Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

New Java 6 and 7 Certifications

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New certifications have been announced for the following Java versions:

  • Java Runtime Environment 7u15 (a.k.a. JRE 7u15-b03) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients. 
  • The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_41 (a.k.a. JRE 6u41-b02) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.  

All JRE 6 and 7 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 1.6 codeline, and from JRE 7u10 and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline.  We test all new JRE 1.6 and JRE 7 releases in parallel with the JRE development process, so all new JRE 1.6 and 7 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 1.6 or JRE 7 releases to your EBS users' desktops.

If you want to learn more about these certifications and what it means for EBS users read the EBS Technology Blog entries:

Monday Feb 25, 2013

New Source Databases Added for Transportable Tablespaces + EBS 11i

The Transportable Tablespace (TTS) process was originally certified for migrating E-Business Suite 11i databases across different "endian" (byte ordering) formats from 11gR2 source databases to 11g2 target databases.

This certification has now been expanded to include two new source database releases:

  • Database 11gR1 11.1.0.7
  • Database 10gR2 10.2.0.5

Small endian to big endian platform migrations

For full details of what's being announced, what patches to apply and more information go to the EBS Technology Blog: New Source Databases Added for Transportable Tablespaces + EBS 11i

Monday Feb 18, 2013

EBS Applications Technology Group Webcast: EBS Attachments and Export

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The second session of our February ATG Webcasts will cover EBS Attachments and Exporting them, including a troubleshooting section.

Subject:  EBS Attachments and Export

Agenda :

  • Attachments:
    • Introduction to Attachments
    • Terminology
    • Setting Up the Attachments Feature
    • Document Entities
    • Document Categories and Assignments
    • Attachment Functions
  • How Users Use Attachments
  • Technical Details
  • Export
    • Overview
    • Technical Details
    • Common Issues and Troubleshooting
  • References
  • Q & A Session


EMEA Session : Tuesday February 26th, 2013 at 14:30 India / 18:00 Japan / 20:00 Sydney / 10:00 Berlin

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1515453.1
Direct link to register in WebEx.


US Session : Wednesday February 27th, 2013 at 13:00 Eastern / 11:00 Mountain / 10:00 Pacific / 19:00 Berlin

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1515455.1
Direct link to register in WebEx.



If you have any question about the schedules or if you have a suggestion for an Advisor Webcast to be planned in future, please send an e-mail to Ruediger Ziegler.


Thursday Feb 14, 2013

Webcast Replay Available: Top 10 Free Ways of Securing Your EBS Instance

The webcast replay for the Top 10 Free Ways of Securing Your EBS Instance is now available:

This webcast was presented by Eric Bing, Senior Director, and Elke Phelps, Senior Principal Product Manager, and covers things you can do to improve the security of your Oracle E-Business Suite instance. Best of all, the actions discussed in this webcast are free! This webcast was targeted to system administrators, DBAs, and implementers.

Securing your EBS Instance

Check out Steven Chan's EBS Technology Blog for more details about this and other related webcasts.

Reasons why I Run Create Accounting on a Daily Basis

Implementation of accounting best practices can significantly reduce your company’s workload while improving accuracy and ensuring data quality.  The Create Accounting program processes eligible accounting events to create subledger journal entries. 

The Create Accounting program:

  1. Validates and creates subledger journal entries
  2. Transfers the final journal entries in the current batch run to General Ledger and starts the General Ledger posting process
  3. Generates the Subledger Accounting Program Report, which documents the results of the Create Accounting program

In Receivables we recommend that you run Create Accounting daily! Here’s why..............!





  • The Create Accounting concurrent program is run with the 'as-of' GL_DATE so running daily will allow all invalid items to be caught early and resolved before the period needs to be closed. This prevents the panic at Period Close, when you find out there is just one invalid transaction preventing the entire period from being successfully closed.

For  example, for Dec-1-2012 you may have an orphan credit memo event which shows in the Subledger Period Close Exception Report.  When you try to close the period on Dec-31-2012, this corrupted credit memo will prevent period close.  If you had run the Create Accounting process more frequently, this invalid data would have been identified and you could have found the resolution prior to the Period Close.

