Financial Statement Generator-TOI           First Session            FSG Basics                           Sapphire Consult...
Tip #1If it works……..              Don’t change it                            Sapphire Consulting Services
Anatomy of an FSG               Sapphire Consulting Services
Row Setsdetermines the rows that appear down the left side of the report. Row Sets cancontrol the calculations and account...
Define Row Sets              Sapphire Consulting Services
Account Assignments                Sapphire Consulting Services
Calculations• Using Row Numbers:• Using Row Names:                             Sapphire Consulting Services
Row Tips• Number your Lines 10, 20, 30   – Leave Room for growth• Skip and Page Break – be consistent on Before and  After...
Row Tips• Use Display Zero to add proofing rows or columns to your  report   – They display only when there is a problem –...
Column Sets determines the columns that appear across the top of a report. Column Sets cancontrol the calculations and acc...
Define Column Sets                Sapphire Consulting Services
What goes on a Column set vs Row set?Column Set                 Row Set• Company or Dept          • Row Titles  assignment...
Build Columns                Sapphire Consulting Services
Column Tips• Make the Number formats at least one over the  largest current number   – Allows room for growth and formulas...
Content Setsfurther determines the account ranges that appear on a report and will over-ride anyaccounts that are defined ...
Content Set Tips• These are buggy! Sometimes they do not give  you the results you expect – if  it works, leave it alone• ...
Row Orderwill determine how a detailed listing of accounts will appear on your report.                                    ...
Row Order Tips• The Width on the row order sometimes needs  to be 1 wider then the actual segment to  display             ...
Maintenance• Auto Copy  – Will not copy over the    same name in the target    database• Database Links  – This requires t...
FSG’s running slow• Remove any disabled companies from Content Sets• Ensure all segments of the Accounting Key Flexfield  ...
Row always overrides Column•   Amount Type•   Offset•   Control Value•   Format•   Factor•   Display Zero•   Level of Deta...
Column always overrides Row• Calculation – when check box is checked• Activity (DR, CR or Net)                            ...
No Override Rules• Accounts – uses intersecting from Row and Column• Summary – must be same as Row and Column• Currency – ...
Concurrent Request                Sapphire Consulting Services
Happy FSGing!!!• Questions?                         Sapphire Consulting Services
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  1. 1. Financial Statement Generator-TOI First Session FSG Basics Sapphire Consulting Services
  2. 2. Tip #1If it works…….. Don’t change it Sapphire Consulting Services
  3. 3. Anatomy of an FSG Sapphire Consulting Services
  4. 4. Row Setsdetermines the rows that appear down the left side of the report. Row Sets cancontrol the calculations and accounts on a given row as well as the titles thatappear. Sapphire Consulting Services
  5. 5. Define Row Sets Sapphire Consulting Services
  6. 6. Account Assignments Sapphire Consulting Services
  7. 7. Calculations• Using Row Numbers:• Using Row Names: Sapphire Consulting Services
  8. 8. Row Tips• Number your Lines 10, 20, 30 – Leave Room for growth• Skip and Page Break – be consistent on Before and After – Easier to create consistent looking reports• Row Names in Calculates are easier to see what the calculation is doing – WARNING: sometimes this leads to inaccurate results when adding Rows that have Calculations in them Sapphire Consulting Services
  9. 9. Row Tips• Use Display Zero to add proofing rows or columns to your report – They display only when there is a problem – Assets does not equal Liabilities plus Owners Equity, or a zero balance account is not zero Sapphire Consulting Services
  10. 10. Column Sets determines the columns that appear across the top of a report. Column Sets cancontrol the calculations and accounts in a given column as well as the titles across the top. Sapphire Consulting Services
  11. 11. Define Column Sets Sapphire Consulting Services
  12. 12. What goes on a Column set vs Row set?Column Set Row Set• Company or Dept • Row Titles assignments for column • Account Assignments breakout • Row Calculations• Column Calculations • Format Options• Format Options • Level of Detail• Level of Detail• Control Values• Offsets
  13. 13. Build Columns Sapphire Consulting Services
  14. 14. Column Tips• Make the Number formats at least one over the largest current number – Allows room for growth and formulas• When creating columns, assign them all a width of 10 – Use the Build Columns, you can adjust the widths in a graphical interface that gives a better visual image• Clicking on Build Column Set will override any previous column formats you had saved – Not bad or good – just something to be aware of Sapphire Consulting Services
  15. 15. Content Setsfurther determines the account ranges that appear on a report and will over-ride anyaccounts that are defined in Row and Column sets. These are most often used to restrict aFSG to specific companies or departments, or to have specific departments summarize ondifferent pages of the report. Sapphire Consulting Services
  16. 16. Content Set Tips• These are buggy! Sometimes they do not give you the results you expect – if it works, leave it alone• If a copied set gives different results, check the manual or a white paper, and only change the one that is wrong Sapphire Consulting Services
  17. 17. Row Orderwill determine how a detailed listing of accounts will appear on your report. Sapphire Consulting Services
  18. 18. Row Order Tips• The Width on the row order sometimes needs to be 1 wider then the actual segment to display Sapphire Consulting Services
  19. 19. Maintenance• Auto Copy – Will not copy over the same name in the target database• Database Links – This requires the apps password – if you setup a new user name and password, ensure it has the proper Write access Sapphire Consulting Services
  20. 20. FSG’s running slow• Remove any disabled companies from Content Sets• Ensure all segments of the Accounting Key Flexfield are setup to be Indexed• Run Program> Optimizer – Gather Statistics – Re-indexes the Segments, or Indexes them if it was just turned on • Work with your DBA if this is the first time using this report or turning on Indexing Sapphire Consulting Services
  21. 21. Row always overrides Column• Amount Type• Offset• Control Value• Format• Factor• Display Zero• Level of Detail Sapphire Consulting Services
  22. 22. Column always overrides Row• Calculation – when check box is checked• Activity (DR, CR or Net) Sapphire Consulting Services
  23. 23. No Override Rules• Accounts – uses intersecting from Row and Column• Summary – must be same as Row and Column• Currency – must assign same currency for intersecting columns and row, or will display 0• Change Sign (and on Variance)– Defaults to No, Yes anywhere will override Sapphire Consulting Services
  24. 24. Concurrent Request Sapphire Consulting Services
  25. 25. Happy FSGing!!!• Questions? Sapphire Consulting Services

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