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Webcast: "Oracle E-Business Suite Internationalization and Multilingual Features"

Wed, 2017-05-24 11:43

Oracle University has a large collection of free recorded webcasts for EBS.  If you're running your E-Business Suite environment in a multilingual configuration, see:

Oracle E-Business Suite supports more countries, languages, and regions than ever. Maher Al-Nubani, Senior Director Product Development shares an overview of internationalization features and capabilities as well as new Release 12 features such as calendar support for Hijra and Thai, new group separators, lightweight multilingual support (MLS) setup, new character sets such as AL32UTF8, newly supported languages, Mac certifications, Oracle iSetup support for moving MLS setups, new file export options for Unicode, new MLS number spelling options, and more. This session was recorded live at Oracle OpenWorld 2014.

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Webcast: "Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite"

Tue, 2017-05-23 02:00

Oracle University has a wealth of free recorded webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  Here's a free webcast that covers our E-Business Suite plug-in for Oracle Enterprise Manager:

Application Management Suite delivers capabilities to facilitate management of Oracle E-Business Suite environments running in the Oracle Cloud and on-premises using a single pane of glass. Angelo Rosado, Senior Principal Product Manager, shares key new features provided in the latest release of Application Management Suite for Oracle E-Business Suite available with EM 13c. Application Management Suite features that will be covered include deploying patches and customizations across all environments; comparing configurations between instances; provisioning a new instance to the Oracle Cloud; migrating an existing instance to the cloud; enforcing compliance standards; and automated cloning. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016. 

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Webcast: "Faster and Better: Oracle E-Business Suite Desktop Integration Enhancements"

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:35

Oracle University has a wealth of free recorded webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an update on the latest enhancements to Web ADI in EBS 12.2, see:

Senthilkumar Ramalingam, Group Manager Product Development, discusses the simplified user experience and the latest OOXML standards support in Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator and Oracle Report Manager. The session includes new features in Release 12.2 and other design changes that result in vastly improved performance and spreadsheet experience. In addition, it offers information on how you can use Desktop Integration Framework to build your own custom desktop integrations between Oracle E-Business Suite and Microsoft Excel for enhanced end user productivity for mass upload/download of spreadsheet data. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016. 

 
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New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 16 Now Available

Thu, 2017-05-18 10:30
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 fixes for following bugs/issues:

  • Row validation exception when multiple attachments are added.
  • The Fieldset legend label element of advanced search panel radio buttons group is empty. 

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Webcast: "Migrating and Managing Customizations for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2"

Wed, 2017-05-17 15:23

Oracle University has a wealth of free recorded webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for a primer on ensuring that your customizations work when you upgrade to EBS 12.2, see:

Have you created custom schemas, personalized or extended your Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Santiago Bastidas, Senior Principal Product Manager, discusses how to select the best upgrade approach for existing customizations. This session will help you understand the new customization standards required by the Edition-Based Redefinition feature of Oracle Database to be compliant with the Online Patching feature of Oracle E-Business Suite. You’ll learn about customization use cases, tools, and technologies you can use to ensure that all your customizations are preserved during and after the upgrade. You’ll also hear about reports you can run before the upgrade to detect and fix your customizations to make them 12.2-compliant. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2016. 

 
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EBS 12.1 April 2017 Technology Stack Recommended Patch Collection Now Available

Tue, 2017-05-16 11:17

The latest cumulative set of updates to the E-Business Suite 12.1 technology stack foundation utilities is now available in a new April 2017 Recommended Patch Collection (RPC):

Oracle strongly recommends that all E-Business Suite 12.1 users apply this set of updates.

What issues are fixed in this patch?

This cumulative Recommended Patch Collection contains important fixes for issues with the Oracle EBS Application Object Library (FND) libraries that handle password hashing and resets, Forms-related interactions, key flexfields, descriptive flexfields, and more.  

