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AutoAccounting in Projects Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (Doc ID 552086.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 26, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Project Costing - Version 11.5.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5 to 12.1]
Oracle Project Billing - Version 12.2.4 to 12.2.4 [Release 12.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This FAQ document identifies and provides answers to the most frequently reported how-to questions relating to AutoAccounting in Oracle Projects. The items in this document do not include bugs/patches or troubleshooting information, as these are addressed in detail in the additional notes referenced at the bottom of this document.

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 How does AutoAccounting work?
 How do you implement AutoAccounting?
 How does AutoAccounting compare to Workflow Account Generator?
 I have an AutoAccounting Error - where do I start?
 I receive the following error when interfacing expense reports to AP. How do I fix the problem?

PA_AA_NO_RULE_PARAM|RULE|Employee Company /u06/home/applpa/pa/3.1.39/bin/PATTER APP-00969 Program was terminated by signal 11 
 How do I diagnose a lookup set error?
 How do I resolve the following error that occurred when distributing expense report costs?

paafui-E: Error calling paacaf
APP-01756 Value 40 is not defined
Cause: The value 40 is not valid

Action: Enter a valid value.
paacaf-E: Failed to validate flexfield
Warning in Flex Validation for line '1263:ALL:Y:20' 
 Does the Allow Dynamic Inserts have to be enabled for the Accounting Flexfield?
 I created an autoaccounting rule where the source of intermediate value is a SQL Statement.  When attempting to assign the rule to an autoaccounting function the rule can not be found.  Why isn't the rule in the LOV?
 How can I find out which parameters are valid for an AutoAccounting Function?
 How can I get a list of rule definitions for a particular AutoAccounting Rule
 How can I get a list of AutoAccounting lookup sets
 How can I get a list of AutoAccounting rules/flexfield segment pairings
 Can I create or edit existing AutoAccounting transactions?
 The parameter I want to use for my intermediate value is not available--where do I go to add it?
 What do the various AutoAccounting errors mean?
 What does "Defaulting key segment because profile PA_SELECTIVE_FLEX_SEG is not defined" in my log file mean?
 In Release 12, I have defined detailed accounting rules in Oracle Subledger Accounting. Do I still need to set up AutoAccounting in Oracle Projects?
 In Release 12, how does AutoAccounting compare to Oracle Subledger Accounting?
 The PRC: Distribute Labor Costs process encounters errors  and is pulling incorrect information.  How can the expenditures with this incorrect information be processed without error in Projects?

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