle username designated as a logical database. {/slide} {slide=36)What is a request set?} A:      Request sets allow you to submit several requests together using multiple execution paths. {/slide} {slide=33)  What is a concurrent manager?} A:     concurrent manager A process manager on the Applications database server that coordinates the concurrent processes  generated by users’ concurrent requests.

We substitute the values  from oracle apps value set to the report. colors . {/slide} {slide=42)       What is the purpose of fnd_function. the keyword or parameter appears here. {/slide} {slide=49)       What are the different validation types of a value set?} Ans      There are 8 validation type of value set: Independent Dependant 6 / 27 . Whereas property class assignment cannot be changed programmatically. wrap style.  alphanumeric option. {/slide} {slide=48)       What is a value set?} Ans     value set  A group of values and related attributes you assign to an account segment or to a descriptive flexfield segment.env {/slide} {slide=46)       What is a token?} A:     For a parameter in an Oracle Reports program. Whereas property Class can contain these properties along with the another properties like enable.prod.  Values in each value set have the same maximum length.fmb form?} A:     Appcore Appdaypk Fndsqf Appfldr Custom Global {/slide} {slide=44)       What is the significance of AU directory?} A:     Application Utility directory has all the . validation type. {/slide} {slide=45)       What is the name of the environment file that has to be updated in application   } development process? A:     Vis.mmx {/slide} {slide=41)       What is the difference between a property class and visual attribute?} A:     Named visual attribute are the font . We can change the appearance of object at runtime by changing the named visual attribute programmatically.env. {/slide} {slide=43)       Can you list 4 important attached libraries for the template.fmx files used in Oracle                  Application. {/slide} {slide=47)       Can you define token for pl/sql concurrent programs?} A:     Yes .visible.Test ?} A:     This function is used check the registry of the form function.fmb files of the . and pattern attributes.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners A:      fndmenu. in parameter form of the registration of the concurrent program. and so on.

{/slide} {tab=Expert} {slide=1.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners Table None Pair Special Translatable Independent Translatable Dependant {/slide} {slide=50)       Can a concurrent program be scheduled to run at specific times during a day?} Ans>      Yes. RFQ b. Quotation c. Standard PO d. PO_LINES_ALL 3. PO_HEADERS_ALL 2. Planned PO e. 1. Contracts Important data that are populated in this table are · Buyer Information 7 / 27 . We require one row for each document we create. Blanket PO f. Six types of documents that use PO_HEADERS_ALL are a. PO_LINE_LOCATIONS_ALL 4.What are the main tables associated with Purchase Order?} There are four main tables associated with Purchase Order. It contains the Header information for the Purchasing documents. PO_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL 1.

It stores information about each PO lines.M f.O. PO_RELEASE_ID column identifies this release Ø We enter distribution information in distribution window accessible through PO window 8 / 27 . PRICE e.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners · Supplier Information · Brief Notes · Terms and Conditions · Status of the document PO number is Segment1 of PO_HEADERS_ALL Important columns: PO_HEADER_ID 1. Each row includes a. It contains the information about PO shipment schedules and Blanket Agreement Price Breaks. QUANTITY 2. U. LINE NUMBER b. We need one row for each line we attach to a document. We need one row for each schedule or price break we attach to a document Each row includes · Destination Type · Requestor Id · Quantity Ordered and Delivered to Destination Ø If the distribution corresponds to a Blanket PO release. ITEM NUMBER c. UNIT d.

FREEZE PO_LINE_ID CATEGORY_ID 9 / 27 . OPEN 2. HOLD 5. CLOSED 3. PO_LINE_LOCATIONS_ALL IMPORTANT COLUMNS OF PURCHASING TABLES PO_HEADERS_ALL PO_LINES_ALL PO_LINE_LOCATIONS_ALL PO_HEADER_ID SEGMENT1 VENDOR_ID VENDOR_SITE_ID SHIP_TO_LOCATION_ID CURRENCY_CODE CLOSED CODE 1. PO_HEADERS_ALL 2. FINALLY CLOSED 4.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners ­CLOSING THE PURCHASE ORDER The CLOSED_CODE column exists in the following three tables 1. PO_LINES_ALL 3.