Bugs fixed by this patch include:

  • 10007122 - FRM-41058 ERROR OCCURS WITH CTRL+E KEYS WHEN THE CURSOR FOCUS IS ON THE BUTTON.
  • 10057139 - GSI: QUERY IN FND_GLOBAL CAUSES HIGH CPU/NODE CRASH DUE TO MUTEX WAIT
  • 10078872 - 1OFF:10057139:GSI: QUERY IN FND_GLOBAL CAUSES HIGH CPU/NODE CRASH DUE TO MUTEX W
  • 10098001 - 9828858 FORWARD PORT: CHECK EVENT ALERT  (ALECTC) IS NOT RUNNING
  • 10104874 - CONNECTION LEAKS FROM FNDGFM.JSP
  • 10113913 - STANDARD MANAGERS EXCEEDS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PROCESSES
  • 10116616 - R12.1.2 : FND REQUEST SET COMPLETION STATUS IS NOT CORRECTLY DETERMINED
  • 10131650 - 9664961 FORWARD PORT: BRAZILIAN REQUEST GET ORA-1722 WHEN SCHEDULED PERIODIC REE
  • 10189376 - AUTOMATIC OU PARAMETER DEFAULTING WHILE SUBMITTING REQUEST FROM HTML NOT WORKING
  • 10252312 - SLOW TO SWITCH RESPONSIBILITIES IN 12.1.2 
  • 10301406 - 10105351 FORWARD PORT: ICM KEEPS ON OPENING A LARGE NUMBER OF CURSORS FOR THE SA
  • 10399418 - SUBMITTING REPORT FOR MULTIPLE LANGUAGES FAILS WITH APP-FND-01564
  • 11684796 - 1OFF:12.1.3:VALUE OF SENT DATE FIELD IN EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS INTERMITTENTLY POPUL
  • 11738560 - APPLICATION LISTENER AVAILABILITY IS NOT CHECKED FOR FAILOVER/FAILBACK IN PCP AF
  • 11767687 - THE CONCURRENT PROCESSING REQUEST INSTANCE / NODE AFFINITY OPTION DOES NOT WORK
  • 11767783 - INEFFICIENT SQL EXECUTED BY CRM
  • 11769977 - 11737592 FORWARD PORT: REVIVER.SH IS NOT STARTING THE ICM
  • 12311480 - XML REPORT OUTPUT IS NOT PRINTED WHEN USED IN REQUEST SET WITH 'PRINT TOGETHER' 
  • 12348600 - OAF : RBAC FOR ENG CONCURRENT PROGRAM
  • 12427010 - 12353506: ADCMCTL.SH SCRIPT IS UNABLE TO DETERMINE THE ICM STATUS
  • 12582633 - 11908164: ADAUTOCONFIG FAILLING ON SCRIPT AFCPCTX.SH. REQUEST LOG SHOWS ORA-0650
  • 12628319 - 12367883 FORWARD PORT: REMOTEFILE.TRANSFERFILE PREMATURELY DELETES RECEIVED FILE
  • 12666409 - USER WITH ROLE -COPY A SUBMITTED REQUEST GETTING FRM-41830
  • 12693467 - V$SESSION NOT POPULATING DATA PROPERLY FOR ACTION COLUMN FOR CONCURRENT REQUEST 
  • 12711866 - RO: 10020003 FORWARD PORT: REQUESTS MONITOR NOT USING 'VIEW' FIELD CORRECTLY
