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“Design Console Access” – A good example of researching

Somebody asked me a questions about the checkbox “Design Console Access” in user creation task in Fusion Application. (In Oracle Identity Manager, OIM). Frankly, I don’t know it either. It sounds too technical. I search it today and found it as a good example of researching.

Firstly, I searched it in google. But it is too difficult to find a quick and good information to locate the answer.

Then, I search it in Oracle Help, a new repository of Oracle documentation. It is enhanced in cloud time!  http://docs.oracle.com/en/

http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17904_01/doc.1111/e14316/usr_mangmnt.htm#OMUSG499
In this page, I searched “Design Console Access” and find the direct answer of “Design Console Access”.

Design Console Access: The user of OIM User type. It can have one of the two possible values, End-User and End-User Administrator. The OIM User type tells whether or not the user can log in to Oracle Identity Manager Design Console. If the “Design Console Access” check box is selected, the user type will be “End-User Administrator” and the user will have access to design console.

But, it is not enough. What is design console? Then, I search the “design console” in the same page. There’s no explanation for “design console”, but there’s some example mentioned it. For example,

Tip:

If the user forgets the password and tries to retrieve it, then the challenge questions are prompted to the user. The user must enter the same answers provided while creating a password. You can configure the challenge questions for the users by using Oracle Identity Manager Design Console.

To configure challenge questions for the user:

  1. Login to Oracle Identity Manager Design Console.

  2. Navigate to Administration, Lookup Definition.

  3. Search for the Lookup for challenge questions, that is, lookup Code = Lookup.WebClient.Questions.

  4. In the Lookup Code Information tab, add questions by entering the appropriate values in the Code Key and Decode fields.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Add this key to the custom resource bundle.

For more information about the Lookup Definition form, see Section 10.3, “Lookup Definition Form” in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer’s Guide for Oracle Identity Manager.

Great! It seems that design console sounds like a development tool.  Then, I go to Oracle Fusion Middleware Developer’s Guide for Oracle Identity Manager and search the design console. In the first chapter of developer guide is “Overview of design console” http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E17904_01/doc.1111/e14309/dcintro.htm#OMDEV185

Design console is a development client tool for OIM.

You can use the Design Console to configure system settings that control the systemwide behavior of Oracle Identity Manager and affect its users. The Design Console allows you to perform user management, resource management, process management, and other administration and development tasks.

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Fusion Application Differentiators

Simplify –

  • Simplified and modernized user interface with Web 2.0.
  • Role-based dashboard brings all relevant information to you in a single place and inform you what’s important
  • Direct self-service access to financial reports
  • Simplified information access.

Standardize –

  • 100% open, standard-based applications and middleware allow you to easily extend existing business process
  • Standardized UI treatment such as collaboration, excel and embedded business intelligence
  • Decision support embedded directly within the context of a transaction for timely, consistent decisions

Centralized –

  • Access to all information on the base of your role
  • Common setup data may be secured and shared across entities by reference set id
  • Centralized business functions like TCA, SLA, tax, etc.

Automate –

  • Automatically present user with all pending tasks, completed tasks, estimated tasks in dashboard
  • With self-monitoring accounts, your accounting system becomes intelligent and alters you to anomalies requiring actions
  • Imaging integration and character recognition capabilities to make invoice entry faster and reduce errors
  • Auto match receipt with your transactions;
  • Extended Excel import features.

Explanation of “JP-250DB 10” Depreciation Method in Oracle Formula Setup

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Why Oracle design the formula like this? It looks far different than the requirement description.(See extracted requirement in below passage)

For formula itself, it can be explained easily. 

Guarantee depreciation amount can be calculated as “Cost * Guarantee Rate”

Depreciation Rate before switching can be calculated as “Begin NBV*Original Rate”

Depreciation Rate after switching can be calculated as “NBV when switching*Revised Rate”

The formula can be explained easily as “When depreciation amount less than guarantee amount, we will switch the rate from original rate to revised rate.” And due to “Dual Rate Evaluation” depreciation basis rule, the depreciation basis is changed from NBV of each begin of fiscal year to the NBV of the asset as at the date of the switch from Original rate to the Revised rate. It means after switching rate to revised rate, it is straight line depreciation on the base of the NBV of the asset as at the date of the switch from Original rate to the Revised rate.

The formula is explained, but the formula looks far away from requirement description! Why? And how the figure of revised rate and guarantee rate get from? Is it given by government? NO! It is introduced to design formula. The requirement has not any place mentioned these kind of rate.

Requirement

The Old Declining Balance Method is calculated by multiplying the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by a predetermined depreciation rate. The New Declining Balance Method will be calculated by multiplying the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the depreciation rate, which is 2.5 times the depreciation rate under the straight line method. If the amount calculated using the New Declining Balance Method is less than the “amount calculated by dividing the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the remaining years (useful life less the elapsed year)”, then the calculation method will be changed from the declining balance method to the straight line method when calculating the depreciation limit.

It is decided on a fiscal year basis whether the “amount calculated by multiplying the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the depreciation rate which is 2.5 times the depreciation rate under the straight line method” is lower than the “amount calculated by dividing the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the remaining years”. A change of method from the declining balance method to the straight line method in the middle of a fiscal year is not permitted.

Let’s have a look at how revised rate and guarantee rate is gotten.

From requirement description,

Assuming asset cost = a, depreciation year = b, original rate=x, so, there’s a relationship b=1/x*2.5

So, by original rate declining balance deprecation in the first years,

Year

Depreciation Value

NBV

1

xa

(1-x)a

2

x(1-x)a

(1-x)2a

3

X(1-x)2a

(1-x)3a

n

X(1-x)n-1a

(1-x)na

Against the requirement, If the amount calculated using the New Declining Balance Method is less than the “amount calculated by dividing the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the remaining years (useful life less the elapsed year)”, then the calculation method will be changed from the declining balance method to the straight line method when calculating the depreciation limit.,

We can get a inequation as below, assuming n is the switching year

x(1-x)n-1a<(1-x)n-1/(b-(n-1))a                     (b=1/x*2.5)

On the base of total deprecation year, we can get the switch year.

For example, b=10, x=0.25 in above screendump,

Finally, we can get n>7 from above inequation. So, at the eighth year, we need to switch from the declining balance method to the straight line method when calculating the depreciation limit.

On the base of n=8, we can calculate so-called guarantee rate to help design the formula.

Guarantee Rate = right of inequation = (1-x)n-1/(b-(n-1)) = 0.757/3 = 0.0445!