IMMEDIATE 3. OPEN 2. ONLINE 2. CLOSED FOR INVOICE 3.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners ITEM_ID PO_HEADER_ID QUANTITY CLOSED_CODE 1. BATCH 10 / 27 . CLOSED FOR RECEIVING 4. FINALLY CLOSED {/slide} {slide=2.What are the different Purchasing modes in Receiving?} There are three modes 1. CLOSED LINE_LOCATION_ID SHIP­_TO_LOCATION_ID PO_HEADER_ID PO_LINE_ID QUANTITY_RECEIVED QUANTITY_ACCEPTED QUANTITY_REJECTED CLOSED_CODE 1. OPEN 2.

ONLINE: Receipts are processed Online. which tables are UPDATED? Ø RCV_SHIPMENT_HEADERS: It contains SUPPLIER shipment header data like Shipment Date.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners 1. but no errors are shown. If there are any errors.What are the different types of Receiving Routing?} Ø Standard Receipt Ø Inspection Required Ø Direct Delivery Note: The Receipt form is used as Receiving materials against PO on Ordered receipts. Errors are recorded in REC_TRANSACTION_INTERFACE table.What are the major transactions in RECEIVING?} Ø Purchase Order Receipts Ø Internal Requisition Receipts Ø Inventory Inter-Org Transfer Receipts Ø Customer Return Receipts {/slide} {slide=4. BATCH: Receipts are processed in batch. Internal 11 / 27 . IMMEDIATE: Receipts are processed immediately. Supplier Name Ø RCV_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE: It contains RECEIVED data like Item Name. it requires Receiving Transaction Processor to be run periodically. and Receiving location Ø RCV_SHIPMENT_LINES Ø MTL_MATERIAL_TRANSACTIONS_TEMP Ø PO_LINE_LOCATIONS_ALL Ø PO_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL {/slide} {slide=3. and don’t let you IGNORE and PROCEED. Note: In all the above two cases. Quantity. Errors are recorded in REC_TRANSACTION_INTERFACE table. but no errors are shown. 2. they are shown on the FORM itself. When you SAVE a Received Data in FORM. 3.

the system does a direct delivery into Sub-Inventory and if the value is RECEIVED. Ø In ROI. Inventory Inter-Org Transport and Customer Reports. RCV_TRANSACTION_INTERFACE Note: Transactions in ROI Receipts can be done by Direct Delivery or by two steps namely RECEIVED and DELIVER. the table which are updated are 1.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners Requisitions. RECEIVING OPEN INTERFACE Ø ROI is a gateway to IMPORT data from Oracle as well as Non-Oracle applications. the system only receives the material and the delivery is done by the Receiving Transaction Form. This can be determined through AUTO_TRANSACT_CODE_FLAG. If the value is DELIVERED. Ø The Receipts done through ROI should be processed in Batch mode only. RCV_HEADER_INTERFACE 2. IMPORTANT COLUMNS OF RECEIVING TABLES RCV_HEADERS_INTERFACE RCV_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE RCV_SHIPMENT_HEADERS Ø HEADER_INTERFACE_ID Ø GROUP_ID Ø RECEIPT_SOURCE_CODE Ø PROCESSING_STATUS_CODE Ø TRANSACTION_TYPE Ø ASN_TYPE 12 / 27 .

WIP. Normally Purchase requisitions are raised by employees or departments.What do you mean by PO requisition?}     PO requisition is a request to purchase materials for individual requirements. {/slide} {slide=5. OM etc TABLES USED WITH REQUISITIONS 13 / 27 .Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners Ø INTERFACE_TRANSACTION_ID Ø GROUP_ID Ø PROCESSING_STATUS_CODE Ø TRANSACTION_STATUS_CODE Ø PROCESSING_MODE_CODE Ø HEADER-INTERFACE_ID Ø ASN_STATUS Ø ASN_TYPE Ø EDI_CONTROL_NUM NON-SUPPORTED FEATURES OF ROI Ø Transactions with LOT controls Ø Transactions with SERIAL controls Ø Internal Transfer & Sales order Ø Un-Ordered Receipts Through which you will be able to see ERROR reports in ROI? Receiving Interface Errors Report Data can be loaded into ROI either through flat files or direct SELECT statement. You can see details of errors from PO_INTERFACE_ERRORS table by joining with RCV_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE table using Interface_id. It can be manually created or imported from other system like Inventory.     Requisitions need approvals. MRP.

