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Integration Repository – Catalog of Oracle E-Business Suite APIs

One of the most common questions (and answers) for Oracle E-Business Suite integration architects and developers is: Question: Where can I find a list of Oracle E-Business Suite APIs? Answer: In Oracle Integration Repository. What is Oracle Integration Repository? Oracle Integration Repository is a catalog of the public integration interfaces and APIs available from Oracle E-Business Suite. Integration Repository describes the integration interfaces from different EBS modules. The interfaces are categorized by interface type, product, and business entity. You can browse or search for APIs in Integration Repository. In addition, you can filter down through search results by options such as Web Service Type, Web Service Status, Interface Source, and Business Entity. Where do I find Oracle Integration Repository? Oracle Integration Repository is supplied as part of Oracle E-Business Suite. EBS users with any of the roles of Integration Administrator, Integration Developer, Integration Analyst, can access it. Log in to Oracle E-Business Suite as Integration Administrator/ Developer/Analyst. Navigate to and expand the Integrated SOA Gateway responsibility. Navigate to and open the Integration Repository function. References Oracle Integration Repository Overview Accessing Oracle Integration Repository Related Articles Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c Tutorial: Publishing EBS 12.2 PL/SQL APIs as REST Services New Whitepaper: Primer on Integrating with EBS 12 with Other Applications

One of the most common questions (and answers) for Oracle E-Business Suite integration architects and developers is: Question: Where can I find a list of Oracle E-Business Suite APIs?Answer: In Oracle...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: February 2020 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for Oracle E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components. These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this MOS Note: How to Find E-Business Suite Patches & E-Business Suite Technology Stack Patches (Note 1633974.2) Upgrade Recommendations for February 2020   EBS 12.2  EBS 12.1  EBS 12.0  EBS 11.5.10 Check your EBS support status and patching baseline Apply the minimum 12.2 patching baseline (EBS 12.2.3 + latest technology stack updates listed below) In Premier Support to December 30, 2030 Apply the minimum 12.1 patching baseline (12.1.3 Family Packs for products in use + latest technology stack updates listed below) Upgrade to EBS 12.2 In Premier Support to December 31, 2021 In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to EBS 12.2 Before upgrading, 12.0 users should be on the minimum 12.0 patching baseline In Sustaining Support. No new patches available. Upgrade to EBS 12.2 Before upgrading, 11i users should be on the minimum 11i patching baseline Apply the latest EBS suite-wide RPC or RUP 12.2.9 Aug 2019 12.1.3 RPC5 Aug 2016 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Use the latest Rapid Install StartCD 51 Feb 2016 StartCD 13 Aug 2011 12.0.6 11.5.10.2 Apply the latest EBS technology stack, tools, and libraries AD/TXK Delta 11 May 2019 FND Feb 2019 Web ADI RPC Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.9 OAF Bundle  2019 EBS 12.2.7 OAF Bundle 6 Aug 2019 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Bundle 22 Dec 2019 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 22 Dec 2019 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20 Nov 2018 ETCC Jan 2020 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv34 Oct 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 Web ADI Bundle 5 Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Jan 2018 FND Nov 2019 OAF Bundle 5 Jun 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv34 Oct 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 N/A N/A Apply the latest security updates Jan 2020 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Jan 2020 Critical Patch Update SHA-2 PKI Certificates SHA-2 Update for Web ADI & Report Manager to Feb 2020 Migrate from SSL or TLS 1.0 to TLS 1.2 Sign JAR files Oct. 2015 Critical Patch Update April 2016 Critical Patch Update Use the latest certified desktop components Migrate to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or ESR 60          Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) Migrate to Java Web Start Upgrade to IE 11 Upgrade to Firefox  ESR 68 or ESR 60 Upgrade Office 2003 and Office 2007 to later Office versions (e.g. Office 2016) Upgrade Windows XP and Vista and Win 10v1507 to later versions (e.g. Windows 10v1607) N/A N/A Upgrade to the latest database Database 19c Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS Database 19c Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS Database 11.2.0.4 Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 If you're using Oracle Identity Management Upgrade to Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 12c Migrate from Oracle SSO to  Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 12c N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Discoverer Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 Migrate to Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE), Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is in Sustaining Support as of June 2017 N/A N/A If you're using Oracle Portal Migrate to Oracle WebCenter  11.1.1.9 Migrate to Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.9 N/A N/A

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for...