Revised Rate = 1/(b-(n-1))=1/3=0.33

 

As similar as above you can calculate the guarantee rate and revised rate for depreciation year 5, 10, 20 or others.

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For this case, switching year n can be calculated as 14 by inequation.

Guarantee Rate = 0.875^13/7=0..252

Revised Rate = 1/7=0.143

Can you understand it now? Is it interesting? And who designed this formula?Smile

2007 Japan Tax Reforms–Depreciation Method Changes

1. Outline on Revision of the Depreciation Method

(1) With regard to depreciable assets acquired on or after April 1, 2007, the concept of residual value will be abolished such that after the useful life has expired, depreciable assets can be depreciated until their book value is JPY 1.

(2) An accelerated depreciation rule, the so called “250% declining balance method” is introduced (for details, please refer to 2.(2) below).

(3) With regard to depreciable assets acquired on or before March 31, 2007, the residual value of 5% can be depreciable using a straight line method over 5 years starting from the next fiscal year following the fiscal year in which the available limit for depreciation applied to the assets (being 95% of the acquisition cost) is depreciated (“5 Years Average Depreciation”).

(4) The valuation method is maintained with regard to depreciable assets for fixed asset tax purposes.

2. Calculation Method and Example

The calculation method of the depreciation limit for corporation tax purposes has been amended as described below by the 2007 tax reform. We set out the calculation method under the 2007 tax reform and also the depreciation limit and residual book value which have been computed under the straight line method prior to the tax reform (“Old Straight Line Method”), the declining balance method prior to tax reform (“Old Declining Balance Method”), the straight line method after the tax reform (“New Straight Line Method”) and the declining balance method after the tax reform (“New Declining Balance Method”).

(1) Straight Line Method

The Old Straight Line Method is calculated by taking the acquisition price of an asset less its residual value (10% of the acquisition price) and multiplied by the depreciation rate. The New Straight Line Method will be calculated by multiplying the acquisition price by the depreciation rate, now that the residual value has been abolished.

(2) Declining Balance Method

The Old Declining Balance Method is calculated by multiplying the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by a predetermined depreciation rate. The New Declining Balance Method will be calculated by multiplying the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the depreciation rate, which is 2.5 times the depreciation rate under the straight line method. If the amount calculated using the New Declining Balance Method is less than the “amount calculated by dividing the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the remaining years (useful life less the elapsed year)”, then the calculation method will be changed from the declining balance method to the straight line method when calculating the depreciation limit.

It is decided on a fiscal year basis whether the “amount calculated by multiplying the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the depreciation rate which is 2.5 times the depreciation rate under the straight line method” is lower than the “amount calculated by dividing the book value as of the beginning of the fiscal year by the remaining years”. A change of method from the declining balance method to the straight line method in the middle of a fiscal year is not permitted.

(3) Example on computation of depreciation limit and residual book value (assuming the acquisition price is JPY 1,000 and useful life is 10 years)

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3. Timing of Application of 5 Years Average Depreciation on the Existing Assets

For depreciable assets acquired on or before March 31, 2007, the residual value of 5% will be depreciable over 5 years starting from the fiscal year after the fiscal year in which the available limit for depreciation (95% of the acquisition cost) is depreciated. The decision whether the available limit has been depreciated will be made on a fiscal year basis. Therefore, 5 Years average depreciation will apply from the next fiscal year when the available limit is depreciated.

 

Mapping to above requirement changes, we developed the Japanese 250% Declining Balance Depreciation Method and Japanese Straight Line Extension Depreciation Method and their corresponding matched functions like what-if analysis etc. in Oracle E-Business Suite and will migrate to Fusion Application.

How to debug accounting issues in EBS and Fusion Application?

Oracle ERP applications, EBS and Fusion application, use subledger accounting architecture to create accounting for transactions and accounting events.

When you create accounting online from AP invoice, AR invoice, payment, receipt, etc., you may meet some problems that the accounting entries(subledger journals) are not able to created. It suggests you run create accounting concurrent program and see detailed errors. Generally, this is because some validations are not passed or some cross-application problems. For example, AP prepayment application for multiple times, etc.

At this moment, you should run the program and read the output file and log file to locate the problem. And you may need to validate the AAD (Application accounting definition) for your application and resolve the problems indicate in output file. Generally the problem can be resolved.

To validate ADD, you need to go to subledger accounting setup->subledger accounting setup->accounting methods builder->method and definitions->application accounting definition to validate your ADD by event class or run a concurrent program called “Validate Application Accounting Definitions” and select ledger and application in parameter.

To resolve other errors indicate in create accounting output file. It is case by case. For example, below error message

“The subledger journal entry does not balance by balancing segment and there is no Intracompany Balancing Rule defined for the ledger Vision India Operations, source Payables and journal category Purchase Invoices. The ledger option Intracompany Balancing is enabled, but no balancing rules are defined for the ledger. Please update the journal entry setups for the application accounting definition so that the journal entry balances by balancing segment, or define a cross-entity balancing rule for the ledger.”

It means the accounting entries generated for the transaction are not balanced. It means, in AP transaction, Dr. side accounting is from distribution line and Cr. Side accounting is from supplier liability account setup. They have different company segment (balance segment), so they are not balanced. You must need to change either distribution balance segment or supplier liability balance segment to make them consistent.

Oracle Taiwan Localizations

Oracle Financials provides standard localization features for Taiwan region,which includes

One function:

  1. Government Uniform Invoice Number Generation (GUI)
    The feature works together with Oracle e-Business Suite to support Taiwanese three kinds of invoict types and its special invoice number generation. The invoice number is predefined by tax authority for the company bi-monthly which has a prefix and changed every two months. 
    The feature uses standard transaction source to fulfill the requirement. User must set up new transaction source when they get the new pre-defined invoice number from tax authority every two months. Which is not very user-friendly.

