Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oracle Approvals Management (AME)



Oracle Approvals Management
Oracle Approvals Management (AME) is a self-service Web application that enables users to define business rules. Oracle Approvals Management enables business users to specify the approval rules for an application without having to write code or customize the application.
If you want use AME You must using any of the financials products but not Oracle HR also install "Shared HR," which is a "lite" version of the HR product.

The purpose of Oracle Approvals Management (AME) is to define approval rules that determine the approval processes for Oracle applications. Rules are constructed from conditions and approvals.

Implementing AME
To implement AME, switch Responsibilities to AME Application Administrator and Do the following Steps.
1.       Create Attribute.
2.       Conditions.
3.       Groups.
4.       Rules
And Finally Test.

What is The Attribute.?
An attribute is a business variable that has exactly one value for a given transaction. But attribute names always appear upper case. This tab is available only to users with the Application Administrator responsibility.
Again Attribute Types Are 5.
·          Number
·         Date
·         String
·         Boolean
·          Currency

Boolean attributes are either true or false.
In AME All Transaction Type can share Attributes Names. There are two kinds of attribute usages:
·         Static
·         Dynamic.
A dynamic attribute usage assigns an SQL query to an attribute; the query must follow certain syntax rules.
To create an attribute:
1.       Click on Attribute Tab.
2.       Choose the Add Attribute button. This starts the Create an Attribute wizard.
3.       Select the attribute’s level (header or line-item) if the transaction type has enabled line-item attributes.
If you enter the Attribute Name is Lower case Ame Automatically Convert to Upper Case.
4.       Finally Choose Create Button.
Conditions
There are three types of conditions:
·         Ordinary
·         Exception
·         List-modification
Conditions are associate an attribute with a list or range of possible attribute values. At run time the attribute has one of these values; the condition is true; otherwise it is false.

The differences between ordinary and exception conditions:
Ordinary conditions can occur in all rule types.
Exception conditions can only occur in exception rules.

To create a condition:
1.      Click on Condition tab
2.       Choose the Add a Condition button.
3.       Select a condition type.
4.       Select the condition Attribute.
5.       Finally click on Create Condition.

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