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Punchout FAQ (Doc ID 206646.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle iProcurement - Version 11.5.9 to 12.2 [Release 11.5 to 12.2]
Oracle Exchange Marketplace - Version 11.5.9 to 6.2.5 [Release 11.5 to 6]
Oracle Business Network - Version 5.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The purpose of this document is to address frequently asked questions related to Punchout.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 What is the category structure on
 If I am a buyer, how do I register on exchange or testexchange to test/implement punchout?
 If I am a supplier, how do I register on exchange or testexchange to test/implement punchout?
 If you want to Punchout of Oracle iProcurement does it have to be via Oracle Exchange?
 What are the latest punchout related patches on iProcurement and Exchange?
 Where should we setup the hub (i.e. Oracle Exchange) on iProcurement?
 When punching out from iProcurement to Exchange, what certificate is sent from the exchange? Where is this set on the exchange?
 Is Exchange still available to Procurement customers?


Can Oracle handle XML PO delivery?
 Will the requisition creation, approval through to PO creation still be done in Oracle iProcurement?
 What XML standard does punchout support?
 Is Oracle XML gateway needed to setup punchout?
 Can key1 field for Exchange(OracleExchange/OSN) be different for different Exchanges?
 If my company is punching out from iProcurement to a cXML supplier, what values will be populated in the from credential fields in the PunchoutSetupRequest xml?


Where and how will the mapping of the supplier data to Oracle iProcurement data be done?
 Where is the entry done if the code conversion is against OSN or Supplier?
 How do I map external unit of measure?
 How do I map external categories?
 How do I map external suppliers?
 I understand that Exchange also provide data mapping functionality, if iProcurement is punching out to supplier via Exchange, how can I leverage the mapping functionality on the exchange?
 Is there a way to define a default category conversion, i.e. a catchall item category? In other words, if a supplier passes back an item category for which no specific mapping has been created, can this be automatically assigned a specific category?

On the page Edit Supplier Hub page, what is the purpose of the option - Extend user's idle session timeout - during punchout?
 How does iProcurement determine supplier/supplier site match?
 How do I obtain the appropriate supplier information?
 Is there a way to use Supplier Site with more than 15 characters as 11i has the limitation to handle up to 15 characters for this field?
 In eCommerce Gateway, are the Key2 through Key5 and External2 through External5 fields used? 
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Change the Bill to address and Bill To Location for new POs are getting reflected properly for Non Catalog POs, but PO created via punchouts are still showing up with old address though supplier is updated with new address.

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