REQUISITIONS IMPORT PROGRAM (RIP) 14 / 27 . major tables updated are     PO_REQUISITION_HEADER     PO_APPROVAL_LIST_HEADERS     PO_DOCUMENT_TYPES CLOSING STATUS OF REQUISITION     CANCEL     FINALLY CLOSED {/slide} {slide=6. the above three tables are populated. while if you APPROVE a requisition.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners PO_REQUISITIONS_HEADERS_ALL PO_REQUISITIONS_LINES_ALL PO_REQ_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL The description is the same as PO OTHER IMPORTANT TABLES USED WITH REQUISITIONS     PO_VENDORS     PO_LOOKUP_CODES     PO_VENDOR_SITES_ALL     PO_AGENTS     PO_DOCUMENT_TYPES_ALL_B     PO_RESCHEDULE_INTERFACE     MTL_SUPPLY IMPORTANT FIELDS OF REQUISITION     REQUISITION_TYPE     PREPARE     TOTAL_CURRENCY     LINE_TYPE     CATEGORY     SOURCE DESTINATION TYPE AND ORGANIZATION ACTIONS PERFORMED WITH REQUISITION     SAVE     APPROVE If you SAVE requisition.What do you mean by Auto Create?} Auto Create is a standard functionality provided by Oracle to create PO directly from Requisitions.

    REQUISITION IMPORT RUN REPORT We are able to view number of requisitions created and number of records in error from this report. It then groups these lines on Requisitions according to parameters defined. IMPORTANT TABLES     PO_REQUISITION_INTERFACE_ALL     PO_REQ_DIST_INTERFACE_ALL     PO_INTERFACE_ERRORS IMPORTANT PARAMETERS OF REQUISITION IMPORT PROCESS a.     Use allocation percentage and ranking for multiple sources. to import the records from the interface table as requisition in Oracle Processing.     Data is first loaded in PO_REQUISITION_ALL table.     RIP creates a requisition line and one or more requisition distribution for each row it finds in the interface table.    Group By d.What do we mean by Sourcing Rule?}     It defines Inventory Replenishment method for either a Single Organization or for all Organizations. {/slide} {slide=8.    Import Source b. Distributors and manufacturers. the actual movement is an issue (not physical transfer) from one Sub-Inventory to another Sub-Inventory.     Sourcing rule is used to specify preferred Suppliers.What is the difference between Sub-Inventory transfer and Move Order?} In Sub-Inventory transfer. b. the material is directly transferred but Move Orders require a 15 / 27 .Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners     It is a concurrent program. INVENTORY MOVE ORDER     It is a request for Sub-Inventory Transferor account issue.    REQUISITION IMPORT EXCEPTIONS REPORT We can see all rows that fail validation from this report {/slide} {slide=7. The RIP can then be run.    Import Batch Id c. which is used to import requisition from Oracle or Non-Oracle system.     When using an account transfer.    Initiate Approval after Import REPORTS ASSOCIATED WITH REQUISITIONS IMPORT PROCESS a. INTERNAL REQUISITIONS     It is used to obtain materials within the same Organization or different Organization but within the same set of books.

    Pick Wave Move Order 1.    Report and Review Movement Statistics e.What are the different steps in Movement Statistics?} a.    Transfer Items directly between Organizations 16 / 27 .    Replenishment Move Order: These Move Order are generated by Kanban cards.    Replenishment Move Order 3. In this case. the Min-Max or Replenishment Count Report automatically generates a Move Order.    A transaction changes the QUANTITY. How many types of Move Orders are there? Describe.    Freeze Movement Statistics OVERVIEW OF INVENTORY TRANSACTIONS a.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners REQUEST and an APPROVAL. {/slide} {slide=9. where the item replacement source is another Sub-Inventory. the requisition becomes a Move Order immediately. WITHIN or OUT OF Inventory b. LOCATION or COST of an Item c. which you define as a Sub-Inventory in Oracle Inventory. There are 3 (three) types of Move Orders 1. You can generate request for Sub-Inventory transfer or account transfers. 2.    Move Order Requisition: The requisition is a manually generated request for a move order. Replenishment Move Order are pre-approved and ready to be transacted. INTO.    Enter Movement Statistics Information c. where the Pull sequence calls for a Sub-Inventory transfer or by Min-Max planned items.    Every material movement has a corresponding set of accounting transactions that Oracle Inventory automatically generates e.    The Pick release process generates Move Orders to bring the material from its Source location in stores to a Staging location.    A transaction is an Item movement.What are different Inventory Transactions?} a.    Oracle Inventory supports a number of pre-defined and User-defined transaction types d.    A transaction type requires transaction source type and transaction action {/slide} {slide=10. The requisition can optionally go through an Oracle Workflow approval process before it becomes a Move Order.    Move Order Requisition 2. If no approval process is used.    Issue Item FROM an Organization into a GL account number c. This transaction is a Sub-Inventory Transfer.    Transfer Items between Sub-Inventories in the same Organization d.    Receive Item INTO an Organization from a GL account number b.    Link Movement Statistics to Invoice d. 3. We must create a move order requisition.    Define Movement Statistics Parameters b.

