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Oracle Database 19c (19.3) Now Certified With EBS 12.2

[Contributing Author: Nirzari Raichura] We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database 19.3 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on-premises. As an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 on-premises customer, you may now start planning your upgrade to Oracle Database 19c. Database support implications may also be reviewed in this database patching and support article.  The latest support information for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and Release 12.1 with Database 12.1.0.2 or Database 11.2.0.4 may be reviewed in this extended support article. What's New for EBS with Oracle Database 19c There are several mandatory architecture updates when you upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite database to Oracle Database 19c.  The following is a summary of the key required architectural changes: Container Database (CDB) Architecture With the Database 19c certification EBS 12.2 on-premises databases are now certified with the CDB architecture (multitenant architecture). As part of the upgrade to Database 19c, you will convert your EBS database to the CDB architecture with a single pluggable database (PDB). The steps required to perform the conversion to the CDB architecture are provided in the following document: Interoperability Notes: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Database 19c (MOS Note 2552181.1) It is important for you to pay particular attention to the following points: A CDB with one PDB (single tenant) is currently the only certified deployment for Oracle E-Business Suite with Database 19c. A CDB with multiple PDBs (multitenant) is not currently certified for Oracle E-Business Suite. A non-CDB architecture is not planned to be certified or supported for EBS with Database 19c.  PL/SQL File Input/Output Directories With Database 19c, the UTL_FILE_DIR database initialization parameter has been desupported. As part of the upgrade to Database 19c, you must migrate all UTL_FILE_DIR database initialization parameters to database directory objects.  EBS development has created a utility to migrate and manage your defined PL/SQL file input/output directories. For more information, refer to the following document: 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) What is Included in this Announcement? 1. Certified Platforms The Certified Platforms list includes items that have been explicitly certified by EBS development. Linux x86-64 Oracle Linux 7.4 Update 4 (7.4) or later Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 Update 4 (7.4) or later SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 or later Oracle Solaris (SPARC systems, 64-bit) Oracle Solaris 11.4 or later Oracle Solaris 11.3  or later 2. Supported Database Features and Options The Supported Database Features and Options list includes items that are supported but not explicitly certified by EBS. Our general policy is that the Oracle Database generic documentation applies to these features and options, even if we haven't certified them specifically. Advanced Compression Database In-Memory Database Partitioning Native PL/SQL Compilation Oracle Application Express (APEX) SecureFiles Virtual Private Database (VPD)* *Note: When deploying VPD there are special considerations with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and edition-based redefinition.  3. Certified Database Features and Options The Certified Database Features and Options list includes items that have been explicitly certified by EBS development. Container Database (CDB) Architecture (multitenant architecture) with a single Pluggable Database (PDB) (single tenant) Export/Import Oracle Real Application Clusters (Oracle RAC) Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) with Online Tablespace Encryption Conversion 4. Certified Integrations The Certified Integrations list includes items that have been explicitly certified by EBS development.  Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Database 19c Integrated with Oracle Access Manager for Single Sign-on What Remains to be Certified? This section includes all items that are pending certification.  You may subscribe to this blog for the latest in certification announcements.  1. Pending Certifications - Deployments The Pending Certifications - Deployments list includes items that require explicit certification and that we currently plan to certify in the future.  Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) is not currently certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on Database 19c. If you are using or planning to use ISG, you should not perform an upgrade to Database 19c until the certification of Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Database 19c for ISG is announced. Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite, Release 13.1.1.1.0 with Oracle Enterprise Manager 13c Release 3 2. Pending Certifications - Platforms The Pending Certifications - Platforms list includes items that require explicit certification and that we currently plan to certify in the future.  IBM AIX on Power Systems HP-UX Itanium IBM:  Linux on System z Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) 3. Pending Certifications - Database Features and Options The Pending Certifications - Database Features and Options list includes items that require explicit certification and that we currently plan to certify in the future.  Active Data Guard Data Guard Data Masking Database Vault Oracle Label Security (OLS) Transportable Database and Transportable Tablespaces for data migration processes 4. Pending Certifications - Integrations The Pending Certifications - Integrations list includes items that require explicit certification and that we currently plan to certify in the future.  EBS 12.2 with Database 19c Integrated with GoldenGate 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) 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 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

[Contributing Author: Nirzari Raichura] We are pleased to announce that Oracle Database 19.3 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 on-premises. As an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 5 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. 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. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 5 (Patch 29880879:R12.FWK.C)   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) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 customers should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: Text formatting is lost when pasting content from Microsoft Word to Message Rich Text Editor. On a page with a DFF popup on a table, when editing fields that trigger PPR, the DFF segments may be erroneously rendered in the same table cell as a DFF Popup after PPR event. When table rich interactions are disabled, any customization criteria on the saved search return empty results. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 29880879 for additional information. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 4 Now Available New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 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...