Database Tier

Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.1 for Linux on IBM Z

As a follow-up to our prior announcement, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 is now certified with Oracle Database 19c on Linux on IBM Z as a database tier only platform. Database 19c certified operating systems for Linux on IBM Z are as follows: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 12 Note:  Linux on IBM Z was previously known as IBM: Linux on System z. What is a Database Tier Only Platform Certification? E-Business Suite certified platforms are platforms for which both the application and database tiers of E-Business Suite are supported and for which EBS provides a release package (i.e., Rapid Install). The term E-Business Suite certified platform is synonymous with fully certified platform or Rapid Install supported platform. A database tier only platform (also known as a split tier configuration) certification is an EBS database certification on a platform for which there is a database release but no corresponding EBS release package. In this case, the application tier runs on a different fully certified platform from the database tier only platform. For a complete list of certified platforms, refer to My Oracle Support's certification tab. Note:  IBM's Z systems support a mixed platform architecture with distributed UNIX and Linux application tier servers for customers planning to run E-Business Suite on IBM Z systems. Pending Platform Certifications Certification of Oracle Solaris on x64 (64-bit) and Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) as Database 19c platforms for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 are pending. These certifications will be announced as they become available. References For more information, please review the following documentation: Using Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with a Database Tier Only Platform on Oracle 19c (MOS Note 2640496.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2  (MOS Note 2525754.1) Using Oracle Database 19c RAC Multitenant (Single PDB) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1  (MOS Note 2530680.1) Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Database Instances Using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2615617.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using Fast Online Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2559570.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Physical Host Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Logical Host Names Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As a follow-up to our prior announcement, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 is now certified with Oracle Database 19c on Linux on IBM Z as a database tier only platform. Database 19c certified oper...

Certifications

EBS 12.2 Data Masking Template Certified with EM 13cR3

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.2 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3. You can use the Oracle Data Masking Pack with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3 to mask sensitive data in cloned Oracle E-Business Suite environments.  Due to data dependencies, scrambling E-Business Suite data is not a trivial task.  The data needs to be scrubbed in such a way that allows the application to continue to function.    You may mask data in E-Business Suite 12.2 cloned environments with EM13cR3 using the following instructions and the template:    Using Oracle E-Business Suite Data Masking Pack, Release 12.2 with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c (MOS Note: 2076834.1) E-Business Suite 12.2 Data Masking Template for Data Masking Pack with EM13c (Patch 22868456) What does masking do in an Oracle E-Business Suite environment? Based upon the knowledge of the Oracle E-Business Suite architecture and sensitive columns, application data masking does the following: De-identifies the data:  Scramble identifiers of individuals, also known as personally identifiable information (PII).  Examples include information such as name, account, and address. Masks sensitive data:  Mask data that, if associated with personally identifiable information (PII), would cause privacy concerns.  Examples include compensation, health and employment information.   Maintains data validity:  Provide a fully functional application. References Using Oracle E-Business Suite Data Masking Pack, Release 12.2 with Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13c (MOS Note: 2076834.1) Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Online Documentation Library Release 13.3 Related Articles Scrambling Sensitive Data in E-Business Suite 12 Cloned Environments Oracle Application Management Pack (AMP) Now Certified with EBS 12.2.9 New Features in Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1 for E-Business Suite Webcast: "Enterprise Manager 13c Cloud Control for Managing Oracle E-Business Suite"

We're pleased to announce the certification of the E-Business Suite 12.2 Data Masking Template for the Data Masking Pack with Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 13cR3. You can use the Oracle Data Masking...

Application Tier

January 2020 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting; however, you can read about it in the following document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions: Database Oracle Database Release Update RU 19.6.0.0.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component Database RU 19.6.0.0.200114 Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.200114 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.200114 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.200114 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.200114 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.190416 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.190416 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 11.2.0.4.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 11.2.0.4.180417 on Windows Fusion Middleware WebLogic Patch Set Update 10.3.6.0.200114 Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.9 Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3.2 Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can always be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs and Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (MOS Note 1392527.1) Related Articles Identifying Missing App Tier and Database Tier Patches for EBS 12.2 ETCC Tool Enhanced for Finding Mandatory EBS 12.2 Patches October 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) July 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) May 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) February 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. Th...

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 7 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.7 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 7 (Patch 30369165:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.7 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: When switching between tabs, the text of a tab overlaps with the text on the tab below. The size of the attachment text area is too small for the user to read the contents. The attachments popup disappears on clicking either the add attachment icon or view attachment icon on interop pages. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30369165 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 6 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 5 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 4 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 3 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 2 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 1 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

Webcast: Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud. Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (67 minutes) Veshaal Singh, Vice President ATG Development, presents the latest tools and current strategy for running Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud. See how Oracle E-Business Suite’s cloud manager can easily provision new instances with one-click or advanced provisioning and perform lifecycle management tasks. Use automation to move your on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud to assist with upgrade projects, disaster recovery requirements, or other project needs. Learn how to leverage Oracle Infrastructure as a Service and Oracle Database as a Service to run your Oracle E-Business Suite environment. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Oracle By Example Tutorials for Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud Related Articles Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

