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JRE 1.6.0_171 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan - Thu, 2017-10-19 11:23

Java logThe latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_171 (a.k.a. JRE 6u171-b13) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients.

What's new in this update?

This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6 updates.

JRE 1.6.0_171 can still run Java content.  It cannot launch Java.

End-users who only have JRE 1.6.0_171 -- and not JRE 1.8 -- installed on their Windows desktop will be unable to launch Java content.

End-users who need to launch JRE 1.6 for compatibility with other third-party Java applications must also install the October 2017 PSU release JRE 1.8.0_152 or higher on their desktops.

Once JRE 1.8.0_152 is installed on a Windows desktop, it can be used to launch JRE 1.6.0_171 and later updates on the JRE 1.6 codeline. 

How do I get help with this change?

EBS customers requiring assistance with this change to Java deployment technology can log a Service Request for assistance from the Java Support group.

All JRE 6, 7, and 8 releases are certified with EBS upon release

Our standard policy is that all E-Business Suite customers can apply all JRE updates to end-user desktops:

  • From JRE 1.6.0_03 and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline
  • From JRE 1.7.0_10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline 
  • From JRE 1.8.0_25 and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline
We test all new JRE releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE releases are considered certified with the E-Business Suite on the same day that they're released by our Java team. 

You do not need to wait for a certification announcement before applying new JRE 6, 7, or 8 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

Effects of new support dates on Java upgrades for EBS environments

Support dates for the E-Business Suite and Java have changed.  Please review the sections below for more details:

  • What does this mean for Oracle E-Business Suite users?
  • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JRE 7 for Windows desktop clients?
  • Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?
32-bit and 64-bit versions certified

This certification includes both the 32-bit and 64-bit JRE versions for various Windows operating systems. See the respective Deploying JRE documentation for your EBS release for details.

How can EBS customers obtain Java 6 updates?

Java 6 is now available only via My Oracle Support for E-Business Suite users.  You can find links to this release, including Release Notes, documentation, and the actual Java downloads here: Both JDK and JRE packages are contained in a single combined download after 6u45.  Download the "JDK" package for both the desktop client JRE and the server-side JDK package.

Coexistence of multiple JRE releases Windows desktops

The upgrade to JRE 8 is recommended for EBS users, but some users may need to run older versions of JRE 6 or 7 on their Windows desktops for reasons unrelated to the E-Business Suite.

Most EBS configurations with IE and Firefox use non-static versioning by default. JRE 8 will be invoked instead of earlier JRE releases if both are installed on a Windows desktop. For more details, see "Appendix B: Static vs. Non-static Versioning and Set Up Options" in Notes 290807.1 and 393931.1.

What do Mac users need?

Mac users running Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) can run JRE 7 or 8 plug-ins.  See:

Will EBS users be forced to upgrade to JDK 7 for EBS application tier servers?

JRE ("Deployment Technology") is used for desktop clients.  JDK is used for application tier servers.

JDK upgrades for E-Business Suite application tier servers are highly recommended but currently remain optional while Java 6 is covered by Extended Support. Updates will be delivered via My Oracle Support, where you can continue to receive critical bug fixes and security fixes as well as general maintenance for JDK 6 for application tier servers. 

Java SE 6 (excluding Deployment Technology) is covered by Extended Support until December 2018.  All EBS customers with application tier servers on Windows, Solaris, and Linux must upgrade to JDK 7 by December 2018. EBS customers running their application tier servers on other operating systems should check with their respective vendors for the support dates for those platforms.

JDK 7 is the latest Java release certified with E-Business Suite 12 servers.  See:

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Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available

Steven Chan - Tue, 2017-10-17 22:26

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2017 was released on October 17, 2017. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. 

Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected" Section of the advisory do not require new patches to be applied.

The Critical Patch Update Advisory is available at the following location:

It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches.

The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are:

  • January 16, 2018
  • April 17, 2018
  • July 17, 2018
  • October 16, 2018
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International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

OracleApps Epicenter - Sun, 2017-10-15 00:59
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Oracle’s Financial Mgmt Solutions Segment reporting Specialized currency Intercompany reconciliations Inventory management Multi-GAAP management Flow, audit trails Custom dimensions Financial intelligence Simulations, impacts Reports, MS Office direct links   IFRS is coming to the US Oracle is designed to address the IFRS requirements Organizations likely didn’t originally implement Oracle with […]
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Study: ASC 606 Might Slow IPOs in 2018 ??