EBS 12.2

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Bundle 20 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. 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. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 20 (Patch 29679234:R12.FWK.C) 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)   Who should apply this patch? 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.   What's new in this update? OAF bundle patches are cumulative: they include all fixes released in previous bundle patches. This latest patch also provides fixes for the following issues: Product Branding item is missing under the page layout structure when Home Page mode is set to Framework Simplified. Changing the search type property for a message LOV input from 'StartWith' to 'Contains' does not work as expected. Any table column whose width was reduced by the user before a column freeze will have its width increased to beyond the original width if the LOV window is invoked from an advanced table. Table size calculations during a Partial Page Rendering (PPR) event do not always take into account the current viewport size, with the result that tables are sometimes resized smaller than expected. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 29679234 for additional information. 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 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...

Application Tier

July 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 Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.190716 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190716 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190716 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.190716 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190716 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190716 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 Update10.3.6.0.190716 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 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...

Training

E-Business Suite Technology at OpenWorld 2019

The Oracle OpenWorld 2019 conference is coming soon.  Conference sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16, 2019. A number of us from the Oracle E-Business Suite Development, Product Management and Strategy teams will be attending the conference  and are looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible. This article provides information on how to find Oracle E-Business Suite sessions and activities at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. For detailed and up-to-date information regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Technology participation at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, refer to the following the program guide: Oracle E-Business Suite Technology For information regarding EBS on Oracle Cloud sessions at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, refer to the following: Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud For overall EBS participation at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, refer to the following: Oracle E-Business Suite at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 Program Guide (PDF) Meeting with Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Experts The OpenWorld conference is an excellent opportunity to meet directly with Oracle E-Business Suite technology experts. You can have discussions regarding your specific business or IT questions about Oracle E-Business Suite technology. There are several ways of meeting with EBS Development staff: General sessions: Connect with the speaker of your choice after his or her presentation. DEMOgrounds:  Visit our experts at the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology for On-Premises and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure pod to see the latest news and demos and get answers to your questions.  Scheduled meetings:  If you have confidential or in-depth questions a scheduled meeting is your best option.  Contact your Oracle account manager to set up a meeting in a reserved room in the Moscone On-site Customer Visit Center. 

The Oracle OpenWorld 2019 conference is coming soon.  Conference sessions are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 16, 2019. A number of us from the Oracle E-Business Suite Development, Product...

Application Tier

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 is now available. Many new features and enhancements were requested and voted on by customers using the social media capabilities of the Oracle E-Business Suite Communities on My Oracle Support. Other new features and enhancements reflect continued development of themes introduced in earlier 12.2 releases, including support for modern business models, user interface modernization, and increased operational efficiency. For details regarding the EBS 2019 innovations, see: Announcing Oracle E-Business Suite 2019 Innovations (PDF) The EBS 12.2.9 release update pack (RUP) is delivered on My Oracle Support as Patch 28840850.  Instructions for downloading and applying this latest RUP on top of the EBS 12.2 codeline can be found here: Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.9 Readme (MOS Note 2495027.1) What Does Release 12.2.9 Include? As a consolidated suite-wide patchset, this RUP includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability, performance, and security. Release 12.2.9 is cumulative. That means that as well as providing new updates for this release, it also includes updates that were originally made available as one-off patches for earlier 12.2 releases. For a complete list of new features, refer to: Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents (MOS Note 1302189.1) Common Questions and Answers About Upgrading Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2.x to 12.2.9? A: Yes. Release 12.2.x customers can apply 12.2.9 directly to their environments. EBS 12.2.9 is an online patch, so it can be applied while an existing Release 12.2.x system is running. Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from Release 12.1 to Release 12.2.9? A: No. Release 12.1 customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.9. Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from Release 12.0 to Release 12.2.9? A: No. Release 12.0 customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.9. Q: Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 11i to 12.2.9? A: No. Release 11i customers must first upgrade to Release 12.2 before applying 12.2.9. Additional References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center (Doc ID 1581299.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Documentation - Web Library (Oracle Technology Network) Related Articles Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.5 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Now Available Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.3 Now Avaialble Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Now Available

We are pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.9 is now available. Many new features and enhancements were requested and voted on by customers using the social media capabilities of the...

Certifications

Firefox Quantum ESR 68 Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 for Windows

Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 68 is now certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1  Firefox ESR 68 is certified for both Oracle E-Business Suite web-based (OA Framework/HTML) and Oracle Forms/Java-based interfaces provided the minimum requirements for deployment are met. For additional information refer to the following: Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Minimum Requirements Windows Desktop Operating System Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) Java SE Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE 8 Update 151 and higher Plug-in Support Removed Starting with Firefox ESR 60 Mozilla removed plug-in support starting with Firefox ESR 60. This means Firefox ESR 60 and higher cannot run Forms-based content in EBS using the Java plug-in method.  If your Firefox ESR 60 and higher end-users run Forms-based content in EBS, you must switch from the JRE plug-in to Java Web Start.  What is Mozilla Firefox ESR? Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release based on an official release of Firefox for organizations that are unable to mass-deploy new consumer-oriented versions of Firefox every six weeks.  For more details about Firefox ESR, see the Mozilla ESR FAQ. E-Business Suite Certified with Firefox Extended Support Releases Only New personal versions of Firefox on the Rapid Release channel are released roughly every six weeks.  It is impractical for us to certify these new personal Rapid Release versions of Firefox with the Oracle E-Business Suite because a given Firefox release is generally obsolete by the time we complete the certification. From Firefox 10 and onwards, Oracle E-Business Suite is certified only with selected Firefox Extended Support Release versions. Oracle has no current plans to certify new Firefox personal releases on the Rapid Release channel with the E-Business Suite. EBS Patching Policy for Firefox Compatibility Issues Mozilla stresses their goal of ensuring that Firefox personal versions will continue to offer the same level of application compatibility as Firefox Extended Support Releases.  Oracle E-Business Suite Development will issue new E-Business Suite patches or workarounds that can be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases.  If you report compatibility issues with Firefox personal releases that cannot be reproduced with Firefox Extended Support Releases, your options are: Deploy a certified Firefox Extended Support Release version instead of the Firefox personal version Report the incompatibility between Firefox ESR and Firefox personal to Mozilla Use Internet Explorer (on Windows) or Safari (on Mac OS X) until Mozilla resolves the issue EBS Compatibility with Firefox ESR Security Updates Mozilla may release new updates to Firefox ESR versions to address high-risk/high-impact security issues.  These updates are considered to be certified with the E-Business Suite on the day that they're released.  You do not need to wait for a certification from Oracle before deploying these new Firefox ESR security updates. References Recommended Browsers for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 389422.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Related Articles Firefox Quantum ESR 60 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now

Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release (ESR) 68 is now certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1  Firefox ESR 68 is certified for both...

Client Tier

JRE 1.7.0_231 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_231 on the JRE 7codeline 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.  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_221 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_231 on the JRE 7codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that...

Client Tier

JRE 1.8.0_221 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_221 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 OS X 10.12 (High Sierra). 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_221 on the JRE 8 codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for July 2019 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for July 2019 was released on 16 July 2019. 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: 15 October 2019 14 January 2020 14 April 2020 14 July 2020 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 (July 2019) (MOS Note 2555452.1) 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 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 Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for July 2019 was released on 16 July 2019. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. MOS Note for EBS CPUs A link to the latest available...

Oracle Application Framework

New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 4 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. 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. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 4 (Patch 29679229:R12.FWK.C) 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) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 customers should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: Error on uploading content copied from Microsoft Word to Message Rich Text Editor. The single selection column header text 'Select' is missing from the table. BNE export of table data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet contains incorrect data if the advanced table contains a switcher column child. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 29679229 for additional information. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) Related Articles New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 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

Oracle Unified Directory 12c Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2

(Contributing Author:  Allison Sparshott) We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Unified Directory (12.2.1.3.0) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 and higher.  Oracle Unified Directory can be used when enabling single sign-on capabilities for the E-Business Suite via Oracle Access Manager. How does this relate to Oracle Internet Directory? Oracle E-Business Suite users now have the choice to use either Oracle Unified Directory or Oracle Internet Directory when integrating Oracle E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager for single sign-on.   Should I use Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Unified Directory? From the perspective on an E-Business Suite end-user, both directories offer the same functionality, namely, end-users can log on to the E-Business Suite.  The choice really depends upon your user directory administrators.  You should use the one that meets your user administration requirements the best. Here are the options.  If you're: Running EBS 12.1, you can only use Oracle Internet Directory Running EBS 12.2: you can use Oracle Internet Directory or Oracle Unified Directory Do I need to switch from OID to OUD? No.  You can continue to use Oracle Internet Directory with EBS 12.1 and 12.2.  There is no need to switch from Oracle Internet Directory to Oracle Unified Directory. Can I eliminate both OID and OUD? No.  When integrating E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager, EBS has hardcoded dependencies that require either OID or OUD.  You must have one of these two directories. This article discusses OID but applies equally to OUD now.  The same technical dependencies exist for Oracle Unified Directory and Oracle Internet Directory when integrating the E-Business Suite with Oracle Access Manager.  Certified Platforms Integration with Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.  For information on operating systems supported by Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c and its components, refer to the Oracle Identity and Access Management 12c (12.2.1.3.0) Certification Matrix. References Overview of Single Sign-On Integration Options for Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 1388152.1) Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Access Manager 12c (12.2.1.3.0) using Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate (MOS Note 2339348.1) Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Unified Directory 12c (12.2.1.3.0) (MOS Note 2278051.1) Related Articles Understanding Options for Integrating Oracle Access Manager with E-Business Suite In-Depth: Using Third-Party Identity Managers with E-Business Suite Release 12 Oracle Access Manager 12c and Oracle Internet Directory 12c Certified with EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Oracle Access Manager 11.1.2.3 Certified with E-Business Suite Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 11.1.1.9 Certified with E-Business Suite

(Contributing Author:  Allison Sparshott) We are pleased to announce the certification of Oracle Unified Directory (12.2.1.3.0) with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 and higher.  Oracle Unified...

