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What is FNDLOAD?

What is FNDLOAD:when we are working in oracle application


development/implementation project? The equally important AOL data Migration takes
place necessary to synchronize the data across databases instance during installation
and upgarde.
Using FNDLOAD can download data from an application entity into an editable text file, which
can be uploaded to another database.The Conversion between database format and text file
format is specified by a configuration file.
It can be done following list

Concurrent Programs, Executables


Request Groups, Request Sets
Profile Options
Key and Descriptive Flexfields
Menus and Responsibilities
Forms and Form Functions
Attachments
Messages
Value Sets and Values
Lookup Types
User Responsibilities
Printer Definitions
FND Dictionary
Help Configuration
Document Sequences
Concurrent Manager Schedules
Advantages when using FNDLOAD
1. Because downloaded data

is stored in a text file, version administration is possible


2. No learning curve. this is relief for developer/dbas
3. Fully supported and recommended by Oracle
4. Capture the migrations in a file and use it during installations(log file).
5. Pin-point when something happened and where (database) easily
6. AOL data migration process is now simplified!
Disadvantages

1. Applications patching mechanisms use FNDLOAD heavily possibility of negative impact is not
zero
2. No validation against migrating database/instance sensitive data
The Syntax

To use FNDLOAD, the following syntax is needed.


FNDLOAD apps/appspwd 0 Y mode configfile datafile entity [parameter1.....]
The mode is either DOWNLOAD or UPLOAD.
The configfile is the file that Fndload needs to download on upload data.
T he data file is the output file, in which the downloaded data is written
The entity is the entity you want to download

Example of download:

FNDLOAD apps/pwd 0 Y DOWNLOAD ${FND_TOP}/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct myfile.ldt \


PROGRAM CONCURRENT_PROGRAM_NAME= concurrent_program_short_name>
APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=application_short_name
Example of Upload

FNDLOAD apps/pwd 0 Y UPLOAD ${FND_TOP}/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct myfile.ldt


CUSTOM_MODE=FORCE undocumented parameter
Where is Config File Located

Configuration files with extension .lct


o On Unix all the configuration files are in $FND_TOP/patch/115/import directory
o On Unix Oracle also places the original configuration files in $FND_TOP/admin/import
directory
Data files with extension .ldt
The configfiles (.lct) are delivered and maintained by Oracle
It has entity definitions, parent-child relationships and user input parameters identified by
:NAME
oDownloading a parent automatically downloads all children (Example) Concurrent Program
download

Sample Script Code for these Objects:


1 Printer Styles

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcppstl.lct


file_name.ldt STYLE PRINTER_STYLE_NAME=printer style name
2 Lookups

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/aflvmlu.lct


file_name.ldt FND_LOOKUP_TYPE APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod
LOOKUP_TYPE=lookup name
3 Descriptive Flexfield with all of specific Contexts

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct


file_name.ldt DESC_FLEX P_LEVEL=?COL_ALL:REF_ALL:CTX_ONE:SEG_ALL?
APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod DESCRIPTIVE_FLEXFIELD_NAME=desc flex name
P_CONTEXT_CODE=context name
4 Key Flexfield Structures

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct


file_name.ldt KEY_FLEX P_LEVEL=?
COL_ALL:FQL_ALL:SQL_ALL:STR_ONE:WFP_ALL:SHA_ALL:CVR_ALL:SEG_ALL?
APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod ID_FLEX_CODE=key flex code
P_STRUCTURE_CODE=structure name
5 Concurrent Programs

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpprog.lct


file_name.ldt PROGRAM APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod
CONCURRENT_PROGRAM_NAME=concurrent name
6 Value Sets

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct


file_name.ldt VALUE_SET FLEX_VALUE_SET_NAME=value set name

7 Value Sets with values

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afffload.lct


file_name.ldt VALUE_SET_VALUE FLEX_VALUE_SET_NAME=value set name
8 Profile Options

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscprof.lct


file_name.ldt PROFILE PROFILE_NAME=profile option APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod
9 Requset Group

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcpreqg.lct


file_name.ldt REQUEST_GROUP REQUEST_GROUP_NAME=request group
APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod
10 Request Sets

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afcprset.lct


file_name.ldt REQ_SET APPLICATION_SHORT_NAME=prod REQUEST_SET_NAME=request
set
11 Responsibilities

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afscursp.lct


file_name.ldt FND_RESPONSIBILITY RESP_KEY=responsibility
12 Menus

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 O Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/afsload.lct


file_name.ldt MENU MENU_NAME=menu_name
13 Forms/Functions

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y DOWNLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/affrmcus.lct


file_name.ldt FND_FORM_CUSTOM_RULES The Upload syntax for all styles: FNDLOAD
apps/apps@seed115 0 Y UPLOAD $FND_TOP/patch/115/import/affrmcus.lct file_name.ldt
14. User/Responsibilities

FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y DOWNLOAD @FND:patch/115/import/afscursp.lct


file_name.ldt FND_USER Then UPLOAD FNDLOAD apps/apps@seed115 0 Y UPLOAD
[UPLOAD_PARTIAL] @FND:patch/115/import/afscursp.lct file_name.ldt FND_USER []