    Kanban Cards {/slide} {slide=12.    MISCELLANEOUS SUB-INVENTORY TRANSFER For all these transactions.    Order Cost e. when or how much to order based on user defined Min and Max levels 17 / 27 .    Item Demand d.Under what scenario Re-Order Point planning is used?} We can use Re-Order point planning for items that do not need to be controlled very tightly and are not very expensive to carry in Inventory.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners e.    Reservation of Items USE OF MISCELLANEOUS TRANSACTIONS 1. {/slide} {slide=11.What are different Planning Methods?} 1.    MISCELLANEOUS ISSUE 2.    Safety Stock b.    Re-Order point Planning 2. no prior PO or REQUISITION is required.     It requires the following pieces of information a. when On-Hand quantity plus Supply minus Demand is less than Minimum Inventory level.    MISCELLANEOUS RECEIPT 3.MIN-MAX PLANNING}     It is a method of determining.{/slide} {slide=14.    Carrying Cost     We can perform Re-Order Point Planning for the Entire Organization.    Replenishment Lead Time c. The minimum Inventory level is nothing but a Safety Stock [On-Hand quantity] + Supply .When should you Order a material?} We should Order a material. Also we can use Re-Order point planning for items under independent demand     We can specify Re-Order point planning as the Inventory Planning method where we define an Item {/slide} {slide=13.    Sub-Inventory Replenishment Planning 4.Demand < Minimum Inventory level RE-ORDER POINT PLANNING     It is a method of determining the size and timing of item replenishment orders.    Min-Max Planning 3.

    Update cycle count items c. STEPS IN CYCLE COUNTING a.    We can perform cycle count for the entire organization or for a specific Sub-inventory inside that Organization {/slide} {slide=17.    Define cycle count header b. You can perform Physical inventory whenever you choose to verify the accuracy of your system On-Hand quantities This can be done for the entire Organization or for a specific Sub-Inventory{/slide} {slide=19.ABC Analysis}     It is a method of determining relative value of items in an Inventory     ABC analysis involves ranking of items according to a criteria and then grouping them into classes     ABC refers to the ranking you assign to the items as a result of this analysis like items with ranking ‘A’ are more valuable than the ‘B’ items and so on.PHYSICAL INVENTORY} Physical Inventory is a periodic reconciliation of system On-Hand balances with Physical counts in Inventory. STEPS IN PHYSICAL INVENTORY 18 / 27 .    Generate count request e.Cycle Counting} It is a periodic counting of individual items throughout the year.    Enter cycle count f. Oracle can automatically generate tag numbers that we can use to enter Physical inventory counts.{/slide} {slide=18. High value items are counted more frequently than the low value items Initialization is a process of identifying the items in cycle count.    To reconcile system On-Hand balances with actual counts in Inventory b.    Approve cycle counts{/slide} {slide=16.PHYSICAL INVENTORY TAG} A tag is a tool for recording the On-Hand quantities of a specific item at a particular location.USE OF CYCLE COUNT IN ORACLE INVENTORY} a. {/slide} {slide=15. Usually a tag is a slip of paper posted on the items location.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners     We can perform Min-Max planning either at Organization level or Sub-Inventory level     MIN-MAX report is run to execute this planning.    Schedule items to count d.    Maintain control over higher value items c.