Application Tier

How to Find the Latest Certifications for OBIA with EBS 12.2 and EBS 12.1

Our colleagues in the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) product management and development teams recently announced the certification of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8 with Oracle Business Intelligence Applications 11.1.1.10.2. If you've implemented Oracle Business Intelligence Applications with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 or Release 12.1, you can find the latest certification information maintained by the OBIA product management and development teams on the following page: Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations Click on the following image for a direct link to the latest OBIA certification document (xls) published on the Oracle Fusion Middleware System Configurations page: References Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Applications Release 11.1.1.10.2 (xls) System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Release 11.1.1.10.1 (xls) System Requirements and Supported Platforms for Oracle Business Intelligence Applications Release 11.1.1.9.2 (xls) Related Articles EBS Support Implications for Discoverer 11gR1 in June 2017

Our colleagues in the Oracle Business Intelligence Applications (OBIA) product management and development teams recently announced the certification of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.8...

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Webcast: Empowering the EBS 12.2 User Experience with Enterprise Command Center (ECC)

Oracle University has a large number of free recorded webcasts that may be of interest to your company.  Our colleagues in Oracle E-Business Suite Development for Enterprise Command Center have recently recorded several webcasts that now available. View this webcast to learn how the Oracle Enterprise Command Center dashboards enable information-driven navigation to help users focus on the right information, at the right time, to make the right decisions. Here is a link to the recorded webcast: Empowering the Oracle E-Business Suite User Experience: Data Discovery and Visualization (39 minutes) Enterprise Command Center Framework is a central technology bringing information discovery and visualization to Oracle E-Business Suite.  Muhannad Obeidat, Vice President of Software Development shares how the Framework democratizes access to data analysis and puts advanced data relationships and data discovery in the hands of everyday business users. New business dashboards expose first-party business data from Oracle E-Business Suite and optionally mash up from data from different systems. Enterprise Command Center is embedded in Oracle E-Business Suite and provides modern, mobile-ready, interactive visualization and guided discovery. This session was presented at Collaborate 2019. References Announcing New and Enhanced Oracle Enterprise Command Centers Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Command Centers (video) Oracle Enterprise Command Centers Quick Start Guide Oracle Enterprise Command Centers Datasheet Related Articles New and Enhanced Oracle E-Business Suite Enterprise Command Centers are Available for You!

Oracle University has a large number of free recorded webcasts that may be of interest to your company.  Our colleagues in Oracle E-Business Suite Development for Enterprise Command Center have...

AD & TXK Tools

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: May 2019 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 May 2019   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 12.2.8 Oct 2018 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 10 Sep 2017 FND Feb 2019 Web ADI RPC Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.7 OAF Update 3 Jan 2019 EBS 12.2.6 OAF Update 19 Nov 2018 EBS 12.2.5 OAF Update 21 Apr 2019 EBS 12.2.4 OAF Update 20 Nov 2018 ETCC May 2019 Web Tier Utilities 11.1.1.9 Daylight Savings Time DSTv33 Apr 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 Web ADI Bundle 5 Jan 2018 Report Manager Bundle 5 Jan 2018 FND Feb 2019 OAF Bundle 5 Jun 2016 JTT Update 4 Oct 2016 Daylight Savings Time DSTv33 Apr 2019 Upgrade to JDK 7 N/A N/A Apply the latest security updates Apr 2019 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 Apr 2019 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 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 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 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 Extended Support Fee Waived for EBS Database 11.2.0.4 or 12.1.0.2 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 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or Oracle Internet Directory 12c or Oracle Unified Directory 11gR2 Migrate from Oracle SSO to Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 or Oracle Access Manager 12c Upgrade to Oracle Internet Directory 11gR1 or 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...

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How Do I Receive the Latest EBS 12.2 and 12.1 Technology News, Updates, and Announcements?

Customers and partners frequently ask:  "How do I receive the latest updates regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Technology?"  Enclosed are some easy steps you can take to receive notifications from Oracle E-Business Suite development, product management and support regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Technology. 1. Subscribe to the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog by email and/or the RSS feed You can subscribe to Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog by email and/or the RSS feed to receive notifications as new articles are published. Option 1:  To subscribe to the EBS Technology Blog email notification, click on the following image, enter your email address and complete the registration process: Alternatively, you can subscribe to the EBS Technology Blog email notification with the following URL:  http://feedburner.google.com/fb/a/mailverify?uri=OracleE-BusinessSuiteTechnology&loc=en_US Option 2:  To subscribe to the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog RSS feed, click on the following image: Alternatively, you can subscribe to the EBS Technology Blog RSS feed by clicking the RSS feed icon located on this blog or by following the instructions for your RSS feed reader.  Note that the EBS Technology Blog RSS feed is as follows:  https://blogs.oracle.com/ebstech/rss 2.  Subscribe to receive email notifications from My Oracle Support for Hot Topics To receive emails from My Oracle Support about product news, SRs, bugs or MOS notes of interest, watch to the following video to complete your MOS account setup: My Oracle Support How to Series: How to use Hot Topics Email notification to subscribe to Support Product News, SRs, Bugs, etc. and events so that you Never Miss an Important Update - [VIDEO] (MOS Note 793436.2) References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center - Documentation (MOS Note 1583110.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Technology Stack Documentation Roadmap (MOS Note 1934915.1) R12.1 / R12.2 : Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents (MOS Note 1302189.1) My Oracle Support How to Series: How to use Hot Topics Email notification to subscribe to Support Product News, SRs, Bugs, etc. and events so that you Never Miss an Important Update - [VIDEO] (MOS Note 793436.2) Related Articles Which EBS Release was that Feature Added In? Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Frequently Asked Questions about EBS Security

Customers and partners frequently ask:  "How do I receive the latest updates regarding Oracle E-Business Suite Technology?"  Enclosed are some easy steps you can take to receive notifications from...

