Friday, October 18, 2013

Interfaces and Conversions in Oracle



Overview:
Oracle provides flexible and flexible tools in the form of Interface programs to import the master and transactional data like Customers, Invoices, and Sales Orders etc from external systems into Oracle Applications. 

Conversion/Interface Strategy:
  1. Data Mapping
During the data mapping process, list of all the data sets and data elements that will need to be moved into the Oracle tables as part of conversion are identified. Data mapping tables are prepared as part of this activity that show what are the data elements that are needed by the target system to meet the business requirements and from where they will be extracted in the old system.
  1. Download Programs
After the conversion data mapping is complete, download programs are developed that are used to extract the identified conversion data elements from the current systems in the form of an ASCII flat file. The structure of the flat file must match the structure of the Oracle standard interface tables. These flat files generated may be in text form or a comma or space delimited, variable or fixed format data file.
  1. Upload Program
Once the data has been extracted to a flat file, it is then moved to the target file system and the data from the file is loaded into user defined staging tables in the target database using SQL Loader or UTL_FILE utilities. Then programs are written and run which validate the data in the staging tables and insert the same into the Oracle provided standard Interface tables.
  1. Interface Program
Once the interface tables are populated, the respective interface program (each data element interface has a specific interface program to run) is submitted. The interface programs validate the data, derive and assign the default values and ultimately populate the production base tables. 

Interface/Conversion examples and details:
The below list of interfaces/conversions are covered in this section. Details like pre-requisites required, interface tables, interface program, base tables, validations that need to be performed after inserting the details into the interface tables and required columns that need to be populated in the interface table are discussed for each interface.
·         Order Import Interface (Sales Order Conversion)
·         Item import (Item conversion)
·         Inventory On-hand quantity Interface
·         Customer conversion
·         Auto Invoice Interface
·         AR Receipts
·         Lockbox Interface
·         AP Invoices
·         Vendor
·         Purchase Orders
·         Requisition
·         Receiving
·         Journal import
·         Budget import
·         Daily Conversion Rates
  • Order Import Interface (Sales Order Conversion)
Order Import enables you to import Sales Orders into Oracle Applications instead of manually entering them.
Pre-requisites:
Order Type
Line Type
Items
Customers
Ship Method/ Freight Carrier
Sales Person
Sales Territories
Customer Order Holds
Sub Inventory/ Locations
On hand Quantity 
Interface tables:
OE_HEADERS_IFACE_ALL
OE_LINES_IFACE_ALL
OE_ACTIONS_IFACE_ALL
OE_ORDER_CUST_IFACE_ALL
OE_PRICE_ADJS_IFACE_ALL
OE_PRICE_ATTS_IFACE_ALL
Base tables:
OE_ORDER_HEADERS_ALL
OE_ORDER_LINES_ALL
Pricing tables:    QP_PRICING_ATTRIBUTES
Concurrent Program:
Order Import
Validations:
Check for sold_to_org_id. If does not exist, create new customer by calling create_new_cust_info API.
Check for sales_rep_id. Should exist for a booked order.
Ordered_date should exist (header level)
Delivery_lead_time should exist (line level)
Earliest_acceptable_date should exist.
Freight_terms should exist
Notes:
During import of orders, shipping tables are not populated.
If importing customers together with the order, OE_ORDER_CUST_IFACE_ALL has to be populated and the base tables are HZ_PARTIES, HZ_LOCATIONS.
Orders can be categorized based on their status:
1. Entered orders
2. Booked orders
3. Closed orders
Order Import API OE_ORDER_PUB.GET_ORDER and PROCESS_ORDER can also be used to import orders. 
Some important columns that need to populated in the interface tables:
OE_HEADERS_IFACE_ALL:
ORIG_SYS_DOCUMENT_REF
ORDER_SOURCE
CONVERSION_RATE
ORG_ID
ORDER_TYPE_ID
PRICE_LIST
SOLD_FROM_ORG_ID
SOLD_TO_ORG_ID
SHIP_TO_ORG_ID
SHIP_FROM_ORG_ID
CUSTOMER_NAME
INVOICE_TO_ORG_ID
OPERATION_CODE
OE_LINES_IFACE_ALL
ORDER_SOURCE_ID
ORIG_SYS_DOCUMENT_REF
ORIG_SYS_LINE_REF
ORIG_SYS_SHIPMENT_REF
INVENTORY_ITEM_ID
LINK_TO_LINE_REF
REQUEST_DATE
DELIVERY_LEAD_TIME
DELIVERY_ID
ORDERED_QUANTITY
ORDER_QUANTITY_UOM
SHIPPING_QUANTITY
PRICING_QUANTITY
PRICING_QUANTITY_UOM
SOLD_FROM_ORG_ID
SOLD_TO_ORG_ID
INVOICE_TO_ ORG_ID
SHIP_TO_ORG_ID
PRICE_LIST_ID
PAYMENT_TERM_ID
  • Item import (Item conversion)
The Item Interface lets you import items into Oracle Inventory.
Pre-requisites:
Creating an Organization
Code Combinations
Templates
Defining Item Status Codes
Defining Item Types