    Take snap-shots of On-Hand quantities c. accounting calendar and functional currency can be accounted for the same set of books     One set of books can contain one or more legal entities Legal Entities     It is a company for which by law you must prepare fiscal or tax report including a balance sheet and a Profit and Loss report     Legal entities comprise of one or more Operating Units Operating Units     Operating unit represents buying or selling units within an Organization Inventory Organization     It is a unit that has Inventory Transaction and Balances and possibly Manufactures and Distributes products {/slide} {slide=21. 19 / 27 .What are the basic things that you should consider when you plan your Enterprise Structure?} a. a calendar and functional currencies     Legal Entities that share the chart of accounts.    Enter Counts f.    Generate Tags d.    Purge Physical inventory {/slide} {slide=20.    Movement between Sites In-transit inventory can be used for Inter Organization transfers e.    Item Costs Inventory keeps one cost per item per Inventory Organization d.    Run Adjustment program i.    Count Items e.    Set of Books You can tie a Set of Books to each Inventory Organization b.ORACLE ORGANIZATION} Set of Books -> Legal Entities -> Operating Units ->Inventory Organizations Set of Books     It is composed of a chart of accounts.    Costing Methods You can choose standard or average costing methods only at Organization level c.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners a.    Approve Counts h.    Void Tags g.    Define your Physical Inventory b.    Planning methods     Re-Order point planning can be performed only at Organization level     Min-Max planning can be performed both at Organization and Sub-Inventory     Replenishment counting can be performed only at Sub-Inventory level.

You can stock the item in Inventory     TRANSACTABLE: You can transact the Item in Inventory.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners f. MASTER level control means an Item has Identical Attributes in all Organization that use it. OM.    Copy Items 20 / 27 . ounce.ITEM STATUSES AND ATTRIBUTES} Status attributes or Item attributes enable key functionality for each item An item status is defined by selecting the value check boxes for the status attributes Both Status attributes and item attributes can be controlled at the Item level and Organizational level ITEM STATUS ATTRIBUTES     STOCKABLE: The functional area is Oracle Inventory. ORGANIZATIONAL level control means an attribute that you maintain at Organizational level may have different values for an Item for different Organizations. Purchasing and WIP.    Copy Template 2. For example Weight can be a UOM class with UOM such as gram. kilogram etc UOM conversion     It is a mathematical relationship between two different Units of Measure Organization Calendar is also known as Working Day Calendar {/slide} {slide=22. STEPS IN DEFINING ITEMS 1.    Forecasting Inventory forecast item use at Organization level only g. pound. Cycle count and ABC classification can be performed both at Organization and Sub-Inventory level Unit of Measurement (UOM)     It is a term that must be used along with a numeric value to specify the quantity of an item UOM class     This is a group of unit of measure with similar characteristics.    Accuracy analysis Physical Inventory.     PURCHASEABLE: You can place an Item on PO     BUILD IN WIP: You can manufacture the Item     CUSTOMER ORDERS ENABLED: You can sell these Items     INTERNAL ORDERS ENABLED: You can create an Internal Sales Order for the Item     BOM ALLOWED: You can create a Bill of Material for this Item     INVOICE ENABLED: You can create an Invoice for this Item Status Attribute can have MASTER LEVEL control or ORGANIZATIONAL LEVEL control.

DELETION CONSTRAINT} These are specific business rules and custom checks to be done before Oracle Inventory allows deletion to be done CATEGORY & CATEGORY SETS     Categories are logical grouping of items of similar characteristics     A category set is a distinct category grouping scheme & consists of categories Normally categories are used to group inventory items You can also perform Min-Max or Re-Order point planning for a particular category of items {/slide} {slide=25. MTL_UNIT_OF_MEASURE 21 / 27 .What are the different kinds of relationships that you can define for an Item?} 1.    Manufacturer Part Number 5. Org Code.    Enable in Child Organization 5.What are the different Inventory Controls available in Oracle?} a.    Define Item Cost {/slide} {slide=23.    LOT CONTROL d.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners 3.    Enter Attribute Values 4. {/slide} {slide=24.    Customer Item Numbers Note: Items are always defined in the Master Organization and then enabled in as many child organizations as you want.    REVISION CONTROL c.    Item Cross-Reference 2.    Substitute Items 3.    SERIAL NUMBER CONTROL MAIN TABLES USED FOR ITEMS MTL_SYSTEM_ITEM_B     Columns which end with ‘_ID’ is a number for Identification     Columns which end with ‘_CODE’ contains meaningful information In MSIB Inventory_Item_Id column contains Item_Id and Segment1 contains Item name MTL_PARAMETERS is the Organization table (Org Name. etc) For UOM.    Update Organization level attributes 6.    Related Items 4.    LOCATOR CONTROL b.