  • 12747284 - FNDCPPUR REQUEST FAILED DUE TO SIGNAL 8
  • 12776331 - FND_GSM_UTIL CHANGES FOR UPLOAD_CONTEXT_FILE REGISTER SERVICES
  • 12821441 - JAVA CONCURRENT PROGRAMS DOES NOT ALWAYS WRITE OUTPUT VIA FND_FILE
  • 12874866 - 12711618 FORWARD PORT: ALL REQUESTS INSERT INTO FND_CONC_PP_ACTIONS
  • 12932103 - 12815295 BACKPORT: CLEANUP EFFORT OF CLIENT SIDE SERVICE MANAGER FUNCTION AND EX
  • 12957954 - 11690591 FORWARD PORT: DEADLOCKS WHENEVER CONCURRENT MANAGERS START AFTER AN ENV
  • 13009610 - NEED TO INCREASE MAX VALUE OF FND_CONC_RELEASE_CLASSES_S
  • 13013531 - ACMP : EXCEPTION OCCURRED: ORA-00918: COLUMN AMBIGUOUSLY DEFINED
  • 13056071 - 1OFF:R12.ATG_PF.B.DELTA.3:PARAMETER1 IN FND_GRANTS NOT UPDATED AFTER USERNAME CH
  • 13066729 - COPY CONCURRENT REQUEST PDF TEMPLATE TO XLS GETTING FRM-40815
  • 13075711 - IN PCP ENV, AFTER THE FAIL OVER TO NODE 2, WE HAVE MULTIPLE FNDSM PROCESS.
  • 13262775 - SYNCH FILES 
  • 13353167 - WHEN SCHEDULING A CONCURRENT REQUEST THROUGH OAF SCREENS, 
  • 13371648 - CONCURRENT REQUEST ARE IN PENDING STANDBY STATE - CRM NOT RESOLVING
  • 13426254 - HIGH ENQ: TX - ROW LOCK CONTENTION ON FND_CONCURRENT_PROCESSES
  • 13520666 - FNDSVCRG STATUS COULD NOT BE DETERMINED AFTER RHEL5 SECURITY PATCH UPDATES
  • 13620594 - 1OFF:12.1.3:WF ENGINE SLOW PERFORMANCE PROCESSING TIMED-OUT ACTIVITIES
  • 13779426 - CP "GATHER TABLE STATISTICS" FOR GL.JE_BE_LINE_TYPE_MAP COMPLETES IN ERROR
  • 13804818 - 13688614: AFSLOAD.LCT DOESN'T DOWNLOAD DATA IF FUNCTION_NAME OR SUB_MEN
  • 13825341 - REMOVE UNNECESSARY XDO CODE DEPENDENCIES FROM OBSOLETE VO REPUBLISHFILEVO
  • 14046931 - WRONG DEFAULT TITLE WHEN ADDING REQUESTS SUMMARY SCREEN TO FAVORITES
  • 14128319 - SECURING ATTRIBUTE ICX_HR_PERSON_ID ASSIGNED VIA FND_USER_PKG
  • 14265552 - REPRINT/REPUBLISH USING USER_PRINTER_STLYE_NAME - ERROR INVALID STYLE
  • 14348816 - OFA DELIVER TO EMAIL ADDRESS DOES NOT ALLOW A HYPEN IN THE EMAIL ADDRESS
  • 14364164 - INTERNAL MONITOR KEEPS TRYING TO START INTERNAL CONCURRENT MANAGERS
  • 14526013 - CONCSUB BEHAVIOR SINCE ATG.RUP.7 AND CPU JAN-2012
  • 14545884 - WHEN SCHEDULING A CONCURRENT REQUEST THROUGH OAF SCREENS, 
  • 14629821 - 1OFF:10182664:12.1.3:UNDER HEAVY LOAD, MANAGERS SPIN AND CONSUME CPU 