Nine Reports:

  1. Taiwanese Input VAT Report
    List input VAT entries from Payables. The report can be submit at different levels, legal entity, operating unit, ledger, etc. as well as below reports.
  2. Taiwanese Payables Sales/Purchase Return and Discount Certificate
    This is the purchase return or discount certificate assigned to supplier for evidence of accounitng and audit purpose.
  3. Taiwanese Purchase Return and Discount Report
    List purchase return and discount with tax entry information.
  4. Taiwanese Output VAT Report
    List input VAT entries from Receivables.
  5. Taiwanese Receivables Government Uniform Invoice Report
    This is an internal report to list all GUI invoice in receivable.
  6. Taiwanese Receivables Zero-Rate Tax Report
    List the tax exemption entries informaiton.
  7. Taiwanese Sales Return and Discount Report
    List sales return and discount with tax entry information.
  8. Taiwanese EDI Government Uniform Invoice
    List all GUI invoice from both Payables and Receivables in tax authority required format. The EDI file will upload to tax authority statutorly. 
  9. Taiwanese Pro Forma 401 Report
    This report provides required information to help customer submit statutory 401 Form. 401 form should be tax return report. It is like below
    Taiwan401

 

Create Data Roles for Business Units

This example will show a case where a user creates a Business Unit but no data roles are created so they have to create and assign them manually. The various stages will be broken down into the following headings:

  • Create Basic Business Unit (BU)
  • Check if BU Data Roles have been created
  • Create Data Roles
  • Synchronize Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) with Authorization Policy Manager (APM)
  • Assign Data Roles to Login User
  • Check Access to BU


 
Create Basic Business Unit (BU)

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After picking the ‘Define Business Units’ task list create Business Unit. Then save and close. Note This user has created a new default set called ‘NC_BU110S’. It will hold any new set_id data used by the BU ‘NC BU110’.
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Once the initial BU has been created Business Functions need to be assigned. Assigning functions to a BU should automatically create the related data role. In the above example the user is assigning Receivable functionality to a BU named ‘NC BU110’.


 
Check if BU Data Roles have been created

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Check if the BU is available to pick when configuring the relevant module. In this worked example the user has chosen the receivable functionality. If they cannot pick ‘NC BU110’  when configuring the receivables system options then it’s likely the relevant data role has either not been created or not assigned.
To check if the data role exists log into the Authorization Policy Manager (APM) module. Under the ‘Authorization Management’ tab click on the Search External Roles.
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For the basic BU setup there should be two data roles created under the ‘Financial Application Administrator’ role. One will be for the basic BU access and the other for the BU set_id access. In the above case neither role has been created ‘NC BU100’ BU.
For each functionality there will be additional roles required. An example will be shown in the latter steps of this document.


 
Create Data Roles

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To create a data role the user first needs to search and pick the relevant data role template.
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There are two templates used for the minimum BU usage these are:
FinancialsFunBusinessUnit = used for basic BU setup
FinancialsFunSetIdFinancialsFunSetId = BU SetId usage
In this example as we have assign receivable functionality there should be 2 additional templates which are:
BillingRevMgtandCustPayment = Basic AR setup
FinancialsArSetIdFinancialsArSetId = AR SetId
Once the correct template is shown the user needs to highlight the required template then click on open.
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Once the template has been opened the user can view existing data roles. If they want to create new roles then they need to click on ‘Generate Roles’ as shown above.
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Once the ‘Generate Roles’ has completed the user can click on ‘refresh role’ under ‘valid roles’, In the above example it shows a data role for basic BU usage has been successfully created – ‘FUN_FINANCIAL_APPLICATION_ADMINISTRATOR_JOB_NC BU110’.
When the FinancialsFunSetIdFinancialsFunSetId template is used it will create set_id data role called ‘FUN_FINANCIAL_APPLICATION_ADMINISTRATOR_JOB_NC BU110S’.
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As this example is using receivables functionality when the template FinancialsArSetIdFinancialsArSetId is used to generate data roles then all AR roles will have a set_id role created for them. As as shown above.


 
Synchronize Oracle Identity Manager (OIM) with Authorization Policy Manager (APM)

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Once the data roles have been successfully created in APM they then need to be copied over to OIM. To do this you can either run ‘LDAP Role Create and Update Full Reconciliation’ or ‘LDAP Role Create and Update Reconciliation’ program. To run either program you will need to go into OIM and click on the ‘Advance’ icon as shown above.
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Once in OIM’s Advance Administration section pick the ‘System Management’ tab then select either of the LDAP reconciliation scheduled jobs. Now double click on the chosen job to open up it’s parameters.
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After opening the parameters section of the job click on ‘Run Now’. This will then copy all the successfully created data roles from APM into OIM.  The next step will to assign these data roles to a login user.


 
Assign Data Roles to Login User

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When in OIM under the ‘Administration’ tab click on the users ‘Advance Search -Users’ section.
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In this example the user would like the login user ‘fin_superuser’ to be able to use the BU ‘NC_BU110’. Therefore they will need to assign these roles to this login user. Once the user has found ‘fin_superuser’ they will need to pick this user in the research results field then click on open.
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Once the user is in the required login user. Here it is showing the ‘FIN_SUPERUSER’ tab. Then click on the assign icon to pick which roles you want assigned.
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The above example shows the user assigning basic BU access data role for BU ‘NC BU110’ to the login user ‘FIN_SUPERUSER’.
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As the user has assigned Receivable functionality to this BU they also need to assign the AR roles ,such as the ‘AR_BILLING_MANAGER’, to this login user.


 
Check Access to BU

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To show the user now has access to the newly created  ‘NC BU110’ BU they can go to any AR configuration step to see if this BU is available in the LOV. Here the user has chosen the ‘Receivable Activities’ task.
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The data roles have correctly been created and assign as they are now able to pick BU ‘NC BU110’.

Difference between jobs and positions

What’s the job and position?

Oracle HRMS provides flexible work structures to represent the ongoing responsibilities and functions that an organization must carry out in order to meet its goals. Jobs and positions are placeholders in your enterprise model representing roles, which enable you to distinguish between tasks and the individuals who perform those tasks. Oracle HRMS uses jobs to represent the duties people perform and the required skills, for example:

  • Professor

  • Developer

  • Accountant

Positions represent a specific instance of a job, such as:

  • Assistant Professor of Sociology

  • Senior Software Developer

  • Payroll Accountant

A clear conceptual model of your enterprise helps you to optimize your workforce. Jobs and positions are key components of that model. The flexibility of jobs and positions enables you to model your enterprise accurately. Use jobs or positions (in combination with organizations, assignments, grades, salaries, and other HR structures) to manage your workforce in a manner consistent with the way you do business.

How to select job or position control for your enterprise?

As you implement your enterprise model, one of the earliest decisions you face is whether to use jobs, positions, or a combination of both. You can use Oracle HRMS to define required skills and valid grades for either one. Enterprises fall into one of three general categories:

  • Rule-based

  • Project-based

  • Hybrid

If your organization is a rule-based enterprise, you regulate employment, roles, and compensation according to strict policies and procedures. Fixed roles tend to endure over time, surviving multiple incumbents. You manage roles rather than individuals. Examples include government, higher education, and health care. Rule-based industries, where roles continue to exist after individuals leave, typically model the enterprise using positions.