Client Tier

JRE 1.7.0_251 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_251 (7u251) on the JRE 7 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that Oracle strongly recommends that you migrate to JRE 8 using Java Web Start now.  As JRE 7 has reached end of life, this release is not available through the usual public download sites.  This update is available for Oracle E-Business Suite customers during the extended support period of your EBS release from My Oracle Support as Patch 30425896. You should only apply this update if you have a dependency on using JRE 7. This article answers some questions you may have on the subject. Should I apply this JRE 7 update? If you have a client tier that can only run JRE 7,  you must use Java Deployment Technology from JRE 8 to launch JRE 7. This is a requirement because JRE updates since JRE 1.7.0_161 have not included Java Deployment Technology. To stay current with critical fixes provided by the Java team, you should uptake the latest JRE 7 update, as well as the latest JRE 8 update. Additional guidance on such scenarios can be found in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1). How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU? If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization. For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 4: My organization is transitioning our Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Java Web Start. What if we encounter any issues with the Java Plug-in during this period? Where are the JRE 7 requirements for EBS documented? Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 7 are listed in the following documents: Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Upgrading OracleAS 10g Forms and Reports in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 437878.1) References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Related Articles JRE 1.8.0_241 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_251 (7u251) on the JRE 7 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note...

Client Tier

JRE 1.8.0_241 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps We are pleased to announce that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.0_241 (8u241) on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2. This article answers some questions you may have on the subject. Should I use Java Web Start or the Java Plug-in with this JRE update? While we strongly recommend that you migrate to Java Web Start now, using Java Web Start is not a prerequisite for using this Java CPU. You should uptake this latest Java CPU regardless of whether you are currently using Java Web Start or Java Plug-in on your client tier. How do I get support adopting this latest Java CPU? If you are using Java Web Start and require assistance with applying this CPU, you can log a service request for assistance from the Java Support organization. For those of you still in transition to Java Web Start, refer to the following in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 4: My organization is transitioning our Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Java Web Start. What if we encounter any issues with the Java Plug-in during this period? Where are the JRE 8 requirements for EBS documented? Full requirements for using Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 with JRE 8 are listed in the following documents: Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Deploying Sun JRE (Native Plug-in) for Windows Clients in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Are there special considerations for running JRE 8 on Mac? JRE 8 can be used with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 on Mac. To see a list of browsers and JRE versions certified on different macOS versions, refer to: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (MOS Note 1533334.1) References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Upgrading JRE Plugin with Oracle Applications R12 (MOS Note 393931.1) Recommended Browsers for Oracle Applications 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS (OS X) (MOS Note 1533334.1) Related Articles Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start MS16-104 Security Update for IE Breaks EBS JRE Download

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps We are pleased to announce that the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8.0_241 (8u241) on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for January 2020 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2020 was released on 14 January 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document is available in Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 2484000.1).  We recommend you bookmark My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 2484000.1 in your favorites list in My Oracle Support.  Oracle CPU Announcements The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for reviewing all Oracle Critical Patch Update Advisories, Security Alerts and Bulletins. It includes a list of products affected, risk matrices of fixed vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents. It is essential to review the Critical Patch Update supporting documentation referenced in the Advisory before applying patches. The next four Critical Patch Update release dates are: 14 April 2020 14 July 2020 20 October 2020 19 January 2021 Additional References Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 248400.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 Critical Patch Update (January 2020) (MOS Note 2613782.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 - Secure Configuration Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 403537.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1) Related Articles Critical Patch Update for October 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2020 was released on 14 January 2020. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest...

AD & TXK Tools

Webcast: Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about the latest news on deploying and managing Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in the Oracle Cloud. Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite On-Premise and in Oracle Cloud (63 minutes) Sanitago Bastidas, Director Product Management, and Srikrishna Bandi, Senior Director ATG Development, present an overview of the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architecture. It then dives into the latest updates for Oracle E-Business Suite installations and cloning. Learn how to administer and configure Oracle E-Business Suite. Hear how to use the Oracle Cloud lifecycle management tool, cloud manager, to perform one-click provisioning, advanced provisioning, backups, and clones of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 environments. See how automation can help you lift and shift your on-premise Oracle E-Business Suite instance to Oracle Cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1320300.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Cloning Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Rapid Clone (MOS Note 1383621.1) Sharing The Application Tier File System in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1375769.1) Managing Configuration of Oracle HTTP Server and Web Application Services in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1905593.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 1968231.1) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Now Available Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

Active Data Guard

Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run against the Oracle Active Data Guard database instance. For example, you can run selected Concurrent Manager reports against an Oracle Active Data Guard physical standby database instance. Detailed steps for setting up Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite are provided in the following document: Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608027.1) In addition to Concurrent Manager, you may have other reporting tools that you would like to use with the Oracle Active Data Guard instance.  In general, you should be able to use the reporting tool if it does not require write access to the Active Data Guard database instance. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608027.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Physical Host Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Logical Host Names New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run...

