Oracle E-Business Suite General

A concurrent request submitted by another concurrent request (a parent request.) For example, each of the reports and/or programs in a report set are child requests of that report set.

A combination block displays the fields of a record in both multi-record (summary) and single-record (detail) formats. Each format appears in its own separate window that you can easily navigate between.

A unique facility that manages many time-consuming, non-interactive tasks within Oracle Applications for you, so you do not have to wait for their completion. When you submit a request in Oracle Applications that does not require your interaction, such as releasing shipments or running a report, the Concurrent Manager does the work for you, enabling you to complete multiple tasks simultaneously.

A non-interactive task that you request Oracle Applications to complete. Each time you submit a non-interactive task, you create a new concurrent process. A concurrent process runs simultaneously with other concurrent processes (and other interactive activities on your computer) to help you complete multiple tasks at once.

Allows a single processor to switch back and forth between different programs.

A list of concurrent requests awaiting completion by a concurrent manager. Each concurrent manager has a queue of requests waiting to be run. If your system administrator sets up your Oracle Application to have simultaneous queuing, your request can wait to run in more than one queue.

A request to Oracle Applications to complete a non-interactive task for you. You issue a request whenever you submit a non-interactive task, such as releasing a shipment, posting a journal entry, or running a report. Once you submit a request, Oracle Applications automatically takes over for you, completing your request without further involvement from you or interruption of your work.

A report component you build within Oracle Applications that defines the information in each report and the printing sequence of your reports. For example, you can define a departmental content set which prints one report for each department.

A descriptive flexfield segment that appears in a second pop-up window when you enter a response to your context field prompt. For each context response, you can define multiple context segments, and you control the sequence of the context segments in the second pop-up window. Each context-sensitive segment typically prompts you for one item of information related to your context response.

A file used by SQL*Loader to map the data in your bank file to tables and columns in the Oracle7 database. You must create one control file for each different bank file you receive, unless some or all of your banks use the exact same format.

An account segment in which the available values depend on values entered in a previous segment, called the independent segment. For example, the dependent segment Sub-Account 0001 might mean Bank of Alaska when combined with the independent segment Account 1100, Cash, but the same Sub-Account 0001 might mean Building #3 when combined with Account 1700, Fixed Assets.

A field that your organization can extend to capture extra information not otherwise tracked by Oracle Applications. A descriptive flexfield appears on your form as a single character, unnamed field. Your organization can customize this field to capture additional information unique to your business.

A distribution list is a set of mail names to whom Oracle Alert sends a message when it finds an exception condition. An alert can have many distribution lists and each distribution list can have its own set of input variables to increase your control over who gets messages about what. For example, to send a message about furniture to Joe Smith and about telecommunications equipment to Sally Jones, you can define two distribution lists and enter the appropriate item class as an input variable to each list.

A predefined group of general ledger accounting codes that would determine the debit accounts for other receipt payments. Oracle Applications lets you relate distribution sets to receivables activities to speed data entry.

An Oracle Applications feature you use to assign a name to a predefined expense distribution or combination of distributions (by percentage). Oracle Applications displays the list of names in a pop-up window. With Distribution Sets, you can enter routine invoices into Oracle Applications without having to enter accounting information.

Used to uniquely number documents created by Oracle Applications. A Document Sequence has a sequence name, initial value and a type of automatic or manual.

A distribution that includes at least one recipient whose electronic mail ID is represented by an alert output. Oracle Alert locates the actual electronic mail ID in one of the application tables, and substitutes it into the distribution before sending the alert message.

A unique combination of segment values that records accounting transactions. A typical account combination contains the following segments: company, division, department, account and product.

In some financial contexts, a term used to refer to the currency in which accounting data is maintained. In this manual, this currency is called functional currency.