PROFILE OPTIONS IN ORACLE APPS R12 - OVERVIEW (FND PROFILE)



PROFILE OPTIONS IN ORACLE APPS R12 - OVERVIEW (FND PROFILE)

Definition:

Profiles are the changeable options which affect the way Oracle Application runs. Moreover, Moreover, The profile option acts like a Global Variable in Oracle. It is needed to provide the flexibility to Oracle Applications.

Types:

The profiles are of two types those are given below.
1. System Profile and
2. User Profile.

About DIFFERENT LEVELS a Profile value can be set:

The Profile values will be set in different levels those are given below.
1. Site
2. Application
3. Responsibility
4. User
5. Server
6. Organization

Site: This field displays the current value, if set, for all users at the installation site.
Application: This field displays the current value, if set, for all users working under responsibilities owned by the application identified in the Find Profile Values block.
Responsibility: This field displays the current value, if set, for all users working under the responsibility identified in the Find Profile Values block.
User: This field displays the current value, if set, for the application user identified in the Find Profile Values block.
Profile: Enter the name of the profile option whose values you wish to display.

Navigation to set Profile Values

 SYSTEM PROFILE: 

Responsibility SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR -->


You may search for profile options using character strings and the wildcard symbol (%). For example, to find all the profile options prefixed by "Concurrent:” you could enter "Conc%" and press the Find button.


  
PERSONAL PROFILE:

Responsibility SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR -->

To view personal profiles enter into the query mode and enter the profile name which we have already then we get profile value details.



To check the validation done against the Profile value while setting:

Responsibility APPLICATION DEVELOPER -->




Use of the API FND_PROFILE

It is used to perform various actions related to profile values through PL/SQL. Some of the important ones are listed below

1. FND_PROFILE.GET(‘Name of the Profile’, variable name);
Example
SELECT fnd_profile.value('PROFILEOPTION')
      ,fnd_profile.value('MFG_ORGANIZATION_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('ORG_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('LOGIN_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('USER_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('USERNAME')
      ,fnd_profile.value('CONCURRENT_REQUEST_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('GL_SET_OF_BKS_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('SO_ORGANIZATION_ID')
      ,fnd_profile.value('APPL_SHRT_NAME')
      ,fnd_profile.value('RESP_NAME')
      ,fnd_profile.value('RESP_ID')
  FROM DUAL;


2. variable name := FND_PROFILE.VALUE(‘Name of the profile’);
3. FND_PROFILE.PUT(‘Name of the profile’, value of the profile);

Example
SET SERVEROUTPUT ON;
DECLARE
   v_conc_login_id      NUMBER;
BEGIN
   FND_PROFILE.put ('CONC_LOGIN_ID',1425);
   fnd_profile.get ('CONC_LOGIN_ID', v_conc_login_id);
   DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line (v_conc_login_id);
END;
Output:
1425
PL/SQL procedure successfully completed

The 1st and 2nd are same but, the only difference is FND_PROFILE.GET is the procedure and FND_PROFILE.VALUE is the function so, it return a value.  

Apart from the above procedures we have another important one named FND_PROFILE.SAVE used to set the profile values from backend. A detail regarding this API is available in another article. 
The table fnd_profile_options_tl, profile options names are kept.  Now find the corresponding the Profile option name for which you need to update from backend. For this example I took my favorite “ORG_ID”
SELECT profile_option_name
  FROM fnd_profile_options_tl
 WHERE user_profile_option_name LIKE 'MO%'


It returns more than one row but i can make out that "ORG_ID" is the PROFILE_OPTION_NAME for MO: Operating Unit. Now I need to know the Org_ID of the Org whose value is to be set in MO: Operating Unit. SO I use the simple select as below
SELECT organization_id, NAME
  FROM hr_all_organization_units;

From the organization name I find the one which will be the default Operating Unit, and I note the ID. In my case the ID for my default Operating Unit is 286. Now with the code below I set the profile option value using fnd_profile.save.

DECLARE
   stat   BOOLEAN;
BEGIN
   DBMS_OUTPUT.DISABLE;
   DBMS_OUTPUT.ENABLE (100000);
   stat := fnd_profile.SAVE ('ORG_ID', 286, 'SITE');
   IF stat
   THEN
      DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Stat = TRUE - profile updated');
   ELSE
      DBMS_OUTPUT.put_line ('Stat = FALSE - profile NOT updated');
   END IF;
   COMMIT;
END;

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