Monday Jun 27, 2016

UK: TEACHERS PENSION MONTHLY DATA COLLECTION CHANGES

UK: Teachers Pension - Monthly Data Collection (MDC)

The Development Team has released another patch for the UK: Teachers Pension MDC functionality.

The latest patch for MDC is:

  • Patch: 23241667 R12.PQP.B - TEACHERS PENSION MONTHLY DATA COLLECTION CHANGES

This patch is different from all other statutory updates as it  includes all hrglobal changes and any prerequisites.  You do not need to download the latest hrglobal patch, but MUST run DataInstall and hrglobal.drv after applying this patch to load the statutory content.

This patch delivers Teachers Monthly Data Collection changes along with the following:

  • Name and format of output file
  • Concurrent service not working where two assignments at same estb
  • Mid-month element changes (element change, element start/end)
  • PT Salary incorrectly being returned for Update lines for FT employee
  • Leaver's issue
  • Email issue
  • Supply Teachers



If you wish to transition to the Monthly Data Collection (MDC) functionality, then please go ahead and configure your environment in line with MOS Note 2116089.1 : UK TPA Monthly Data Collection Report Whitepaper.

Please note, if you did not apply the triggers Patch 22893105 prior to the 1st April 2016, events will not be tracked for MDC reporting prior to applying these event triggers. If this is the case, you will need to submit a part year ASR prior to moving to MDC. Individual customer requirements will need to be discussed with Teachers Pension during the on boarding process with TP.

ACA Reminder: EBS Standard and Advanced Customers (US)

Reminder: EBS Standard and Advanced customers in the US that are using EBS Benefits to perform ACA Reporting:  The June 30th deadline to electronically file your information returns with the IRS is fast approaching!!

As part of the Employer Shared Responsibility reporting requirements, all Applicable Large Employers (ALEs) (including self insured companies) that provide health insurance to their employees must submit their information returns to the IRS that report on those employees’ health insurance coverage. These returns include information reported on Form 1094-C, Transmittal of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage Information Returns and Form 1095-C, Employer-Provided Health Insurance Offer and Coverage. Any employer required to file 250 or more information returns must file them electronically. Affordable Care Act (ACA) information returns and transmittal's are electronically filed through the IRS’ ACA Information Return system, also known as AIR. The deadline for filing electronically with the IRS is June 30th, 2016.


Note that Oracle EBS Development only supports electronic filing (not paper filing) using the AIR UI Channel (not A2A). There are four main steps to this process:

1. Register to use IRS e-Services Tools.

2. Apply for an Information Return Transmitter Control Code – TCC.

3. Test Communication with the IRS AIR System.

4. Electronically File through IRS AIR System.


For more information on these steps, access the IRS Affordable Care Act Information Returns (AIR) Program page and scroll down to “Here’s what you need to know to get started with AIR”.

For assistance with performing the communication test with the IRS AIR System (Step 3) using Oracle EBS Benefits Development, please consult the following readme documents on My Oracle Support:

  • Document 2132044.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act: IRS AIR Communications Test Support for Release 12.1 EBS Benefits Customers
  • Document 2132046.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act: IRS AIR Communications Test Support for Release 12.2 EBS Benefits Customers


Please also note that the following patches have been released to assist EBS Benefits customers to electronically file with their information returns with the IRS, and if necessary, performing corrections and/or replacement processing of those information returns:

ACA: PHASE III Consolidated Reporting Patch 1**

  • 12.2 - Patch 23311625:R12.BEN.C
  • 12.1 - Patch 23311625:R12.BEN.B


Details on what these patches deliver along with setup and processing instructions can be found in the following functional readme documents on My Oracle Support:

  • 12.2 - Document 2150035.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase III - Consolidated Reporting Patch I Functional Readme for Release 12.2 Customers
  • 12.1 - Document 2147182.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase III - Consolidated Reporting Patch I Functional Readme for Release 12.1 Customers


