3 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2014 11:08 PM by Kabeer Khan

    Enable customer as a supplier through Supplier Open Interface

    olmanna


      Hi.

      Does anyone know if it is possible to enable an existing customer as a supplier while creating the supplier through the open interface in R12.1.3 ?

      Through the screens, it is possible to find a customer and click on the Enable as Customer so it uses the same party_id which was created for the customer instead of creating a new one for the supplier.

      There are party_id columns in the supplier interface tables, but not sure if the interface uses them.

      Thanks,

      Olga

        • 1. Re: Enable customer as a supplier through Supplier Open Interface
          Kabeer Khan

          Oracle Trading Community Architecture (TCA) is a data model that allows you to manage complex information about the parties, or customers, who belong to your

          commercial community, including organizations, locations, and the network of hierarchical relationships among them. Oracle Trading Community Architecture is the

          foundation for Supplier Management. This information is maintained in the TCA Registry, which is the single source of trading community information for Oracle

          E-Business Suite applications.

           

          The key entities in TCA that are used by Supplier Management are:

          • Parties
          • Party sites
          • Locations
          • Contacts
          • Contact points

           

          In your case customer is already defined as a party, and you would like to import suppliers.

           

          In R12.2, you can use the supplier import process to enable existing TCA organization parties as suppliers in the Supplier Master using the Batch Import functionality.

           

          REFERENCES

          Page 9-1, Chapter 9 Implementing Supplier Data Import and Source System Management, Oracle Supplier Management, Implementation and Administration Guide (Release 12.2, Part No. E48850-02)

           

          Hope this helps.

           

          Regards

          Kabeer Khan

          www.aclnz.com

          • 2. Re: Enable customer as a supplier through Supplier Open Interface
            olmanna

            Thank you for the information.

             

            So you are saying it doesn't work in R12.1.3 ??

             

            Thanks !

            Olga

            • 3. Re: Enable customer as a supplier through Supplier Open Interface
              Kabeer Khan

              No, I believe it works in 12.1.3 as well but I have referred to the latest documentation. Perhaps you may want to check the 12.1.3 Oracle Supplier Management Implementation Guide to make sure.

               

              Regards

              Kabeer Khan

              www.aclnz.com