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PAIGEN: PRC: Generate Draft Invoices for a Single Project Gives Junk Characters in the Output File When Generating Retention Invoices and the Setup is Incomplete (Doc ID 2996571.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 06, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Project Billing - Version 12.2.10 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When Generating Draft Invoices for retention invoices and the setup is incomplete (withholding terms exists but billing terms are not defined), the error given by the system is not legible. It appears as junk characters in the output file:

  Draft Invoice Generation Eligibility Report
 
All amounts are shown in: USD

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Project Num Revenue Project Invoice Last Bill Date Rejection Reason Accrual Invoice Method Method Method at Top Task
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ED Retention Event Event No 07-AUG-23 �t�u �bu

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Using the Project Billing Super User responsibility, created project: ED Retention - Event/Event project
2. Retention: Gave withholding amount of $50 but no billing terms
3. Added the agreement/funding and a budget
4. Added an Event
5. Ran PRC:  Generate Draft Invoices for Single Project with parameter 'Include Retention Invoices'.  Process output appears as:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Project Num Invoice (Credited) Customer/ Agreement Curr Amount Pending Action Bill To Customer
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ED Retention 1 United Parcel Ser(1003)/ ED Retenti USD 1000.00 Approval

6. Ran PRC: Generate Draft Invoices for Single Project with parameter 'Retention Invoices Only'.  Process output appears as:

Draft Invoice Generation Eligibility Report

All amounts are shown in: USD

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Project Num Revenue Project Invoice Last Bill Date Rejection Reason Accrual Invoice Method Method Method at Top Task
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ED Retention Event Event No 07-AUG-23 �t�u �bu

 

NOTE:  In the example above, user details / company name / address / email / telephone number represent a fictitious sample (based upon made up data used in the Oracle Demo Vision instance).  Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.

 

 

Cause

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