ACA Reporting Phase III

  • 11i - Patch 23540432 (Note this patch is only available to those customers who have purchased continuing legislative support for the US HRMS localization)


Details on what these patches deliver along with setup and processing instructions can be found in the following functional readme documents on My Oracle Support:

  • 12.2 - Document 2141655.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase III Patch Functional Readme for Release 12.2 Customers
  • 12.1 - Document 2141642.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase III Patch Functional Readme for Release 12.1 Customers
  • 11i - Document 2141650.1 - 2015 Employer Shared Responsibility Reporting Under the Affordable Care Act - Phase III Patch Functional Readme for Release 11i Customers

**Note these patches are cumulative so ACA: PHASE III Consolidated Reporting Patch 1 includes ACA Reporting Phase III.



And as a final reminder, it is highly recommended that you monitor the following page/documents on My Oracle Support for the latest updates on critical patch releases and other important information:

More information on the Affordable Care Act can found in Document 2007993.2 – Information Center: Oracle HRMS (US) – Affordable Care Act (All Application Versions).

This page provides information on the Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions and Reporting as well as other Affordable Care Act information by providing links to the following whitepapers on My Oracle Support:

Thursday Jun 23, 2016

Get The API (De)bugs Out!

Hey all you Inventory, Product Hub, Engineering, Bills of Material, Work in Process, Warehouse Management et el. people! Most of you are probably already familiar with the basic techniques to create database level trace files (Doc ID 141278.1), and application level debugging files (Doc ID 148651.1), using the tools available directly in the EBS applications. These are highly useful in diagnosing behind-the-scenes code and data issues.

As EBS products have evolved, Oracle has made many Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) available for general use by the Oracle User community. Wouldn't it be tremendously helpful if you could trace/debug your own API work as you develop code based on the APIs? Well we're here to let you know, you can!

Check out My Oracle Support (MOS) document, How to Enable Trace or Debug for APIs executed as SQL Script Outside of the Applications ? [Video] (Doc ID 869386.1), to see short, complete details on using trace and debug techniques at a SQL command line or in a SQL*Developer session. Both techniques are quite simple to use and very effective tools for helping you to figure out where your code is getting stuck, or why it is returning unexpected results.

With these techniques you may be able to resolve complex error situations without asking Support to assist you (which we will gladly do, of course -- especially if you're really stuck.)

Doc ID 869386.1, includes video demonstrations on these techniques, like:



Doc ID 869386.1 has become one of the most-reviewed documents in our EBS Manufacturing Inventory space. We are certain you'll find this useful. Happy coding, tracing, and debugging!!!

Tuesday Jun 21, 2016

Oracle México Payroll: CFDI Payment Method Coding

According to the Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público (SHCP), effective July 15, 2016, all of the CFDI Payroll XML Payslips must include the new numeric codes posted on June 3, 2016.  See reference document: here

The CFDI 'metodoDePago' XML tag has changed from a free text format to numeric codes. 

The new CFDI Payment Method Coding patch has been released and is now available on My Oracle Support!

Patch numbers:

Please note this patch is different from all other statutory updates (there are additional post installation steps), so please be sure to carefully read the entire patch readme before beginning to install these patches to ensure successful processing.

In addition, please review the Mandatory Patch Information for Oracle Mexico Payroll

  • For the complete R12.1.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 941743.1
  • For the complete R12.2.X Payroll Mandatory Patch List, see My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1677134.1



Are you new to E-Business Suite Release 12.2 ADOP?

Are you new to E-Business Suite Release 12.2 ADOP?  Would you like to learn the basics?  This note contains videos on the full ADOP patching cycle and the ADOP fs_clone phase.  Check out ADOP Basic Usage Training Videos (Doc ID 2103131.1)

Wednesday Jun 15, 2016

Republic of Korea: Patch containing 2016 Statutory Updates-KR.80 effective July 2016, and other enhancements have been released

The following Korea Cumulative Release Patches - KR.80 have been released via My Oracle Support :


Release 12.1 : Patch 23524584:R12.PER.B

Release 12.2 : Patch 23524584:R12.PER.C



This patch contains 2016 Statutory Updates for the product Oracle HRMS (Republic of Korea).
Effective July 1st, 2016, the minimum and maximum standard monthly earnings for National Pension are changed.

