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New OA Framework Consolidated Update Patch for Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

[July. 21, 2011 update: This patchset leaves the OA Framework version number unchanged at 12.1.3, not]

[Jul. 5, 2011 update: revised title and text for better search optimisation]

All of the web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite 12 depends upon the Oracle Application Framework (OAF or "OA Framework") user interface libraries and infrastructure.  Updates to OA Framework are generally delivered as part of the major Release Update Pack cycle. 

For example, the EBS 12.1.3 Release Update Pack was released in August 2010.  That Release Update Pack included the ATG 12.1.3 Family Pack, which, in turn, included the latest level of OA Framework libraries for that release.

Given the central nature of these libraries, it's a significant event when the OA Framework team releases a standalone set of updates outside of the usual Release Update Pack delivery cycle.  They have just released a new consolidated OA Framework patchset that can be applied on top of EBS 12.1.3:

Screenshot of download page for patch 11894708


What's New in this Patch?

This is an important patch for E-Business Suite 12.1.3 users.  It contains more than 25 enhancements and critical updates for OA Framework functionality. We strongly recommend that all EBS 12.1.3 users apply this patch.

Updates in this patch include:  
  • Few rows are missing while exporting data from a table.
  • NoDefException when user selects a value from Look Ahead LOV
  • Segment values are cleared when a value is entered in a segment.
  • User is able to login and see the previous users list of responsibilities on the same PC
  • Graphs not rendering properly in Linux Machines
  • Insufficient privileges' issue encountered while doing forward to Embedded mode URL
  • NullPointerException encountered in OASlideMenuUtil when attempting to create commercial surrogate quote.
  • Segments not aligned to the parent segments when flex bean is added under message component layout.
  • NullPointer Exception thrown in AdvancedTable pages when the Accessibility mode is set to Screen Reader Optimized.
  • Key flexfield segments are blanked out or populated with incorrect values.
  • LOV not working in Screen Reader Optimized accessibility mode.
  • "Portlet Not Available' error in E-Business Suite Portlets integrated with WebCenter 11g.
  • Intermittent FND_NO_DATABASE_CONNECTION error observed in Configurable Home Page.
  • Invalid date error shown when attempting to enter a Daylight Saving Time (DST) change date.
  • Support to retrieve the Page Name through Javascript.
  • Ability to display errors associated with the context segment at attribute level also.
  • Support to export file as .tsv when FND_EXPORT_MIME_TYPE is set to "text/tab-separated-values".
  • Support for enabling sorting in the classic table columns that are added under a layout.
  • Serbian language support in OA Framework. This is a common fix for both Latin Serbian script and Cyrillic Serbian script.
  • Support for enhanced Popup indicators.

And, as a word for the wise: it is likely that future emergency OAF patches for EBS 12.1.3 will require this patch as a prerequisite.


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Comments ( 24 )
  • guest Monday, May 23, 2011
    Warning to Trade Management users, this patch will cause several major screens to no longer work correctly. See the following My Oracle Support Note:
    "Framework patch 11894708 causes java exception errors on Create Claim, Claim line and on TM System Parameters screen [ID 1323953.1]"
    On a more positive note, I did apply this patch at a couple customers where they do not use Trade Management, and it's fixed several issues and caused no new issues for them. For my client using Trade Management though, we encountered the issues in the referenced note.
  • Steven Chan Monday, May 23, 2011
    Hello, Guest,
    Thanks very much for the tip for Trade Management users. It appears that the Trade Management fix for bug 12572001 is moving ahead nicely as of today.
  • guest Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Hi Steven. I see there are no NLS translations for this patch. Being a Framework patch, I think maybe there's no need for translations, but I just wanted to make sure about it.
  • Steven Chan Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Hi, Hiroshi,
    Correct: no translations are needed for this patch.
  • Gareth Roberts Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Hi Steven,
    Is there also a new JDeveloper (client) patch that accompanies this - we have already found connectivity may be lost to server with 12.1.3 JDev? Also we notice some funny white foreground on some text / icons etc ... has this patch gone through rigorous testing?
  • Steven Chan Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Hi, Gareth,
    I'm not aware of any accompanying JDeveloper patches for this. Can you provide a Service Request number for the issues that you mentioned?
  • Gareth Roberts Monday, June 13, 2011

    Hi Steven, first SR is 3-3817147741 for the white background on text/icons. Thanks, Gareth.

