6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 26, 2012 10:13 AM by 975717 RSS

    Custom Categories in Action Information DF

    975717
      Hi,

      I tried creating custom categories in the Action Information DF, but these categories are not picked up by the payroll archive process. Do I need to setup anything else after creating these categories?

      Thanks,
      Sujatha
        • 1. Re: Custom Categories in Action Information DF
          Vigneswar Battu
          Hi Sujatha,

          What legislation are you working for ? and what Archival process are you running ?
          If it is a seeded payslip archiver, unless a provision is made to pick custom segments from Action Information DF, it wont archive the data.

          What exactly is the usecase.

          Cheers,
          Vignesh
          • 2. Re: Custom Categories in Action Information DF
            975717
            Hi Vignesh,

            I'm working for US legislation and I'm using the seeded Payroll Archive program. I have an interface that picks the data from balances. Customer wants the data to be fetched from Payroll Archive process and has custom balances. So, I created categories similar to US STATE, US FEDERAL etc.. Is this nt feasible?

            Thanks,
            Sujatha
            • 3. Re: Custom Categories in Action Information DF
              Vigneswar Battu
              I'm afraid, the seeded report wont pick the data from your custom segments.
              The seeded report is based on a PYUGEN process which then looks at a pl/sql package to process the data into Pay_action_information table.
              For US the pl/sql package is - pay_us_action_arch
              select * from pay_report_format_mappings_f 
              where report_type = 'XFR_INTERFACE';
              But you can include balances/elements/messages under the payslip nodes on the BG. see below note for more info -
              How To Populate 'Other Information' in US Online Payslip? [ID 242447.1]

              Hope that helps,

              Cheers,
              Vignesh
              • 4. Re: Custom Categories in Action Information DF
                975717
                Thanks for the reply Vignesh.

                According to the note, this setup helps show the data in Payslip. But, I don't think this populates the data in pay_action_information table. Is my understanding correct? If yes, any other way out?

                Thanks,
                Sujatha
                • 5. Re: Custom Categories in Action Information DF
                  Vigneswar Battu
                  Yes, the note is specifically for online Payslip.

                  I guess the values are also archived in the table. Not sure of the context under which they're stored.
                  For EMEA localizations they're stored under -
                  Balances - 'EMEA BALANCE DEFINITION'
                  Elements - 'EMEA ELEMENT DEFINITION'
                  Messages - 'EMPLOYEE OTHER INFORMATION'

                  US architecture is slightly different.
                  You might have to do a sample run with some balances/elements and see how it is stored in the table.
                  But If it is shown on the payslip, I'm sure it first archives the data before pulling it onto the report.

                  Cheers,
                  Vignesh
                  • 6. Re: Custom Categories in Action Information DF
                    975717
                    Thanks Vignesh. This configuration is archived.

                    Thanks,
                    Sujatha