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Oracle Bill Presentment Architecture User Guide
Release 12.1
Part Number E13532-04
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This chapter covers the following topics:

Bill Presentment Architecture Page References

This section provides a brief description of some common fields throughout Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA).

For additional field descriptions, you can also refer to page-specific references:

Common Field References

Content Item: A content item is a data attribute selected from a data source, such as Receivables, that can be placed in a content area of a template.

Data Source Status: A data source can be enabled or disabled for use with a template.

Data Source View: A data source view is a database view that has been registered in BPA. BPA displays a name for each data source view by concatenating <data source name>-<view display name>. See: Registering Data Source Views.

Details Page: A page that contains supporting billing information for a billing line shown in the Lines and Tax area of a bill. Users drill down to the Details Page using a link in the Description column of a billing line. A Details Page view must be registered for the supplementary data source in order for a template to display a Details Page.

Display Area: The area on a template where each data source view returns content items for display. BPA has three display areas: Header and Footer, Lines and Tax, and Details Page.

Fixed Values: A parameter for a hyperlink, that returns one value. See: Configuring hyperlinks.

Footer:One of three predefined content areas of the primary page of a bill template. You can split the Footer into multiple content areas. You can add any Header and Footer-related content items to the Footer content areas. The same content items available for the Header content areas are available for the Footer content areas. See: Defining Templates.

Information most commonly displayed in the Footer content area includes total charges, balances, aging, and messages. For a list of available content items, see: Content Items.

Header:One of three predefined content areas of the primary page of a bill template. You can split the Header into multiple content areas. You can add any Header and Footer-related content items to the Header content areas. The same content items available for the Header content areas are available for the Footer content areas. See: Defining Templates.

Information most commonly displayed in the Header content area includes company logo, addresses, customer information, shipping information, and general billing information. For a list of seeded content items, see: Content Items.

Hyperlink Name: Create a user-friendly name for each hyperlink so that your template designer can easily identify the hyperlink to associate with a content item.

Item Display Label: The label that displays on a bill with a content item.

Item Name: A user defined name for a content item. It is not displayed on a presented bill.

Lines and Tax:One of the three predefined content areas of the primary page of a bill template. You can add content items related to billing lines and tax information to the Lines and Tax content area. See: Defining Templates.

Primary Data Source: The primary source of billing data for a template. The primary data source can be Oracle Receivables or Oracle Receivables Balance Forward. See: Registering Data Sources.

Supplementary Data Source: Applications that interface with Oracle Receivables for invoicing and Receivables accounting are supplementary data sources. Examples of such applications are Oracle Service Contracts, Oracle Order Management, other Oracle applications, legacy systems, and other third-party applications. See: Registering Data Sources.

Template Status: A template can have a status of Complete or Incomplete. See: Saving and Completing Templates.

Transaction Attributes: A transaction-based parameter for a hyperlink. See: Configuring Hyperlinks.

Related Topics

Working with Bill Presentment Architecture

Implementing Bill Presentment Architecture

Template Management

Assigning Templates

Print Management

Template Management Page Reference

Content Area: An area on a billing template where content can be added and formatted. Content areas are the building blocks for a template. Each content area has one layout for all its content items. You can create new content areas in the Header and Footer areas, based on how you want to group and display content items. The Lines and Tax area and the Details area cannot be split into multiple content areas. See: Primary Page Design.

Content Area Properties: Specify the width for the content area you are designing. You can set the amount of white space that appears around the border of the content area. You can also change the name of the content area. This name does not appear on a presented bill.

Content Item Properties: Select whether you want bold or regular type style for each content item and its display label in this content area. You can change the label for a content item or the content area. You can associate a URL with an item. See: Updating Properties.

Database View: A database view is a customized selection of one or more tables within a database, selected by a stored SQL query and made available to a user when they access the view. See: Creating Database Views.

Display sequence numbers: BPA can display a sequence number for each grouped transaction line, and the transaction lines that make up the group. See: Selecting Content and Layout.

Finish: Clicking Finish ends the template design process, saves your work, and returns you to the Templates page. See: Saving and Completing Templates.

Layout: You can format the items in a content area by selecting one of the six layout styles. You can select only one layout style for a content area.

Tax Format: The tax format determines the content items and format for tax presented on a bill. If you select Oracle Receivables Tax Printing, then BPA presents tax information formatted according to the tax format that you select in Receivables. If you select Custom, then you can select from the following tax content items: Inclusive Flag, Tax Code, Tax Extended Amount, Tax Name, Tax Precedence, and Taxable Amount. You can have itemized tax by lines, summarized tax, or both. See: General Information.

Related Topics

Working with Bill Presentment Architecture

Bill Presentment Architecture Page References

Implementing Bill Presentment Architecture

Template Management

Assigning Templates

Print Management

Template Assignment Page Reference

Assigned Template: A template that is assigned to a rule. See: Assigning Templates.

Bill Creation From Date: Enter the earliest billing creation date for the range of transactions to be assigned to this template. The Bill Creation Date is the date when the transaction was created in Receivables. The date must be January, 1, 1970 or later. The Bill Creation From Date must be earlier than or equal to the Bill Creation To Date. See: Assigning a Template to a Rule.

Bill Creation To Date: Enter the latest billing date for the range of transactions to be assigned to this template. See: Assigning a Template to a Rule.

Reorder Rules: You can change the order of existing predefined and user-defined rules to change the sequence in which the rules are applied. You can reorder rules for any enabled supplementary data source. Select the data source and click Go. Use the icons to change the rule order. BPA applies rules in the order listed, starting with the first rule. See: Reordering Rules.

Related Topics

Working with Bill Presentment Architecture

Bill Presentment Architecture Page References

Implementing Bill Presentment Architecture

Template Management

Assigning Templates

Print Management

Print Management Page Reference

Page Setup Name: A unique identifier for a set of page layout parameters used to print transactions and bills.

Related Topics

Working with Bill Presentment Architecture

Bill Presentment Architecture Page References

Implementing Bill Presentment Architecture

Template Management

Assigning Templates

Print Management

Configuration Page Reference

Interface Context:The context value for a transaction flexfield when interfacing transactions to Oracle Receivables using AutoInvoice. See: Selecting an Interface Context.

Synchronize Flexfield Content Items: See: Synchronizing Flexfield Content Items.

View Display Name: A user defined name for a data source view, that can be easily recognized by your internal users. See: Registering Data Source Views.

Related Topics

Working with Bill Presentment Architecture

Bill Presentment Architecture Page References

Implementing Bill Presentment Architecture

Template Management

Assigning Templates

Print Management