If your organization is a project-based enterprise, such as a construction or software company, you require the flexibility to assign people to new projects or organizations on a regular basis. You manage people and their skill sets, rather than fixed roles. This requires the flexibility to match competencies to tasks quickly and easily. Project-based organizations, where roles end when individuals complete a project, typically model the enterprise using jobs.

If your organization is a hybrid enterprise, you assign some individuals to fixed roles, and others to multiple projects. This is typical of large manufacturing or corporate enterprises. Hybrid enterprises such as these model the enterprise using both jobs and positions.

Oracle Fusion Application Security Overview

Oracle fusion application security mechanism is designed on the base of role-based access control (RBAC). Oracle recommend to implement roles with functional security and data security and then assign roles to user, which bring benefits from maintenance and reusability. We should not directly assign functional security and data security to user, even though it looks ok from technical perspective.

First, let’s have a look at the Oracle recommended security setup process with a real business scenario, and then have a review of Oracle fusion security architecture and concept for further understanding.

Oracle recommended Security Setup Process, which is the most safe for your implementation.

Considering you have a financial manager called Ning  Yun, who is responsible for all financial modules as a manager role in business unit A, B, C, Ledger X, Y, and asset book Z.

1. Create a user ning with person information (generally employee information). A person will auto created in HCM. Or you can create person in HCM and user will be auto created.

2. You should have had job roles, like general ledger manager, payables manager, receivables manager, etc. in your system, generally they are predefined by oracle.

3. Create data roles for above job roles through data role template. Or the data role can be generated automatically when you create BU, asset book, GL data access set.

4. Assign the necessary data role to user.

I recommend that you always generate data role by data role template or generate automatically and NOT try to generate your own data security, because it is not completed. If you try to research the Oracle-predefined data role template, it is very complex. You can duplicate it by data security easily. So, always use data template or auto generation.

 

Oracle fusion security architecture and concepts

Functional Security:

1. Resource: Very technical concept that the technical components used by privilege.

2. Entitlement (Privilege): A task/action of duty role. An entitlement is one or more allowable actions applied to a set of database resources.

3. Application Role (Duty/Duty role):  Duty roles cannot be provisioned directly to users, but are inherited by enterprise roles to control access to applications. Duty roles may carry both function and data security grants.

4. External Role (Job/Job role): Specific to a job, and controls access to functions through inherited duty roles that carry the entitlement necessary for performing specific tasks associated with the duties of the job, such as access for a procurement manager.

5. User: application user registered in system.

Data Security

6. Database resource:  A database resource specifies access to a table, view, or flexfield that is secured by a data security policy.

7. HCM Security Profile: HCM data roles are generated using the Manage Data Roles and Security Profiles task, which uses HCM security profiles, not data role templates, to define the data security condition.

8. Data role template: You use data role templates to generate data roles. You generate such data roles, and create and maintain data role templates in the Authorization Policy Manager (APM).

Data Role (Also external role in APM): Specific to a job within a dimension of data, and augments the inherited abstract, duty, or job roles with entitlement to access specific data, such as access for a procurement manager in a particular business unit. Job role with data security.

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Example:

External Role/Job Role: Accounts Payable Manager (which is mapping to real AP manager in business)

Duties assigned directly and indirectly to the job role Accounts Payable Manager

Application Role/Duty Role

Description

Accounts Payable Managerial Analysis Duty: Analyzes Invoices and related documents along with Payments, Holds  Discounts, and Payables Balances

Accounts Payable Period Status Management Duty: Manages Oracle Fusion Payables period status.

Accounts Payable Period Status Review Duty: Reviews Oracle Fusion Payables period status.

Actual Procurement Cost Collection Duty: Subscribes to costing service for interfacing invoice transactions to receipt accounting.

……

The relationship between external role (data role) and job role: (first page for functional hierarchy, second page for data security)

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The relationship between job role and application rule:

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The relationship between application role and entitlement:

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The relationship between entitlement and resource:

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(From my own opinion, the security mechanism, especially data security is very complex in current version of Fusion Application, so please always use data role template or auto-generation. That’s enough)

Notes_Rxi_Reports

Refer from http://sureshappstech.blogspot.jp/2013/11/notesrxireports.html

In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
What is an RX report ?
What makes RX reports a Variable Format Report ?
What is a RXi Attribute Set ?
Where to get documentation about RXi Reports ?
How to Locate Oracle Financials RXi Administration Tool User Guide in Metalink ?
What patches need to be installed to use the RXi Reports ?
For what is used the Responsability ‘Report eXchange Designer’ ?
How to add a RXi report to an existing responsability ?
How To Find The Source Code Of An RXi Report ?
How is the RXi report output generated ?
How the RX Reports works in the Applications Release 11.0.3 ?
How to control the content and the layout of the RXi Reports ?
How to purge interface data from the RXi temporary table ?
How to gather / collect debug information from an erroring RXi Report ?
How to know the package body responsible for extracting data for a specific RX report ?
How to activate the ‘Debug’ parameter for the RXi reports ?
How the activate the SUBMIT_DEBUG and/or the PUBLISH_DEBUG flag(s) ?
How to find out the version of a package ?
Most of RXi reports have a parameter called ‘Drill Down’ – what it is used for ?
Running the RXi: Tax Reconciliation By Taxable Account (JGRXTXBL, RXJGTXBL) output shows a ‘No data found’ message – Why ?
The RXi: Asset Details Extract (JGRXFAAX, RXJGFAAX) does not produce any output – Why ?
The RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report (RXJGFARP) output shows several lines for a same asset number and so, the report total is wrong; How to solve ?
How to get a trace file from a RXi report ?
Some existing Notes reporting RXi problems ?