  • 14673409 - EBS R12.1.3: TCA FIRST NAME/LAST NAME DO NOT SYNC TO LDAP IN SUPPLIER PORTAL
  • 14695512 - INVALID DECIMAL AND THOUSAND SEPARATOR
  • 14786043 - INTERNAL MONITOR KEEPS TRYING TO START INTERNAL CONCURRENT MANAGERS
  • 14791018 - REQUEST TO REMOVE OPTION WFDS_MODE=OWF ON FNDLOAD FOR PATCH 13622637
  • 14828518 - INTERNAL MONITOR KEEPS TRYING TO START INTERNAL CONCURRENT MANAGERS
  • 14828523 - PREREQ PATCH FOR AFCMGR.ODF
  • 14841198 - IPP PRINTER OPTIONS SET INCORRECTLY FOR DELIVERY
  • 15898572 - FND_USER_PKG INVALID AFTER PATCH 10024223
  • 15959817 - APPLICATION HAS STARTED PRODUCING MUCH MORE ARCHIVE REDO
  • 15972360 - NO. OF RECIPIENTS RESTRICTED TO FIVE IN SSWA NOTIFICATIONS WINDOW
  • 15981176 - ISSUES AFTER APPLYING FAILOVER PATCH 14828518:R12.FND.B
  • 16311718 - PROFILE - CONCURRENT: SHOW REQUESTS SUMMARY AFTER EACH REQUEST SUBMISSION NOT WO
  • 16602978 - STANDARD MANAGER ACTUAL AND TARGET PROCESSES ARE DIFFERENT.
  • 16735285 - SERVICE MANAGER GOES DOWN FREQUENTLY AFTER 13903857 AND 15981176
  • 16818306 - REPRINT/REPUBLISH REQUEST FAILS  JAVA.SQL.SQLEXCEPTION: NO CORRESPOND LOB DATA
  • 16880989 - +P4 FD: INDIA: GOING TO NEXT SCREEN SELECTING MULTIPLE LANGUAGE WHEN SCHEDULING 
  • 16946854 - REQUEST SUBMITTED BY CUSTOM RESP AND CUSTOM DATA GROUP CAUSES FNDLIBR TO COREDUM
  • 17002231 - ERROR IN OPP LOG WHEN "DELIVERY OPT" OPTION CHOSEN JAVA.LANG.NULLPOINTEREXCEPTIO
  • 17189881 - FND_STATS.RESTORE_SCHEMA_STATS FOR ALL SCHEMA IS FAILED
  • 17279094 - REQUESTS IN FRAMEWORK FOR A FUTURE DATE START IMMEDIATELY
  • 17287546 - UNABLE TO SELECT AM/PM WHEN TRYING TO SCHEDULE CONCURRENT REQUESTS
  • 17758638 - AFTER RUNNING FNDCPASS TO CHANGE THE ORACLE APPLICATION ACCOUNT PASSWORDS USERS 
  • 18071903 - POST MIXED CASE PSWRD  ON DB AND CLONE ON HASHED APPS CAN'T CHANGE APPLSYS PSWRD
  • 18083491 - PASSWORD RESETTING OF EXISTING USER IS NOT WORKING
  • 18137744 - FNDCPASS NOT CHANGING PASSWORD ON CLONED EBS R12.2.3
  • 18182723 - NUMBER OF ARGUMENTS INCREASE FOR SCHEDULED JOB, THE PROGRAM RUNS INTO WARNING & 
  • 18332973 - ADVANCED SEARCH CAN'T QUERY FOR SAME START AND END DATE
  • 18383570 - FNDCPASS NOT CHANGING PASSWORD AFTER UPGRADE TO 12.2.3
