Menu in Oracle apps
- It is a logical or hierarchical listing of functions (forms) so that the user can easily navigate through the forms once he is in responsibility.
- A menu is a hierarchical arrangement of functions and menus of functions that appears in the Navigator. Each responsibility has a menu assigned to it.
- Every responsibility will be assigned only one main menu. Under that main menu, you can have either other sub-menus or functions.
- Note: Define any menus that you intend to call from your menu. Define the lowest-level submenus first. A submenu must be defined before it can be called by another menu.
- Custom Menu can be defined using the
Responsibility:- System Administrator
Navigation Path ->Application ->Menu
The information is stored in the FND_MENU table.
This table compiles the information from FND_MENU_ENTRIES to facilitate runtime lookups of which functions are on which menus. It collapses the hierarchy of FND_MENU_ENTRIES into a flat format. It is populated (compiled) by the FND_FUNCTION package. It also contains marks of which menus are compiled, meaning fnd_compiled_menu_functions has different information from fnd_menu_entries. Any code that manipulates
FND_MENU_ENTRIES should fire the database triggers on it that mark rows as uncompiled. A row with function_id -99999 indicates that a particular menu is uncompiled (cannot be trusted) and code should look directly at fnd_menu_entries. Also note that fnd_compiled_menu_functions does not take exclusions into account, so if there are exclusions on a particular resp then fnd_menu_entries need to be processed directly.
Step1 Get the Menu name from the Menu Define screen (From Application)
Step2 Get the Menu_id from the fnd_menus table
SQL> select MENU_ID,MENU_NAME from fnd_menus where MENU_NAME=’&menu_name’;
How to create menu in Oracle Apps
A menu is a hierarchical arrangement of functions and menus of functions that appears in the Navigator. So we need to have the functions and submenu defined before creating a menu.
Let’s assume we have created two functions TFUNC1 and TFUNC2. Now let’s create the menu
Navigate to System Administrator > Application > Menu
Explanation of the fields
We choose these values for our example
User Menu Name: TECH MENU
Menu Type: Standard
Description: TECH menu for testing
Prompt: Test Function 1
Prompt: Test Function 2
Now save the menu. The menu will be created and a concurrent request will be submitted to compile it
how to add function to menu in oracle apps
- Log in to the GUI Sysadmin responsibility
- Locate the name of the menu for which the menu item is to be added.
1.Navigate to Security > Responsibility > Define
2. The name is located in the menu field
3. For the System Administrator’s responsibility this is: Navigator Menu –
System Administrator GUI
- Query up the Menu and add either a Submenu or the new menu function
1. Navigate to Application > Menu and use the flashlight or Find menu
function to bring up the menu
2. For System Administrator this is: FND_NAVIGATE4.0
menu table in oracle apps
FND_MENUS: This table contains Menu Header information.
FND_MENU_ENTRIES: This table contains the detail of all the entries in the menu. It contains columns Entry Sequence, Sub-Menu ID and Function ID.
FND_COMPILED_MENU_FUNCTIONS: This table compiles the information from FND_MENU_ENTRIES to facilitate runtime lookups of which functions are on which menus. It collapses the hierarchy of FND_MENU_ENTRIES into a flat format. It is populated (compiled) by the FND_FUNCTION package
Query to Find Menu from the Responsibility
select a.APPLICATION_ID,a.RESPONSIBILITY_ID,a.MENU_ID,c.USER_MENU_NAME,a.RESPONSIBILITY_KEY,b.RESPONSIBILITY_NAME from fnd_responsibility a,fnd_responsibility_tl b,fnd_menus_tl c where a.RESPONSIBILITY_ID=b.RESPONSIBILITY_ID and a.menu_id=c.menu_id and b.RESPONSIBILITY_NAME like '&1' and b.LANGUAGE='US' and c.LANGUAGE='US';
Query to find function attached to menu in oracle apps
select a.MENU_ID,a.ENTRY_SEQUENCE,a.SUB_MENU_ID,a.FUNCTION_ID,a.GRANT_FLAG from fnd_menu_entries a,fnd_menus_tl b where a.MENU_ID=b.MENU_ID and b.LANGUAGE='US' and b.USER_MENU_NAME like '&1';
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