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    Amy Chan
    AP Payment APIAnswered
    Topic posted December 4, 2018 by Amy ChanSilver Medal: 2,000+ Points, last edited February 6, 2019, tagged Financials, Payables 
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    Title:
    AP Payment API
    Summary:
    AP Payment API
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    Hi all,

    Just wondering any AP payment API that can use in cloud?

    I have another system to create payment and want to have integration to Oracle. Is there any API, FBDI and ADFDI can be used?

    Best Comment

    Becky Alvarez

    You misunderstood.  You wold upstate the DFF then you could fire off the payment process using a pay group or something in the selection criteria that picks up these invoices once you have marked them as paid so maybe when you update the DFF you also update the pay group or something.  I cannot solution this for you as I am not part of your implementation team and am not aware of your requirements, etc.  I am just saying that you have to pay thought Cloud Payables and you probably want to use checks as the payment method as it is the easiest to set up.  I have attached a coexistence white paper that you can use as a guide line but it needs to be updated for or REST APIs because with those you can update the Invoice DFFs and Pay Groups, etc.  So you can look at the selection criteria for the the Payment Process Template pick how you want it to select the invoices and then you can either schedule it to run in the background as often as needed to pick up the invoices as they are paid or I am sure there may be a way to use our integration service to call an ESS job that would start the Payment Process that would use the template that would pull the invoices based on the selection criteria you choose.

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    • Becky Alvarez

      Sorry but there is not any way to pay an invoice outside of Cloud.   You can use the Invoice Descriptive Felx Field REST API to update an AP DFF with the payment information but you will still have to process the invoice through a payment run in Cloud to pay it.   There are too many tables across AP, Payments, and Cash Management, that are updated when a payment is made in our system to provide a simple API to pay an invoice. 

      So what I am trying to say is payments of invoices outside Cloud is not supported but you can update a DFF on the invoice with the payment information then run it through a dummy payment run to set it as paid,

      • Amy Chan

        So your suggestion is to make use of Invoice Header DFF (e.g. Attribute1 as some indication) and to process the invoice through a payment run in Cloud. I want to create Payment Process Request (PPR) for such kind of payment, but in the screen in Cloud version I do not see that.

        How can I make use of the Invoice Header DFF (e.g. Attribute1) to process dummy payment?

        Please share your thought.

         

    • Becky Alvarez

      You misunderstood.  You wold upstate the DFF then you could fire off the payment process using a pay group or something in the selection criteria that picks up these invoices once you have marked them as paid so maybe when you update the DFF you also update the pay group or something.  I cannot solution this for you as I am not part of your implementation team and am not aware of your requirements, etc.  I am just saying that you have to pay thought Cloud Payables and you probably want to use checks as the payment method as it is the easiest to set up.  I have attached a coexistence white paper that you can use as a guide line but it needs to be updated for or REST APIs because with those you can update the Invoice DFFs and Pay Groups, etc.  So you can look at the selection criteria for the the Payment Process Template pick how you want it to select the invoices and then you can either schedule it to run in the background as often as needed to pick up the invoices as they are paid or I am sure there may be a way to use our integration service to call an ESS job that would start the Payment Process that would use the template that would pull the invoices based on the selection criteria you choose.

      • Amy Chan

        Thanks your correction. I probably make sure of invoice group field in Invoice and then fire the payment process request using "Invoice Group" in the selection criteria to pick up these invoices.