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General Ledger FAQ for Calendar (Doc ID 134362.1)

Last updated on MARCH 11, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle General Ledger - Version 11.5 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document is to answer the frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Calendar definition.
When investigating problems in this area the solution is often in the relevant Technical Brief which also provides a useful insight into the Topic. Please refer to the Technical Brief General Ledger Calendar Setup and Usage at <Document 130539.1>

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 1.Can I change a period's specifications?
 2.Can I add an adjusting period to my calendar?
 3.I defined a Period Type and now want to change the number of periods per year that are associated with the Period Type. How can you do this?
 4.What are the year types 'Fiscal' and 'Calendar' used for ?
 5. I am setting up a new set of books/ledger and calendar and not sure how many periods of the first year must be defined. Do I need to define periods for a complete first year if I am only going to open the last period?
 6.My calendar year is changing from fiscal to calendar and I already have a set of books/ledger that is using the fiscal year calendar. How can I change the calendar in GL?
 7. I opened a period by mistake and want to set the status back to Future Enterable. How can I do this?
 8.The year was specified incorrectly on my calendar periods. How can I fix this?
 9.The Year Type in Period Types Form is not what I want (used Fiscal instead of Calendar or visa versa).
 10.Can I change a period name after the calendar is defined?
 11.What is the function of GL_DATE_PERIOD_MAP table and how is it populated?
 12.Can Periods be added Prior to existing periods on an existing Accounting Calendar?
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