Application Tier

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Bundle 19 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) infrastructure and associated user interface libraries. From time to time, we release updates to Oracle Application Framework to address performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided cumulatively, in either Release Update Packs (RUPs), or Bundle Patches (also known as Bundles) that can be applied on top of the RUPs. The latest RUP or Bundle includes all the updates in the predecessor RUPs or Bundles. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 19 (Patch 29438310:R12.FWK.C) 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) Who should apply this patch? 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.  What's new in this update? OAF bundle patches are cumulative: they include all fixes released in previous bundle patches. This latest patch also provides fixes for the following issues: In the Google Chrome browser, sorting any column in the Notifications Worklist table on the Home Page for a second time gives an error. Any table columns whose width was reduced by the user before a column freeze will have their width increased again if the LOV window is invoked from an advanced table. The scroll bars disappear if a LOV window is opened from an advanced table and then closed. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 29438310 for additional information. 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 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 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) infrastructure and associated user interface libraries. From...

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New OA Framework 12.2.7 Bundle 3 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.7 Bundle 3 (Patch 29232729:R12.FWK.C) 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) Who should apply this patch? All Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 customers should apply this patch. Future OAF patches for EBS Release 12.2.7 will require this patch as a prerequisite.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: When in screen reader mode, a null pointer exception (NPE) is raised if any table columns are based on a message LOV choice bean. Having selected a WebADI template and clicked the Go button in the WebADI LOV window, a script error occurs. When adding more than 30 records to an advanced table, the vertical scrolling is incorrect and the records loading icon hangs. You can also refer to the Readme for Patch 29232729 for additional information. References Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Upgrade Considerations for OA Framework-based Applications (MOS Note 1927975.1) Related Articles 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 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

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Webcast: Technical Essentials for Running EBS on OCI (Updated Apr 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 (81 minutes) Veshaal Singh, Vice President ATG Development, discusses the latest tools and current roadmap for running Oracle E-Business Suite in Oracle Cloud. Provision new instances or migrate your on-premises Oracle E-Business Suite environments to Oracle Cloud to assist with upgrades, disaster recovery or other projects. 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 Collaborate 2019. References Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2517025.1) Related Articles Announcing Our Specialized Getting Started Notes April 2019 EBS Cloud Manager Updates December 2018 OCI Updates (EBS Cloud Manager Enhancements) Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview

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...

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Does EBS Require Licenses for Java?

We recently published a Java usage with Oracle E-Business Suite FAQ to answer questions we frequently receive from customers. This blog article highlights one of the most frequently asked questions we get about Java and Oracle E-Business Suite. Frequently Asked Question about Java and Oracle E-Business Suite Do I need to buy any specific Java SE licenses to use Java with Oracle E-Business Suite? Answer No. Oracle E-Business Suite has dependency on Java for server-based and end-user client-based components. Therefore, Oracle E-Business Suite customers will continue to have access to Java SE without purchasing Java SE Support licenses.  My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1557737.1, Support Entitlement for Java SE When Used As Part of Another Oracle Product, documents this in detail, including the following example: ..."Customer is using Oracle Forms or an Oracle Forms based product, such as Oracle E-Business Suite. Customer is entitled to download and use Java SE updates and patches to run the product on the server. In addition, when the product, like Oracle E-Business Suite, uses client-side Java applications (browser-based or standalone), the customer is entitled to download and install Java SE updates and patches on the desktop PCs used to run Oracle E-Business Suite client applications. Incidental use of the same Java-enabled browser to access non-Oracle Java web-based applications is permitted but not supported." References FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1) Support Entitlement for Java SE When Used As Part of Another Oracle Product (MOS Note 1557737.1) Using Java Web Start with Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2188898.1) Related Articles Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2

We recently published a Java usage with Oracle E-Business Suite FAQ to answer questions we frequently receive from customers. This blog article highlights one of the most frequently asked questions...

Application Tier

May 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps any missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. The ETCC tool was designed to be self-documenting, but you can find an introduction to it in Section 3 of 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 Proactive BP 12.1.0.2.190416 Oracle Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190416 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 12.1.0.2.190416 Oracle Database Patch for Exadata BP 11.2.0.4.190416 Oracle Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190416 Oracle JavaVM Component Database PSU 11.2.0.4.190416 Microsoft Windows Database BP 12.1.0.2.180417 Oracle JavaVM Component 12.1.0.2.180417 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 10.3.6.0.190416 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 February 2019 Updates to EBS Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) November 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) August 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

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

EBS 12.1

Webcast: Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite (Apr 2019)

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users.  Check out the following recording for the latest information and updates on integration options with Oracle E-Business Suite:   Integration Options for On-Premises and Cloud with Oracle E-Business Suite (76 minutes) Rekha Ayothi, Senior Principal Product Manager, presents how Oracle E-Business Suite provides tools and technologies to address various application integration challenges and styles. Learn more about Oracle’s integration offering for cloud, data, event-driven, and process-centric integrations.You will get a better understanding of what Oracle integration technologies you can use 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 Collaborate 2019. Related Articles Reintroducing Rekha Ayothi 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 August 2018 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway

Oracle University has many recorded webcasts that are free to view and useful for Oracle E-Business Suite administrators, developers, and users.  Check out the following recording for the latest...