Applies to:

Financials Common Country – Version: 11.5.1 to 11.5.10.2 – Release: 11.5 to 11.5
Information in this document applies to any platform.
EXECUTABLE:JGRXPIR – RXi: Payables Invoice Register
EXECUTABLE:JGRXPIRD – RXi: Payables Invoice Register by Detail
EXECUTABLE:JGRXTXBL – Publish Tax Reconciliation by Taxable Account
EXECUTABLE:RXJGFAAX – RXi: Asset Details Extract
EXECUTABLE:RXJGFAMX – RXi: Fixed Asset Register Extract
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGFARP – RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGFARX – RXi: Retirement Details Extract
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGPIR – RX-only: Payables Invoice Register
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGPIRD – RX-only: Payables Invoice Register by Detail
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGRTPB – General Ledger Reconciled Transactions Report
EXECUTABLE:RXJGRTXX – RX-only: General Ledger Reconciled Transactions Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGTXBL – RX-only: Tax Reconciliation by Taxable Account
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGUTPB – General Ledger Unreconciled Transactions Report
EXECUTABLE:RXJGUTXX – RX-only: General Ledger Unreconciled Transactions ReportConcurrentProgram:FARXAC – RXi: Asset Cost Balance Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXAD – RXi: Accum Deprn Balance Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXADD – RXi: Additions by Date-Placed-in-Service Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXADP – RXi: Additions by Period Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXADR – RXi: Additions By Responsibility Report
EXECUTABLE:FARXAL – RXi: Asset Listing by Period
EXECUTABLE:FARXBK – RXi: Fixed Assets Book
ConcurrentProgram:FARXCAJ – RXi: Cost Adjustments Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXCAP – RXi: Capitalizations Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXCC – RXi: CIP Cost Balance Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXCCR – RXi: Cost Clearing Reconciliation Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXCHGP – RXi: Mass Change Preview Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXCHGR – RXi: Mass Change Review Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXGA – RXi: Group Asset Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXHWD – RXi: Hypothetical What-If Depreciation Analysis
ConcurrentProgram:FARXMAD – RXi: Mass Additions Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXMT – RXi: Asset Maintenance Report
EXECUTABLE:FARXPBSH – Publish RX Reports
ConcurrentProgram:FARXPIC – RXi: Physical Inventory Comparison Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXPIM – RXi: Physical Inventory Missing Assets Report
REPORT:FARXPRG.RDF – Purge RX Interface Data
ConcurrentProgram:FARXRCL – RXi: Reclass Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXRCLP – RXi: Mass Reclassification Preview Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXRCLR – RXi: Mass Reclassification Review Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXRET – RXi: Retirements Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXRL – RXi: Reserve Ledger Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXRR – RXi: Reval Reserve Balance Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXTFR – RXi: Transfers Report
ConcurrentProgram:FARXWD – RXi: What-If Depreciation Analysis
ConcurrentProgram:RXJGFARX – RXi: Retirement Details Extract
EXECUTABLE:RXFAAC – RX-only: Asset Cost Balance Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAAD – RX-only: Accum Deprn Balance Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAADD – RX-only: Additions by Date-Placed-in-Service Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAADP – RX-only: Additions by Period Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAADR – RX-only: Additions by Responsibility Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXFAAL – RX-only: Asset Listing by Period
ConcurrentProgram:RXFABK – RX-only: Fixed Assets Book
EXECUTABLE:RXFACAJ – RX-only: Cost Adjustments Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFACAP – RX-only: Capitalizations Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFACC – RX-only: CIP Cost Balance Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFACCR – RX-only: Cost Clearing Reconciliation Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXFADPTX – Japanese Depreciable Assets Tax Reports
EXECUTABLE:RXFAGA – RX: Group Asset Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAHWD – RX-only: Hypothetical What-If Depreciation Analysis
EXECUTABLE:RXFAMAD – RX-only: Mass Additions Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAMCHP – RX: Mass Change Preview Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAMCHR – RX: Mass Change Review Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAMT – RX-only: Asset Maintenance Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAPIC – RX-only: Physical Inventory Comparison Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAPIM – RX-only: Physical Inventory Missing Assets Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAPTAX – RX-only: Property Tax Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFARCL – RX-only: Reclass Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFARCLP – RX-only: Mass Reclassification Preview Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFARCLR – RX-only: Mass Reclassification Review Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFARET – RX-only: Retirements Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFARL – RX-only: Reserve Ledger Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFARR – RX-only: Reval Reserve Balance Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFATFR – RX-only: Transfers Report
EXECUTABLE:RXFAWD – RX-only: What-If Depreciation Analysis
EXECUTABLE:APRXPYAC – Publish Actual Payment
EXECUTABLE:APRXPYRG – Publish Payment Register
EXECUTABLE:APRXWHTX – AP Withholding Tax Extract
ConcurrentProgram:FAPRXTAX – RXi: Property Tax Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXAPPYAC – RX-only: Actual Payment
ConcurrentProgram:RXAPWHTP – AP Withholding Tax Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXAPWHTX – AP Withholding Tax Extract
ConcurrentProgram:RXARACRC – RX-only: Actual Receipt
EXECUTABLE:ARRXACRC – Publish Actual Receipt
ConcurrentProgram:RXARADJR – RX-only: Adjustment Register
ConcurrentProgram:ARRXARPB – Adjustment Register
ConcurrentProgram:RXARARRG – RX-only: Applied Receipts Register
EXECUTABLE:ARRXARRG – Applied Receipts Register
ConcurrentProgram:RXARBRBS – RX-only: Bills Receivable by Status Report
EXECUTABLE:ARRXBRBS – Bills Receivable by Status Report
EXECUTABLE:ARRXBRSS – Bills Receivable Summary Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXARBRSS – RX-only: Bills Receivable Summary Report
ConcurrentProgram:RXARINVC – RX-only: Transaction Check
EXECUTABLE:ARRXINVC – Publish Transaction Check
ConcurrentProgram:RXARINVR – RX-only: Transaction Register
EXECUTABLE:ARRXINVR – Transaction Register
EXECUTABLE:RXARMTRG – RX-only: Miscellaneous Receipts Register
ConcurrentProgram:ARRXMTRG – Miscellaneous Receipts Register
ConcurrentProgram:RXARPFTR – Financial Tax Register
EXECUTABLE:ARRXRCRG – Receipt Register
ConcurrentProgram:RXARPTEX – RX-only: Financial Tax Register
ConcurrentProgram:RXARRCFR – RX-only: Receipt Forecast
EXECUTABLE:ARRXRCFR – Publish Receipt Forecast
ConcurrentProgram:RXARSLRG – RX-only: Sales Register
EXECUTABLE:ARRXSLRG – Publish Sales Register

Purpose

This FAQ document intend to provide technical and functional informations about all the existing:

  • Financials Common Country module RXi reports (JGRX / RXJG)
  • Assets module RXi reports (FARX / RAXFA)
  • Payables RXi reports (APRX / RXAP)
  • Receivables RXi reports (ARRX / RXAR)

This FAQ will also contains information to help to debug and investigate the RXi Reports problems that Users may face handling it.

Questions and Answers

What is an RX report ?

  • The RX reports are not designed with Oracle Reports;
  • There is no RDF file for the RX Report;
  • The RX report is generated by the database packages.