Interface tables:
MTL_SYSTEM_ITEMS_INTERFACE
MTL_ITEM_REVISIONS_INTERFACE (If importing revisions)
MTL_ITEM_CATEGORIES_INTERFACE (If importing categories)
MTL_INTERFACE_ERRORS (View errors after import)

Concurrent Program:
Item import
In the item import parameters form, for the parameter ‘set process id’, specify
the ‘set process id’ value given in the mtl_item_categories_interface table. The
parameter ‘Create or Update’ can have any value. Through the import process, we
can only create item category assignment(s). Updating or Deletion of item category assignment is not supported.
Base tables:
MTL_SYSTEM_ITEMS_B
MTL_ITEM_REVISIONS_B
MTL_CATEGORIES_B
MTL_CATEGORY_SETS_B
MTL_ITEM_STATUS
MTL_ITEM_TEMPLATES
Validations:
Check for valid item type.
Check for valid part_id/segment of the source table.
Validate part_id/segment1 for master org.
Validate and translate template id of the source table.
Check for valid template id. (Attributes are already set for items, default attributes for
that template, i.e., purchasable, stockable, etc)
Check for valid item status.
Validate primary uom of the source table.
Validate attribute values.
Validate other UOMs of the source table.
Check for unique item type. Discard the item, if part has non-unique item type.
Check for description, inv_um uniqueness
Validate organization id.
Load master records and category records only if all validations are passed.
Load child record if no error found.
Some important columns that need to populated in the interface tables:
MTL_SYSTEM_ITEMS_INTERFACE:
PROCESS_FLAG = 1 (1= Pending, 2= Assign Complete,
3= Assign/Validation Failed, 4= Validation succeeded; Import failed, 5 = Import in Process,
7 = Import succeeded)
TRANSACTION_TYPE = ‘CREATE’, ‘UPDATE’
SET_PROCESS_ID = 1
ORGANIZATION_ID
DESCRIPTION
ITEM_NUMBER and/or SEGMENT (n)
MATERIAL_COST
REVISION
TEMPLATE_ID
SUMMARY_FLAG
ENABLED_FLAG
PURCHASING_ITEM_FLAG
SALES_ACCOUNT (defaulted from
MTL_PARAMETERS.SALES_ACCOUNT)
COST_OF_SALES_ACCOUNT (defaulted from MTL_PARAMETERS.
COST_OF_SALES_ACCOUNT)

MTL_ITEM_CATEGORIES_INTERFACE:
INVENTORY_ITEM_ID or ITEM_NUMBER.
ORGANIZATION_ID or ORGANIZATION_CODE or both.
TRANSACTION_TYPE = ‘CREATE’ (‘UPDATE’ or ‘DELETE’ is not
possible through Item Import).
CATEGORY_SET_ID or CATEGORY_SET_NAME or both.
CATEGORY_ID or CATEGORY_NAME or both.
PROCESS_FLAG = 1
SET_PROCESS_ID (The item and category interface records should have the
same set_process_id, if you are importing item and category assignment together)

MTL_ITEM_REVISIONS_INTERFACE:
INVENTORY_ITEM_ID or ITEM_NUMBER (Must match the item_number in mtl_system_items_interface table)
ORGANIZATION_ID or ORGANIZATION_CODE or both
REVISION
CHANGE_NOTICE
ECN_INITIATION_DATE
IMPLEMENTATION_DATE
IMPLEMENTED_SERIAL_NUMBER
EFFECTIVITY_DATE
ATTRIBUTE_CATEGORY
ATTRIBUTEn
REVISED_ITEM_SEQUENCE_ID
DESCRIPTION
PROCESS_FLAG = 1
TRANSACTION_TYPE = ‘CREATE’
SET_PROCESS_ID = 1
Each row in the mtl_item_revisions_interface table must have the REVISION
and EFFECTIVITY_DATE in alphabetical (ASCII sort) and chronological
order.
  • Inventory On-hand quantity Interface
This interface lets you import the on hand inventory into Oracle.
Interface tables:
MTL_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE
MTL_MTL_TRANSACTION_LOTS_INTERFACE (If the item is Lot controlled)
MTL_SERIAL_NUMBERS_INTERFACE (If the item is Serial controlled)