Active Data Guard

Active Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run against the Oracle Active Data Guard database instance. For example, you can run selected Concurrent Manager reports against an Oracle Active Data Guard physical standby database instance. Detailed steps for setting up Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite are provided in the following document: Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608030.1) In addition to Concurrent Manager, you may have other reporting tools that you would like to use with the Oracle Active Data Guard instance.  In general, you should be able to use the reporting tool if it does not require write access to the Active Data Guard database instance. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Using Active Data Guard Reporting with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Database 19c (MOS Note 2608030.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Physical Server Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Logical Host Names Integrated SOA Gateway Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Active Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.  You may use Oracle Active Data Guard to offload some production reporting to run...

Database Tier

Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 and Database 19c

We are pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 19c on-premise. What is Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG)? Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to deploy, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration interfaces registered in Oracle Integration Repository. These interfaces can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. What are we announcing? If your Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 is using Oracle Database 19c on-premise, you can now configure EBS for Integrated SOA Gateway and leverage its features. Additionally, if your Oracle E-Business Suite R12.2 is currently configured for Integrated SOA Gateway, you may now upgrade your on-premise EBS Database to Oracle Database 19c.  Note:  If your EBS 12.2 environment is configured for ISG SOAP based web services and you upgrade to Database 19c, you will need to complete the steps documented in Section 14: Performing Post-Oracle E-Business Suite Database Upgrade Tasks for ISG-Configured Instances in Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1311068.1). References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1311068.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release Notes for Release 12.2.9 (MOS Note 2563289.1) Related Articles March 2019 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.2 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Physical Server Names Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Logical Host Names Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Oracle Database 19c on-premise. What is Oracle...

Application Tier

Webcast: Integration Options for On-Premise and the Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest integration options with Oracle E-Business Suite including examples of common use cases.  Integration Options for On-Premise and the Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite (44 minutes) Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Rajesh Ghosh, Senior Director ATG Development, presents Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, and process-centric integrations. Gain a better understanding of Oracle integration technologies and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle applications portfolio in the cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1311068.1) Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS Note 556540.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps, Release 12.1 and 12.2 Documentation Index (MOS Note 1641772.1) Using the Oracle E-Business Suite Adapter with Oracle Integration Cloud Invoke Oracle E-Business Suite Open Interfaces from Oracle Integration Cloud An Example of Using an Open Interface REST Service as an Invoke (Target) Connection in an Integration Related Articles March 2019 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.2 March 2019 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.1.3 Open Interfaces Now Available from EBS Adapter in Oracle Integration Cloud Tutorial: Using Oracle EBS Adapter in Integration Cloud Service Tutorial: Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

EBS 12.2

OA Framework 12.2.5 Bundle 22 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.5 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.5 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.5 Bundle 22 (Patch 29582468:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.5 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: Personalizing tables with row banding does not work correctly. Unable to resize column width in advanced tables. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 29582468 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 21 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 20 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 19 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 18 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 17 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 16 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 15 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 14 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 13 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 12 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 11 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

Webcast: Oracle E-Business Suite Modern User Interface with Rich Personalizations (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information and new features about Oracle Application Framework 12.2.9. Oracle E-Business Suite Modern User Interface with Rich Personalizations (58 minutes) Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Rajesh Ghosh, Senior Director ATG Development, presents Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, and process-centric integrations. Gain a better understanding of Oracle integration technologies and how, when, and where you can leverage them to connect end-to-end business processes across your enterprise, including the Oracle applications portfolio in the cloud. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS note 1927975.1) Related Articles OA Framework Post-12.2.9 Consolidated Patch Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 6 Now Available  New OA Framework 12.2.6 Bundle 21 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 21 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release?

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

Certifications

MS Visual Studio 2017 on MS Windows x64 Certified with EBS 12.2 and EBS 12.1

We are pleased to announce the certification of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 on the Microsoft Windows x64 platform. MS Visual Studio is a required maintenance tool used for relinking C/C++ built executables. To use this tool, EBS customers need to obtain and license tools such as Visual Studio on Windows as well as others for installation and maintenance of EBS on the Windows platform. For more information on the use of these tools as well as specifics on installing and upgrading of EBS with VS Studio, see the referenced documentation. References Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.2) for Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (MOS Note 1330706.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (MOS Note 761567.1) Migrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 R2  (MOS Note 1188535.1) Using Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 (Enterprise, Professional, or Community) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 on Microsoft Windows (MOS Note  2529286.1 ) Related Articles MKS Toolkit 10 Certified with EBS R12 on Windows  

We are pleased to announce the certification of Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1 on the Microsoft Windows x64 platform. MS Visual Studio is a required...

