By LuciaC-Oracle on Jan 24, 2014
The Core Service Development team provide monthly cumulative patches which contain fixes and new functionality. Although the bugs fixed in each patch are always listed, it can be difficult to fully understand the functional impact of a bug fix and what associated setup is required. Also, whenever a new cumulative patch is applied there has to be thorough testing and, without a clear understanding of what has changed, it's difficult to decide what business flows need to be re-tested.
In an effort to meet these testing requirements and make it easier to apply the monthly patches, the Development team will be providing an accompanying document which will describe the impacted flows, list testing recommendations and detail additional setup required for testing the bug fixes. The first of these documents have been created for the December '13 (Patch 17738111:R12:CS:B) and January '14 (Patch 17855988:R12.CS.B) cumulative patches. Take a look at Doc ID 1608427.1: Functional Impact Document - 12.1.3 Consolidations to access the documents. We recommend you bookmark the Doc ID as new documents will be added when new cumulative patches are released.