Wednesday Apr 27, 2016

Product Hub: Business Events Vs Business Rules

Oracle Product Hub provides a variety of features for users to implement. Sometimes, there is more than one way to achieve the same end. In such cases, its always an informed business choice that makes the best solution. For instance:
  • Business Events are integrated to a specific business flows for additional processing or validations. For ex: Post Item Create, Post Item Update, Post Attribute Change, Pre-Attribute Change, Post Item Approved etc.
  • Business Rules are triggered on Item Creation and Item Updates. You could use business rules to assign certain values to attributes (OR) perform validations on attributes assigned by users.
Want to know more about the comparison? Review document: Product Hub: When to use Business Events Vs Business Rules? (Doc ID 2131499.1)

Also, don't miss our upcoming Webcast on May 18th 2016: Managing Performance in Oracle Product Hub - Search (Advanced / Simple) and Business Rules

And as always, continue to stay up-to-date on the latest Inventory, PIM, and WMS Webcasts using Doc ID 1290983.1.

Monday Aug 10, 2015

Webcast: Oracle Product Hub Web Services - Setup, Use, and Troubleshooting

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Oracle Product Hub Web Services - Setup, Use and Troubleshooting

Date: August 19th, 2015 at 11:00 am ET, 10:00 am CT, 9:00 am MT, 8:00 am PT, 5:00 pm CET, 8:30pm IST

This one-hour advisor webcast is recommended for Oracle Product Hub users who are implementing web services from Oracle Product Hub. Oracle Product Hub provides the following ODI based web services:

  • Item web service (includes structure service)
  • Item catalog category web service
  • Value set web service
  • Attribute group web service (from 12.2 only)

Topics will include:

  • How web services work
  • Setup and test of web services
  • Troubleshooting web services issues

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1290983.1

Friday May 08, 2015

Data Solutions For Your Inventory Items

Does it seem that you sometimes experience what appears to be the same data issues when adding or updating Inventory Items? It's not happenstance. Oracle Product Information Management (PIM) Development and Support have identified certain data corruption scenario's that might be common to certain Inventory Item data. Development and Support have worked together to create, test, and approve Standard Datafixes (SDF's) that can be safely used by PIM and/or Inventory Items Customers, without logging a Service Request. Be sure to bookmark note, FAQ: Item And PIM (APC/PLM) Standard Datafixes (Doc ID 1295001.1).

The note references 7 data issues, identifies if error identification scripts are available for each, let's you know if each issue has a standard datafix and/or a root cause patch, and shows the Product versions covered. You can have confidence using the SDF's because they were thoroughly tested and have Oracle PIM Developments stamp-of-approval. Use the fixes in Doc ID 1295001.1 to limit down time, and let's get those Inventory Items ready for processing.

Thursday Mar 05, 2015

Free Training Delivered by Product Experts!!!

Are you a current Oracle EBS Customer? Do you prefer training from Product experts on your own timetable? Would you like to suggest a training topic? If you answered YES! to these questions, we have the training for you. Logistics Product Support delivers Webcast/Webinars every month on key topics, common issues and new features. See, Oracle Inventory, Product Information Management and Warehouse Management Teams Informational Webcast Series (Doc ID 1290983.1).

If you miss a live Webcast, no worries. The Webcasts are recorded and available for viewing at your leisure. As usual, keep an eye on the Inventory Blog. We'll keep you updated on the latest Webcasts scheduled.

Also see Doc ID 1290983.1 to suggest topics that you would like to see as a Webcast. All suggestions are compiled and the most requested topics are at the top-of-the-list for future Webcasts.

Don't miss this opportunity. Suggest a new topic and view the Webcasts available today!

Monday Dec 22, 2014

A Needle In A Haystack? Not So Fast My Friend!

We commiserate – “I know I found a MOS document in a previous search, why can’t I find it now?” “I can’t be the first person with this search criteria, why isn’t my search returning helpful results?” “I forgot what the acronym APC stands for – how can I be sure I’m getting relevant results for my problem  in APC?” Well, the Inventory Blog Team is right there with you. Searching in My Oracle Support (MOS) can seem like a challenge. But we also know that understanding how to search can be the difference between a quick answer, solution, or...the opposite if you don't know how to search. Lets shed some light.

Every member of Oracle Support that contributes to the knowledge base works hard to provide accurate concise information that can be found quickly and efficiently. We also know that having a high quality knowledge base is only one side of the equation when it comes to finding solutions. Knowing how to search can complete the equation. Whether you're a Customer, Consultant, or even an Oracle Support Engineer, we all benefit when it comes to knowing how to search MOS effectively. Knowing the search tools, along with key searching tips while using the tools, can greatly improve your search results. One highly recommended document to learn more about MOS searching is note MOS: Find Answers. Resolve Issues - Searching Effectively in My Oracle Support (Doc ID 1622660.1). Doc ID 1622660.1 provides key tips like how to use PowerView to refine your search at the Product level.

We especially suggest reviewing the Search Tips, Search Results and Refine Search Results sections of Doc ID 1622660.1. These sections particularly provide helpful searching tips and information to more quickly find solutions.

Remember, knowing how to search is an important key to unlocking MOS solutions. Here's to your next successful MOS search.

Sunday Nov 23, 2014

The Power to Request Enhancements!

Is there a feature you would like added to Inventory or Inventory Items? Tired of logging Service Requests with Support to request product enhancements? Well those days are over. You can now submit Enhancement Requests (ER's) for Logistics (Inventory) and/or Inventory Items (APC/PLM/PIM) directly in their respective Communities.

How does it work? First go to the Logistics or Inventory Items (APC/PLM/PIM) Communities.

Then to start an enhancement request, click on 'Create an idea': 

Then, to track and keep tabs on your idea and other ER's, click on 'Top Ideas'. While there, be sure to use the power of democracy and vote for your preferred ideas.

The new ER ability in Communities is the quickest way to get your ideas directly in front of Inventory and PIM Development. Top voted ideas float to the top and certainly draw more attention. As always, Oracle puts you, the Customer, in the forefront. Adding ER's to the Communities now gives you the power over your ER's. Please help us in tracking features that are important to you. Also, for more information on ER's to Communities, see note Oracle E-Business Suite Product Enhancement Request to My Oracle Support Community FAQ (Doc ID 1584210.1).

Thursday Aug 21, 2014

Use Oracle Product Hub Business Events to Integrate Additional Logic into Your Business Flows

Business events provide a mechanism to plug-in and integrate some additional business processes or custom code into standard business flows.  You could send a notification to a business User, write to advanced queues or perform some custom processes. In-built business events are available specifically for each flow like Item Creation, Item Updation, User-Defined Attribute Changes, Change Order Creation, Change Order Status Changes and others.

To get a list of business events, refer to the PIM implementation Guide or Using Business Events in PLM and PIM Data Librarian (Doc ID 372814.1) .

If you are planning to use business events, Doc ID 1074754.1 walks you through a setup with examples. How to Subscribe and Use Product Hub (PIM / APC) Business Events [Video] ? (Doc ID 1074754.1). Review the 'Presentation' section of Doc ID 1074754.1 for complete information and best practices to follow while implementing code for subscriptions. Learn things you might want to avoid, like commit statements for instance. Doc ID 1074754.1 also provides sample code for testing, and can be used to troubleshoot missing setups or frequently experienced issues. Take advantage and run a test ahead of time with the sample code to isolate any issues from within business specific subscription code.

Get more out of Oracle Product Hub by using Business Events!

Thursday Jul 17, 2014

Get more out of Product Information Management with PIM Training Resources

Are you new to Product Information Management (PIM)? Could it be that you're an experienced PIM User, but would like to refresh or expand some of your PIM knowledge? Perhaps you just have questions on PIM functionality. Have no fear, look no further! Training Doc ID 1498058.1 is available to help with everything PIM: R12 Product Information Management (PIM) Training [Video] (Doc ID 1498058.1).

Doc ID 1498058.1
contains detailed training information and short video's from set-up to usage of PIM. The document is updated regularly with new and up-to-date information, so be sure to bookmark it on your browser for future reference.

In addition to Doc ID 1498058.1, there are other valuable PIM (and overall Logistics) training resources, including Oracle Inventory, Product Information Management and Warehouse Management Teams Informational Webcast Series (Doc ID 1290983.1) and Logistics (Inventory, BOM, Engineering, WMS) & Product Information Management (PIM) Training Catalogue (Doc ID 1077411.1).

Enjoy expanding the world of Product Information Management through PIM training resources.

Thursday May 15, 2014

May 28th Webcast: Oracle Product Hub - Publication & Webservices

Webcast_icon.jpgWebcast: Oracle Product Hub - Publication & Webservices

Date: May 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm ET, 12:00 pm CT, 11:00 am MT, 10:00 am PT, 6:00 pm, GMT Summer Time (London, GMT+01:00)

This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who are trying to understand, What are the OPH web services available, how these help with integration and the way these are implemented in Product Data Hub. Publishing and web services are the two concepts that help integrate the OPH to other systems. Publishing provides for means to convey messages to interested target systems and web services can be used to extract the relevant information.

This presentation covers both Publication Web Service available from Integrated SOA Gateway and ODI Based web services (Item, Structure, Item Catalog Category and ValueSet web services). It covers the setup of these web services, how to publish information and invoke web services to extract information.

Topics will include:

  • Overview
  • Setup
  • Process Flow
  • Troubleshooting
  • References
  • Additional Information

Details & Registration: Doc ID 1290983.1

Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

March 14 Webcast: Product Information Management (PIM) Validation Rules

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Product Information Management (PIM) Validation Rules
PRODUCT FAMILY: Oracle Inventory

March 14, 2012 at 1 pm ET, 11 am MT, 10 am PT

This presentation covers the Overview of PIM Validation Rules with Examples. And also discusses debugging and troubleshooting techniques. A quick demo of the validation rules will also be presented.

  • Validation Rules
  • Examples
  • What are not Rules?
  • Debugging and Troubleshooting
  • References

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Current Schedule can be found on Note 740966.1
Post Presentation Recordings can be found on Note 740964.1

Saturday Nov 05, 2011

Manufacturing: PIM - Troubleshooting Tracing/Debug

ADVISOR WEBCAST: Manufacturing: PIM - Troubleshooting Tracing/Debug

November 16, 2011 at 10 am PT, 11 am MT, 1 pm ET

Learn troubleshooting techniques for PIM. Product Information Management (PIM) is a module within the E-Business Suite providing a flexible user-defined attribute (UDA) framework that enables information to be modeled in a number of ways. PIM extends upon the item management functions provided in Inventory. In this session, you will review troubleshooting techniques. This one-hour session is recommended for technical and functional users who use . Product Information Management (PIM) module.

  • Troubleshooting and Tracing Techniques
    • FND Diagnostics
    • Exception Details
    • About This Page
    • File Versions
    • On Screen Logging
    • Tracing
    • FND/INV Debug
  • Standard Datafixes and Recent Patches

A short, live demonstration (only if applicable) and question and answer period will be included. Oracle Advisor Webcasts are dedicated to building your awareness around our products and services. This session does not replace offerings from Oracle Global Support Services.

Click here to register for this session


The above webcast is a service of the E-Business Suite Communities in My Oracle Support.

For more information on other webcasts, please reference the Oracle Advisor Webcast Schedule.

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