  • 18977939 - GETTING ERROR WHEN START CM USING ADSTRTAL.SH CONCOPER/CONCOPER -SECUREAPPS
  • 19048604 - GETTING ERROR WHEN START CM USING ADSTRTAL.SH CONCOPER/CONCOPER -SECUREAPPS
  • 19064976 - NLS:R:TST122:REGRESS:XDO PREVIEW IS WITH THE TOP TEMPLATE LANGUAGE
  • 19065069 - WHEN SCHEDULING A CONCURRENT REQUEST THROUGH OAF SCREENS, 
  • 19065267 - REPRINT/REPUBLISH USING USER_PRINTER_STLYE_NAME - ERROR INVALID STYLE
  • 19065293 - OAF : RBAC FOR ENG CONCURRENT PROGRAM
  • 19080080 - REPRINT/REPUBLISH REQUEST FAILS  JAVA.SQL.SQLEXCEPTION: NO CORRESPOND LOB DATA
  • 19080122 - IPP PRINTER OPTIONS SET INCORRECTLY FOR DELIVERY
  • 19211176 - CP OAF CONSOLIDATED 12.1.3.1 PATCH
  • 19539697 - WRONG VALUE RETURNED FOR THE RECORD SELECTED IN THE LOV
  • 20118026 - FORM PERSONALIZATIONS(FNDCUSTM ) VALUE CANNOT BE SAME BY CHOOSE OR MANUAL.
  • 20719878 - BUILTIN RAISE_FORM_TRIGGER_FAILURE ERROR ONE OR MORE REQUIRED FIELDS ARE MISSING
  • 21044265 - APPSTAND.FMB CALLS .FND_JAF_MESSAGE  WITH  APPLSYS
  • 21612876 - CROSS VALIDATION  PERFORMANCE ISSUES
  • 22220582 - UNABLE TO DISPLAY SIT DATA AFTER UPGRADE FROM 11I TO 12.1.3 RUP8
  • 22394026 - SECURITY RULE, INITIAL ENTRY OK, BUT ALLOWED TO OVERRIDE LATER
  • 23115501 - 1OFF:12.2.4:APP-FND-01023 THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED FIELD DOES NOT HAVE A VALUE
  • 23586683 - CCID NOT SAVED WHEN ACCOUNT SEGMENTS ARE CHANGED USING THE ACCOUNTING FLEX
  • 25107367 - UNABLE TO ADD NEW MESSAGE TYPE FORMS PERSONALIZATION ACTIONS ON TOP PF EXISTING
  • 25190067 - AFTER 23601325 WHAT DOES CROSS-VALIDATION RULE VIOLATION REPORT (ENHANCED) DO?
  • 25381217 - AFTER PATCH 25107367 PERSNZN FORM DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THE CHANGES YOU HAVE MADE
  • 3400667 - WISH LIST: DYNAMIC PARAMETERS
  • 7109984 - ORG-LEVEL PROFILE VALUE NOT RETURNED WHEN ORG_ID IS NOT SET
  • 7227733 - FND NEEDS CLARIFICATION AS TO HOW R12 FUNCTIONALITY OF ORG_ID WORKS
  • 9301929 - 9042119 FORWARD PORT: FND_CONCURRENT_REQUESTS TABLE IS BEING ACCESSED BY ALL THE
  • 9560529 - 9109247 FORWARD PORT: SCHEDULED REQUESTS STILL RUN FOR END_DATED USERS 100% CPU
  • 9755236 - OPP WARNING FLAGS NOT BEING SET CORRECTLY