Concurrent Program:
Launch the Transaction Manager through Interface Manager or explicitly call the API – INV_TXN_MANAGER_PUB.PROCESS_TRANSACTIONS () to launch a dedicated transaction worker to process them.
The Transaction Manager picks up the rows to process based on the LOCK_FLAG, TRANSACTION_MODE, and PROCESS_FLAG. Only records with TRANSACTION_MODE of 3, LOCK_FLAG of ’2′, and PROCESS_FLAG of ’1′ will be picked up by the Transaction Manager and assigned to a Transaction Worker. If a record fails to process completely, then PROCESS_FLAG will be set to ’3′ and ERROR_CODE and ERROR_EXPLANATION will be populated with the cause for the error.
Base Tables:
MTL_ON_HAND_QUANTITIES
MTL_LOT_NUMBERS
MTL_SERIAL_NUMBERS
Validations:
Validate organization_id
Check if item is assigned to organization
Validate disposition_id
Check if the item for the org is lot controlled before inserting into the Lots interface table.
Check if the item for the org is serial controlled before inserting into Serial interface table.
Check if inventory already exists for that item in that org and for a lot.
Validate organization_id, organization_code.
Validate inventory item id.
Transaction period must be open.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
MTL_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE:
TRANSACTION_SOURCE_NAME (ANY USER DEFINED VALUE),
TRANSACTION_HEADER_ID (MTL_MATERIAL_TRANSACTIONS_S.NEXTVAL)
TRANSACTION_INTERFACE_ID (MTL_MATERIAL_TRANSACTIONS_S.NEXTVAL – If item is lot or serial controlled, use this field to link to mtl_transactions_interface otherwise leave it as NULL),
TRANSACTION_DATE,
TRANSACTION_TYPE_ID,
PROCESS_FLAG (1 = Yet to be processed, 2 = Processed, 3= Error)
TRANSACTION_MODE (2 = Concurrent – to launch a dedicated transaction worker
to explicitly process a set of transactions.
3 = Background – will be picked up by transaction manager
polling process and assigned to transaction
worker. These will not be picked up until the
transaction manager is running)
SOURCE_CODE,
SOURCE_HEADER_ID,
SOURCE_LINE_ID (Details about the source like Order Entry etc for tracking purposes)
TRANSACTION_SOURCE_ID 
Source Type
Foreign Key Reference
Account
GL_CODE_COMBINATIONS.CODE_COMBINATION_ID
Account Alias
MTL_GENERIC_DISPOSITIONS.DISPOSITION_ID
Job or schedule
WIP_ENTITIES.WIP_ENTITY_ID
Sales Order
MTL_SALES_ORDERS.SALES_ORDER_ID

ITEM_SEGMENT1 TO 20,
TRANSACTION_QTY,
TRANSACTION_UOM,
SUBINVENTORY_CODE,
ORGANIZATION_ID,
LOC_SEGMENT1 TO 20.
MTL_TRANSACTION_LOTS_INTERFACE:
TRANSACTION_INTERFACE_ID,
LOT_NUMBER,
LOT_EXPIRATION_DATE,
TRANSACTION_QUANTITY,
SERIAL_TRANSACTION_TEMP_ID (This is required for items under both lot and serial control to identify child records in mtl_serial_numbers_interface)
MTL_SERIAL_NUMBERS_INTERFACE:
TRANSACTION_INTERFACE_ID,
FM_SERIAL_NUMBER,
TO_SERIAL_NUMBER,
VENDOR_SERIAL_NUMBER
  • Customer conversion
Customer Interface helps you create customers in Oracle Applications.
Interface tables:
RA_CUSTOMERS_INTERFACE_ALL
RA_CUSTOMER_PROFILES_INT_ALL
RA_CONTACT_PHONES_INT_ALL
RA_CUSTOMER_BANKS_INT_ALL
RA_CUST_PAY_METHOD_INT_ALL

Base tables:
RA_CUSTOMERS
RA_ADDRESSES_ALL
RA_CUSTOMER_RELATIONSHIPS_ALL
RA_SITE_USES_ALL
Concurrent program:
Customer Interface
Validations:
Check if legacy values fetched are valid.
Check if customer address site is already created.
Check if customer site use is already created.
Check is customer header is already created.
Check whether the ship_to_site has associated bill_to_site
Check whether associated bill_to_site is created or not.
Profile amounts validation:
Validate cust_account_id, validate customer status.
Check if the location already exists in HZ_LOCATIONS. If does not exist, create new location.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
RA_CUSTOMERS_INTERFACE_ALL:
ORIG_SYSTEM_CUSTOMER_REF
SITE_USE_CODE
ORIG_SYSTEM_ADDRESS_REF
INSERT_UPDATE_FLAG (I = Insert, U = Update)
CUSTOMER_NAME
CUSTOMER_NUMBER
CUSTOMER_STATUS
PRIMARY_SITE_USE_FLAG
LOCATION
ADDRESS1
ADDRESS2
ADDRESS3
ADDRESS4
CITY
STATE
PROVINCE
COUNTY
POSTAL_CODE
COUNTRY
CUSTOMER_ATTRIBUTE1
CUSTOMER_ATTRIBUTE2
CUSTOMER_ATTRIBUTE3
CUSTOMER_ATTRIBUTE4
CUSTOMER_ATTRIBUTE5
LAST_UPDATED_BY
LAST_UPDATE_DATE
CREATED_BY
CREATION_DATE
ORG_ID
CUSTOMER_NAME_PHONETIC