The patch modifies the following globals to change their values effective July 1st, 2016.

NP_PREM_SME_MIN_LIMIT:   280,000
NP_PREM_SME_MAX_LIMIT: 4,340,000

 Please note that Post Install Steps must be run after patch installation.

There are also some minor Enhancement requests and bug fixes for the Republic of Korea Legislation delivered in this patch, please review the readme for details. The following My Oracle Support Documents have been updated:

1.      Korea Cumulative Release Patch - KR.80 (Doc ID 2146622.1)

2.      APAC HRMS Mandatory Patches - Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1670198.1)

3.      APAC HRMS Mandatory Patches - Release 12.1 (Doc ID 874563.1)

4.      DataInstall and HRGLOBAL Application: 12.2 Specifics (Doc ID 1469456.1)

5.      Latest Oracle HRMS Legislative Data Patch Available (HR Global / hrglobal) (Doc ID 145837.1)

For any questions regarding this patch, please visit our My Oracle Support Communities, or log a Service Request with the product Oracle HRMS (Republic of Korea).

Tuesday Jun 14, 2016

Webcast: New Features in Linear Asset Management 12.2.5

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Date: June 16, 2016 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)


This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for those functional users interested to understand the New Features introduced in Linear Asset Management (eAM).

Topics will include:

  • Basic of Linear Asset Management
  • Enhancements of Linear Asset Management in 12.2.5

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Monday Jun 13, 2016

Webcast: Getting Started With Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA)

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Date: June 22, 2016 at 11 am ET, 8 am PT, 5 pm CET, 8:30 pm IST


This one-hour Advisor Webcast is recommended for both technical and functional users who wish to implement and utilize the Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA) functionality for Oracle Receivables Invoicing. Learn the difference between internal and external templates, how to create and modify templates, adding custom views or logos and more.

Topics will include:

  • Setup required for BPA
  • Internal versus external templates
  • Creating & modifying the internal template
  • Adding custom views and logos
  • Assigning & validating templates

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Oracle Advisor Webcast on iStore and Inventory Integration




Join us for a CRM Oracle Advisor Webcast on

iStore and Inventory Integration



Wednesday, 20. July 2016

  • 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • 8:00 Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
  • 16:00 GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
  • 20:30 India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

During this one-hour webcast some of the topics that will be covered include:
* Item Life Cycle
* Multi Org – Definition
* Multi Org – Inventory Item Integration


This Advisor Webcast is recommended for  technical users, functional users or users of the Oracle iStore module.

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1455786.1


Thursday Jun 09, 2016

Service Integration with Projects Oracle Advisor Webcast

Are you a technical and functional users of the Oracle TeleService module,who is interested in knowing about the new feature introduced in EBS Release 12.2, Service Integration with Projects?

If so, Join us on this 1 hour Oracle Webadvisor Webcast.

Topics discussed:

  • Overview of the New Feature
  • New fields on existing Service User Interface
  • Table level changes
  • Process Flow
  • Concurrent Program

    Date and Time:

    Wednesday, 6. July 2016 at 10:00 Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
    Wednesday, 6. July 2016 at 7:00 Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
    Wednesday, 6. July 2016 at 15:00 GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)
    Wednesday, 6. July 2016 at 19:30 India Time (Mumbai, GMT+05:30)

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      Details & Registration: Doc ID 1455786.1


      AU Payroll Customers, AU.24 AUSTRALIA CUMULATIVE RELEASE has been released

      AU.24 Australia Cumulative Release was released on June 8th, 2016, and is available on My Oracle Support (MOS) !