  • Running the Create Accounting concurrent program daily will allow for quicker processing.  Having the program process 100 transactions per day is a lot easier then having it process 3000 transactions on the final day of the month, especially with the performance impact of all the additional Period Close reporting and processing that has to be completed.  Another option is having each user run online create accounting as soon as the transaction is completed.
  • Yet another benefit of running Create Accounting more frequently, is the ability to reconcile your AR and GL data in smaller and more targeted tranches of data.  This is yet another Period Close process that can be started earlier in the period, in order to decrease the pressure on yourselves at the end of the period.
So you can see, running Create Accounting on a daily basis can really help you balance out your workload!

Wednesday Feb 13, 2013

Autoinvoice has a New Proactive Tool: AutoInvoice Post-Process Validation Report

The Proactive Services Delivery Accounts Receivables team is pleased to announce the availability of the New AutoInvoice Post-Process Validation Report.

This new report lists down all the Interface Line Records that resulted in Validation Errors and provides insight into the cause of the issue and recommendations to fix it, along with links to Knowledge Articles applicable.

The report can perform many additional validations, such as checking for the System Options and Profile Options setup for optimal performance, listing of orphan Interface Salescredits/ Distributions/ Errors tables and more.

Start resolving your AutoInvoice issues today! Read more on this proactive tool in:
  • Doc ID 1523525.1: AutoInvoice Post-Processor Validation Report: Overview and Installation Instructions
  • Doc ID 1524708.1: How to register the AutoInvoice Post-Process Validation Report as a Concurrent Program

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013

Join our iProcurement Experts to Learn How To Diagnose Requisition Creation Issues

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Subject: Diagnosing Issues With Requistion Creation in Procurement

Date: 19th March 2013,  at 2:00 pm, GMT  / 4:00 pm, Cairo / 07:00 am Pacific / 8:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Eastern

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who are familiar with the Procurement module and would like to understand:

  1. Basic setup of Requisition Creation.
  2. Functionality of the Requisition Creation (i.e.; Copy to Cart, System Saved Requisition etc.).

Topics will include:

  •     Debugging setup related issues during Requisition Creation.
  •     Preliminary Checks for the issues related to the Requisition Creation.
  •     Demo on Requisition Creation.
  •     Knowledge Sharing on My Oracle Support Notes.

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For more details and to register go to Doc ID 1456150.1


Don't forget that you can always see a schedule of upcoming Procurement webcasts and access archived webcasts from Doc ID 1456150.1.

Patch Wizard

Oracle Data Integrator Demo Webcast

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The ODI Product Management team will be hosting a demonstration webcast of Oracle Data Integrator regularly.  They will be showing baseline functionality, and drilling into special topics as requested by our customers.               


Webcast Format

The same format for the Webcast will be followed for each presentation:

  • 05 minutes - Background & Overview
  • 30 minutes - Introduction to ODI Features
  • 15 minutes - Drill-Down into Special Topics
  • 10 minutes - Questions and Answers

Next Webcast Special Topics

  • Configuring Standalone Agents as Services with OPMN


Webcast Details

February 15th 2013, 1:00 PM Eastern | 10:00 AM Pacific (1 hour)
Update (29-Jan-2014): This webcast is past.  Please reference the webcast archive: Oracle Data Integrator Webcast Archive


More information on Oracle Data Integrator (ODI)

Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

New Java Certifications Announced

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New certifications have been announced for Java JRE 1.7.0_13 build 20 and Java 1.6.0_39.

 Java JRE 1.7.0_13 Build 20 Certified with Oracle EBS

Java Runtime Environment 7u13 (a.k.a. JRE 1.7.0_13 build 20) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.  What do you need to do and where are the official patch requirements?

Click for More Information See  'Java JRE 1.7.0_13 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite' for details.

Java JRE 1.6.0_39 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_39 (a.k.a. JRE 6u39-b04) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12 for Windows-based desktop clients.

Click for More Information See the  'Java JRE 1.6.0_39 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite' for details.

Are your timezone definition files up-to-date?

If your E-Business Suite Release 11i or 12 environment is configured to support Daylight Saving Time (DST) or international time zones, it's important to keep your timezone definition files up-to-date. They were last changed in July 2012 and released as DSTv18.

DSTv19 is now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.  The DSTv19 update includes the timezone information from Olson tzdata 2012j and is cumulative: it includes all previous Oracle DST updates.  For details on whether you should apply the new DSTv19 definitions and how to obtain them, read the E-Business Suite Technology blog: Latest DSTv19 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite


Monday Feb 04, 2013

EBS Application Technology Group Webcast: AD Utilities Troubleshooting

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In February 2013 we are delivering two Advisor Webcasts for you.  In the first session we want to present to you a closer look into AD Utilities and how to troubleshoot issues with the Utilities.

