Friday, January 21, 2005
FSG Transfer Program
The other day I came across this feature in Financial Statement Generator which I never knew existed and found to be quite useful.
FSG Transfer is a programme that you can run in General Ledger which gives you the ability to copy Financial Statement Generator (FSG) components from one environment to another. For example, you might want to transfer your FSG’s from a TEST environment to your PRODUCTION environment.
According to the Oracle General Ledger User Guide, before this report can be run, the following prerequisites should have been implemented: -
- You or your System Administrator must define database links.
- The Chart of Accounts in your source database must be identical to the Chart of Accounts in your target database.
- Any currencies and sets of books referred to by the row sets and column sets being copied must exist in the target database.
- Report details, such as budgets and encumbrance types, referred to by copied reports must exist in the target database.
- You must be logged in to General Ledger and connected to the target database.
To run the report, from the file menu in General Ledger Responsibility select View > Requests and choose to run a single request entitled Program - FSG Transfer. Examples of how the parameters for this programme can be filled are as follows: -
The following elements of an FSG can be copied between environments: -
- Column Sets
- Content Sets
- Display Groups
- Display Sets
- Report Sets
- Row Orders
- Row Sets
- All of the above
The name of the component selected above should be entered if you are copying a single component mentioned above. If you are copying all components you do not need to specify a name.
Source DB Chart of Accounts
The exact name of the Chart of Accounts from which you want to copy report objects.
Target DB Chart of Accounts
The exact name of the Chart of Accounts to which you want to copy report objects.
The name of the source database from which you are copying. This field will not have a List of Values (LOV) unless you have defined database links. To define database links within the General Ledger Responsibility go to Setup > System > Database Links and create a New Database Link (if you have any uncertainty about what parameters to enter here contact your DBA, typically you should be able to extract the connect string from the TNSNAMES.ORA file).