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General Ledger - Balances Translation FAQ (Doc ID 395846.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 10, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle General Ledger - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Executable:GLTTRN - Translation
Form:GLXRTPER.FMB - Period Rates
Report:GLXXTB.RDF - Trial Balance - Translation


This FAQ provides the answers for the most common questions about Balances Translation.
When investigating problems in these areas the solution is often in the relevant Technical Brief documents which also provide a useful insight into the topic. Please refer to the Translation Technical Brief in Note 139717.1 (this was for R11 but is useful to understand the process).
You can also visit the R12 User's Guide here: Translating Balances.

Questions and Answers

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 1. Are new Operating Units translated by using the All functionality?
 2. Can period rates be uploaded automatically?
 3. Does the Translation of Owner's Equity Accounts comply with FASB 52?
 4. Does a translation needs to be re-run if a prior period or historical rate was changed?
 5. How is translated a manually entered beginning balance to Retained Earnings?
 6. How to change Translation from Historical Rates to Period Rates?
 7. What is and How to verify the Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA) Account?
 8. What is the Rate Adjustment Column in the Translation Trial Balance?
 9. Why the large Rate Adjustment amount in the first period ever translated when using Historical Amounts?
 10. Why, in Accounting Setup Manager, the Cumulative Translation Adjustment (CTA) account cannot be updated?
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