RA_CUSTOMER_PROFILES_INT_ALL:
INSERT_UPDATE_FLAG
ORIG_SYSTEM_CUSTOMER_REF
ORIG_SYSTEM_ADDRESS_REF
CUSTOMER_PROFILE_CLASS_NAME
CREDIT_HOLD
LAST_UPDATED_BY
LAST_UPDATE_DATE
CREATION_DATE
CREATED_BY
ORG_ID
RA_CONTACT_PHONES_INT_ALL:
ORIG_SYSTEM_CONTACT_REF
ORIG_SYSTEM_TELEPHONE_REF
ORIG_SYSTEM_CUSTOMER_REF
ORIG_SYSTEM_ADDRESS_REF
INSERT_UPDATE_FLAG
CONTACT_FIRST_NAME
CONTACT_LAST_NAME
CONTACT_TITLE
CONTACT_JOB_TITLE
TELEPHONE
TELEPHONE_EXTENSION
TELEPHONE_TYPE
TELEPHONE_AREA_CODE
LAST_UPDATE_DATE
LAST_UPDATED_BY
LAST_UPDATE_LOGIN
CREATION_DATE
CREATED_BY
EMAIL_ADDRESS
ORG_ID
  • Customer API
Trading Community Architecture (TCA) is an architecture concept designed to support complex
trading communities. These APIs utilize the new TCA model, inserting directly to the HZ tables.
API Details:
1.      Set the organization id
Exec dbms_application_info.set_client_info(’204′);
2.      Create a party and an account
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNT_V2PUB.CREATE_CUST_ACCOUNT()
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNT_V2PUB.CUST_ACCOUNT_REC_TYPE
HZ_PARTY_V2PUB.ORGANIZATION_REC_TYPE
HZ_CUSTOMER_PROFILE_V2PUB.CUSTOMER_PROFILE_REC_TYPE 
3.      Create a physical location
HZ_LOCATION_V2PUB.CREATE_LOCATION()
HZ_LOCATION_V2PUB.LOCATION_REC_TYPE
4.      Create a party site using party_id you get from step 2 and location_id from step 3.
HZ_PARTY_SITE_V2PUB.CREATE_PARTY_SITE()
HZ_PARTY_SITE_V2PUB.PARTY_SITE_REC_TYPE
5.      Create an account site using account_id you get from step 2 and party_site_id from step 4.
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNT_SITE_V2PUB.CREATE_CUST_ACCT_SITE()
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNT_SITE_V2PUB.CUST_ACCT_SITE_REC_TYPE 
6.      Create an account site use using cust_acct_site_id you get from step 5 ans site_use_code = ‘BILL_TO’.
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNT_SITE_V2PUB.CREATE_CUST_SITE_USE()
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNT_SITE_V2PUB.CUST_SITE_USE_REC_TYPE
HZ_CUSTOMER_PROFILE_V2PUB.CUSTOMER_PROFILE_REC_TYPE 
Base table:
HZ_PARTIES
HZ_PARTY_SITES
HZ_LOCATIONS
HZ_CUST_ACCOUNTS
HZ_CUST_SITE_USES_ALL
HZ_CUST_ACCT_SITES_ALL
HZ_PARTY_SITE_USES
Validations:
Check if legacy values fetched are valid.
Check if customer address site is already created.
Check if customer site use is already created.
Check is customer header is already created.
Check whether the ship_to_site has associated bill_to_site
Check whether associated bill_to_site is created or not.
Profile amounts validation:
Validate cust_account_id, validate customer status.
Check if the location already exists in HZ_LOCATIONS. If does not exist, create new location.
For detailed explanation refer to the below article:
  • Auto Invoice interface
This interface is used to import Customer invoices, Credit memos, Debit memos and On Account credits.
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Code combinations
Items
Sales representatives
Customers
Sales Tax rate
Payment Terms
Transaction Types
Freight Carriers
FOB
Batch Sources
Accounting Rules 
Interface tables:
RA_INTERFACE_LINES_ALL
RA_INTERFACE_SALESCREDITS
RA_INTERFACE_DISTRIBUTIONS
RA_INTERFACE_ERRORS (details about the failed records)
Base tables:
RA_BATCHES
RA_CUSTOMER_TRX_ALL
RA_CUSTOMER_TRX_LINES_ALL
AR_PAYMENT_SCHEDULES_ALL     RA_CUSTOMER_TRX_LINE_SALESREPS
RA_CUST_TRX_GL_DIST_ALL
RA_CUSTOMER_TRX_TYPES_ALL
Concurrent Program:
Auto invoice master program
Validations:
Check for amount, batch source name, conversion rate, conversion type. Validate orig_system_bill_customer_id, orig_system_bill_address_id, quantity. Validate if the amount includes tax flag.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
RA_INTERFACE_LINES_ALL:
AGREEMENT_ID
COMMENTS
CONVERSION_DATE
CONVERSION_RATE
CONVERSION_TYPE
CREDIT_METHOD_FOR_ACCT_RULE
CREDIT_METHOD_FOR_INSTALLMENTS
CURRENCY_CODE
CUSTOMER_BANK_ACCOUNT_ID
CUST_TRX_TYPE_ID
DOCUMENT_NUMBER
DOCUMENT_NUMBER_SEQUENCE_ID
GL_DATE
HEADER_ATTRIBUTE1–15
HEADER_ATTRIBUTE_CATEGORY
INITIAL_CUSTOMER_TRX_ID
INTERNAL_NOTES
INVOICING_RULE_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_BILL_ADDRESS_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_BILL_CONTACT_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_BILL_CUSTOMER_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_SHIP_ADDRESS_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_SHIP_CONTACT_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_SHIP_CUSTOMER_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_SOLD_CUSTOMER_ID
ORIG_SYSTEM_BATCH_NAME
PAYMENT_SERVER_ORDER_ID
PREVIOUS_CUSTOMER_TRX_ID
PRIMARY_SALESREP_ID
PRINTING_OPTION
PURCHASE_ORDER
PURCHASE_ORDER_DATE
PURCHASE_ORDER_REVISION
REASON_CODE
RECEIPT_METHOD_ID
RELATED_CUSTOMER_TRX_ID
SET_OF_BOOKS_ID
TERM_ID
TERRITORY_ID
TRX_DATE
TRX_NUMBER
  • Receipt API
To bring in Unapplied Receipts and Conversion Receipts for Open Debit items to reduce the balance to the original amount due.
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Code combinations
Items
Quick Codes
Sales representatives
Customers
Sales Tax rate

