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Written by Anil Passi   
Tuesday, 07 November 2006
Please find some of interview questions in Oracle iProcurement.

Question : Is POR_CUSTOM_PKG redundant in 11.5.10 ?
Answer : Not really, it is still used. However rebuild of account functionality was moved to OAF from por_custom_pkg in 11.5.10

Questions : Which version of iProcurement saw the demise of AK Developer in Oracle iProcurement ?
Answer : 11.5.10

Question : What is a punchout?
Answer : This is a mechanism by which buyers can navigate to Suppliers website straight from iProcurement. Once the shopping is finished, they then checkout the basket on suppliers website itself following which the shopping basket is brought back to iProcurement. Shopping basket is nothing but a returned XML file that contains the list/quantity/price of items checked out from suppliers website.

Questions : Do we create purchase orders in iProcurement ?
Answer : No, you create requisitions in iProcurement.

Question : We need to submit PO Creation as soon as the Requisition gets submitted & auto-approved in iProc. How can we do it?
Answer : In Workflow "PO Requisition Approval", The item attribute “SEND_CREATEPO_TO_BACKGROUND” needs to be assigned value of N.
This will enable Real-Time processing of requisition mainly because the user can get a PO Number within the same browser session if auto-approval is enabled.

Questions : What are the key advantages of punchout over local catalog management?
Answer :
A. You do not need to maintain the pricing information of items. Supplier will publish thir latest pricing details in their iStore.
B. You do not need to upload the items of your supplier into your system.
C. The up-to-date stock level information is made available on Suppliers Website.

Question : When shopping basket is brought back from suppliers website after punchout, how does the item category code of supplier item get mapped to the category code in Oracle?
Answer : Suppliers punchout basket will always contained universally recognized category codes i.e. UNSPSC codes. You will need to define the mapping for each such expected code in eCommerce gateway. These will be mapped to your inventory category codes ( the good old mtl_categories ).

Question : Have you done any customization in Oracle iProcuremnt?
Answer : Note: All the implementations of iProcurement will involve customization of workflows to some extent.
Customization to Account Generator workflow is a must for any iProc implementation.
You may visit the article Oracle Account Generator Workflow Example to learn steps for customizations of Account Generation workflow in Oracle Apps.

Question : Give me an example of extension for Oracle iProcurement using OA Framework .
Answer : Use this article link to help you explain the answer.

Question : What is the advantage of punching out via exchange, rather than punching out directly to suppliers website?
Answer : If you enable punchout via Oracle Exchange Server, you will then have to open up your company firewall just for the exchange server. However if you decide to enable a direct punchout, you must open firewall for Suppliers server.

Question : If a requisition has been approved in iProc, we want such requisitions to be Auto-Approved once they get converted to PO. How do we facilitate this?
Answer: In Workflow "PO Create Documents", assign a default value Y to attribute "Is Automati Approval Allowed?".

Question : Give me some example of personalizations done to Oracle iProcurement.
Answer :
a. Change the Branding Logo.
b. Add Purchasing News and Purchasing Policies
c. Removed field “New Supplier” from iProc Supplier Region

Question: If you are not yet on 11.5.10, how to enable debug in iProcurement ?
Answer :
cd $ORACLE_HOME/../iAS/Apache

vi $ORACLE_HOME/../iAS/Apache/Jserv/etc/ssp_init.txt

vi $ORACLE_HOME/../iAS/Apache/Jserv/etc/jserv.conf
    ApJServLogLevel debug

vi $ORACLE_HOME/../iAS/Apache/Jserv/etc/jserv.properties

Question : After the purchase order gets approved, you wish to send Purchase Order electronically to the supplier. Which XML document format is used?
Answer : "PO 007" is the OAG format that is used for electronically sending XML Purchase Order to supplier.

Question : You wish to customize the Purchase Order header in the XML file that gets sent to supplier. How will you do it ?
Answer: Two options:-
 a. Modify the XML Message Map for PO-007 using XML Gateway Developer.
 b. Customize view PO_ECX_HEADER_ARCH_V(prior to 11.5.10) or customise view ITG_PO_HEADER_ARCH_V(11.5.10 onwards)

NB: I will add more questions, in due course.


Comments (11)add
written by Abhishek Mishra , January 09, 2007
Just Great Article.

Will appreciate if more stuff on Receipts and customization of approval workflow will be provided.

Abhishek Mishra
written by Abhishek Mishra , January 09, 2007
Just Great Article.

Will appreciate if more stuff on Receipts and customization of approval workflow will be provided.

Abhishek Mishra
written by Nivant sheth , May 26, 2007
Hello Anil,
Thanks for all your tremendous efforts. Your each and every article is worh reading. I would like to know more on the interview questions of iprocurement and Purchasing.

Thanks , Nivant
written by Anil Passi , May 27, 2007
Hi Nivant

You may decide to read iProc Setup document, as in that document I have covered all the setup steps normally done for iProc.

written by Karuna , June 28, 2007
Hi Anil,
Thanks for all the tremondous efforts.
Your each & every article is really worth reading.I would like to know teh setup steps for purchasing & iprocurement.

written by Fanish , July 04, 2007
Would really appreciate if you can update your interview question list.

written by Anil Passi , July 04, 2007
Hi Fanish

I haven't given any interview for 4years now.
I guess readers should leave their questions in the comments

Anil Passi
written by Gautham , July 30, 2007
DEar Anil,

Would be grateful if you post me Inteview FAQ's for Oracle Inventory,Purchasing, WIP, BOM etc ( Totaly Mfg) , OM
written by Kanjana Lim , September 16, 2007
I would like Purchase Order header in the XML file repeated every page, right now it is created only on the first page and footer on the last page.
Distribution modules details
written by Y.siva Reddy , January 03, 2008
Dear Mr.Anil,

Thanks for your effort, i want to have more interview question about i procurement, Inventory, Purchasing & Fixed Assets & Account Paybles
My Eamil Id - ysivareddy141@rediffmail.com, Cell no. 9949169466
please send me a mail if possible, and i want to know job sources also as functional consultant only



iProcurement, Inventory
written by Meenakshi Verma , March 17, 2008
Dear Anil,

Thanks for your effort.. this is very help full.
Would be grateful if you post me Inteview FAQ's for Oracle Inventory,Purchasing, WIP, BOM etc ( Totaly Mfg) , OM, iProcurement.
plz send me on my email id if possible.
Meenakshi Verma
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