Which EBS Release Was That Feature Added In?

We are sometimes asked how to find out what new features are in a particular release of Oracle E-Business Suite, or perhaps which release saw the introduction of a certain feature. Such information is certainly published (and indeed for legal reasons must be available), but it may not always be obvious where to look for what you need. This article points you at three documents that each, in its own specific way, offers comprehensive guidance to what's published where. All three documents are available on My Oracle Support: R12.1 / R12.2 : Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents (MOS Note 1302189.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center - Documentation (MOS Note 1583110.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Technology Stack Documentation Roadmap (MOS Note 1934915.1) Differences Between the Documents The Release Content Document provides insight into new features available with the various 12.2.x RUPs. The top-level RCD includes extensive links to product-specific RCDs, for ease of review and searching by product. The Information Center is for when you have a good idea of what you are looking for, but are not sure where it can be found. For example, release notes pertaining to a particular EBS release, or perhaps a Readme. The documents listed here provide an authoritative and comprehensive resource for finding out exactly what changes were made in which release. The Technology Stack Documentation Roadmap  was specifically designed as an easy to use quick reference guide that will help you find documentation (such as a MOS note about a certain feature) as fast as possible - you don't need to know the name of the note, or even that it exists. Simply look in the section of interest (such as external integrations) and see what's available. So feel free to bookmark these three MOS notes in readiness for when you need to find something quickly. And remember there are many other documents that supplement them: one such example was the subject of another recent article in this blog, and is listed for your convenience in the Related Articles section below. References R12.1 / R12.2 : Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.1 and 12.2 Release Content Documents (MOS Note 1302189.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Information Center - Documentation (MOS Note 1583110.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Technology Stack Documentation Roadmap (MOS Note 1934915.1) Related Articles Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS

We are sometimes asked how to find out what new features are in a particular release of Oracle E-Business Suite, or perhaps which release saw the introduction of a certain feature. Such information is...

Client Tier

JRE 1.7.0_221 Certified with EBS Releases 12.2 and 12.1

Contributing Authors: Robert Farrington and Elke Phelps The Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_221 on the JRE 7codeline 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.  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_211/212 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_221 on the JRE 7codeline is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Releases 12.2 and 12.1. Note that...

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JRE 1.8.0_211/212 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_211 and 1.8.0_212 on the JRE 8 codeline are 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 the Java Critical Patch Update (CPU) 1.8.0_211 or the Java Patch Set Update (PSU) 1.8.0_212? We strongly recommend you use the latest Java CPU for your release family, in this case JRE 1.8.0_211. However, some of you may have a specific need to use a Java PSU, in this case JRE 1.8.0_212. For our detailed recommendations on this topic, refer to the following question in our recently published My Oracle Support note, FAQ: Essentials of Java Usage in Oracle E-Business Suite (MOS Note 2510500.1): Question 14: How should Oracle E-Business Suite customers determine which JRE update to use on the client tier at any given point in time? 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 OS X 10.12 (High Sierra). 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) (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) (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_211 and 1.8.0_212 on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with...

Application Tier

Critical Patch Update for April 2019 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2019 was released on 16 April 2019. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. New MOS Note for EBS CPUs To make it easier for you to find the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document, we published a new document, Identifying the Latest Critical Patch Update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (MOS Note 2484000.1).  This new document will always contain a link to the latest available Oracle E-Business Suite CPU document. 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: 16 July 2019 15 October 2019 14 January 2020 14 April 2020 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 (April 2019) (MOS Note 2514102.1 ) 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 January 2019 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for July 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2019 was released on 16 April 2019. Oracle strongly recommends applying the CPU patches as soon as possible. New MOS Note for EBS CPUs To make it easier for you...

Application Tier

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 21 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.5 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.5 Bundle 21 (Patch 28183924:R12.FWK.C) 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 (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? 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.  What's new in this update? OAF bundle patches are cumulative: they include all fixes released in previous bundle patches. This latest patch also provides fixes for the following issues: When the number of attachments reaches the maximum value of the Java int data type, attempting to add a further attachment throws an overflow exception. On navigating to the Data Quality merge request profile attributes page, the Business Profile section fails to load. Users running the IE 11 browser are unable to enter or select data on some pages. Related Articles 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 New User Interface Features in Release 12.2.4 Which JDeveloper Version Works With Your EBS Release?