API:
AR_RECEIPT_API_PUB.CREATE_CASH
AR_RECEIPT_API_PUB.CREATE_AND_APPLY
Base tables:
AR_CASH_RECEIPTS
Validations:
Check the currency and the exchange rate type to assign the exchange rate.
Validate bill to the customer.
Get bill to site use id.
Get the customer trx id for this particular transaction number.
Get payment schedule date for the customer tax id. 

  • Lockbox interface
1.      Auto lock box is used to receive the receipt information from bank file to receivables
2.      Auto Lockbox lets us automatically process receipts that are sent directly to the bank instead of manually feeding them in Oracle Receivables.
Auto Lockbox is a three step process:
1. Import: During this step, Lockbox reads and formats the data from your bank file
into interface table AR_PAYMENTS_INTERFACE_ALL using a SQL *Loader
script.
2. Validation: The validation program checks data in this interface table for
Compatibility with Receivables. Once validated, the data is transferred into
Quick Cash tables (AR_INTERIM_CASH_RECEIPTS_ALL and
AR_INTERIM_CASH_RCPT_LINES_ALL).
3. Post Quick Cash: This step applies the receipts and updates your customer’s
balances.
Pre-Requisites:
Banks
Receipt Class
Payment Method
Receipt Source
Lockbox
Transmission format
Auto Cash Rule sets
Interface tables:
AR_PAYMENTS_INTERFACE_AL(Import data from bank file)
AR_INTERIM_CASH_RECEIPTS_ALL
AR_INTERIM_CASH_RCPT_LINES_ALL (Validate data in interface table and place in quick cash tables)
Base Tables:
AR_CASH_RECEIPTS
AR_RECEIVABLES_APPLICATIONS
AR_ADJUSTMENTS
AR_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL
AR_PAYMENT_SCHEDULES_ALL

Concurrent program:
Lockbox
Validations:
Check for valid record type, transmission record id.
Validate sum of the payments within the transmission.
Identify the lockbox number (no given by a bank to identify a lockbox).
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
AR_PAYMENTS_INTERFACE_ALL:
STATUS
RECORD_TYPE
LOCKBOX_NUMBER
BATCH_NAME
TRANSIT_ROUTING_NUMBER
ACCOUNT
CHECK_NUMBER
REMITTANCE_AMOUNT
DEPOSIT_DATE
ITEM_NUMBER
CURRENCY_CODE
DEPOSIT_TIME
  • AP invoice interface
This interface helps us to import vendor invoices into Oracle applications from external systems into Oracle Applications.
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Code combinations
Employees
Lookups
Interface tables:
AP_INVOICES_INTERFACE
AP_INVOICE_LINES_INTERFACE
Base tables:
AP_INVOICES_ALL – header information
AP_INVOICE_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL – lines info 
Concurrent program:
Payables Open Interface Import 
Validations:
Check for valid vendor
Check for Source, Location, org_id, currency_code’s validity
Check for valid vendor site code.
Check if record already exists in payables interface table.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
AP_INVOICES_INTERFACE:
INVOICE_ID
INVOICE_NUM
INVOICE_DATE
VENDOR_NUM
VENDOR_SITE_ID
INVOICE_AMOUNT
INVOICE_CURRENCY_CODE
EXCHANGE_RATE
EXCHANGE_RATE_TYPE
EXCHANGE_DATE
DESCRIPTION
SOURCE
PO_NUMBER
PAYMENT_METHOD_LOOKUP_CODE
PAY_GROUP_LOOKUP_CODE
ATTRIBUTE1 TO 15
ORG_ID

