What is FNDLOAD and How to Use It

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Oracle Applications : Steps for Creating New Operating Unit in a multi org set up. Oracle applications List all the concurrent Jobs ran by user. Pending normal jobs running (oracle 11i) in oracle applications Setting the Applications Context FND_GLOBAL.APPS_INITIALIZE in oracle applications. Get Operating Unit & Legal Entity

FNDLOADwhen we are working in oracle application development/implementation project? The equally important AOL data Migration takes place necessary to synchronize the data across databases instance during installation and upgarde. Using FNDLOAD can download data from an application entity into an editable text file, which can be uploaded to another database.The Conversion between database format and text file format is specified by a configuration file.What can be Done? It can be done following list Concurrent Programs, Executables Request Groups, Request Sets Profile Options Key and Descriptive Flexfields Menus and Responsibilities Forms and Form Functions Attachments Messages Value Sets and Values Lookup Types User Responsibilities Printer Definitions FND Dictionary Help Configuration Document Sequences Concurrent Manager Schedules Advantages when using FNDLOAD 1. Because downloaded data is stored in a text file, version administration is possible 2. No learning curve. this is relief for developer/dbas

3. Fully supported and recommended by Oracle 4. Capture the migrations in a file and use it during installations(log file). 5. Pin-point when something happened and where (database) easily 6. AOL data migration process is now simplified! Disadvantages 1. Applications patching mechanisms use FNDLOAD heavily possibility of negative impact is not zero 2. No validation against migrating database/instance sensitive data The Syntax To use FNDLOAD, the following syntax is needed.FNDLOAD apps/appspwd 0 Y mode configfile datafile entity [parameter1.....]

The mode is either DOWNLOAD or UPLOAD. The configfile is the file that Fndload needs to download on upload data. T he data file is the output file, in which the downloaded data is written The entity is the entity you want to download, Example of download: FNDLOADapps/pwd 0 Y DOWNLOAD ${FND_TOP}/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct myfile.ldt \ PROGRAM CONCURRENT_PROGRAM_NAME= concurrent_program_short_name> APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=application_short_name Example of Upload FNDLOAD apps/pwd 0 Y UPLOAD ${FND_TOP}/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct myfile.ldt CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE undocumented parameter Where is Config File Located Configuration files with extension .lct o On Unix all the configuration files are in $FND_TOP/patch/115/import directory o On Unix Oracle also places the original configuration files in $FND_TOP/admin/import directory Data files with extension .ldt The configfiles (.lct) are delivered and maintained by Oracle It has entity definitions, parent-child relationships and user input parameters identified by :NAME oDownloading a parent automatically downloads all children (Example) Concurrent Program download Sample Script Code for these Objects : 1 Printer Styles FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD

$FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcppstl.lct file_name.ldt STYLE PRINTER_STYLE_NAME=printer style name 2 Lookups FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/aflvmlu.lct file_name.ldt FND_LOOKUP_TYPE APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod LOOKUP_TYPE=lookup name 3 Descriptive Flexfield with all of specific Contexts FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct file_name.ldt DESC_FLEX P_LEVEL=?COL_ALL:REF_ALL:CTX_ONE:SEG_ALL? APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod DESCRIPTIVE_FLEXFIELD_NAME=desc flex name P_CONTEXT_CODE=context name 4 Key Flexfield Structures FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct file_name.ldt KEY_FLEX P_LEVEL=?COL_ALL:FQL_ALL:SQL_ALL:STR_ONE:WFP_ALL:SHA_ALL:CVR_A LL:SEG_ALL? APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod ID_FLEX_CODE=key flex code P_STRUCTURE_CODE=structure name 5 Concurrent Programs FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct file_name.ldt PROGRAM APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod CONCURRENT_PROGRAM_NAME=concurrent name 6 Value Sets FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct file_name.ldt VALUE_SET FLEX_VALUE_SET_NAME=value set name 7 Value Sets with values FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct file_name.ldt VALUE_SET_VALUE FLEX_VALUE_SET_NAME=value set name 8 Profile Options FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscprof.lct file_name.ldt PROFILE PROFILE_NAME=profile option APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod 9 Requset Group FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD

$FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpreqg.lct file_name.ldt REQUEST_GROUP REQUEST_GROUP_NAME=request group APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod 10 Request Sets FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct file_name.ldt REQ_SET APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod REQUEST_SET_NAME=request set 11 Responsibilities FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscursp.lct file_name.ldt FND_RESPONSIBILITY RESP_KEY=responsibility 12 Menus FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afsload.lct file_name.ldt MENU MENU_NAME=menu_name 13 Forms/Functions FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/affrmcus.lct file_name.ldt FND_FORM_CUSTOM_RULES The Upload syntax for all styles: FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/affrmcus.lct file_name.ldt

14. User/Responsibilities FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y DOWNLOAD @FND:patch/115/import/afscursp.lct file_name.ldt FND_USER Then UPLOAD FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y UPLOAD [UPLOAD_PARTIAL] @FND:patch/115/import/afscursp.lct file_name.ldt FND_USER []

Lookup Types and Lookup codes in E| Print | Oracle Apps mail Written by Anil Passi Thursday, 26 October 2006 An article on Lookups, for beginners that follow http://getappstraining.blogspot.com Question : What is a lookup in Oracle Apps Answer: It is a set of codes and their meanings. Question: Any examples? Answer: The simplest example is say a lookup type of Gender. This will have definitions as below

Code Meaning -----------------M Male F Female U Unknown Question: But where is it used, any examples of its usages? Answer: Let us say that there is a table for employees, and this table named PER_PEOPLE_F & has following columns ---FIRST_NAME LAST_NAME DATE_OF_BIRTH GENDER Question: Will the gender column in above table hold the value of M or F or U? Answer: Correct, and the screen that displays people details will in reality display the meaning of those respective codes (i.e. Male, Female, Unknown etc) instead of displaying the code of M or F or U Question: hmmm...so are lookups used to save the bytes space on database machine? Answer: Noooo. Imagine a situation as below a. There are 30,000 records in people table of which 2000 records have gender value = U. In the screen, their Gender is being displayed as "Unknown". Now lets say you want this to be changed to "Undisclosed". To implement this change, all you have to do is to change the meaning of the lookup codes for lookup type GENDER. Hence it will look like Code Meaning ------ ------------M Male F Female U Undisclosed Here lies the beauty of lookups, you do not need to modify 2000 odd records in this case. Question : Any other usage of lookups? Answer : Sure, lets take another example. In HRMS, there is a field named Ethnicity. By default Oracle ERO delivers the below values Lookup code lookup meaning -----------------------------------AS Asian EU European Now, if your client wants to track Ethnicity at a granular level, they can amend the Oracle delivered lookup definition as below Lookup code lookup meaning

-----------------------------------ASI Asian-Indian ASP Asian-Pakistani EU European Hence these values will then be available in the list of values for Ethnicity field. Question: Are we saying that all the lookups delivered by oracle can be modified? Answer: Depends. If oracle has a lookup called termination status, and if based on the termination status code Oracle has some rules defined within Payroll Engine....!! Surely Oracle Payroll Engine will not like it if you end date an existing status code or add a new status code to termination. For this very reason, Oracle flags some lookups as System lookups, and the lookup entry screen will not let you modify those lookup codes. Question: OK, what if I do not wish to modify existing Lookup codes, but only wish to add new Lookup codes to an existing Oracle delivered Lookup Type? Answer: You can do so, provided the Oracle delivered Lookup Type is flagged as Extensible. Please see the screenshot Question: Can we add our own new lookup types? Answer: Yes you can, for this you will first define a lookup type and will then define a set of lookup codes against the Lookup Type. In our example above, GENDER is the LOOKUP_TYPE Question: Does a LOOKUP_TYPE get attached to a Descriptive Flexfieldjust like Value Sets? Answer: Not really. There is no direct relation between lookup and Descriptive Flexfield.

Now, the screenshots. Click on the menu as below to invoke Lookup Screen.

Once in the screen, you can define your lookup type and lookup codes as below.

Procure To Pay Cycle Process

1. Create a Standard Purchase order.

2. Give Shipments

3. Give Distributions

4. Approve PO

5. See the status of the PO In The header level: It is approved.

6. Go to the ReceivingReceipts

7. Give the sub inv and stock locator where you want store the goods. And Save.

8. View the request status and refresh If not Completed.

9. Run