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

New Bookmark for the Journey

Contributing Author: Robert Farrington Greetings, EBS Technology Blog readers! As some of you may have noticed, on Friday, April 5, 2019, the URL of this blog changed to https://blogs.oracle.com/ebstech. The change was made to better reflect its reason for existing: to provide unmatched insider coverage of the wide range of technology used by Oracle E-Business Suite. This update is the latest stage in the evolution of the EBS Technology Blog that Steven Chan started in 2006. Since Steven updated you at the end of January 2019 about his extended leave, we've continued to provide a comprehensive range of technology updates from our ever-growing team of contributors. You will be pleased to hear that our blog infrastructure support team has made the change seamlessly, with a custom configuration that transparently redirects to our new URL. We do recommend, however, that you update your bookmarks with the new URL. RSS Feed If you are a subscriber to our RSS feed, this too will continue to function in the same way, with no action needed by you. And if you have not subscribed, you are invited to do so by clicking on the orange RSS icon below and towards the right of the blog title banner. The feed is a great way for you to get automated notifications of the articles published on this blog, conveniently and at no cost. Get in Touch Please don't hesitate to let us know how we are doing on any aspect of this blog - what you'd like to see more of, or any other suggestions. You can comment directly on this article, or drop us an email. References Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Blog Related Articles Reintroducing Terri Noyes Reintroducing John Abraham Introducing Tahir Ahmad Reintroducing Angelo Rosado Reintroducing Rekha Ayothi Reintroducing Robert Farrrington Continuing the Journey A New Chapter, Redux Reintroducing Elke Phelps Introducing Kevin Hudson A New Chapter

Contributing Author: Robert Farrington Greetings, EBS Technology Blog readers! As some of you may have noticed, on Friday, April 5, 2019, the URL of this blog changed to https://blogs.oracle.com/ebstech....

Application Tier

DSTv33 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

The DSTv33 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 DSTv33 timezones definitions compared to the previous release: Most of Chile now ends DST on the first Saturday in April (starting 6-Apr-19) and resumes DST in September. Morocco switches to permanent +01 on 2018-10-27. Volgograd moves from +03 to +04 on 2018-10-28. Fiji ends DST 2019-01-13, not 2019-01-20. Use of "PST" and "PDT" for Philippines time. 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) 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 DSTv32 and DSTv31 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1 DSTv28 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 DSTv27 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.1 DSTv27 Timezone Patches Available for E-Business Suite 12.2

The DSTv33 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...

Client Tier

Getting Support for Java Plug-In While Transitioning to Java Web Start

We recently provided guidance that we highly recommend all our Oracle E-Business Suite customers to migrate their Oracle E-Business Suite client tiers to use Java Web Start (JWS) without delay. It's essential to note that as of March 2019, Java Web Start using JRE 8 is the only certified version of Java for the Oracle E-Business Suite client tier that also comes under Premier or Extended Support for Java SE. This raises the question of what support we will provide for Java Plug-In for customers as they transition to Java Web Start. The answer is in two parts: Through to at least September 2020, Oracle plans to continue shipping the components required to launch Java applets on Internet Explorer 11 using Java Plug-in. Oracle E-Business Suite Support will continue to accept service requests against issues found when using the Java Plug-in with EBS until September 2020. Please note that above support schedule is contingent on Microsoft continuing to support the APIs required by the Java Plug-in with Internet Explorer until the dates specified. 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)   Related Articles Migrate to Java Web Start from Java Plug-In Now Availability of Multiple EBS Forms Sessions with Java Web Start Important New FAQ for Java Usage in EBS Java Web Start Now Available for EBS 12.1 and 12.2

We recently provided guidance that we highly recommend all our Oracle E-Business Suite customers to migrate their Oracle E-Business Suite client tiers to use Java Web Start (JWS) without delay. It's...

Hands-On Lab at Collaborate 2019

If you are attending Collaborate 2019, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the latest of our popular hands-on lab sessions. This year's hands-on lab is titled Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager: Deployment, Configuration and Review of EBS Lifecycle Management Capabilities and its key points are outlined in this article. The hands-on lab serves as a practical introduction to Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager. You will use a trial account to deploy Cloud Manager from an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Marketplace image; configure Cloud Manager; and use the One-Click Provisioning and Cloning features to create new environments. In addition, the instructors will demonstrate the steps involved in performing a lift and shift of an on-premises EBS environment to OCI. The hands-on lab will be held in the CC RIVER FL 007D room, and is scheduled to run for approximately two hours on the following dates and times: Sunday, April 7, 1:45 PM – 4:00 PM To register: 11382 (https://app.attendcollaborate.com/event/member/554040) Monday, April 8, 3:15 PM – 5:30 PM To register: 11383 (https://app.attendcollaborate.com/event/member/554041) Note: As places at each session are strictly limited, we highly recommend that you register ahead of time at the indicated links to reserve your spot, and arrive at least 10 minutes early to claim your seat  - any unclaimed places will be released when the session begins. Prerequisites and Skills You will need: Your own Windows laptop or Mac, with: A modern browser such as Firefox, Google Chrome, or Safari PuTTY (or equivalent) Knowledge of: Standard UNIX commands PuTTY (or equivalent) usage We look forward to seeing you at Collaborate 2019! Related Articles EBS on Oracle Cloud at Collaborate 2019 Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Overview References Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (MOS Note 2434500.1) Getting Started with Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud (MOS Note 2066260.1)

If you are attending Collaborate 2019, don’t miss the opportunity to attend the latest of our popular hands-on lab sessions. This year's hands-on lab is titled Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager:...