The RXi was developed by FA development team. In spite of that, the JG module (or the report respective module) must has status ‘ installed’ so that the JG RX reports works. The same rule is valid for AP RX, AR RX or FA RX  reports.
You may run the following statement in a SQL*plus session (user = APPS) to determine the present status of each of your Modules:

select t.application_name
, t.application_id
, i.patch_level
, decode(i.status,’I’,’Fully Installed’,
‘N’,’Not Installed’,’S’,’Shared’,’Undetermined’) status
from fnd_product_installations i
, fnd_application_vl t
where i.application_id = t.application_id
order by t.application_id;

What makes RX reports a Variable Format Report ?

The RX report is generated by the database packages.
The database packages prepare data inside the interim tables called Interface Tables.
At the end this data can be presented in text, html, CSV (Comma-Separated Values), and tab-delimited formats. User can define which columns should be shown at the final output of the RX report. This output type is usually possible to select via report parameters “Output Format”  OR  if there isn’t any, via System Administrator; Concurrent Program Define; Query it and you will see a field called “Output Format”; just changed it as you wish.

What is a RXi Attribute Set ?

User can define which columns should be shown at the final output of the RX report.
The set of columns is called Attribute Set
Attribute Set is a subset of all columns available for the report.

Where to get documentation about RXi Reports ?

The functional documentation about the RXi Reports is spread all over several User Guides. This will be better explained in one of the below topics but mainly it’s because there are RXI Reports that belongs to JG, AR, AP, GL and FA modules.
The technical documentation about RXi Reports can be found in Oracle Financials RXi Reports Administration Tool User Guide Release 11i. This manual is available via Metalink as part of the Release 11i Related Documentation.
You may also visit and study more about RXi , accessing RXi Home Page
There are also AR RXi  Brown bags
AR Transfers Of Information Docs (TOI)

How to Locate Oracle Financials RXi Administration Tool User Guide in Metalink ?

Login to Metalink;
Click on E-Bussiness 11i;
Click on Documentation;
Scroll down to Financials, and choose General Ledger;
Click on Oracle Financial Applications Related Documentation Release 11i;
Click on Oracle Financials RXi Reports Administration Tool User Guide Release 11i.

What patches need to be installed to use the RXi Reports ?

The RXi Reports will be automatically installed when installing Applications embeded within their Modules (AP, GL, AR, JG and FA). So this means that the objects, forms and reports for this functionality are already available.
However, when there isn’t already a country-specific functionality enabled, then you need to license/activate the JG module first through the License Manager in Oracle Applications Manager.
With the following SQL, it can be checked whether your Modules were already been licensed:

SELECT tl.application_name, t.application_id, i.patch_level
, decode(i.status,’I’,’Licensed’, ‘N’,’Not Licensed’,’S’,’Shared’,’Undetermined’) status
FROM fnd_product_installations i, fnd_application t, fnd_application_tl tl
WHERE i.application_id = t.application_id
AND tl.application_id = t.application_id
AND i.application_id = 7003
AND tl.language = ‘US’;

Note:
At various times throughout the life cycle of an Oracle Applications release, you may decide to license additional products, or begin using additional country-specific functionalities (localized products) or languages. If you do, you can record the status of newly active products and components by registering them in your system. Registration ensures that utilities (like AutoPatch) recognize them as active during patching or other maintenance processes.
You register active products, country-specific functionalities, or languages with the OAM License Manager.
Please check the Oracle Applications Maintenance Procedures manual, page 1-13 Direct URL: http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B16981_01/current/acrobat/11iadproc.pdf
and the Oracle Applications Maintenance Utilities Direct URL: http://download-uk.oracle.com/docs/cd/B16981_01/current/acrobat/11iadutil.pdf

For what is used the Responsability ‘Report eXchange Designer’ ?

This responsibility allows:
1. Choose the columns to include in the report;
2. Order and group selected data;
3. Format selected columns;
4. Edit report and column headings;
5. Manage page size and other printing controls.

How to add a RXi report to an existing responsability ?

1. Assign RXi report to that responsability request group;
2. Assign request group to the responsibility;
3. Assign the Publish RX Reports concurrent program to the responsibility;
4. Above tasks can be performed as the System Administrator responsability level.

How To Find The Source Code Of An RXi Report ?

RXi reports build the queries dinamycaly during execution time.
RXi reports are made up of one or more PL/SQL files that should be located under the product top of each module. Usually the latest version is under:
$_TOP/patch/115/sql
The RXi engine makes the call to the different PL/SQL files as needed.
Making changes to the PL/SQL files is not supported and requires a lot of maintenance everytime a new patch is applied.
The easiest way to modify RXi reports is through the RXi Reports Administration tool.
Information on this tool can be found in the Oracle Financials RXi Reports Administration Tool User Guide Release 11i.

How is the RXi report output generated ?

Everytime we launch a RXi report, two requests are launched:

  • an RXi…. request – the parent request
  • an RX-Only…. request – the child request

The RXi… request call the child request immediately. The RX-Only… is responsible for retrieving (extracting) data for the RX report.
It calls the database package. It populates the Interface Table according to the parameters specifed at the moment of running. At that stage there is no difference which Attribute Set will be used for presenting the report. In Interface Table all availabe columns are populated.
Then the RXi… request is responsible for publishing the data according to the chosen Attribute Set and the output Format; based on the data in the interface table.
The RXi…combines retrieving and publishing request together in one step; it includes the Publish RX Reports program parameters and the parameters specific to given RX report. The RXi…. comes up for release 11i only.

How the RX Reports works in the Applications Release 11.0.3 ?

In Release 11.0.3 there was not RXi… request. The report called is directly the RX-Only… and then, when it fisnish, if we want to publish the data we have to use ADI – it is the only way of publishing RX report in release 11.0.3
The RX report were very limited in release 11.0.3…

  • Possibility of using Themes (kind of template for Excel or Web with some color, size, font, logos, background pics);
  • Possibility of defining new Attribute Sets;
  • No page dimension – output is treated as one big single page (lines never wrap; page break never occur);
  • No Report Heading;
  • No Summary at all – assumption that you can do any summaries in Excel.

In Release 11i , the RXi…combines retrieving and publishing request together in one step; it includes the Publish RX Reports program parameters and the parameters specific to given RX report.

How to control the content and the layout of the RXi Reports ?

