Sunday, May 30, 2021

How to Change The Generic Logo to Your Company's Logo in Bill Presentment Architecture

Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA) allows you to retrieve billing data from multiple data sources for presenting a bill i.e. the bill presentment is no longer limited to information pertaining to AR. It provides template-based configuration of online and printed bills and gives us the ability to select the content of the bill, configure the layout design, display drilldown details and much more.

BPA provides default templates that you are not allowed to modify. 

If you need to make modifications to a default template then you are required to create your own template by duplicating a default template. 

Then on the duplicate template, you can put your customizations to support your requirements.

Now the question is if  the only change you want to make on the default template is replace the logo with your company's logo, then how to achieve it without really creating a entirely separate custom template ?

Well, following workaround comes handy in such cases:

- Create an image of your company's logo and save it to ag_genericlogo.gif

- Copy your company logo to the OA_MEDIA directory

- Run "Generate Stylesheet for BPA Templates" concurrent program for all templates. 

- Your company logo will now show up for all default templates.

The middle tier needs to be bounced after replacing the images


Monday, May 10, 2021

How to grant execution privileges to ESS custom jobs in Fusion Applications

Create an ESS job using task 'Manage Custom Enterprise Scheduler Jobs for Payables and Related Applications' 

Display Name: 'Rel12 Custom ESS Job – Testing'

Name: XXRel12CustomESS

Path: Rel12

The path Rel12 is added to the default store location of custom jobs: /oracle/apps/ess/custom/. Therefore the MDS path where this job will be saved is: /oracle/apps/ess/custom/Rel12

Run the ESS job 'Import User and Role Application Security Data'

Verify that the privilege 'Rel12 Custom ESS Job – Testing' have been created using the Security Console

Using same Security Console create a custom job role and add the privilege 'Rel12 Custom ESS Job – Testing' as function security policy

Assign the created job role to an user

Run again the ESS job 'Import User and Role Application Security Data'

Login as the user who has the given privilege and in Scheduled Processes schedule the new job created