Reintroducing Terri Noyes

I am pleased to reintroduce you to Terri Noyes, a highly experienced and versatile member of the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology product management team. Terri joined Oracle in 1991, and has held a variety of engineering management and cross-functional leadership positions. Terri started her software engineering career at the General Electric R&D Center in Schenectady, New York, and then joined MIT Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, MA before moving to California for Oracle. She holds an M.S. in Computer Science and Computer Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts. Terri is currently focused on assisting our customers at all stages of their journeys to using EBS on Oracle Cloud. As such, she is one of the key contributors to our sister Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Cloud blog, writing and editing articles on a regular basis. So if you are a reader of that blog, you are already familiar with her work. Having written for the EBS Technology Blog on numerous occasions in the past, Terri will be now doing so again on a regular basis. Don't miss what she has to say! Terri lives in the Boston area with her family and two dogs, Ringo and Charly (loosely named after famous British drummers!) Here are a couple of Terri's recent Cloud Blog posts: New Release Combinations Available With Oracle E-Business Suite Cloud Manager Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.8 Demo Install Image Now Available Related Articles Reintroducing Angelo Rosado Reintroducing Rekha Ayothi Reintroducing Robert Farrrington Continuing the Journey A New Chapter, Redux Reintroducing Elke Phelps Introducing Kevin Hudson A New Chapter

I am pleased to reintroduce you to Terri Noyes, a highly experienced and versatile member of the Oracle E-Business Suite Technology product management team. Terri joined Oracle in 1991, and has held a...

Application Tier

Updated EBS R12 Tools Requirements for IBM AIX on Power Systems

Beginning on May 3rd 2019, Oracle E-Business Suite application tier patches for Releases 12.2, 12.1, and 12.0 on IBM AIX on Power Systems will be built with version 12.1 of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler, which includes new runtime and utilities packages. Customers who plan to apply patches built after May 3rd 2019 to their Oracle E-Business Suite environment must first ensure they meet all the new requirements. This change is needed because IBM is discontinuing support of the previous XL compiler (version 11) that was formerly used for building Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 patches. We are announcing this change now to give our customers time to prepare for, and be compliant with, all requirements for patches generated after the May 3rd 2019 date. We recommend you review the following documentation for all new requirements relating to the IBM AIX on Power Systems platform: Oracle E-Business Suite R12 Operating System and Tools Requirements on IBM AIX on Power Systems (MOS Note 1294357.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (MOS Note 761569.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.2) for IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (MOS Note 1330703.1) Related Articles EBS 12.1 and 12.2 certified on IBM AIX 7.2

Beginning on May 3rd 2019, Oracle E-Business Suite application tier patches for Releases 12.2, 12.1, and 12.0 on IBM AIX on Power Systems will be built with version 12.1 of the IBM XL C/C++ compiler,...

Application Tier

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 18 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means that the latest RUP or Bundle Patch contains everything released earlier. The latest OAF update for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.6 is now available: Oracle Application Framework (FWK) Release 12.2.6 Bundle 18 (Patch 28970079:R12.FWK.C) 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 (Doc ID 1927975.1) Who should apply this patch? 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.  What's new in this update? This bundle patch includes fixes for the following issues: When a mandatory check error is encountered, the physical name of the checkbox is displayed on the error message. After closing the dialog window, column hide on an advanced table does not work. 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 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 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically...

Application Tier

March 2019 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway for EBS 12.1.3

Contributing Author:  Robert Farrington [Note: This article was slightly revised on 19 March 2019, to enhance the structure.] I am pleased to announce availability of consolidated patch for Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3. Oracle strongly recommends all EBS R12.1.3 Integrated SOA Gateway customers apply this set of updates. You can download the patch from here: Patch 28785455:R12.OWF.B - ISG Consolidated Patch for Release 12.1 (19_1_5) This cumulative update includes all previously released ISG updates for EBS R12.1.3, plus minor enhancements and key fixes for stability and performance of the product. View the patch Readme for a complete listing of bugs fixed in this patch. The minor enhancements in this update include: Post-clone script for SOAP and REST based web services provided by Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS R12.1.3. Automated design time operations in multi-node configuration. This patch eliminates the mandate to perform service generation and deployment from the backend for multi-node configuration of Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 (see MOS Note 1081100.1). With this patch, you can generate, deploy SOAP Services, and deploy REST Services from the Integration Repository UI for multi-node environments as well. Key fixes included in this update relate to: REF CURSOR and SYS_REFCURSOR data types in PL/SQL interface types. Design time operation from the Integration Repository UI when the API contains more than 10 operations. References Installing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway, Release 12.1.3 (MOS Note 556540.1) Configuring Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway Release 12.1.2 and Release 12.1.3 in a Multinode Environment (MOS Note 1081100.1) Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.1.3 Implementation Guide Related Articles August 2018 Update to Integrated SOA Gateway Tutorial: Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Oracle E-Business Suite R12.1.3 Configuring Integrated SOA Gateway in Multinode EBS Environments

Contributing Author:  Robert Farrington [Note: This article was slightly revised on 19 March 2019, to enhance the structure.] I am pleased to announce availability of consolidated patch for Oracle...