EBS 12.1

Webcast: Planning Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 12.1 (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. This blog article highlights an updated recording with the latest information to help you plan your upgrade from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 to 12.2. Planning Your Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade from Release 12.1 (57 minutes) Are you on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 deciding what to do next?  Anne Carlson, Senior Director Applications Technology, discusses key roadmap and project planning considerations for organizations that are thinking to upgrade. It combines lessons learned from customers that have completed the upgrade with advice from Oracle's in-house experts. Topics include how to build the business case, choose between standard upgrade and reimplementation, identify needed time and resources, prepare business and IT staff for changes, leverage the cloud for faster project delivery, and reduce upgrade downtime. Whether you are a project manager, a business analyst, or an IT specialist, this is a must-see session. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 Transfer of Information (TOI) Online Training (MOS Note 807319.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1320300.1) Enterprise Command Center Quick Start Guide Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Command Centers: Demo Flow Videos are Now Available  Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide: Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2 Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades and Platform Migration (MOS Note 1377213.1) Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and 12.2.n Upgrade Downtime (MOS Note 1581549.1) Using the Online Patching Readiness Report in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1531121.1) Oracle EBS R12.2 Upgrade - Outstanding Performance Bugs, Issues and Solutions during Upgrade (MOS Note 2357810.1)  Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide, Release 12.2 Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2: Online Patching FAQ (MOS Note 1583902.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications and Oracle CRM Technology Foundation (MOS Note1927975.1) Developing and Deploying Customizations in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 1577661.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Developer's Guide, Release 12.2 Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Now Available Announcing Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. This blog article highlights an updated recording with...

Data Guard

Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Logical Host Names

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 when using logical host names. Oracle Data Guard is used to create a physical standby database for an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 database. A physical standby database is a key component for a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite.  When deploying a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite, you may chose a configuration that uses either physical host names or logical host names. Refer to the following document for detailed instructions for creating your disaster recovery site when using logical host names: Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Database 19c Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 2617788.1) Note:  Additional Database 19c certifications for Active Data Guard with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 are currently planned and will be announced when available. You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Database 19c Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 2617788.1) Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Database 19c Using Physical Host Names (MOS Note 2617787.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Physical Server Names New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 when using logical host names. Oracle...

Data Guard

Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.2 When Using Physical Server Names

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 when using physical server names. Oracle Data Guard is used to create a physical standby database for an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 database. A physical standby database is a key component for a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite. When deploying a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite, you may chose a configuration that uses either physical host names or logical host names. Refer to the following document for detailed instructions for creating your disaster recovery site when using physical host names: Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Database 19c Using Physical Host Names (MOS Note 2617787.1) Note:  Additional Database 19c certifications for Data Guard with EBS 12.2 and Active Data Guard for EBS 12.2 and 12.1 are currently planned and will be announced when available. You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Oracle Database 19c Using Physical Host Names (MOS Note 2617787.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 when using physical server names. Oracle...

Data Guard

Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Logical Host Names

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when using logical host names. Oracle Data Guard is used to create a physical standby database for an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 database. A physical standby database is a key component for a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite.  When deploying a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite, you may chose a configuration that uses either physical host names or logical host names.  Refer to the following document for detailed instructions for creating your disaster recovery site when using logical host names: Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on Oracle Database 19c Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 2567092.1) Note:  Additional Database 19c certifications for Data Guard with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and Active Data Guard for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 are currently planned and will be announced when available. You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on Oracle Database 19c Using Logical Host Names (MOS Note 2567092.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Related Articles Using Logical Hostnames in E-Business Suite Release 12.x Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1.3 When Using Physical Host Names Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when using logical host names....

Data Guard

Oracle Data Guard 19c Certified with EBS 12.1 When Using Physical Server Names

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when using physical server names. Oracle Data Guard is used to create a physical standby database for an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 database. A physical standby database is a key component for a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite.  When deploying a disaster recovery site for Oracle E-Business Suite, you may chose a configuration that uses either physical host names or logical host names. Refer to the following document for detailed instructions for creating your disaster recovery site when using physical host names: Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on Oracle Database 19c Using Physical Host Names (MOS Note 2567091.1) Note:  Additional Database 19c certifications for Data Guard and Active Data Guard with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 are currently planned and will be announced when available. You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Business Continuity for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 on Oracle Database 19c Using Physical Host Names (MOS Note 2567091.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Database Architecture Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As an update to our previous certification announcement, we are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Data Guard 19c with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when using physical server names. Oracle...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Bundle 22 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.6 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.6 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 22 (Patch 30339377:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.6 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: On the Customize Favorites page, an error page is shown when searching with a single character in the function prompt. Column header text does not wrap when the column header width is reduced. Project list table settings icon functionality not working correctly. Performance slow when searching attachments document catalog using description field. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30339377 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 21 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 20 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 19 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 18 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 17 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4  

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Database Tier

Export/Import Data Migration Now Certified for EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c

We are pleased to announce that the export/import database migration process is now certified for EBS 12.1.3 with Database 19c on-premise. This was a pending certification when the EBS 12.1.3 general certification with 19c was previously announced.  You many now use the export/import process to migrate EBS 19c database instances across platforms. Other database migration techniques such as Transportable Tablespaces and Transportable Database are planned and will be announced in the future as they become available. You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 Database Instances using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2615617.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce that the export/import database migration process is now certified for EBS 12.1.3 with Database 19c on-premise. This was a pending certification when the EBS 12.1.3 general...

