Common Elements Used in eProcurement

Field or Control



Displays the total item price and the transaction currency from the requisition.


Change this value only to change the standard accounting structure.

Business Unit

An identification code that represents a high-level organization of business information. You can use a business unit to define regional or departmental units within a larger organization.


Free-flow text up to 30 characters.

Due Date

The date on which the items are scheduled to arrive at the Ship To location.

Effective Date

Date on which a table row becomes effective; the date that an action begins. For example, if you want to close out a ledger on June 30, the effective date for the ledger closing would be July 1. This date also determines when you can view and change the information. Pages or panels and batch processes that use the information use the current row.

Embedded Help icon (Embedded Help)

Click the Embedded Help icon to open up a secondary window with information about this page or section. Embedded help can provide information about specific fields and point the user to additional help.

See PeopleTools: Applications User's Guide for more information on creating and modifying embedded help.

GL Unit (general ledger unit)

Displays the PeopleSoft General Ledger business unit that is defined on the Purchasing Definition - Business Unit Definition page.

Item Description

The item description as defined on the Purchasing Attributes page.

Language or Language Code

The language in which you want the field labels and report headings of reports to print. The field values appear as you enter them.

Language also refers to the language spoken by an employee, applicant, or non-employee.


Enter a percentage of the quantity or the amount to distribute. The system updates either the Amount or Quantity field value, depending on the selection in the Distribute by field.


Displays the supplier's unit price and currency for the item, which are assigned on the Supplier's UOM & Pricing Info (supplier's unit of measure and pricing information) page.


Identifies a product. If you use PeopleSoft Project Costing, a Project ID link replaces this field.

Project ID

Click to access the Projects Information page, where you can enter any information that is relevant to the project. This field appears only if you are using PeopleSoft Project Costing.

Process Frequency (group box)

Designates the appropriate frequency in the Process Frequency group box:

Once executes the request-one time only-the next time the batch process runs. After the batch process runs, the process frequency is automatically set to Don't Run.

Always executes the request every time the batch process runs.

Don't Run ignores the request when the batch process runs.

Process Monitor

This link takes you to the Process List page, where you can view the status of submitted process requests.

Report ID

The report identifier.

Report Manager

This link takes you to the Report List page, where you can view report content, check the status of a report, and see content detail messages (which show you a description of the report and the distribution list).

Request ID

A request identification that represents a set of selection criteria for a report or process.


The means for ordering goods and services.


Click this button to take you to the Process Scheduler request page, where you can specify the location where a process or job runs and the process output format.


An identification code that represents a set of control table information or TableSet. A TableSet is a group of tables (records) necessary to define the organizational structure and processing options.

Ship To

The location code that indicates the location where the supplier should deliver the items.

Shopping Cart

A tool used to create requisitions. The cart displays requisition line items, their quantities, and cost.

Short Description

Free-flow text up to 15 characters.


The options in this field are Active or Inactive. By linking status and effective date, you can retain historical information and plan future implementation. For auditing purposes, Oracle encourages inactivating data that is no longer in use instead of deleting it.

User ID

The system identifier for the individual who generates a transaction.

See the product documentation for

PeopleTools: Applications User's Guide

PeopleTools: Process Scheduler