How to submitt XMLP Report using a PL/SQL Script

By | July 3, 2013

Generally we use FND_REQUEST.SUBMIT_REQUEST to submit a concurrent program using a PL/SQL script. But we can not attach a layout to the concurrent request using the above said API.

We can attach a layout to the concurrent request by using another procedure ADD_LAYOUT which belongs to the same package FND_REQUEST

Below is the signature of the procedure ADD_LAYOUT:

fnd_request.add_layout (
template_appl_name  => 'Template Application',
template_code       => 'Template Code',
template_language   => 'en', --Use language from template definition
template_territory  => 'US', --Use territory from template definition
output_format       => 'PDF' --Use output format from template definition
);

Note:

  1. ADD_LAYOUT procedure should be called only when there is a layout associated to a concurrent program
  2. Session context should be set using ‘FND_GLOBAL.APPS_INITIALIZE’ before calling the ADD_LAYOUT procedure

Example:

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DECLARE
--
l_responsibility_id 	NUMBER;
l_application_id    	NUMBER;
l_user_id           	NUMBER;
l_request_id            NUMBER;
l_layout                NUMBER;
--
BEGIN
  --
  SELECT DISTINCT fr.responsibility_id,
    frx.application_id
     INTO l_responsibility_id,
    l_application_id
     FROM apps.fnd_responsibility frx,
    apps.fnd_responsibility_tl fr
    WHERE fr.responsibility_id = frx.responsibility_id
  AND LOWER (fr.responsibility_name) LIKE LOWER('XXTest Resp');
  --
   SELECT user_id INTO l_user_id FROM fnd_user WHERE user_name = 'STHALLAM';
  --
  --To set environment context.
  --
  apps.fnd_global.apps_initialize (l_user_id,l_responsibility_id,l_application_id);
  --
  --Setting Layout for the Request
  --
  l_layout := apps.fnd_request.add_layout(
                            template_appl_name => 'XXCUST',
                            template_code      => 'XXEMP',
                            template_language  => 'en',
                            template_territory => 'US',
                            output_format      => 'EXCEL');
  --
  --Submitting Concurrent Request
  --
  l_request_id := fnd_request.submit_request ( 
                            application   => 'XXCUST', 
                            program       => 'XXEMP', 
                            description   => 'XXTest Employee Details', 
                            start_time    => sysdate, 
                            sub_request   => FALSE,
			    argument1     => 'Smith'
  );
  --
  COMMIT;
  --
  IF l_request_id = 0
  THEN
     dbms.output.put_line ('Concurrent request failed to submit');
  ELSE
     dbms_output.put_line('Successfully Submitted the Concurrent Request');
  END IF;
  --
EXCEPTION
WHEN OTHERS THEN
  dbms_output.put_line('Error While Submitting Concurrent Request '||TO_CHAR(SQLCODE)||'-'||SQLERRM);
END;
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