Database Tier

Oracle Database 19c Now Certified with EBS 12.2 for Linux on IBM Z

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) for Linux on IBM Z (previously known as IBM: Linux on System z) as a 'database tier only' platform. The 19c operating systems certified for this platform are: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 7 SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 12 This is a 'database tier only' (also known as a 'split tier' configuration) certification where the application tier must be on a fully certified E-Business Suite platform - see My Oracle Support's certification page for more information. IBM's Z systems fully support a mixed platform architecture with distributed Unix and Linux certified application tier servers for customers looking to run E-Business Suite on IBM Z systems. For EBS 12.2 and Database 19c, the following are the remaining pending platform certifications: Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) Oracle Solaris on x64 (64-bit) The remaining pending platform certifications will be announced in the future as they become available.  You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Using Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with a Database Tier Only Platform on Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2615883.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Using Oracle Database 19c RAC Multitenant (Single PDB) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 2530665.1) Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Database Instances Using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2554156.1) Using Fast Online Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2559570.1) Related Articles Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) for Linux on IBM Z (previously known as IBM: Linux on System z) as a...

Database Tier

How to Find the Latest Information for Value Chain Planning (VCP) and Database 19c

Our colleagues in the Value Chain Planning (VCP) product management and development teams recently announced the certification of VCP with Oracle Database 19c. If you've implemented VCP with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or Release 12.1, you can find the latest information maintained by the VCP product management and development teams in the following My Oracle Support Knowledge document: Release 12.2.x Oracle Value Chain Planning Installation Notes - Known Issues, FAQ and Latest Patch Information (MOS Note 1361221.1) Refer to the following sections in MOS Note 1361221.1 for additional information: Matrix of Supported Configurations for the supported combinations of VCP Releases with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases What Database Versions are certified with Value Chain Planning for the database releases certified with VCP References Release 12.2.x Oracle Value Chain Planning Installation Notes - Known Issues, FAQ and Latest Patch Information (MOS Note 1361221.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) Related Articles How to Find the Latest Certifications for OBIA with EBS 12.2 and EBS 12.1 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

Our colleagues in the Value Chain Planning (VCP) product management and development teams recently announced the certification of VCP with Oracle Database 19c. If you've implemented VCP with Oracle...

Database Tier

Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 and Database 19c

We are pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 19c on-premise. What is Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG)? Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration interfaces registered in Oracle Integration Repository. These interfaces can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. What are we announcing? If your Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 is on Oracle Database 19c on-premise, you can configure EBS for Integrated SOA Gateway and leverage its features. Similarly, if your Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 is already configured for Integrated SOA Gateway, you may now upgrade your on-premise EBS Database to Oracle Database 19c. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (MOS Note 556540.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release Notes for Release 12.1.3 (MOS Note 1096553.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19.3 Now Certified with EBS 12.1.3 Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite March 2019 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.1.3

We are pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 19c on-premise. What is Oracle...

Application Tier

Webcast: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Strategy and Updates (Updated Oct 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest information about the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Strategy and Updates.  Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Strategy and Updates (49 minutes) Lisa Parekh, Vice President Technology Integration, provides an overview of Oracle E-Business Suite technology strategy as well as capabilities and associated business benefits of recent releases. Learn about the continuous innovation model for the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 technology stack upgrades and the latest technology features for running Oracle E-Business Suite on-premise or on Oracle Cloud. Hear about new usability enhancements and mobile applications, systems administration and configuration management tools; security features, and tools for extending and customizing Oracle E-Business Suite and external integrations. This material was presented at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. References Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Web Library Release 12.2 - Technology Oracle E-Business Suite Mobile Apps, Release 12.1 and 12.2 Documentation Index (MOS Note 1641772.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for QA Framework-based Applications and Oracle CRM Technology Foundation (MOS Note 1927975.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Command Centers: Demo Flow Videos are Now Available (PDF) Extending Oracle Enterprise Command Centers (MOS Note 2527150.1) Apply the Latest AD and TXK Release Update Packs to Oracle E-Business Suite Release (MOS Note 1617461.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite Security (MOS Note 2063486.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Now Available Announcing Continuous Innovation on Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users. The following is an updated recording with the latest...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 6 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and associated infrastructure. We periodically release OAF updates to fix performance, security, and stability issues. How do updates work? These updates are provided in two formats: cumulative Release Update Packs (RUPs), and cumulative Bundle Patches (BPs) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or BP includes all the updates released previously. OAF bundles may be applied to the specified EBS release only, and are not compatible with other EBS releases. For example, the patch listed here is for EBS Release 12.2.7 and cannot be applied to any other EBS release. What's available now? The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available. All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 users should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite. Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 6 (Patch 30139276:R12.FWK.C) What's new in this update? As well as all the fixes that were released in previous Release 12.2.6 bundle patches, this latest patch also includes fixes for the following issues: An enhancement that allows developers to set an accessibility role attribute to a table HTML element. The aria-controls attribute does not point to a valid ID for the Hide/Show component. In navigator, selecting a menu item to open in a new window reopens the current page instead. Personalizing a table with row banding does not work correctly. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 30139276 for additional information. Where is this update documented? Instructions for installing this OAF Release Update Pack are in the following My Oracle Support knowledge document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) OA Framework: How to Identify Required Oracle JDeveloper Patches For Oracle E-Business Release 12.x or 11i (MOS Note 416708.1) Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide (MOS Note 1315485.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 5 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 4 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 3 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 2 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Update 1 Now Available Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release? New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 is supported by the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and...

Application Tier

October 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting; however, you can read about it in the following document: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions: Database Oracle Database Release Update RU 19.5.0.0.191015 Oracle Database Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.191015 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.191015 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.191015 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.191015 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.191015 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.191015 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.190416 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.190416 on Windows Microsoft Windows Database BP 11.2.0.4.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 11.2.0.4.180417 on Windows Fusion Middleware WebLogic Patch Set Update10.3.6.0.191015 Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.9 Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3.2 Obtaining ETCC We recommend always using the latest version of ETCC, as new bugfixes will not be checked by older versions of the utility. The latest version of the ETCC tool can always be downloaded via Patch 17537119 from My Oracle Support. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) Database Patch Set Update Overlay Patches Required for Use with PSUs and Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 1147107.1) Database Patches Required by Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Engineered Systems: Exadata Database Machines and SuperClusters (MOS Note 1392527.1) Related Articles Identifying Missing App Tier and Database Tier Patches for EBS 12.2 ETCC Tool Enhanced for Finding Mandatory EBS 12.2 Patches July 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) May 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) February 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application tier or database tier patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. Th...

Certifications

Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (19.5.0.0.191015) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 on-premises. Note the following regarding Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and Oracle Database 19c Release Updates: Database Release Update 19.5 is the succeeding 19c Database Release Update certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3. We do not plan to certify Database Release Update 19.4 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3.   You will apply Database Release Update 19.5 to your upgraded 19.3 database. It is not certified or supported to upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite database directly to Release Update 19.5. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2580629.1) Oracle Database 19c Release Update & Release Update Revision October 2019 Known Issues (MOS Note 2568305.1) Oracle Database - Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods for 12.2.0.1 and greater (MOS Note 2337415.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (19.5.0.0.191015) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 on-premises. Note the following regarding Oracle...

Certifications

Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (October 2019) Now Certified With EBS 12.2

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (19.5.0.0.191015) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on-premises. Note the following regarding Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and Oracle Database 19c Release Updates: Database Release Update 19.5 is the succeeding Database Release Update certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. We do not plan to certify Database Release Update 19.4 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.   You will apply Database Release Update 19.5 to your upgraded 19.3 database. It is not certified or supported to upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite database directly to Release Update 19.5. References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (MOS Note 1594274.1) Oracle Database 19c Release Update & Release Update Revision October 2019 Known Issues (MOS Note 2568305.1) Oracle Database - Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods for 12.2.0.1 and greater (MOS Note 2337415.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 On Database Patching and Support: A Primer for E-Business Suite Users Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database Release Update 19.5 (19.5.0.0.191015) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on-premises. Note the following regarding Oracle...

Application Tier

DSTv34 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

The DSTv34 timezone upgrade is now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that DST patches are cumulative and therefore include all previous Oracle DST updates. How Does Oracle E-Business Suite Work Across Timezones? Periodically, many countries or regions change their timezone definitions. In addition, and more frequently, they may switch to or from Daylight Saving Time or Summer Time. If your Oracle E-Business Suite environment is configured to support doing business across multiple timezones, you need to keep your timezone definition files up-to-date by applying patches as described in this article. This will ensure that the times transactions take place are recorded correctly, and thereby meet applicable business and legal requirements. Is My Oracle E-Business Suite Environment Affected? When a country or region changes its timezone definitions or DST rules, your Oracle E-Business Suite environment will require patching if either of the following is true: Your EBS environment is located in the affected country or region. Your EBS environment is located outside the affected country or region, but you conduct business or have customers or suppliers there. The following are major additions or changes in the DSTv34 timezones definitions compared to the previous release: Brazil no longer observes DST (Previously scheduled for change 2019-11-03) Palestine "springs forward" on 2019-03-30 instead of 2019-03-23 Metlakatla "fell back" to rejoin Alaska Time on 2019-01-20 at 02:00 São Tomé and Príncipe switches from +01 to +00 on 2019-01-01 Qyzylorda, Kazakhstan moved from +06 to +05 on 2018-12-21 New zone Asia/Qostanay because Qostanay, Kazakhstan didn't move Metlakatla, Alaska observes PST this winter only What Patches Do I Require? The following MOS note identifies the various components in your Oracle E-Business Suite environment that may need DST patches: Complying with Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Time Zone Rule Changes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x (MOS Note 563019.1) Note: Proactive back ports of DST upgrade patches to all Oracle E-Business Suite tiers and platforms are not created and supplied by default. If you need this DST release and an appropriate patch is not currently available, raise a service request through support providing a business case and your version requirements. What if I Do Not Apply the Relevant Patches? If you do business with a country or region that has changed its timezone definitions, and record a transaction that occurs at the boundary between the “old” and the “new” time, then the transaction may be recorded incorrectly. Specifically, that transaction's timestamp may be out by an hour. References Complying with Daylight Saving Time (DST) and Time Zone Rule Changes in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.x (MOS Note 563019.1) Related Articles DSTv33 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 DSTv32 and DSTv31 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