The second webcast covers EBS Attachments and Exporting them, including a troubleshooting section. Please check a separate entry in this blog for more details on this second webcast.

Subject: AD Utilities Overview & Troubleshooting

Agenda :

  • Overview of the EBS AD Utilities available:
    • adrelink
    • admerge
    • adodfcmp
    • fndxdfcmp
    • Generation of forms
    • fndload
    • wfload
  • Options of the Utilities
  • Usage & Troubleshooting
  • References.


EMEA Session : Tuesday February 12th, 2013 at 14:30 India / 18:00 Japan / 20:00 Sydney / 10:00 Berlin

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1515411.1
Direct link to register in WebEx.


US Session : Wednesday February 13th, 2013 at 13:00 Eastern / 11:00 Mountain / 10:00 Pacific / 19:00 Berlin

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Details & Registration: Doc ID 1515412.1
Direct link to register in WebEx.



If you have any question about the schedules or if you have a suggestion for an Advisor Webcast to be planned in future, please send an e-mail to Ruediger Ziegler.

Do you have a Patching Process in place?

Do you have a Patching Process in place? Check out the Patch Wizard Utility tool, it’s FREE with no strings attached.

  • This utility comes installed as part of the E-Business Suite products and can be accessed via Oracle Applications Manager.
  • This utility compares the patches you have already applied against a list of all recommended Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) patches.

Patch Wizard

Use the Patch Wizard to keep your E-Business suite system up to date with the latest recommended patches. Take a look at the  Patch Wizard Utility Doc ID 976188.1.  This note explains how to use the wizard, step by step, and includes explanatory videos.

Upcoming Accounts Receivables Advisor Webcasts - Don't Miss Them!

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Announcing the Forthcoming Schedule of Receivables Advisor Webcasts

Don't miss the coming AR Advisor Webcasts.  



These one-hour sessions are suitable for both functional and technical users, who want to learn more about new and existing functionality, and also who need to find information in a hurry to service your business needs

 Date Time Webcast Title Registration
 06-Feb-2013  11:00 am EST  Using Oracle Receivables Search Helpers & AutoInvoice Debugging Process Flow  Doc ID 1519630.1
 13-Feb-2013  11:00 am EST  Overview and Usage of Oracle Receivables Information Centers  Doc ID 1519628.1
 27-Feb-2013  11:00 am EST  Oracle Receivables Receipts Workbench - How To Enter A Claim  Doc ID 1519629.1
 07-Mar-2013  11:00 am EST  How Social Media Helps You to Keep Your Finger on the Oracle Pulse!  Doc ID 1519632.1
 20-Mar-2013  11:00 am EST  Oracle Trading Community - Importing DnB Data Using Bulk Import  Doc ID 1519631.1




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Current Advisor Webcast Schedule and Archived Downloads can be found in DocID 740966.1


Sunday Feb 03, 2013

Teleservice Contact Center Mysteries Revealed

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February 13, 2013 at 11 am ET, 10 am CT, 9 am MT, 8 am PT, 4 pm London 

If you use EBS Service, then don't miss the upcoming webcast: "EBS CRM - Contact Center - An Overview".

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who would like to know the existing functionality available in one of the key forms used by TeleService agents.

 Topics covered will include:

  • Overview of the Contact Center form
  • Usage of the Service Request tab within the Contact Center
  • Integration of Customer Care with other ERP modules.




Friday Feb 01, 2013

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Procurement Webcasts

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Don't miss these three upcoming Procurement product webcasts.

These one-hour sessions are recommended for Procurement technical and functional users and cover topics such as setup, diagnostics and debugging.


  • Understanding Accrual Reconciliation Process and Troubleshooting in R12
    February 5, 2013
    at 2:00pm London / 6:00 am Pacific / 7:00 am Mountain / 9:00 am Eastern

  • Diagnosing Issues with Requisition Creation in Procurement
    March 19, 2013 at 2:00pm London / 7:00 am Pacific / 8:00 am Mountain / 10:00 am Eastern

  • Requisition Import Interfaced to Other Oracle modules
    April 23, 2013
    at 2:00 pm London /  06:00 am Pacific / 7:00 am Mountain / 9:00 am Eastern




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