The Oracle Financials RXi Reports Administration Tool lets you design the content and layout of your RXi reports. With the Oracle Financials RXi Reports Administration Tool, you can print the same report using different layouts, and you can control the data items included in your report. RXi lets you tailor your reports to meet statutory and other reporting requirements, and to create reports for your own internal use.
The Oracle Financials RXi Reports Administration Tool gives you great flexibility in managing your reporting requirements. Use the Oracle Financials  RXi Reports Administration Tool to:

  • Choose the columns to include in the report
  • Format selected columns
  • Order and group selected data
  • Edit report and column headings
  • Manage page size and other printing controls
  • Generate reports in text, html, CSV (Comma-Separated Values), 
  • and tab-delimited formats

All formatting and column information is defined and maintained in attribute sets. Each RXi report comes with one or more attribute sets. Use the Attribute Set window to view default attribute sets that come standard with RXi. You can create user-defined attribute sets based on default attribute sets with the
format and data that your company needs. You can further modify your user-defined attribute sets to meet additional company requirements. Then assign the attribute set to a report when you print the report using the Standard Request Submission forms.

How to purge interface data from the RXi temporary table ?

Using the Purge RX Interface Data program – it is available only for release 11i
Available under Report eXchange Designer responsibility (request group: RX Reports – Oracle Assets)
Deletes records from Interface Table older than specified number of days for one or for all reports.
Another secure way to erase everything (!) from that interface table that also works for Release 11i or 11.0.3 is truncating that table, using the SQL*plus command:
    truncate table ;
    commit;

How to gather / collect debug information from an erroring RXi Report ?

Note that the ‘FA:Print Debug’ profile has little influence on the debug messages in logs of RX extract requests.

            This Collection script shows the setup of Attribute Sets for given report.
            It is available only for release 11i

  • Determine whether the problem is with Extracting program (RX-only) or Publishing Engine
  • Verify with RXi and ADI 
  • Data in Interface table is correct or not ?
  • Some RXi reports only works via TRL engine code – check if it’s name is listed inside the Note 292163.1 – 11.5: Recommended Patches for VAT Reporting in EMEA and Asia/Pacific; if it is listed then ALL those patches MUST be APPLIED to avoid known bugs and data corruptions problems;
  • Activate the ‘Debug’ parameter;
  • Activate the ‘Request Type’ parameter to SUBMIT_DEBUG and/or the PUBLISH_DEBUG flag(s);
  • There is possibility to define a new ‘Debug’ argument as a last one (using System Administrator responsibility); Put own debug messages in package body responsible for extracting data for RX report. The following procedures are available:
    • fa_rx_util_pkg.enable_debug;
    • rx_util_pkg.debug(‘….’);

How to know the package body responsible for extracting data for a specific RX report ?

  1. System Administrator: Concurrent -> Program -> Define
  2. Query for your RX-Only…  report request;
  3. Take note of the ‘Executable Name’
  4. System Administrator: Concurrent -> Program -> Executable
  5. Query for ‘Short Name’ =  executable name you find out  in the earlier step
  6. Take note of the executable file name – thats your package body name !

How to activate the ‘Debug’ parameter for the RXi reports ?

All RXi reports that have a parameter field called ‘debug’ may be debugged using this method.
(Navigate: System Administrator: Concurrent -> Program -> Define; Query for your RXi report and press on Parameters button)
If your RXi report does not have a ‘Debug’ parameter, try activating the next debug method below.

  1. Go the sysadmin responsibility
  2. Navigate through System Administrator: Concurrent – Program – Define  to the concurrent
  3. program define window
  4. Press the F11 button or choose in the menu View – Query by example – Enter
  5. In the Short Name field you enter your  RX-Only… request short name
  6. 1.5. Press the ctrl+F11 buttons or choose in the menu View – Query by example – Run
  7. Click on the button Parameters
  8. Scroll trough the parameters and at the end you will find first, parameter ‘DEBUG’
  9. Change the Default value from N to Y and enable the check box
  10. Display for this parameter at bottom of the screen.
  11. Next parameter to search is ‘SQL TRACE’ (if there is one called as that; if not, skip this step)
  12. Check that the Default value is N

How the activate the SUBMIT_DEBUG and/or the PUBLISH_DEBUG flag(s) ?

Not all RXi reports has a parameter field ‘Debug’ so, this other method. Usually, if one is not possible, the other debug method it is.
This ‘debug’ is activated for the RXi child request always.
When getting this ‘debug’ for Request Sets, remember that you have to repeat all these steps for all launched RX-Only (child) requests !
As example, I picked  RXi: Physical Inventory Comparison Report  to show you how to activate this debug method.
1. Go to the System Administrator Responsibility.
– Navigate to: Concurrent/Program/Define
– Query Short Name = RXFAPIC (RX-Only: Physical Inventory Comparison Report)
– Click on the Parameters button
2. Check the Request Type parameter.
If the default value of the Request Type parameter = SUBMIT
– then change it to SUBMIT_DEBUG
or if it is PUBLISH
– then change it to PUBLISH_DEBUG
(this change is done in the ‘Default Value’ field )
3. Save the changes
4. Rerun the report and upload the log files of both the parent and the child request.
(The RXi: Physical Inventory Comparison Report is one example where the ‘Debug’ debug option  is not possible but it is possible this debug method !)

How to find out the version of a package ?

If you know the name of the package, just run in a SQL*plus session (user APPS):

select text from all_source where name = upper(‘JG_RX_IR_PKG’) and line=2;

otherwise just run the following two instructions and they will return all the relevant report and TRL code versions:
=============
Report code level
=============
SELECT TEXT
FROM ALL_SOURCE
WHERE (UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘JG_RX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘AR_RX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘AP_RX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘FA_RX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘JGRX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘ARRX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘FARX_%’
OR UPPER(NAME) LIKE ‘APRX_%’)
AND LINE=2;
=============
   TRL code level
=============
SELECT TEXT FROM ALL_SOURCE
WHERE NAME IN (‘ARP_TAX_EXTRACT’, ‘AR_TAX_EXTRACT’,’AR_TAX_POPULATE’,
      ‘AP_TAX_EXTRACT’,’AP_TAX_POPULATE’,’GL_TAX_EXTRACT’,’GL_TAX_POPULATE’)
AND line=2;

Most of RXi reports have a parameter called ‘Drill Down’ – what it is used for ?

Choosing YES or choosing NO in the Drill Down parameter has no effect on the output. Data presentation is not different when we choose YES or NO value.
It is working as designed for R11i. This parameter utility will be implemented in a future version of Oracle Applications.

Running the RXi: Tax Reconciliation By Taxable Account (JGRXTXBL, RXJGTXBL) output shows a ‘No data found’ message – Why ?