{/slide} {slide=27. It includes getting the material back from 22 / 27 . OM handles packing and shipping to that site     The Item is delivered     OM handles the accounting for the release from the Inventory and Purchasing handles the accounting for the issue to the requisitioner.RETURN MATERIAL AUTHORIZATION} The RMI flow basically reverses the Order Process.INTERNAL SALES ORDER} Internal Sales Order originates as requisitions in Oracle Purchasing.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners ORG_ID is the Operating unit id whereas ORGANIZATION_ID is the Inventory Organization Id MTL_ITEM_CATEGORIES_B for Item Categories MTL_CATEGORY_SETS is for category sets IMPORTANT TABLES FOR PHYSICAL INVENTORY     MTL_PHYSICAL INVENTORIES     MTL_PHYSICAL_INVENTORY_TAGS     MTL_PHYSICAL_ADJUSTMENTS IMPORTANT TABLES FOR ITEM RESERVATION     MTL_RESERVATIONS     MTL_RESERVATIONS_INTERFACE TABLE FOR MATERIAL TRANSACTION     MTL_MATERIAL_TRANSACTIONS TABLE FOR ITEM CROSS-REFERENCES     MTL_CROSS_REFERENCES TABLE FOR ITEM COST     CST_ITEM_COST     CST_ITEM_COST_DETAILS     CST_ITEM_COST_INTERFACE TABLE FOR ITEM INTERFACE     MTL_SYSTEM_ITEMS_INTERFACE     MTL_SYSTEM_ERRORS {/slide} {slide=26. The process for Internal Orders is as follows     An Employee enters a Requisition for an Item     The Requisition is sent for approval     The Purchasing System issues an Internal Sales Order to OM     Order management imports Internal Sales Order through Order Import Process     OM creates a Pick release when the item is available in the warehouse     If the requisitioner is at another location.

It can be very sophisticated. 23 / 27 . non iteractive tasks without tying up your terminal. Oracle Application comes with a predefined managers including 1.    Internal Concurrent Manager ( ICM ) 2.    Conflict Resolution Manager (CRM) and 4.    Transaction Manager (TM) Internal Concurrent Manager controls all the other concurrent managers that are operating system process that poll for requests. {/slide} {slide=30. data dependent programs simultaneously in the background. {/slide} {slide=28.What is a concurrent program?} A concurrent program is an instance of an execution file along with parameter definations and incompatibilities. Oracle OM facilitates a link back to the original order through a reference source field on the return form that ties to a sales order. The main function of concurrent managers is to regulate and control process requests based upon a set of rules.What is Value set?} A value set is a set of values. There is also a corresponding return to a customer transaction for getting the needed repair or replacement back to the customer. Once the link is established all the relevant information from the Original Order will be defaulted to the RMI. putting it back into the stock and issuing the credit.    Standard Manager 3. It is a technique used to execute non interactive. which restricts the valid values that can be entered.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners the customer. OR These are controllers of background processing for Oracle Applications.What is concurrent manager?} Concurrent Managers are components of concurrent processing that monitor and run time consuming. incorporating SQL querying from several tables and able to populate the database with one column. Returned receipts are handled by Inventory Note: Returns are processed through Receiving forms. {/slide} {slide=29. Note: Setup and Testing have to ensure that RMI items are not taken as regular items. The value set can be either numeric and alphanumeric.