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EBS 12.2 April 2017 Technology Stack Recommended Patch Collection Now Available

Tue, 2017-05-16 11:08

The latest cumulative set of updates to the E-Business Suite 12.2 technology stack foundation utilities is now available in a new April 2017 Recommended Patch Collection (RPC):

Oracle strongly recommends that all E-Business Suite 12.2 users apply this set of updates.

What issues are fixed in this patch?

This cumulative Recommended Patch Collection contains important fixes for issues with the Oracle EBS Application Object Library (FND) libraries that handle password hashing and resets, Forms-related interactions, key flexfields, descriptive flexfields, and more.  

Bugs fixed by this patch include:

  • 18071903 - POST MIXED CASE PSWRD  ON DB AND CLONE ON HASHED APPS CAN'T CHANGE APPLSYS PSWRD
  • 18083491 - PASSWORD RESETTING OF EXISTING USER IS NOT WORKING
  • 18137744 - FNDCPASS NOT CHANGING PASSWORD ON CLONED EBS R12.2.3
  • 18383570 - FNDCPASS NOT CHANGING PASSWORD AFTER UPGRADE TO 12.2.3
  • 19248704 - 17908376:NEED THE ONE OFF PATCH FOR 12.2.3
  • 19259764 - ERROR WHEN OPENING FORMS IN IE8 ON MULTI-NODE EBS 12.2.3
  • 19891697 - PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS RESULTS SET CACHE
  • 19899452 - R12.2.3 GETTING AP DFF ERROR - THE MAXIMUM VALUE SIZE FOR SEGMENT IS X. TRUNCATI
  • 20537212 - VALUES IN ITEM CODES ARE NOT VISIBLE ON APPLYING KEY FLEXFIELD SECURITY RULES
  • 20814982 - DEFAULTING DFF SEGMENT BEHAVIOR IS DIFFERENT FROM 11I
  • 21612876 - CROSS VALIDATION  PERFORMANCE ISSUES
  • 22220582 - UNABLE TO DISPLAY SIT DATA AFTER UPGRADE FROM 11I TO 12.1.3 RUP8
  • 22550312 - OVER 2300 CONTEXTS DEFINED CAUSES FNDFFVGN SIGNAL 11
  • 23115501 - 1OFF:12.2.4:APP-FND-01023 THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED FIELD DOES NOT HAVE A VALUE
  • 23586683 - CCID NOT SAVED WHEN ACCOUNT SEGMENTS ARE CHANGED USING THE ACCOUNTING FLEX
  • 23601325 - 12.2.4 AFTER 23115501 FNDRXR PERFORMANCE STILL EXISTS
  • 24442779 - RBAC MODEL SETUP USAGES FOR MOBILE APPS
  • 25107367 - UNABLE TO ADD NEW MESSAGE TYPE FORMS PERSONALIZATION ACTIONS ON TOP PF EXISTING
  • 25190067 - AFTER 23601325 WHAT DOES CROSS-VALIDATION RULE VIOLATION REPORT (ENHANCED) DO?
  • 25242246 - FLEXFIELD VIEW GENERATOR GIVES SIGNAL 11 ERROR WHEN CREATE MORE 2656 CONTEXTS
  • 25381217 - AFTER PATCH 25107367 PERSNZN FORM DO YOU WANT TO SAVE THE CHANGES YOU HAVE MADE

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Webcast: "TLS 1.2 Configuration for Oracle E-Business Suite"

Mon, 2017-05-15 11:11

Oracle University has a wealth of free recorded webcasts for Oracle E-Business Suite.  If you're looking for an overview of how to set up TLS 1.2, see:

Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, provides details regarding the deployment requirements when configuring TLS 1.2 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1.  Learn about key fundamentals for encrypting inbound, outbound and loopback connections in Oracle E-Business Suite, what prerequisite and configuration are required and what optional configurations are available.  Also provided is a TLS 1.2 configuration checklist that is beneficial in reviewing key configuration and prerequisite requirements. Basic knowledge of Oracle E-Business Suite architecture and security is assumed. This material was presenterd at Oracle OpenWorld 2016.

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EBS 12.1 and 12.2 certified on IBM AIX 7.2

Fri, 2017-05-12 15:35

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1.3 and 12.2.3 (and later updates to those respective releases) are now certified on AIX 7.2, the latest operating system for the IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) platform.

Installations of E-Business Suite on these operating systems require specific patches to the latest startCD prior to installing, followed by the application of the 12.1.3 RUP or the 12.2.3 RUP (or higher) for EBS 12.1 and 12.2 respectively. Cloning of existing EBS 12.1.3 or 12.2 environments to AIX 7.2 is also certified using the standard Rapid Clone process.

There are specific requirements to upgrade technology components such as the Oracle Database (to 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2) and Fusion Middleware components as necessary. All requirements, known issues, patches needed, etc. are noted in the Installation and Upgrade Notes (IUN) below and must be reviewed and implemented.

The Certifications page ('Certify') on My Oracle Support is in the process of being updated with this information.

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Reminder: Upgrade Microsoft Vista Desktops

Thu, 2017-05-11 02:00
Vista logoMicrosoft ended support for Windows Vista on April 11, 2017.  The official support dates are published here:  

Windows Vista is certified for desktop clients accessing the E-Business Suite today.  Our general policy is that we support certified third-party products as long as the third-party vendor supports them.  When the third-party vendor retires a product, we consider that to be an historical certification for EBS.

What can EBS customers expect after April 2017?

