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abstract role

A description of a person's function in the enterprise that is unrelated to the person's job (position), such as employee, contingent worker, or line manager. A type of enterprise role.


The kind of access named in a security policy, such as view or edit.


Abbreviation for Approval Management extensions.


Abbreviation for Oracle Authorization Policy Manager


Abbreviation for Assemble to Order. Represents the ability for a user to define the component make up of a product at the very moment of ordering that product.


Abbreviation for available to promise.


A named entity whose value describes a product item. Attributes can be organized into attribute groups. You can search for items based on attribute values, by adding attribute fields when using Advanced Search (but you cannot search on transactional attributes). You can compare the attribute values of selected items returned by an item search.

attribute group

A named set of related product item attributes, associated with item classes, which can be inherited through the child hierarchy of an item class. You can select an attribute group, then select member attributes to participate in certain operations.

automatic assignment catalog

A non-hierarchical catalog to which categories that match the catalog's Catalog Structure value are automatically added. Add categories and share categories actions are disabled for this catalog configuration.


Business Process Execution Language; a standard language for defining how to send XML messages to remote services, manipulate XML data structures, receive XML messages asynchronously from remote services, manage events and exceptions, define parallel sequences of execution, and undo parts of processes when exceptions occur.

browsing category

Parent or intermediate category that is associated with other categories in the catalog hierarchy, but has no assigned items.


Abbreviation for Chemical Abstracts Service. The American Chemical Society Chemical Abstracts Service registry number identifies a chemical substance or molecular structure."


A collection of categories used to classify items which can be organized into a hierarchy that represents a taxonomy.

catalog category

The association between a catalog and category or a category and category is called the catalog category. This association includes the start date and end dates.


Catalog component that is associated to a catalog to classify items.


The data quality process by which an item is assigned to an item class, and to one or more categories within catalogs, by Oracle Product Data Quality, based on the value of data quality attributes in an attribute group that you specify for an item class.


An XML filter or SQL predicate WHERE clause in a data security policy that specifies what portions of a database resource are secured.


A grouping of flexfield segments to store related information.

data dimension

A stripe of data accessed by a data role, such as the data controlled by a business unit.

data role

A role for a defined set of data describing the job a user does within that defined set of data. A data role inherits job or abstract roles and grants entitlement to access data within a specific dimension of data based on data security policies. A type of enterprise role.

data security

The control of access to data. Data security controls what action a user can taken against which data.

data security policy

A grant of entitlement to a role on an object or attribute group for a given condition.

database resource

An applications data object at the instance, instance set, or global level, which is secured by data security policies.

descriptive flexfield

Customizable expansion space, such as fields used to capture additional descriptive information or attributes about an entity, such as customer cases. Information collection and storage may be configured to vary based on conditions or context.


Abbreviation for Distribution Resource Planning. Application of replenishment inventory calculations to assist in planning of key resources contained in a distribution system, such as sourcing and transport. DRP is an extension of distribution requirements planning, which applies MRP logic to inventory replenishment at branch warehouses.

duty role

A group of function and data privileges representing one duty of a job. Duty roles are specific to applications, stored in the policy store, and shared within an Oracle Fusion Applications instance.


Enables item attributes to change over time while retaining historical values.

enterprise role

Abstract, job, and data roles are shared across the enterprise. An enterprise role is an LDAP group. An enterprise role is propagated and synchronized across Oracle Fusion Middleware, where it is considered to be an external role or role not specifically defined within applications.


Grants of access to functions and data. Oracle Fusion Middleware term for privilege.

extensible flexfield

Customizable expansion space, as with descriptive flexfields, but able to capture multiple sets of information within a context and multiple contexts grouped to appear in a named region of a user interface page. Some extensible flexfields allow grouping contexts into categories.

flexfield segment

An extensible data field that represents an attribute on an entity and captures a single atomic value corresponding to a predefined, single extension column in the Oracle Fusion Applications database. A segment appears globally or based on a context of other captured information.

function security

The control of access to a page or a specific widget or functionality within a page. Function security controls what a user can do.


Abbreviation for Global Trade Identification Number

item organization

Item definition where inventory balances are not stored and movement of inventory is not tracked in the applications. Item attributes that carry financial and accounting information are hidden.

job role

A role for a specific job consisting of duties, such as an accounts payable manager or application implementation consultant. A type of enterprise role.


The data quality process by which items are matched as possible duplicates, according to the values of specified attributes. The rules for matching are defined in Oracle Product Data Quality.


Abbreviation for Master Production Schedule. The anticipated build schedule in terms of rates or discrete quantities, and dates.


Abbreviation for Manufacturing Resource Planning. Process for determining material, labor and machine requirements in a manufacturing environment. MRPII (manufacturing resources planning) is the consolidation of material Abbreviation for requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), and master production scheduling (MPS). MRP was originally designed for materials planning only. When labor and machine (resources) planning were incorporated it became known as MRPII. Today the definition of MRPII is generally associated with MRP systems.

native catalog

A catalog that a user is managing.


An organizing unit of an enterprise that provides the framework for performing legal, management, and financial control and reporting. Organizations can represent departments, sections, divisions, business units, companies, contractors, and other internal or external units of the enterprise. Organizations can have multiple classifications. Oracle Fusion Projects uses organizations that are classified as project and task owning organizations and project expenditure organizations.


Packaging information managed using a hierarchy of items representing the logical structure of the product packaging needs. Each packaging level is modeled as an item making it easy to track inventory and orders against them.


Abbreviation for Product Information Management.

profile option

User preferences and system configuration options consisting of a name and a value, that can be set at hierarchical levels of an enterprise. Also called a profile or user option.

referenced category

A category within the native catalog that is shared from a designated source catalog. A reference category is not editable.


Abbreviation for return material authorization.


Controls access to application functions and data.

semantic model

A fully configured data lens constructed in Oracle Product Data Quality, which provides the basis for checking data quality. The semantic model contains your definitions for classification, standardization, and matching.

shared category

A category within a source catalog that has been added to a native catalog as a referenced category. The category can be shared with one or more catalogs.


Abbreviation for Stock Keeping Unit. A unique identifier that defines an item at the lowest inventory level.


Abbreviation for service-oriented architecture.

source system

Any point of origin with integrated, cohesive business application data from which fulfillment data, or planning data, or both, can be extracted into data files.

SQL predicate

A type of condition using SQL to constrain the data secured by a data security policy.


The data quality process by which the values of specified attributes of an item are made consistent with desired norms, according to rules defined in Oracle Product Data Quality.


A bill of materials. A structure contains information on the parent item, components, attachments, and descriptive elements.


Representation of a fulfillment task that Oracle Fusion Distributed Order Orchestration requests in a fulfillment system, for example, Invoice or Reservation. A task can have multiple orchestration process steps.


Abbreviation for Trade Item Unit Descriptor,

trading partner

An external party, such as a supplier, in the Oracle B2B application for which electronic documents are sent or from which documents are received. A trading partner in Oracle B2B corresponds to a supplier site.


Abbreviation for unit of measure. A division of quantity that is adopted as a standard of measurement.


Abbreviation for Work in Process. A product or products in various stages of completion, including all material from raw material that was released for initial processing up to completely processed material awaiting final inspection and acceptance as finished goods.


An automated process in which tasks are passed from a user, a group of users, or the application to another for consideration or action. The tasks are routed in a logical sequence to achieve an end result.

XML filter

A type of condition using XML to constrain the data secured by a data security policy.

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