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Prerequisites for ORACLE Apps 1) SQL 2) PL/SQL 3) D2K Courses 1) GL (General Ledger) 2) AP (Account Payable) 3) PO (Purchase Order) 4) INV (Inventory) 5) OM (Order Management) 6) AOL (Application Object Library) 7) Alerts 8) SQL Loader 9) UTL_Files Different ERP In The Market


1) System Application Programming (SAP): Most widely used ERP in the market. One of theoldest standardized ERP. Implemented by most of the big players in the market.

2) PEOPLESOFT: Famous for HRMS 3) ORACLE APPS: Ranked second in the market after SAP. ORACLE has also acquired 4)PEOPLESOFT and JD EDWARDS. It is famous for its Finance and Manufacturing module. BAAN: BAAN is used by middle scale industries with yearly turnover of about 50 crores. In other words suitable for the companies those can not afford costly ERPs like ORACLE APPS and SAP however at the same time does not want to work on ERPs specially created by small players in the market. JD EDWARDS: JD EDWARDS ERP is used by Vertical Companies (those companies whose sales graph always shows an upward movement.) like Medical and Pharmaceuticals companies.


Apps Profile 1) 2) 3) 4) Technical Consultant Functional Consultant Techno functional Consultant Apps DBA

Functional Security In ORACLE APPS User



Sub Menu


Form User Responsibility Menu Sub Menu Functions Form End user, using the application front end interface. Privileges to the user. Hierarchal arrangement of Sub Menus and Functions. Hierarchal arrangement of functions. A Function calls a form. A Form is a GUI (Graphical User Interface).

Application Object Library (AOL) Application Object Library (AOL) is the interface used for registering custom objects like forms, reports in ORACLE Applications. AOL D2K ORACLE APPS

About History

The Common Part Before starting work on ORACLE APPS it is necessary to start necessary service/server. For this follow followed steps:

1) Choose Start Programs Administrative Tools Services

as a result Services window will appear:

2) Start any of the followed two services/server by right clicking on them and then choosing Start ifthe Status column for them is blank (a blank column indicates stop service/server).

a. Oracle Apache Server VIS (used in industries when local computer is not server.) b. OracleVIS_HOME1HTTPServer (used at homes where local computer is server.) 3) Press F5 key to verify whether the service has started or not. 4) Now close the window and start Internet Explorer. If the followed Work Offline dialog boxappear then simply click on Try Again button.

As a result the Oracle Applications Login window will appear.

in this window pass User Name and Password Default User Name: Operations Default Password: welcome About Forms

Entry Mode: In Entry Mode the user can store data to the database by using the form The form shown above is how a form looks like in Entry Mode. Query Mode: in query mode the user may enter a query in any field and may show the result. In query mode the background of all the fields changed to blue color. To go into query Mode choose View Query By Example Enter or simply press F11 key. To execute the query choose View Query By Example Run or simply press CTRL + F11 . To close query mode choose View Query By Example Cancel or simply press F4. Troubleshoot: Once we enter data in Entry Mode in any filed and then try to switch to Query Mode by pressing F11 key; the form prohibits us from doing that and the followed error is shown in status bar: FRM-40202: Filed must be entered. In this case choose: Edit Clear Form As a result the Decision dialog box will appear. Press Discard button in the Decision dialog box.

Note: 1) Fields with yellow background are mandatory fields i.e. passing values to them is necessary. 2) Fields with white background are optional fields i.e. passing values to them is not necessary. Shortcut Keys To view LOV (list of values) for any field, list box etc. Query Mode Execute the Query Close the form Getting Help Right click in the field, list box Choose Help from the pop up menu. Help window will open up automatically. CTRL + L F11 CTRL + F11 F4

How To create/modify A User Navigate To System Administrator Security User Define

In the screen above complete the following entries:

User Name

Unique name of the user.

