If your E-Business Suite Release 11i or 12 environment is configured to support Daylight Saving Time (DST) or international time zones, it's important to keep your timezone definition files up-to-date. They were last changed in January 2010 and released as DSTv13. DSTv14 is now available and certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and 12.
Is Your Apps Environment Affected?
When a country or region changes DST rules or their time zone definitions, your Oracle E-Business Suite environment will require patching if:
- Your Oracle E-Business Suite environment is located in the affected country or region OR
- Your Oracle E-Business Suite environment is located outside the affected country or region but you conduct business or have customers or suppliers in the affected country or region
We last discussed the DSTv13
on this blog. The latest "DSTv14" timezone definition file
is cumulative and includes all DST changes released in earlier time zone
definition files. DSTv14 includes changes to the following timezones
since the DSTv13 release:
Patches Are Required?
- America/Tijuana, America/Santiago,
In case you haven't been following our
previous time zone or Daylight Saving Time (DST)-related articles,
international timezone definitions for E-Business Suite environments are
captured in a series of patches for the database and application tier
servers in your environment. The actual scope and number of patches that
need to be applied depend on whether you've applied previous DST or
timezone-related patches. Some sysadmins have remarked to me that it
generally takes more time to read the various timezone documents than it
takes to apply these patches, but your mileage may vary.
published the following Notes which identify the various components in
your E-Business Suite environment that may need DST patches: