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.

Tuesday Feb 12, 2013

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.

Friday Feb 01, 2013

Critical Patch Update for January 2013 Is Available

Did you know the Critical Patch Update for January 2013 is available?  The  Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2013 was released on January 15, 2013. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible.   Check out the E-Business Suite Technology Blog for all the details.

Click for More Information

Tuesday Dec 18, 2012

Reminder: For a Complete View Of Your Concurrent Processing Take A Look At The CP Analyzer!

For a complete view of your Concurrent Processing take a look at the CP Analyzer!  Doc ID 1411723.1 has the script to download and a 9 min video.

Concurrent Processing Analyzer Features

The Concurrent Processing Analyzer is a Self-Service Health-Check script which reviews the overall Concurrent Processing Footprint, analyzes the current configurations and settings for the environment providing feedback and recommendations on Best Practices.

This is a non-invasive script which provides recommended actions to be performed on the instance it was run on.  For production instances, always apply any changes to a recent clone to ensure an expected outcome.
  • E-Business Applications Concurrent Processing Analyzer Overview
  • E-Business Applications Concurrent Request Analysis
  • E-Business Applications Concurrent Manager Analysis
  • Identifies Concurrent System Setup and configurations
  • Identifies and recommends Concurrent Best Practices
  • Easy to add Tool for regular Concurrent Maintenance
  • Execute Analysis anytime to compare trending from past outputs

Feedback welcome!

Thursday Dec 06, 2012

Check Out The New Search Helper For 'Adpatch' Utility

Have you seen the new Search Helper for problems and documentation relating to the 'adpatch' utility?   Check out the details in Doc ID 1502809.1.

The Search Helper presents you with a wizard-like interface where you select the task you are attempting, the symptoms or errors you are hitting and arrives at a targeted list of solutions based on that information.  This is a simple and quick way of searching for any issues that you are having with adpatch.

Search helper screenshot

How to use this tool:

1. Select the intent or task that is failing.

2. A list of known symptoms (or facts) associated with the task will display under the section "In addition the following occurs".

3. As you select symptoms the solutions section will populate (and change as you select or deselect).

Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

Maintenance Wizard

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The Maintenance Wizard is an E-Business Suite upgrade tool that can guide you through the code line upgrade process from 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 with an 11gR2 database. Additionally, it includes maintenance features for most releases of E-Business Suite applications.


The Tool:

  • Presents step-by-step upgrade and maintenance processes
  • Enables validation of each step, tracks the completion of the steps, and maintains a log and status
  • Is a multi-user tool that enables the System Administrator to give different users assignments based on any combination of category, product family or task
  • Automatically installs many required patches
  • Provides project management utilities to record the time taken for each task, completion status and project reporting

For More Information:

Review Doc ID 215527.1 for additional information on the Maintenance Wizard.
See Doc ID 430732.1 to download the new Patch.

Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

EBS Applications Technology Group (ATG) Advisor Webcast December 2012

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Invitation : Advisor Webcast December 2012

In December 2012 we have scheduled an Advisor Webcast, where we want to give you a closer look into the invalid objects in an E-Business Suite Environment.


E-Business Suite - Troubleshooting invalid objects

Agenda :
  • Introduction
  • Activities that generate invalid objects
  • EBS Architecture
  • EBS Patching Concepts
  • Troubleshooting Invalid Objects
  • References

EMEA Session :
Tuesday December 11th, 2012 at 09:00 AM UK / 10:00 AM CET / 14:30 India / 18:00 Japan / 20:00 Australia

REGISTER.jpgDetails & Registration : Doc ID 1501696.1
Direct link to register in WebEx


US Session :
Wednesday December 12th, 2012 at 18:00 UK / 19:00 CET / 10:00 AM Pacific / 11:00 AM Mountain/ 01:00 PM Eastern

REGISTER.jpgDetails & Registration : Doc ID 1501697.1
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 Nov 01, 2012

UPDATE: Planning Bulletin for JRE 7: What EBS Customers Can Do Today

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An initiative to certify Oracle E-Business Suite with JRE 7 desktop clients is underway.  We have tested EBS 11.5.10.2, 12.0, and 12.1 with JRE 7. We have fixes for nearly all of the compatibility issues now, and are working hard to produce the remaining fixes quickly.

Go to the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog to read the latest information about:

            • When will JRE 7 be certified with Oracle E-Business Suite?
            • What can customers do to prepare for the JRE 7 certification?
            • What else will be required by the final certified configuration?
            • Where will the official patch requirements be documented?



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