Description Password

Person Customer Supplier E-Mail Fax

Description of the user. Password assigned to the user. Enter the password to be assigned to the user in this field and press TAB or ENTER key. The password field will get blank but still will be yellow in color which means that we have to enter the password again so as to reconfirm it, hence enter the password again, press ENTER or TAB key. If the password gets reconfirmed, the field will become blank. The password must be at least six characters long. Give person name if he/she is the employee of the company. We can select from the list of Employees values. Give the customer name if he/she is the customer of the company. We can select from the list of Customers values. Give the supplier name if he/she is the supplier of the company. We can select from the list of Supplier values. E-Mail of the user being created. Fax of the user being created.

Password Expiration Days Specifies that how many days from the day of defining the user the users password should expire. Accesses Specifies that after how many access after from first access user password should expire. None Specifies that the user password is not going to expire in any case. Effective Dates From Specifies the date from which the system. To Specifies the date upto which the effective. Leave this field empty indirectly used to unauthorized a the system. Responsibility Responsibility Application Security Group Effective Date From Effective Date To user may login in the user account will be since this field is user from accessing

In this tab choose the various responsibilities assigned to the user being defined. This will be populated once the above responsibility is selected. This will be populated once the above responsibility is selected. From the date when the user will access this responsibility. To what date the user will access this responsibility.

Securing Attributes Attribute Select

an attribute you want used to determine which records this user can access. You can select from any of the attributes assigned to the user's responsibility.This field can not be accessed.

Application Value

Enter the value for the attribute you want used to determine which records this user can access.

Once the above entries are completed, click on save button in the toolbar / press CTRL + S or choose File Save so as to save the record for the user being defined.

How To View Users Activities Information Navigate to: Security User Monitor How To Switch Responsibility

1. From File menu choose Switch Responsibility 2. From Responsibilities dialog box choose the responsibility you want to work on and press OKbutton.

How To See Name Of A Table From Front End.

1. From Help menu choose Record History.Help Record History

What Are WHO Columns

Every table has WHO Columns that define the followings Created By: Creation Date: Table Name: Updated By: Update Date: Specifies the name of the user who has created the particular record. Specifies the date of creation. Specifies the name of the table. Specifies the name of the user who has last updated the record. Specifies the date of last updation.


1. From Help menu choose Diagnostic and from Diagnostic menu Examine.Help Diagnostic Examine

What is the concept behind table with _TL as end of their names. TL stands for Translation. Every table with _TL as end of their name has a corresponding table without _TL as their name e.g. for table FND_RESPONSIBILITY_TL there is a table FND_RESPONSIBILITY. Actually the table with _TL as end of their name has description while the corresponding table without _TL as end of their name just has IDs, e.g. FND_RESPONSIBILITY will have RESPONSIBILITY_ID along with other IDs while table FND_RESPONSIBILITY_TL will have RESPONSIBILITY_ID along with RESPONSIBILITY_NAME and along with other necessary description. What is the meaning of table starting with FND

FND stands for Foundation Tables in ORACLE APPS which is a part of AOL module. AOL module belongs to APPLSYS schema. Architecture of ORACLE APPS AOL belongs to APPLSYS schema. GL belongs to GL schema. AP belongs to AP schema. OM belongs to ONT schema. PO belongs to PO schema. . . . FA belongs to FA schema. AR belongs to AR schema. How many tables are there in APPS schema There is no table in APPS schema. Note: APPS and APPLSYS schema are two different schemas.

Directory structure of ORACLE APPS. APPL_TOP (Modules) GL AP AR PO INV .. AU AP_TOP


(11.5.0 directory is the version of AOL installed.)









(US directory indicates the language of ERP being used.)

.fmx Various TOPs




APPL_TOP along with AP and 11.5.0 is known as AP_TOP. APPL_TOP along with GL and 11.5.0 is known as GL_TOP. APPL_TOP along with AR and 11.5.0 is known as AR_TOP. APPL_TOP along with PO and 11.5.0 is known as PO_TOP. . . , APPL_TOP along with INV and 11.5.0 is known as INV_TOP. How to search APPL_TOP