After Microsoft desupports Vista in April 2017:

  • Oracle Support will continue to assist, where possible, in investigating issues that involve Windows Vista.
  • Oracle's ability to assist may be limited due to limited access to PCs running Windows Vista.
  • Oracle will continue to provide access to existing EBS patches for Windows Vista.
  • Oracle will provide new EBS patches only for issues that can be reproduced on later operating system configurations that Microsoft is actively supporting (e.g. Windows 7, Windows 10)

What should EBS customers do?

Oracle strongly recommends that E-Business Suite customers upgrade their desktops from Windows Vista to the latest certified equivalents.  As of today, those are Windows 7, 8.1, and 10

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Reminder: Extended Support for Oracle Portal Ends June 2017

Wed, 2017-05-10 02:00

Extended Support Oracle Portal 11gR1 (e.g. Portal 11.1.1.6) ends on June 30, 2017.  This is published in the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy for Fusion Middleware (PDF):

Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should upgrade to the terminal release: Portal 11.1.1.6.  

You consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter Portal at your earliest convenience.

What can EBS customers expect after June 2017?

After Oracle Portal enters Sustaining Support on July 1, 2017:

  • Oracle Support will continue to assist, where possible, in investigating issues that involve Oracle Portal.
  • Oracle's ability to assist may be limited due to limited access to PCs running Oracle Portal.
  • Oracle will continue to provide access to existing EBS patches for Oracle Portal.
  • Oracle will provide new EBS patches only for issues that can be reproduced on Oracle WebCenter.

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Certifications

Tue, 2017-05-09 11:39
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Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: May 2017 Edition

Tue, 2017-05-09 02:00

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.   

Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases

You can research these yourself using this Note:

Upgrade Recommendations for May 2017

  EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline

Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline
(EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below)

In Premier Support to September 30, 2023

Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline
(12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below)

In Premier Support to December 31, 2021

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2

Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline

In Sustaining Support. No new patches available.

Upgrade to 12.1.3 or 12.2

Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline

Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP

12.2.6
Sept. 2016

12.1.3 RPC5
Aug. 2016

12.0.6

11.5.10.2
Use the latest Rapid Install

StartCD 51
Feb. 2016

StartCD 13
Aug. 2011

12.0.6


11.5.10.2

Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries

AD/TXK Delta 9
Apr. 2017

FND
Aug. 2016

EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 12
May 2017

EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 15
Mar. 2017

ETCC
May 2017

Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9

Daylight Savings Time DSTv28
Nov. 2016

12.1.3 RPC5

OAF Bundle 5
Jun. 2016

JTT Update 4
Oct. 2016

Daylight Savings Time DSTv28
Nov. 2016

 

 

Apply the latest security updates

Apr. 2017 Critical Patch Update

SHA-2 PKI Certificates

SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager

Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2

Sign JAR files

Apr. 2017 Critical Patch Update

SHA-2 PKI Certificates

SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager

Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2

Sign JAR files

Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components

Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements.

Switch to Java Web Start

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 52

Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016)

Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)

Use the latest JRE 1.8, 1.7, or 1.6 release that meets your requirements

Switch to Java Web Start

Upgrade to IE 11

Upgrade to Firefox ESR 52

Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016)

Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607)

    Upgrade to the latest database Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management

Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2.3

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9

Migrate from Oracle SSO to OAM 11.1.2.3

Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11.1.1.9

    If you're using Oracle Discoverer

Migrate to Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA).

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 reaches End of Life June 2017

Migrate to Oracle
Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business
Intelligence Applications (OBIA).

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 reaches End of Life June 2017

    If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 or upgrade to Portal 11.1.1.6 (End of Life Jun. 2017).

 

 
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New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 12 Now Available

Mon, 2017-05-08 02:00

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 39 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:

  • An added favorite link outside Oracle E-Business Suite to open in a browser's new window is opening in the same window from Framework Simplified Home page.
  • The trusted domain URL such as UIX/Cabo URL redirecting to untrusted site when a malicious URL is framed.

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May 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

Mon, 2017-05-08 02:00

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier bugfixes that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing bugfixes to the default corresponding patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary.