AP_INVOICE_LINES_INTERFACE:
INVOICE_ID
INVOICE_LINE_ID
LINE_TYPE_LOOKUP_CODE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
TAX_CODE
PO_NUMBER
PO_LINE_NUMBER
PO_SHIPMENT_NUM
PO_DISTRIBUTION_NUM
PO_UNIT_OF_MEASURE
QUANTITY_INVOICED
DIST_CODE_CONCATENATED
DIST_CODE_COMBINATION_ID
ATTRIBUTE1
ATTRIBUTE2
ATTRIBUTE3
ATTRIBUTE4
ATTRIBUTE5
ORG_ID
  • Vendor conversion/interface
This interface is used to import suppliers, supplier sites and site contacts into Oracle applications. 
Pre-requisites setup’s required:
Payment terms
Pay Groups
CCID
Supplier classifications
Bank Accounts
Employees (if employees have to set up as vendors)

Interface tables:
AP_SUPPLIERS_INT
AP_SUPPLIER_SITES_INT
AP_SUP_SITE_CONTACT_INT 
Base Tables:
PO_VENDORS
PO_VENDOR_SITES_ALL
PO_VENDOR_CONTACTS
Interface programs:
Supplier Open Interface Import
Supplier Sites Open Interface Import
Supplier Site Contacts Open Interface Import
Validations:
Check if vendor already exists
Check if vendor site already exists
Check if site contact already exists
Check if term is defined.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
AP_SUPPLIERS_INT:
VENDOR_NUMBER, VENDOR_NAME, VENDOR_TYPE, STATE_REPORTABLE, FED_REPORTABLE, NUM_1099, TYPE_1099, PAY_GROUP_LOOKUP_CODE, VENDOR_ID is auto generated.

AP_SUPPLIER_SITES_INT:
VENDOR_SITE_ID, ORG_ID, VENDOR_SITE_CODE, INACTIVE_DATE, PAY_SITE, PURCHASING_SITE, SITE_PAYMENT_TERM, ADDRESS1, ADDRESS2.ADDRESS3, CITY, STATE, COUNTRY, ZIP, PH_NUM, FAX_NUMBER, TAX_REPORTING_SITE_FLAG.

AP_SUP_SITE_CONTACTS_INT:
VENDOR_ID, VENDOR_SITE_ID, FIRST_NAME, LAST_NAME, AREA_CODE, PHONE, EMAIL, ORG_ID 
  • Purchase Order conversion:
The Purchasing Document Open Interface concurrent program was replaced by two new concurrent programs Import Price Catalogs and Import Standard Purchase Orders. Import Price Catalogs concurrent program is used to import Catalog Quotations, Standard Quotations, and Blanket Purchase Agreements. Import Standard Purchase Orders concurrent program is used to import Unapproved or Approved Standard Purchase Orders.
Import Standard Purchase Orders
Pre-requisites:
Suppliers, sites and contacts
Buyers
Line Types
Items
PO Charge account setup
Interface Tables:
PO_HEADERS_INTERFACE
PO_LINES_INTERFACE
PO_DISTRIBUTIONS_INTERFACE
PO_INTERFACE_ERRORS (Fallouts) 
Interface Program:
Import Standard Purchase Orders.
Base Tables:
PO_HEADERS_ALL
PO_LINES_ALL
PO_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL
PO_LINE_LOCATIONS_ALL
Validations:
Header:
Check if OU name is valid
Check if Supplier is valid
Check if Supplier site is valid
Check if buyer is valid
Check if Payment term is valid
Check if Bill to and ship to are valid
Check if FOB, freight terms are valid
Lines:
Check if Line_type, ship_to_org, item, uom, ship_to_location_id, requestor, charge_account, deliver_to_location are valid

General:
Check for duplicate records in interface tables
Check if the record already exists in base tables.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
PO_HEADERS_INTERFACE:
INTERFACE_HEADER_ID (PO_HEADERS_INTERFACE_S.NEXTVAL), BATCH_ID, ORG_ID, INTERFACE_SOURCE_CODE, ACTION (‘ORIGINAL’,'UPDATE’,'REPLACE’), GROUP_CODE, DOCUMENT_TYPE_CODE, PO_HEADER_ID (NULL), RELEASE_ID, RELEASE_NUM, CURRENCY_CODE, RATE, AGENT_NAME, VENDOR_ID, VENDOR_SITE_ID, SHIP_TO_LOCATION, BILL_TO_LOCATION, PAYMENT_TERMS
PO_LINES_INTERFACE:
INTERFACE_LINE_ID, INTERFACE_HEADER_ID, LINE_NUM, SHIPMENT_NUM, ITEM, REQUISITION_LINE_ID, UOM, UNIT_PRICE, FREIGHT_TERMS, FOB
PO_DISTRIBUTIONS_INTERFACE:
INTERFACE_LINE_ID, INTERFACE_HEADER_ID, INTERFACE_DISTRIBUTION_ID, DISTRIBUTION_NUM, QUANTITY_ORDERED, QTY_DELIVERED, QTY_BILLED, QTY_CANCELLED, DELIVER_TO_LOCATION_ID, DELIVER_TO_PERSON_ID, SET_OF_BOOKS, CHARGE_ACCT, AMOUNT_BILLED.
Import Blanket Purchase Agreements:
Interface Tables:
PO_HEADERS_INTERFACE
PO_LINES_INTERFACE

