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R12 SLA: Frequently Asked Questions about Supporting References (Doc ID 790978.1)

Last updated on JULY 09, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Payables - Version 12.0.1 to 12.0.6 [Release 12.0]
Oracle Receivables - Version 12.0.1 to 12.0.6 [Release 12.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document answers some frequently asked questions about supporting references.  It also explains how a supporting reference is created and used, and how the supporting reference balances are maintained.

DISCLAIMER: The Oracle seeded Applications Accounting Definitions (AAD) cannot be modified; however, customers can create a custom AAD to make changes. 

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In this Document
Questions and Answers
 1. What are Supporting References?
 2. Where can I find step-by-step instructions for creating a Supporting Reference?
 3. Why are the supporting references not available in the LOV for the definition or journal lines?
 4. Can I make use of supporting references to reconcile late GL journals?
 5. Why does the Supporting Reference Balance show a value with the sign reversed?
 6.  How do we add an Invoice distribution Flexfield to the Supporting References for a Journal Line Definition?
 7.  Where can I find the Supporting Reference that I created? 
 8. How do I view the Supporting Reference assigned to a Journal Line Type within AP?
 9. What is the MAX limit on Supporting Reference Details?
 9. What drives the MAX Limit for Supporting References?

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