      The patch numbers are

          12.1.x - Patch 23494443:R12.PER.B
          12.2.x - Patch 23494443:R12.PER.C



      This patch includes Statutory changes effective 1 July 2016, This includes

      • HELP and SFSS Changes
      • Lump Sum D and super thresholds
      • Victoria Payroll Tax

      As well as,

      • Fixes for termination payment on death
      • Change to Foreign Worker taxation reporting


      More details are available via the readme: Statutory Update effective from 1 July 2016 (Doc ID 2146581.1)

      Please see the following My Oracle Support documents for more information:


      For any issues experienced with this patch please log a Service Request with Oracle Support under Oracle HRMS (Australia)

      Webcast: New Features in Linear Asset Management 12.2.5

      Webcast_icon.jpgNew Features in Linear Asset Management 12.2.5

      Date: June 16, 2016 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)


      This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for those functional users interested to understand the New Features introduced in Linear Asset Management (eAM).

      Topics will include:

      • Basic of Linear Asset Management
      • Enhancements of Linear Asset Management in 12.2.5

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      Details & Registration

      Wednesday Jun 08, 2016

      MOS Slow? MOS Connectivity Issues? There's An Option

      So, one of our goals in Support is to keep My Oracle Support (MOS) always running smoothly. In those very rare times there is a problem with MOS, we do have a backup plan. MOS has an backup system for customers to access some of what we call MOS "Lite" features, to search and use the Knowledge Management (KM) system. KM Lite allows access to knowledge documents and searches. Save this URL in case you need it and give it a try:

      * My Oracle Support Lite URL: https://support-lite.oracle.com

      For inventory issues, you probably have many of your favorite documents setup but these are a few to keep in mind when diagnosing new issues with limited access to service requests. You would look for Service Request Data Collection (SRDC) documents like the following:

      * SRDC - Data Collection For Inventory Items (Doc ID 1933242.1)
      * SRDC - Data Collection For Inventory Stuck Transactions (Doc ID 1672424.1)
      * SRDC - Stuck Transactions Focused on Internal/Sales Order (Doc ID 1672391.1)

      There are also alternate systems available for sending files. Read more in these articles:

      * How do I access Oracle's SFTP server? (Doc ID 549180.1).
      * How to Send a File to Oracle Support Using SFTP (sftp.oracle.com) (Doc ID 464666.1).

      Read more about MOS features in the My Oracle Support Resource Center (Doc ID 873313.1). You could also keep this link for support contact details: http://www.oracle.com/support/contact.html

      Webcast: How to Setup ASCP Usability Enhancements

      Webcast_icon.jpgHow to Setup ASCP Usability Enhancements

      Date: June 9, 2016 at 11:00 am ET, 8:00 am PT, 3:00 pm GMT, 8:30 pm, India Time (Mumbai)


      This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for technical users who are responsible for installing and setting up the 'New Material Plan' and 'Supply Planning Work Area'. These features leverage Oracle Fusion technology to provide a more modern and user-friendly user experience.

      Topics will include:

      • Pre-configuration steps for use of this functionality
      • Configuration steps
      • Q&A

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      Tuesday Jun 07, 2016

      Webcast Today: OPM Period Close Processes, Scheduling, Tips & Proactive

      Webcast_icon.jpgOPM Period Close Processes, Scheduling, Tips & Proactive

      Date: June 7, 2016 at 4:30 pm ET, 12:30 pm PT, 8:30 pm GMT, 2:00 am, India Time (Mumbai)


      This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for Process Manufacturing technical users, functional users, system administrators, Database Administrators, and others who want to learn more about Period Close Processes, Scheduling, and Tips, and Proctive steps.

      Topics will include:

      • Period Close Steps
      • Scheduling some of the requests
      • Proactive with period close/preventing errors/fixing them
      • Order Management and LCM integration
      • Any Other Tips
      • Logging an SR
      • Q&A

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