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Oracle Bill Presentment Architecture User Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number E13532-04
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Print Management

This chapter covers the following topics:

Print Management

Use the Print Management tab to generate printable transactions in Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA). You can print a single transaction or a batch of transactions. You can also print BPA transactions from Forms-based applications such as Oracle Receivables.

When you create a template, you assign a page setup that determines the page size, margins, and font used for the printed transaction.

When you run a print request, BPA generates a PDF file for each group of transactions, which is stored as the output file of the print request concurrent program.

Note: BPA also generates a PDF file for a bill when you click Print in Interactive Preview for a template.

Bill Presentment All Request Group

The Bill Presentment All request group is associated with responsibilities for Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA) and contains two concurrent programs:

Related Topics

Submitting Print Requests

Creating and Updating Page Setups

Submitting Print Requests

Select the parameters for your print request.

When the BPA Transaction Print Program or BPA Balance Forward Print Program runs, it launches one or more child programs, depending on the number of transactions to print. Based on your responsibility, you can submit print request of transactions across operating units you have access to. The child program generates one PDF file for each group of transactions and stores it as the output file of the concurrent program. You can direct this file to a designated printer, using the standard functionality available for concurrent programs. You can view this file at any time and reprint it manually.

For a print request, you must specify at least one of the following parameters:

BPA launches a number of child programs based on the number of transactions to print. A new concurrent program parameter Job Size lets the user define the number of transaction to print per child program. The default value is 500.

For example, if there are 1000 transactions to print, by default BPA launches two child programs, each with an output file of 500 transactions. This may be altered by user to print all 1000 transactions in one single print program.

Printing Attachments

To print attachments while printing a transaction specify a document category in the AR: BPA Print Attachment Category profile option. You do not need to add the attachment content item to a template in order to print an attachment. When a transaction prints, any associated attachments in the specified document category prints automatically. This applies to templates created in BPA as well as external templates. Attachments must be in PDF format. For further details, see AR: BPA Print Attachment Category and Registering Attachment Categories.

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Print Management

Creating and Updating Page Setups

Bill Presentment Architecture Profile Options

Creating and Updating Page Setups

Use Page Setup to create new page setups or update existing setups. A page setup specifies the page layout parameters for printed bills, including page margins, paper size, font, font size, and the placement of the page number. When you create a template in Template Management, you assign a page setup to format transactions printed using that template.

Seeded page setups include A4, Legal, and Letter. You can modify seeded page setups.

If you modify a page setup in Print Management, your modifications replace any earlier parameters for the setup. New templates created after your page setup modifications will reflect the modified setup. Existing templates will not change.

You can also modify page parameters in Template Management, but your changes will not be saved permanently for the page setup. Your changes affect only page setup for the template using the page setup you modify.

Related Topics

Print Management

Submitting Print Requests

Working with Bill Presentment Architecture