The DSTv34 timezone upgrade is now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that DST patches are cumulative and therefore include all previous Oracle DST...

Database Tier

Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified with EBS 12.2 on IBM AIX and HP Itanium

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c (19.3) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) on the following additional 19c platforms: IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) - AIX 7.1 and 7.2 HP-UX Itanium - HP-UX 11.31 For EBS 12.2 and Database 19c, the following are the remaining pending platform certifications: IBM: Linux on System z Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) Oracle Solaris on x64 (64-bit) The remaining pending platform certifications will be announced in the future as they become available.  You may monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  References Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) Database Initialization Parameter Settings for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 396009.1) Using UTL_FILE_DIR or Database Directories for PL/SQL File I/O in Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 (MOS Note 2525754.1) FAQ: Oracle E-Business Suite and the Oracle Multitenant Architecture (MOS Note 2567105.1) Using Oracle Database 19c RAC Multitenant (Single PDB) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (MOS Note 2530665.1) Export/Import Process for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Database Instances Using Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2554156.1) Using Fast Online Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2559570.1) Related Articles Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2 Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.1.3 New FAQ: EBS 12.2 and 12.1 and the Oracle Multitenant (CDB) Architecture  Extended Support Fee Waived for Oracle Database 12.1 and 11.2 for Oracle E-Business Suite

As a follow-up to a prior announcement, Oracle Database 19c (19.3) is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (12.2.3 and higher) on the following additional 19c platforms: IBM AIX on Power...

Application Tier

EBS 12.2.9 VM Virtual Appliance for On-Premise Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 VM Virtual Appliance is now available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Vision demonstration instance on a single, unified virtual machine running both the application tier and database tier services.  Use with Oracle VM Manager or Oracle VM VirtualBox This virtual appliance can be imported into Oracle VM Manager to deploy an Oracle E-Business Suite Linux 64-bit environment on compatible server-class machines running Oracle VM Server. It can also be imported into Oracle VM VirtualBox to create a virtual machine on a desktop PC or laptop. Note: This virtual appliance is for on-premises use only. If you're interested in running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud, see Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1) and our sister blog Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud for more information. EBS Technology Stack Components The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 VM virtual appliance delivers the full software stack, including the Oracle Linux 6.10 (64-bit) operating system, Oracle E-Business Suite, and additional required technology components. The embedded technology components and their versions are listed in the table below: Technology Component Version (and associated MOS Doc ID if applicable) RDBMS Oracle Home 12.1.0.2 Application Code Level Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Release Update Pack (MOS Note 2495027.1) R12.AD.C.Delta.11 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.11 (MOS Note 1617461.1) Consolidated technology patches for database and application tier technology stack components (MOS Note 1594274.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Data Removal Tool (DRT) patches (MOS Note 2388237.1) Oracle Forms and Reports 10.1.2.3 WebLogic Server 10.3.6.0 Web Tier 11.1.1.9 JDK JDK 1.7.0_231 Java Plugin J2SE 1.7 Critical Patch Update (CPU) July 2019 (MOS Note 2555452.1)   REST Services Availability With Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9, the required setup tasks for enabling Oracle E-Business Suite REST services provided through Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway are already preconfigured. This means that Oracle E-Business Suite integration interface definitions published in Oracle Integration Repository, a component in Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, are available for REST service deployment. Note that PL/SQL APIs, Java Bean Services, Application Module Services, Open Interface Tables and Views and Concurrent Programs are all REST-enabled in this VM virtual appliance. References Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for Oracle E-Business Suite Deployment Guide, Release 12.2.9 (MOS Note 2580936.1) Oracle VM Documentation Library Oracle VM VirtualBox Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Hardware Certification List for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (MOS Note1581299.1) Related Articles Oracle VM Virtual Appliance for 12.2.8 Now Available E-Business Suite 12.2 Certified with Oracle VM 3

We are pleased to announce that the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 VM Virtual Appliance is now available from the Oracle Software D