What is the difference between Compile and Incremental Compile?} In compile all the PL/SQL within the reports are compiled but in incremental compile only the changed PL/SQL  units are compiled.    Report File not Found        : When the rdf is not uploaded in proper directory 3.PICK_CONFIRM Move Order or Sales Order confirm     INV_RESERVATION_PUB.API’s of Move Order}     INV_MOVE_PUB.Types of Errors in Reports} Some of the errors are defined below 1.{/slide} {slide=31. MD 50: Technical Document This is done after the receipt of the MD 70 document. we should do the full compilation and not the Incremental compile.    Width or margin is zero        : When the repeating frame are not within proper frames 4. It contains all the technical know how as to where the data should be inserted or should be retrieved from and the logic and also the no and name of packages that will be used.    Not in proper group        : When the repeating frame is not reffered to proper group {/slide} {slide=33.CREATE_RESERVATION 24 / 27 .PROCESS_MOVE_ORDER Used for move order creation     INV_REPLENISH_DETAIL_PUB. and is provided by the Functional Personnel. 2. {/slide} {slide=34.LINE_DETAILS_PUB Move Order Allocation     INV_PICK_WAVE_PICK_CONFIRM_PUB.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners We can also create concurrent managers to handle particular types of results or programs and specialize them for our business requirement.What do you mean by document number?} There are two types of documents. The manager that takes care of conflicts in concurrent Processing is Conflict Internal Manager. When compiling the report for the first time.    There Exists uncompiled unit    : When the report is not compiled before loading in the Oracle Applications. {/slide} {slide=32. MD 70: Functional Document This is provided by the customer.

QUERY_RESERVATION {/slide} {slide=35. printer..")... file.What are lexical Parameters?} Lexical Parameters enable you to link your report to any other Oracle product.. DESTYPE Is the type of device to which to send the report output (screen.").OPTIMIZER} The Oracle optimizer has two primary modes of operation 1. THOUSANDS Is the symbol for the thousand's indicator (e..g.    Cost Based (CHOOSE) 2. you can use the run product method and pass to it a parameter list.g. DESNAME DESTYPE DESFORMAT COPIES {/slide} {slide=37.g. PRINTJOB Is whether the Print Job dialog box should appear before the report is run. that has a parameter referring to a lexical parameter used in the report.g.    Rule Based (RULE){/slide} 25 / 27 . landscape mode for a printer). mail userid). "$"). to create PDF or HTML output). CURRENCY Is the symbol for the currency indicator (e. ". ".Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners Reservation Creation     INV_RESERVATION_PUB.System Parameters Used in Reports} BACKGROUND Is whether the report should run in the foreground or the background. DECIMAL Is the symbol for the decimal indicator (e. This parameter is used when running a report in a character-mode environment. DESNAME Is the name of the output device (e. or screen using PostScript format). default). For example: When you are calling a report from a certain form. the file name. DESFORMAT Is the definition of the output device's format (e. MODE Is whether the report should run in character mode or bitmap. COPIES Is the number of report copies that should be made when the report is printed. portrait.g.g. and when sending a bitmap report to a file (e. ORIENTATION Is the print direction for the report (landscape. {/slide} {slide=36. printer's name. mail.

Constraint BORROWER_PK primary key (Name) ).    Nested Tables 2. Step 2: Create table BORROWER ( Name varchar2(25).Cursor Attributes} FOUND NOTFOUND ISOPEN ROWCOUNT {/slide} {slide=39. A view contains no data of its own.What are the PL/SQL data types?} 1.What is Varying array (varray) ?} A varying array allows you to store repeating attributes of a record in a single row. Step 1: Create or Replace TYPE TOOLS_VA as VARRAY(5) of varchar2(2).What are collectors?} Collectors are used to accurately represent relationships between datatypes in your database objects.Give one report customization that can be done. Tools TOOLS_VA.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners {slide=38.    LOB types {/slide} {slide=41.} 26 / 27 .How do you compile Procedures and Packages?} ALTER <proc/package>  <name>COMPILE.    Composite types 3.{/slide} {slide=42. {/slide} {slide=44. {/slide} {slide=40. potentially saving storage space. Collectors such as varray allow you to repeat only those column values that change. There are two types of collectors 1. Process: First create a TYPE of VARRAY and then define in the table.    Scalar types 2.What are views?} Views are database objects whose contents are derived from another table.    Varying Arrays {/slide} {slide=43.

{/slide} {/tabs} 27 / 27 . So the rules to change legacy values to valid Oracle Apps values is called mapping rule.Oracle Apps Essentials for Beginners On hand report customization There was no item locator and I had to add it Item Quantities On hand balances Item Locator {/slide} {slide=45.Difference between Org_Id and Organization_Id?} Org_Id : Operating Unit Id Organization_Id : Inventory organization Id {/slide} {slide=46.Mapping Rule} It is not necessary that values available in legacy system will be valid values in Oracle Apps.

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