Interface program:
Import Price Catalogs
Base tables:
PO_HEADERS_ALL
PO_LINES_ALL
PO_LINE_LOCATIONS_ALL
Example:
Suppose you want to create a blanket with one line and two price breaks and the details for the price break are as below:
1) Quantity = 500, price = 10, effective date from ’01-JAN-2006′ to
’31-JUN-2006′
2) Quantity = 500, price = 11, effective date from ’01-JUL-2006′ to
’01-JAN-2007′
To create the above the BPA, you would create ONE record in PO_HEADERS_INTERFACE and THREE records in PO_LINES_INTERFACE
LINE1: It will have only the line information. LINE NUM would be 1.
LINE2: For the first Price Break details, LINE NUM will be the same as above i.e. 1. SHIPMENT_NUM would be 1 and SHIPMENT_TYPE would be ‘PRICE BREAK’
LINE3: For the second Price Break details, LINE NUM will be the same as above i.e. 1. SHIPMENT_NUM would be 2 and SHIPMENT_TYPE would be ‘PRICE BREAK’
All the line-level records above must have the same INTERFACE_HEADER_ID.
For detailed explanation refer to the below article:
http://www.erpschools.com/Apps/oracle-applications/articles/financials/Purchasing/Import-Blanket-Purchase-Agreements/index.aspx
  • Requisition import
You can automatically import requisitions into Oracle Applications using the Requisitions Open Interface
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Code combinations
Employees
Items
Define a Requisition Import Group-By method in the Default region of the Purchasing
Options window.
Associate a customer with your deliver-to location using the Customer Addresses
window for internally sourced requisitions. 
Interface tables:
PO_REQUISITIONS_INTERFACE_ALL
PO_REQ_DIST_INTERFACE_ALL    
Base tables:
PO_REQUISITIONS_HEADERS_ALL
PO_REQUISITION_LINES_ALL
PO_REQ_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL

Concurrent program:
REQUISITION IMPORT
Validations:
Check for interface transaction source code, requisition destination type.
Check for quantity ordered, authorization status type.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
PO_REQUISITIONS_INTERFACE_ALL:
INTERFACE_SOURCE_CODE (to identify the source of your imported
Requisitions)
DESTINATION_TYPE_CODE
AUTHORIZATION_STATUS
PREPARER_ID or PREPARER_NAME
QUANTITY
CHARGE_ACCOUNT_ID or charge account segment values
DESTINATION_ORGANIZATION_ID or DESTINATION_ORGANIZATION_
CODE
DELIVER_TO_LOCATION_ID or DELIVER_TO_LOCATION_CODE
DELIVER_TO_REQUESTOR_ID or DELIVER_TO_REQUESTOR_NAME
ORG_ID
ITEM_ID or item segment values (values if the SOURCE_TYPE_CODE or
DESTINATION_TYPE_CODE is ‘INVENTORY’)

PO_REQ_DIST_INTERFACE_ALL:
CHARGE_ACCOUNT_ID or charge account segment values
DISTRIBUTION_NUMBER
DESTINATION_ORGANIZATION_ID
DESTINATION_TYPE_CODE
INTERFACE_SOURCE_CODE
ORG_ID
DIST_SEQUENCE_ID (if MULTI_DISTRIBUTIONS is set to Y)
  • PO Receipts Interface
The Receiving Open Interface is used for processing and validating receipt data that
comes from sources other than the Receipts window in Purchasing.
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Code combinations
Employees
Items 
Interface tables:
RCV_HEADERS_INTERFACE
RCV_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE
PO_INTERFACE_ERRORS
Concurrent program:
RECEIVING OPEN INTERFACE

Base tables:
RCV_SHIPMENT_HEADERS
RCV_SHIPMENT_LINES
RCV_TRANSACTIONS
Validations:
Check that SHIPPED_DATE should not be later than today.
Check if vendor is valid.
If Invoice number is passed, check for its validity
Check if Item is valid
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
RCV_HEADERS_INTERFACE:
HEADER_INTERFACE_ID
GROUP_ID
PROCESSING_STATUS_
CODE
RECEIPT_SOURCE_CODE
TRANSACTION_TYPE
SHIPMENT_NUM
RECEIPT_NUM
VENDOR_NAME
SHIP_TO_
ORGANIZATION_CODE
SHIPPED_DATE
INVOICE_NUM
INVOICE_DATE
TOTAL_INVOICE_
AMOUNT
PAYMENT_TERMS_ID
EMPLOYEE_NAME
VALIDATION_FLAG (Indicates whether to validate a row or not, values ‘Y’, ‘N’)

