Oracle Assets uses the Account Generator to generate accounting flexfield combinations for journal entries. The Account Generator allows you to designate a specific source for each segment in the account for which Oracle Assets creates a journal entry. The Account Generator gives you the flexibility to create journal entries according to your requirements. You can specify to what detail to create journal entries, and you can specify the detail level for each book and account type.
For example, when creating journal entries for asset cost, you can specify that the cost center segment comes from the depreciation expense account of the distribution line you entered for the asset in the Assignments window. Or, you can specify that the cost center comes from the default value you defined for the depreciation book.
Oracle Assets provides two seeded Account Generator processes.
- Generate Default Account process
- Generate Distribution Detail Account process
The Generate Default Account process creates journal entries without cost center level detail, except for depreciation expense. Using the default assignments, it creates journal entries using the balancing segment from the distribution line in the Assignments window and the natural account segment from the asset category or book, depending on the account type. The Account Generator gets the other segments from the default segment values you entered for the book. You can modify the default Account Generator processes so that Oracle Assets creates journal entries to a different detail level.
The Generate Distribution Detail Account process creates journal entries with cost center level detail. It creates journal entries using the distribution expense account for all segment values, except the natural account segment. The natural account segment is created from the asset category or book, depending on the account type. You can modify the default Account Generator processes so that Oracle Assets creates journal entries to a different detail level.