AutoInvoice Program Overview in Oracle Applications – Receivables


AutoInvoice Program Overview in Oracle Applications – Receivables

 

 
 
 

 

 

AutoInvoice is a program that can be used to import and validate transaction data from other financial systems from which one can create invoices, debit memos, credit memos, and on-account credits. It rejects transactions with invalid information to insure the integrity of the data. This fits well with in Oracle ERP or to integrate with any third party application.

Top 10 reasons for using Auto Invoice

1. Powerful Interface Tool
2. Supports Oracle & Non-Oracle Systems
3. Import Large Amount of Data
4. Calculate or Import Tax
5. Group Lines & Invoices

6. Online Error Correction

7 .Lines Validation

8. Derive GL Date

9 .Import Flex fields

10.Import or Derive Accounting Info

What is inside AutoInvoice
AutoInvoice is a program set consists of 3 main programs. Each program will have unique nature of work to do and they are called internally except Purge program whose execution is derived on the setup otherwise ready to execute stand alone.
Master (RAXMTR)
Import (RAXTRX)
Purge (RAXDEL)

1. Auto Invoice Master program RAXMTR
Selects and marks records in the interface tables to be processed based on the parameters the user entered and then calls the AutoInvoice Import program. Auto Invoice Master program has no report output.
•Gathers statistics, it means it gathers the stats on interface tables and set the stats on certain indices on interface tables
•Marks interface records for processing by marking request_id
•Submits multiple workers for Parallel Processing by creating instances for request.

2. Auto Invoice Import Program Validates the selected record and creates transaction if it passes validation. Any record that fails validation is left in the interface table with an error code. Depending on the setup, related records may be rejected as well. This program has an output file called Auto Invoice Execution report, which you can view by clicking the View Report button in the Requests window.Working of Auto invoice , Validates data, Inserts records, Deletes interface data Only when system option purge set to ‘Y’

3. Auto Invoice Purge Program Deletes records from the interface tables. If you set the Purge Interface Table system option to No in Define System Option window, Auto Invoice does not delete processed records from the interface tables after each run,and we must submit Auto Invoice Purge Program periodically to clean up the interface tables. This program only deletes transaction lines that have been successfully imported.
Deletes all rows where interface_status =‘P’
• Ra_interface_lines
• Ra_interface_distributions
• Ra_interface_salescredits

Oracle Receivable’s Auto Invoice program will be used to import and validate Invoices. A custom feeder program is required to transfer data from the Advantage extract files and populate the Auto Invoice interface tables (RA_INTERFACE_LINES_ALL and RA_INTERFACE_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL).If there is need to run populate sales credit into RA_INTERFACE_SALESCREDITS_ALL table. When run, AutoInvoice produces the AutoInvoice Execution Report and the AutoInvoice Validation Report. Any entries which failed validation can be reviewed in Oracle Receivables’ AutoInvoice Interface Exceptions window. Depending on the error, changes may need to be made in Receivables, the feeder program or the imported records in the interface tables.

How Autoinvoice Execution works
Normally, Auto Invoice can be divided into three major phases, Pre-grouping: here the validates all of the line level data takes place, Grouping: groups lines based on the grouping rules and validates header level data, Transfer :validates information that exists in Receivables tables

What happen when AutoInvoice run?
Once the Auto invoice Program gets called, the following activity takes place is part of execution process. This can be analyzed by debug options.
Line, accounting, and sales credit information for each line populates 3 interface tables
Lines are ordered and grouped
Tax is calculated
GL date is determined
GL accounts are assigned using Auto Accounting
Tax, freight, commitments, and credit memos are linked to transaction lines
All transactions are batched
Validated lines are used to create the transaction

How Data is flowing?
Select, insert and update and delete take place on certain tables once it is logged out.

Selects
– RA_INTERFACE_LINES_ALL
– RA_INTERFACE_DISTRIBUTIONS_ALL
– RA_INTERFACE_SALESCREDITS_ALL
Updates/Insert
– RA_INTERFACE_ERRORS_ALL
– RA_CUSTOMER_TRX_ALL
– RA_CUSTOMER_TRX_LINES_ALL
– AR_PAYMENT_SCHEDULES_ALL
– AR_RECEIVABLE_APPLICATIONS_ALL

Inserts
– RA_INTERFACE_ERRORS_ALL

AutoInvoice Exception Handling
Records that fail validation are called ‘Exceptions’. Exceptions stay in Interface Tables which is RA_INTERFACE_ERRORS_ALL. Errors can be corrected in the Exception Handling window. Once corrections are made, Auto invoice must be resubmitted. Records that pass validation get transferred to Receivables tables

AutoInvoice Exception Handling Windows
-Interface Exception window displays exception messages associated with all invalid records
-Interface Lines window displays records that fail validation, provides an error message and can be used to correct the errors
-The Line Errors windows displays errors associated with a specific line, and can only be opened from Interface Lines window
-Interface Exceptions window displays Interface Id, Exception Type, Error Message and Invalid Value associated to the error
-Data cannot be edited in this window, but error can be viewed and corrected by clicking the Details button
-Error Message and Column name with invalid data are displayed in the Message column, and the invalid value that needs to be corrected is displayed in the Invalid Value column

Thanks – Shivmohan Purohit

 

 

 

 

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21 responses to “AutoInvoice Program Overview in Oracle Applications – Receivables

  1. Hi Shiv

    Thank you so much for sharing this process flow.

    Regards
    Sunil

  2. Hi..

    Thanks for posting article like this.. its very informative..

    Thanks,
    Venkat

  3. This was good, but do you have more information on how/what fix needs to be executed for the errors in RA_INTERFACE_ERRORS_ALL table.
    I am currently stuck with this error ‘The supplied unit of measure and the primary unit of measure of your system item must share the same unit of measure class’

  4. Hi Shivmohan,

    Do you know if autoinvoice can upload commitments? I have this interface working for other Class but now I need it for commitments. I have been searching Oracle Support Site and found this article “Can Autoinvoice Import Deposits? (Doc ID 221056.1)”…but I’m not sure if the enhancement is implemented. Do you happen to know anything about this or have any documentation?

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  6. Hi,

    Great. Could you please explain how to decrease the amount of time it takes from order entry to orders dropping at the warehouse.

  7. Very nicely explained.
    Keep up the good work.

  8. Venkat Kaligotla

    Very Good !!!!!

    Thank Shiv

  9. i have a question:
    i get a problem that Autoinvoice Master
    make two invoices of one sales order
    when expecting one invoice !!!
    is there a solution

  10. Lookups are a way to get data into autoaccounting beyond the fields autoaccounting make available.

  11. Shiv,

    Very nice article and well explained.

  12. Hi, Shivmohan Purohit

    Nice Information about Autoinvoice.

    im looking forward for your information.

    Warm regards

  13. Hi ,

    Thanks for the information.

    Can you also give detail information on Auto Invoice program errors, causes and solution for that (means way of correcting them).

    Thanks,

  14. Great job… very informative…Thanks

  15. I love this site! Thanks for all the wonderful information. :)

  16. Sir,

    very nice document regarding the auto invioce.

    We had requirement to add the paramter in Auto invioce master programm ( Delivery _id)

    Kindly guide me in these regards.

    Thannking you ,
    Satish

  17. Hi,

    thanks for explan the Auto invoice process,

    this is very much help full for support project people..

  18. Very nice explanation.
    Please mail me your email address.
    I will be very thankful to you.

  19. Thanks for putting together a very informative article.

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