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Quick note for Supplier in EBS

In Oracle supplier can be entered from three different place.These are the Setup required to perform for a suppliers.

In Oracle these are the important features through the screen:

Supplier Data Entry

Other Details

and these are the optional field

Important Table that holds supplier

Some important columns:

How they connected

These are typically connected as:

Take a note Segment1 is holding suppliers Number.

Quick query for new babies

select * from po_vendors
where segment1 = '1001‘;

select *
from po_vendor_sites pvs,
po_vendors pov
where pov.segment1 = '1001'
and pov.vendor_id = pvs.vendor_id;

select *
from po_vendor_contacts pvc,
po_vendor_sites pvs,
po_vendors pov
where pov.segment1 = '1001'
and pov.vendor_id = pvs.vendor_id
and pvs.VENDOR_SITE_ID = pvc.vendor_site_id;

Supplier Interface

Yes, that was one of the enhancement in oracle 11.5.10 release. Prior to that version, there was no interface or Public exist for supplliers, thus it was a tricky to handle supplier. As we have already seen AP availability of AP [1] some time back.

If you are having 11.5.10+ version,and if you have requirement to create supplier from your legacy data than use Supplier Interface, life will be easier. Is n't.

How we start

This consist in 2 steps process:

Step 1. Populate the new interface tables with data. This can be done via SQL*Loader or typically used to load data in a table.


Step 2. Run the Supplier Open Interface Request Set (FNDRSSUB1703)

Alternatively, run the individual import programs to load one table at a time

  • Supplier Open Interface Import (APXSUIMP)
  • Supplier Sites Open Interface Import (APXSSIMP)
  • Supplier Site Contacts Open Interface Import (APXSCIMP)

Some important notes for suppliers Interface

The entire flow can be shown as:

A Note with R12 for Suppliers

As we know in R12 Supplier is part of TCA , thus the link between PO_VENDORS and HZ_PARTIES is PO_VENDORS.party_id. The link between

When a Supplier is created Record will be Inserted in HZ_PARTIES. When the Supplier Site is created Record will be Inserted in HZ_PARTY_SITES. When Address is created it will be stored in HZ_LOCATIONS.

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9 Comments To "Quick note for Supplier in EBS"

#1 Pingback By R12 : Suppliers & Trading Community Architecture On November 26, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

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#2 Comment By Ajay Talluri On July 3, 2008 @ 8:12 am

Hi Anand,
Is it possible that I can deactivate an existing Supplier Site using an API or the interface table.

Thank you.

#3 Comment By Sanjit Anand On July 4, 2008 @ 2:16 am

API does not capability for inactive for site. Need to check with R12 API’s with latest one.

Disable a site simply means putting end date.

Why you not using direct update on this table for this column.

are you in 11i or r12

#4 Comment By Satyaram On December 8, 2008 @ 10:08 am

Please let me know what are the mandatory columns that needs to be populated for the interface tables AP_SUPPLIERS_INT,
AP_SUP_SITE_CONTACT_INT while doing supplier interface.

#5 Comment By Sanjit Anand On December 9, 2008 @ 4:20 pm

Satyaram , you can check out the trm or etrm for table details.


#6 Comment By Marcel On December 18, 2008 @ 12:34 am


We are moving to the supplier interface AP_SUPPLIERS_INT
instead of the po_vendors interface.

The strange thing is that in the newer interface no bankinformation can be imported!!!! (go figure). Oracle states that this will be solved in R12.

Any suggestions ideas how to get bank information through the new ap_suppliers interface. We need the new one to support alfa numeric payment terms. The old one only can handle numeric.

Best regards, marcel

#7 Comment By Ron On February 25, 2009 @ 3:22 pm

In R12, can the open interface be used to update suppliers? Has anyone tried this?

#8 Comment By Deep On July 8, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

I am trying to update the supplier site in R12 using ap_vendor_pub_pkg.update_vendor_site, this does not work. Even when you have an invactive_date on the supplier site, you can create invoices! oracle reported this as a bug and is currently working on it. Till such time the work around would be to disable the pay site manually, you cannot do it programatically since the above api/pkg does not work.

#9 Comment By Deep On July 8, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

Or you can do a direct update on ap_supplier_sites