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I am a consultant specializing in Oracle E-Business Suite and Fusion Applications for over 20 years.  I have worked with OAUG,  IOUC, and Oracle  to educate users and help enhance the Oracle experience.  I am also an Oracle ACE

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FA Seeded SLA Definition Must be Compiled when Upgrading to R12.1.3

Most people choose to use the seeded SLA Definitions when upgrading to R12.  At least for the first round of testing.  For 12.1.3, for whatever reason, the upgrade leaves the seeded definition for assets in an uncompiled status.  This means Create Accounting for Assets will fail.

The fix is simple:  From Fixed Assets Manager, navigate to Other | Requests | Run.  Select the program "Validate Application Accounting Definitions".  If the program is not available, add it to the report group.  Use the following parameters:
     Ledger:  (your Ledger name (not assets ledger, GL ledger)
     Uncompiled Status Only:   No    (it's only the uncompiled ones that need compiling)
     Application:  Assets
     Application Accounting Definition Owner:  Oracle

When the program finished, look at the report to verify no issues.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Oracle Updates FAQs on SLA when upgrading to R12

Alyssa Johnson emailed me last week that Oracle has updated the document on how subledger accounting is created/upgraded during the upgrade from 11i to Release 12.  The document, "R12.0 and R12.1: FAQ for the SLA Upgrade: SLA Pre-Upgrade, Post-Upgrade, and Hot Patch [ID 604893.1]" can be found on My Oracle Support at

The updates to this document just point out that information on MOS is constantly evolving (and getting better).  So visit MOS often and see if some of your favorites have been improved.

And if you didn't know, every product in EBS has an information center.  If you are planning your upgrade or in the middle of one, you should visit these documents.  Just type Information Center and your product in the search window. There are links to critical patches, FAQs, etc.