The Tax Reconciliation by Taxable Account report to report on taxable transactions in Payables, Receivables, and General Ledger in a single report.
This report works via TRL engine. This means that if the TRL code is not up to date, the report will surely run into errors or known bug in the output.
If it shows a ‘No data found’, start by checking:

  1. Check the current status of the JG module – mentioned in one of the above topics;
  2. Check the versions of report and the Tax Reporting Ledger (TRL) code – be sure that all the patches inside the critical Note.292163.1 are applied;
  3. Clarify if this problem is happening running for AP, AR and/or GL transactions ?
  4. Check if the involved report table JG_ZZ_COVER_TAXABLE_EXTRACT  has the expected data inside it, using :   select * from JG_ZZ_COVER_TAXABLE_EXTRACT;

The RXi: Asset Details Extract (JGRXFAAX, RXJGFAAX) does not produce any output – Why ?

The report was submitted as standalone instead of being called via the RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report.
The RXi: Fixed Asset Register Extract concurrent program should not be run on its own, as it is expected
to get spawned only when the “RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report” is run.
This report is one of the “sub-reports” of the RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report (the other sub-report is the RXi: Retirement Details Extract) and it should not be run in separate.
If we want to run it in separate – and after executed it successfully – we must run the ‘Publish RX Report’ request, so we can ‘publish’ it’s extracted data.

The RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report (RXJGFARP) output shows several lines for a same asset number and so, the report total is wrong; How to solve ?

RXi report is working as expected – It is a setup issue.
Duplicate entries are shown because grouping is not taking place at the asset number level.
This is because all the columns in the last level are considered to be leaf level columns and grouping does not take place on them. This is the design of RXi reports.
Change the setup accordingly, to move description field to the leaf level, which will show the description twice but the totals would be correct. Steps to do this:
1. Copy ‘Italy’ attribute set and create a new set;
2. Remove all the leaf level columns, which the customer does not seem to want;
3. Remove ‘Description’ field from the displayed columns list and add it again;
(note: This should now get included at the leaf level. Not on the same level as asset number)
4. Apply ‘Sum’ and ‘Count’ in column-level details as per requirements;
5. Save this attribute set;
6. Now run the report using this new attribute set for the Asset Details Extract section.

How to get a trace file from a RXi report ?

As we already mentioned in a earlier topic in this note, a RX report  is not a   ‘.RDF’  file ; I mean, it is not generated by Oracle Reports but by DB packages.
So, RX reports are PL/SQL and so a database trace might not exactly help. Instead, get a database trace with binds and a tkprof’ed version of it .
Note 296559.1 (more generic) and note 160124.1 (How to Set SQL Trace on with 10046 Event Trace which Provides the Bind Variables) explain how and where you have to do this.
Note 170223.1 also is useful and helps you to understand the process.

Some existing Notes reporting RXi problems ?

<<456572 .1=””>> RXi: Fixed Assets Register Report (RXJGFARP) Shows Twice The Same Asset
NOTE: 274884.1 Rxi Reports End With The Error :ORA-20001: Please Choose Columns For Display To Generate This Report
NOTE: 364913.1 All Rxi Report with width less than 180 chars shows ###### in Report Date Printed
NOTE: 400166.1 Cannot Modify The Rxi: Fixed Assets Register Report (RXJGFARP) Output
NOTE: 375340.1 Arabic Reads In Incorrect Direction In Various RXi Reports
NOTE: 277832.1 RXI Only Reports Do Not Utilize Free Space In RX Temp Tables
NOTE: 314079.1 RXJGFAMX module: RXi: Fixed Asset Register Extract Errors with PLS-00306 Wrong Number Or Types Of Arguments In Call To ‘GET_FORMAT’ ORA-06550
NOTE: 246798.1 Unable To Make Changes To The Rxi Report Using Report Exchange Designer Responsibility.
NOTE: 357678.1 All Rxi Reports Finishes Successfully but doesnot produce any Output file
NOTE: 421707.1 Rxi: CIP Cost balance report Does Not Include Capitalized Asset During Report Period
NOTE: 214399.1 RXi Reports Print Parameters On Every Page
NOTE: 266911.1 How to Print Rxi Reports Giving No Data Found
NOTE: 352981.1 RXi Report Mis Alignment for Japan Output Character Set – but is ok for US Output
Unpublished NOTE: 361015.1 RXi: Asset Cost Balance Report Shows ‘No Data Found ‘ After Code-Fix Instructions for Bug 4860955
NOTE: 374551.1 Rxi Asset Listing By Period RXFAAL is Missing Assets With DPIS Equal to FA_CATEGORY_BOOK_DEFAULTS.START_DPIS
NOTE: 402274.1 RXJGTXBL: Not All Adjustments Are Showing On The Report
NOTE: 423270.1 DPIS displayed As ##### Instead Of Actual Dates In Rxi: Reserve Ledger Report
NOTE: 136297.1 GETTING *** NO DATA FOUND *** IN THE PUBLISHED RXI LEASE REPORTS
NOTE: 178514.1 Transaction Register does not have Consolidated Billing Number as a Column
NOTE: 200037.1 RXi Lease Options Showing Unclear Messages – RXPNCOLS
NOTE: 266863.1 ARXOTHER Other Receipt Applications Report Unable to See Report In LOV Under Setup RXi
NOTE: 285187.1 Number signs (#) Printed Instead of Date Time Stamp on RXI Report
NOTE: 397210.1 RXJGFAAX (Rxi: Asset Details Extract) Fails With ORA-06502
NOTE: 418114.1 RXi Financial Tax Report Not Correctly Populating Tax1 And Tax2 Codes
NOTE: 158416.1 RXi Report Printing Blank Page After Each Valid Print Page 0
Unpublished NOTE: 314057.1 RXJGPIRD Errors With Ora-06502 For Some Months
NOTE: 265057.1 Do Oracle Assets standard reports show the Member assets information?
NOTE: 274050.1 Report Beginning Balance And Ending Balance For Reserve Reports shows ********
NOTE: 141295.1 ARRXINVR-Transaction Register errors:ORA-06550 PLS-00201
NOTE: 214399.1 RXi Reports Print Parameters On Every Page
NOTE: 371041.1 Inflation Accounting – Projection Fails With FRM-41830 List of Values Contains No Entries
NOTE: 247667.1 RXi Adjustment Register Prints Entire Parameter List On Each Page
NOTE: 398596.1 RXFAAL – RX-only: Asset Listing by Period fails with Value Too Large For Column: FA_ASSET_LISTING_REP_ITF.SERIAL_NUMBER
NOTE: 416364.1 RXAROTHR Other Receipt Application Report Error Ora-06512 Null Index Table Key Value Apps.Fa_rx_publish
NOTE: 401487.1 Rxi Asset Listing By Period Report Truncates the Serial Number