What’s New

ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following software:

Recommended Versions

  • April 2017 Database 12.1.0.2 PSU and Proactive Bundle Patch
  • April 2017 Database 11.2.0.4 PSU and Engineered Systems Patch
  • Microsoft Windows Bundle Patch 12.1.0.2.170228

Minimum Versions

  • January 2017 Database 12.1.0.2 PSU and Proactive Bundle Patch
  • October 2016 Database 11.2.0.4 PSU and Engineered Systems Patch

Obtaining ETCC

We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support.

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Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Now Available

Fri, 2017-05-05 02:00

I am pleased to announce that the Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud.

Oracle Software Delivery Cloud

You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Vision demonstration instance on a single, unified virtual machine containing both the database tier and the application tier.

Compatible with Oracle VM Manager and Oracle VM VirtualBox

This virtual appliance can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy an E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environment on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server. It can also be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create a virtual machine on a desktop PC or laptop. 

Includes the Entire EBS Technology Stack 

The virtual appliance delivers the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.9 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components. The embedded technology components are listed below:

Component Version RDBMS Oracle Home 12.1.0.2 Application Code Level Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Release Update Pack (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2114016.1) + AD and TXK Delta 8 (My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2159750.1) Oracle Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3 WebLogic Server 10.3.6 Web Tier 11.1.1.9 JDK JDK 1.7 build 1.7.0_121-b15 Java Plugin J2SE 1.7 Critical Patch Update (CPU) October 2016

Note: If you wish to deploy an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 virtual machine on the Oracle Public Cloud, we provide specialized images for that purpose.  Review the article EBS 12.2.6 Images Now Available in Oracle Cloud Marketplace on our sister blog Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud for more information.

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New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 2 Now Available

Thu, 2017-05-04 02:00

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:

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.

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

  • The unsupported Look And Feel error shows up in custom Look And Feel.
  • The email client (Outlook) is showing boxes around table header.
  • The long notification title is not wrapping.

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BPEL 12.2.1.2 Certified for Prebuilt EBS 12.1 and 12.2 SOA Integrations

Wed, 2017-05-03 02:00

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement.

The prebuilt BPEL business processes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 are:

  • Oracle Price Protection (DPP)
  • Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Warehouse Management (WMS)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Shipping Execution (WSH)
  • Oracle Transportation Management: Oracle Purchasing (PO)
  • Complex Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (CMRO/AHL)

BPEL integration architecture diagram example

 

These prebuilt BPEL processes have now been certified with Oracle BPEL Process Manager 12c version 12.2.1.2 (in Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite 12c) for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.

References

Certified Platforms

Oracle SOA Suite Release 12g 12.2.1.2 is certified to run on any operating system upon which Oracle WebLogic Server 12c is certified. Check the following for more details:

For information on operating systems supported by Oracle SOA Suite, refer to this document:

Integration with Oracle SOA Suite involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.

Pending Certifications 

The certification for BPEL 12.2.1 with prebuilt EBS 12.1 SOA integrations is underway now. Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.   

Getting Support If you need support for the prebuilt EBS BPEL business processes, you can log Service Requests against the Applications Technology Group product family.

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New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 11 Now Available

Tue, 2017-05-02 02:00

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 all fixes released in previous EBS Release 12.2.5 bundle patches.

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

  • The View generated by the rich table interactions affects the performance by executing the blind query.
  • The text font is inconsistent on Printable page.
  • The German translation is not in sync for button's label.
  • Table data is not loading when scroll down for inline update table.

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April 2017 Updates to AD and TXK for EBS 12.2

Tue, 2017-05-02 02:00

We have been fine-tuning the administration tools for E-Business Suite 12.2 via a series of regular updates to the Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) components:

We have now made available a eleventh set of critical updates to AD and TXK. We strongly recommend that you apply these new AD and TXK updates at your earliest convenience:

They must be individually downloaded from My Oracle Support, as shown by this example for AD:

Refer to the following My Oracle Support knowledge document for full installation instructions and associated tasks:

What's New in this Patchset?

This patchset includes a large number of critical fixes for stability issues that will affect all customers.  It also includes the following new features:

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