RCV_TRANSACTIONS_INTERFACE:
INTERFACE_TRANSACTION_ID
GROUP_ID
TRANSACTION_TYPE (‘SHIP’ for a standard shipment (an ASN or ASBN)
or ‘RECEIVE’ for a standard receipt)
TRANSACTION_DATE
PROCESSING_STATUS_CODE =’PENDING’
CATEGORY_ID
QUANTITY
UNIT_OF_MEASURE
ITEM_DESCRIPTION
ITEM_REVISION
EMPLOYEE_ID
AUTO_TRANSACT_CODE
SHIP_TO_LOCATION_ID
RECEIPT_SOURCE_CODE
TO_ORGANIZATION_CODE
SOURCE_DOCUMENT_CODE
PO_HEADER_ID
PO_RELEASE_ID
PO_LINE_ID
PO_LINE_LOCATION_ID
PO_DISTRIBUTION_ID
SUBINVENTORY
HEADER_INTERFACE_ID
DELIVER_TO_PERSON_NAME
DELIVER_TO_LOCATION_CODE
VALIDATION_FLAG
ITEM_NUM
VENDOR_ITEM_NUM
VENDOR_ID
VENDOR_SITE_ID
ITEM_ID
ITEM_DESCRIPTION
SHIP_TO_LOCATION_ID
  • GL Journal interface
This interface lets you import journals from other applications like Receivables, Payables etc to integrate the information with General Ledger.
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Flex field Value sets
Code Combinations
Currencies
Categories
Journal Sources 
Interface tables:
GL_INTERFACE
Base tables:
GL_JE_HEADERS
GL_JE_LINES
GL_JE_BACTHES
Concurrent Program:
Journal Import
Journal Posting — populates GL_BALANCES
Validations:
Validate SOB, journal source name, journal category name, actual flag
A – Actual amounts
B – Budget amounts
E – Encumbrance amount
If you enter E in the interface table, then enter appropriate encumbrance ID, if
B enter budget id.
Check if accounting date or GL date based period name is valid (i.e., not closed).
Check if accounting date falls in open or future open period status.
Check chart of accounts id based on Sob id.
Check if code combination is valid and enabled.
Check if record already exists in GL interface table.
Check if already journal exists in GL application.

Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
GL_INTERFACE:
STATUS
SET_OF_BOOKS_ID
ACCOUNTING_DATE
CURRENCY_CODE
DATE_CREATED
CREATED_BY
ACTUAL_FLAG
USER_JE_CATEGORY_NAME
USER_JE_SOURCE_NAME
CURRENCY_CONVERSION_DATE
ENCUMBRANCE_TYPE_ID
BUDGET_VERSION_ID
USER_CURRENCY_CONVERSION_TYPE
CURRENCY_CONVERSION_RATE
SEGMENT1 to
ENTERED_DR
ENTERED_CR
ACCOUNTED_DR
ACCOUNTED_CR
TRANSACTION_DATE
PERIOD_NAME
JE_LINE_NUM
CHART_OF_ACCOUNTS_ID
FUNCTIONAL_CURRENCY_CODE
CODE_COMBINATION_ID
DATE_CREATED_IN_GL
GROUP_ID
  • GL budget interface
Budget interface lets you load budget data from external sources into Oracle Applications.
Pre-requisites:
Set of Books
Flex field Value sets
Code Combinations 
Interface tables:
GL_BUDGET_INTERFACE
Base tables:
GL_BUDGETS
GL_BUDGET_ASSIGNMENTS
GL_BUDGET_TYPES
Concurrent program:
Budget Upload

Validations:
Check if CURRENCY_CODE is valid.
Check if SET_OF_BOOKS_ID is valid.
Check if BUDGET_ENTITY_NAME (budget organization) is valid.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:
GL_BUDGET_INTERFACE:
BUDGET_NAME NOT
BUDGET_ENTITY_NAME
CURRENCY_CODE
FISCAL_YEAR
UPDATE_LOGIC_TYPE
BUDGET_ENTITY_ID
SET_OF_BOOKS_ID
CODE_COMBINATION_ID
BUDGET_VERSION_ID
PERIOD_TYPE
DR_FLAG
STATUS
ACCOUNT_TYPE
PERIOD1_AMOUNT through PERIOD60_AMOUNT
SEGMENT1 through SEGMENT30
  • GL daily conversion rates
This interface lets you load the rates automatically into General Ledger.
Pre-requisites:
Currencies
Conversion rate Types
Interface tables:
GL_DAILY_RATES_INTERFACE
Base tables:
GL_DAILY_RATES
GL_DAILY_CONVERSION_TYPES
Concurrent Program:
You do not need to run any import programs. The insert, update, or deletion of rates in GL_DAILY_RATES is done automatically by database triggers on the GL_DAILY_RATES_INTERFACE. All that is required is to develop program to populate the interface table with daily rates information.
Validations:
Check if
FROM_CURRENCY and TO_CURRENCY are valid.
Check if USER_CONVERSION_TYPE is valid.
Some important columns that need to be populated in the interface tables:

GL_DAILY_RATES_INTERFACE:

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