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R12: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the Oracle Payables Generic Data Fixes (GDF's) Available (Doc ID 1327956.1)

Last updated on JULY 23, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to answer common questions surrounding the Generic Data Fixes (GDF's) that were created by Payables development in order to proactively identify and fix data corruption that exists as a direct result of a known Oracle Bug.

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In this Document
Purpose
Questions and Answers
 Q1) What is a Generic Data Fix (GDF) patch?
 Q2) I have identified a GDF that applies to my case.  Could it harm my instance data?
 Q3) Should I test a GDF before promoting to the Production Instance?
 Q4) I have a copy of a GDF that applies to my case but I did not obtain it from MyOracleSupport. What should I do?
 Q5) I have customizations, how should I proceed?
 Q6) I have applied the GDF in test and transactions matched the problem signature. After the transaction fix my problem still remains. What should I do?
 Q7) I have applied the GDF, fixed the transactions and my problem is gone. Do I really need to apply the root cause code fix?
 Q8) I've found a GDF that matches my symptoms and the GDF patch is not available for my release, can I apply the GDF from another release?
 Q9) The diagnostic script from Doc ID 1360390.1 has identified some data issues and are recommending application of GDF patches but I do not think the instance has the symptoms of that data problem. What should I do?
 Q10) What is the recommended sequence of tasks to apply a GDF?
  Q11) The GDF readme says it may undo previously accounted and transferred lines, where can I find more details on undo accounting in R12?
 Q12) The AP_ACCTG_DATA_FIX_PKG package is INVALID.
 Q13) Running GDF select or fix script errors with "ORA-6502: PL/SQL: numeric or value error: host bind array too small"
 Q14) Are GDF patches available for R12.2.x?
 Q15) How does the new GDF email feature work?
 Q16) How to resolve "You do not have access privilege to any operating unit." message running GDF?
 Q17) How to resolve ORA-20100: ORA-20100: File #######.out creation failed.
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