OracleApps Epicenter - Fri, 2017-10-13 20:33
A new study by Deloitte reveals that initial public offerings (IPOs) may suffer as a result of New Accounting Standard (ASC606) Here are excerpts from an article by Terry Sheridan in accountingWEB.com Here’s a snapshot of the survey’s findings: 60 percent of the respondents said they have not begun implementation of the standard or have […]
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bank Statement reconciliation

OracleApps Epicenter - Fri, 2017-10-13 11:41
Reconciliation provides a means of determining the balance on the bank accounts in Oracle Financials is equivalent to the balance shown on the bank statements. The High Point of the Reconciliation activity in Cash Managment includes: All transactions processed via the Oracle Accounts Payable, General Ledger and Oracle Accounts Receivable is reconciled against transactions on […]
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Vertex and Oracle Cloud

OracleApps Epicenter - Fri, 2017-10-13 09:28
Oracle ERP Cloud Transaction Tax Automation is consist of Comprehensive Tax Partner Offerings Robust infrastructure for tax partner solutions Tax Content and Tax Reporting services providing fast ROI option for mid-market companies adopting Oracle ERP Cloud Integrated Cloud-to-Cloud tax calculation services for enterprise grade companies Infrastructure has been optimized for ERP Cloud customers using end-to-end […]
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New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 17 Now Available

Steven Chan - Mon, 2017-10-09 13:11

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues.

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 is now available:

Where is this update documented?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document:

Who should apply this patch?

All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.4 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

What's new in this update?

This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.4 bundle patches.

This latest bundle patch includes a fix for the following issue:

  • EBS version is displayed in error message shown at the Error page footer.

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New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 16 Now Available

Steven Chan - Tue, 2017-10-03 10:58

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues.

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 is now available:

Where is this update documented?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document:

Who should apply this patch?

All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 users should apply this patch.  Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.5 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

What's new in this update?

This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes 44 fixes in total, including all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.5 bundle patches.

This latest bundle patch includes fixes for following bugs/issues:

  • Under message component layout, the 'None' text in attachment link is clickable when there are no attachments.

  • If the user accesses any non-existing function through OA.jsp just after restarting the application services, the subsequent access of any EBS URLs shows an error page.

  • 22590683 - FORWARD-PORT 21465867 TO 12.2.5

  • 24391264 - ICONS NOT ALIGNED WITH FUNC NAME IN OLD HOMEPAGE IN CHROME AND FIREFOX

  • 24398948 - CUSTOMER NAME MISALIGNED

  • 24833544 - ISUPPORT PAGE HTML WIDTH/ALIGNMENT ISSUES AFTER UPGRADING TO 12.2.5 FROM 12.1.3

  • 25056504 - NEED IMPORTPERZDOCCO.JAVA VERSION .3 BACKPORTED TO BUNDLE 8

  • 25636917 - SKIP NAVIGATION ELEMENTS TO PAGE CONTENTS LINK 26261007 - BACKPORT:

  • 25686188:LONG NOTIFICATION TITLE IS NOT WRAPPING

  • 26299803 - FLEX POPUP WITHIN AN ADVANCED TABLE IS PARTIALLY OPENED ON BR

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Introducing Oracle’s intelligent Bots

OracleApps Epicenter - Mon, 2017-10-02 08:45
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Application Management Pack for EBS Bundle Patch 1 Now Available

Steven Chan - Mon, 2017-10-02 02:15

Contributing Author: Angelo Rosado

We are pleased to announce the release of Bundle Patch 1 for Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite. This is the first update for AMP 13.1.1.1.0, which was released in July 2016.

We strongly recommend that you apply both patches associated with Bundle Patch 1 as listed below, to obtain critical fixes and enhancements:

What's New in Bundle Patch 1?

  • through the Enterprise Manager command line interface (EM CLI) for greater flexibility:
    • Automation of deployment of Hybrid Cloud Agent during EBS discovery process
    • Start and end blackouts on a single Oracle E-Business Suite environment
    • Start and stop services includes more granularity at the component and node levels
    • View and apply recommended patches for EBS applications and database
    • Apply EBS patches to multiple environments
System Management
  • Support of the Agent Gold Images feature of Oracle Enterprise Manager
Change Management
  • UI now shows whether or not a patch has already been applied
  • Advanced search filtering options for online patching section
  • Set number of workers for online patching
  • You can now specify a duration after which the Internal Concurrent Manager (ICM) will be shut down forcefully (earlier it used to wait indefinitely to bring down the ICM)
  • The default option for online patching is now "No Cutover". Customers must explicitly check the box to cutover after online patching.
  • Codelevel recommendations for EBS products and product families
  • Smart Clone and Instance Administration features now support dual file system configurations.

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EBS : Milestone Billing

OracleApps Epicenter - Fri, 2017-09-29 18:59
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Office 365 ProPlus Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Steven Chan - Fri, 2017-09-29 13:26

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. See:

This certification includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 365 ProPlus running on Windows 10, 8.1, and 7.

What is Office 365 ProPlus?

Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Microsoft Office that's available through Office 365. It includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, and Skype for Business as well as online services such as Sway and Power Query.

Office 365 ProPlus is installed on the user's local computer using a streaming and virtualization technology called Click-to-Run. Office 365 ProPlus is not a web-based version of Office. It runs locally on the user's computer. Users don't need to be connected to the Internet all the time to use it.

What is not covered by this certification?

EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are certified with the Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook.

The following Office 365 ProPlus products are not certified with EBS 12.1 or 12.2:  

  • Office on iPad and Android devices
  • Office Online browser-based versions of Excel and Word
  • PowerPoint, Access, OneNote, Publisher, and Skype for Business
  • Online services such as Sway and Power Query

Click-to-Run delivers monthly updates to Office 365 ProPlus

By default, Click-to-Run products are configured to be updated automatically every month. Users don't have to download or install updates. The Click-to-Run product seamlessly updates itself in the background.

Microsoft also offers a semi-annual channel for updates in January and July, as well as a targeted semi-annual channel in March and September.

Certification with Click-to-Run updates

Oracle certified EBS 12.1 and 12.2 in September 2017 with the latest available versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook in Office 365 ProPlus at the time.

Microsoft's updates to Office 365 ProPlus are intended to be backwards-compatible. This means that Oracle's certification with the September 2017 baseline should continue to apply to Microsoft updates in October 2017, November 2017, and so on.

It is unlikely that Oracle will be able to certify all monthly Office 365 ProPlus updates with all EBS 12.1 and 12.2 updates. Given Microsoft's stance towards backwards-compatibility, this is theoretically unnecessary.

It is expected that Oracle will continue to certify selected updates to Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook with updates to EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  

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Where Can I Find EBS 12.2.7 Documentation?

Steven Chan - Wed, 2017-09-27 13:25

EBS 12.2.7 is the latest update to E-Business Suite 12.2. It be applied online -- you do not need to take your EBS environment down to apply this update.

Our online E-Business Suite Documentation Web Library always contains the latest versions of all of our guides, including our Installation Guides, Upgrade Guides, and Readme Notes:

The following Roadmap Note is also a critical reference, since it is a master index of all official Notes for advanced topics that complement our guides in the Documentation Library:

All EBS sysadmins should bookmark this Note.  The indexed Notes are essential for nearly all EBS installations.  Here are some examples:

  • Load-balancers and DMZs
  • Real Application Clusters for E-Business Suite
  • Upgrade Sizing and Best Practices
  • VM Templates
  • Customizing EBS 12.2
  • OA Framework Developer's Guide
  • Backup and Recovery with Online Patching 
  • Oracle Access Manager and Oracle Internet Directory integration
  • BPEL and SOA Suite 11g Integration
  • Workflow Mailer with Outlook and other cloud email servers
  • Recommended Browsers
  • JAR file signing
  • Upgrading the JDK for EBS servers
  • Encrypting the EBS database with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE)
  • Security Best Practices and FAQ

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New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available

Steven Chan - Mon, 2017-09-25 12:33

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues.

These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier.

The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available:

Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 6 (Patch :R12.FWK.C)

Where is this update documented?

Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document:

Who should apply this patch?

All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite. 

What's new in this update?

This bundle patch is cumulative: it includes all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.6 bundle patches.

In addition, this latest bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues:

  • Key Flexfield LOV shows garbled characters for Japanese characters when the client side encoding is set to Japanese Windows-31J.
  • While exporting table data to Excel as part of OA Table and WEB ADI Integration project, the advanced table columns which have layout structures are not exported.
  • Opening an inline attachment of type URL shows '404 Not Found' error page when the file name has spaces in it.

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Solaris : How to Change/Rename Guest Domain Name (LDOM Name)

Online Apps DBA - Mon, 2017-09-25 02:46

Steps Save the current guest domain configuration into an XML file: Shutdown and un-bind the Guest LDOM: Copy the XML file as the new LDOM XML file and edit file to replace the Old Name to New Name: Destroy the Old Guest LDOM: Create the new Guest LDOM using the edited XML file: Bind and […]

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