  • Steven Chan Tuesday, June 14, 2011

    Hi, Gareth,

    Thanks for letting me know about this. We've isolated the problem and pursuing a fix for this now. Please watch your SR for updates on this.



  • guest Monday, July 18, 2011

    Hi Steven,

    I have just installed this patch. Apparently it was successful but when I go to the diagnostics page the version is still OA Framework 12.1.3. Maybe this is normal. Could you please confirm?



  • Steven Chan Thursday, July 21, 2011


    Yes, this is normal. This patchset doesn't change the OA Framework version number listed on the diagnostics page. That version number remains at 12.1.3 even after the application of this patch. [Side note: that was not consistent with our standards, so this behaviour will change with subsequent iterations of OAF consolidated patchsets].



  • Venkat Tuesday, August 23, 2011


    can you just let me know that can we directly upgrade 11.5.9 to 12.1.3 ?? If so, plz provide me the list of patches to be applied or any specific document regarding the 11.5.9 to 12.1.3 upgrade ??? thanks in advance..


  • Steven Chan Wednesday, August 24, 2011


    You cannot upgrade directly from 11.5.9 to 12.1.3. The best starting point for planning your upgrade is the EBS Upgrade Resources Roadmap (Note 461705.1).

    If you need assistance with planning your upgrade, drop me a line and I can connect you with our R12 Center of Excellence consulting team.



  • Parag Wednesday, September 14, 2011

    Hi Steven/ Garath,

    How to disable this white foreground color of text in 12.1.3?

    Is there any profile option?

  • Steven Chan Friday, September 16, 2011

    Hi, Parag,

    It's certainly possible to customize the EBS scheme. That's outside of my area of expertise, though, so I don't have specific tips on how to do this. I'd recommend logging a formal Service Request against OA Framework for assistance with this.



  • Gareth Roberts Monday, November 21, 2011

    Hi Parag / Steven,

    Issue with white background on text/icons/CSS issues caused by was fixed by deleting the cabo cache (for reference SR 3-3817147741).



  • Steven Chan Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Hi, Gareth,

    Thanks for pointing this out. We're tracking this internally and will be re-releasing the README for this patch noting this as a known issue.



  • Carlos Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Hi, I installed the patch on linux 64 and the layout of apps manager is broken, I did not find any reference to clearing cabo cache in the readme, but I did find doc 742107.1 that instructs to clear two directories ($OA_HTML/cabo/images/cache


    $OA_HTML/cabo/styles/cache) on server for cabo.. that plus clearing the IE browser cache did the trick.

    think you should add this info on the post since it has not been added to the readme file


  • Steven Chan Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Hi, Carlos,

    I'd like to investigate this further. Do you have an Service Request number with the details of what you encountered?



  • Carlos Wednesday, April 11, 2012

    Hi Steven, I did not log a service request number as I was able to resolve the issue, not sure what sort of details would you need, it was a 'clean' demo VIS instance with the 12.1.3 just installed, running on Oracle Linux 5.6 64 bits running on ESXi 5.

  • Steven Chan Thursday, April 12, 2012

    Hi, Carlos,

    We need Service Requests with sufficient details to reproduce these issues in a controlled environment. This is especially true for customer-reported issues that we didn't encounter in our own tests. We didn't see this in our own tests, so we need to understand what happened in your environment that triggered the issue specifically for you.

    If you encounter this issue again in a different environment, it would be very helpful if you could log an SR and drop me a line with the number.



  • Attiq Ahmed Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Hello Steven,

    We have completed our second iteration of the application upgrade from to R12.1.3,

    During our first Iteration users were not able to see active responsibilities so we ran Workflow Directory Services User/Role Validation” with below parameters:

    p_BatchSize – 10000 (Default Value 10000)

    p_Check_Dangling – Yes (Default value No)

    Add missing user/role assignments – Yes (Default Value No)

    Update WHO columns in WF tables – No (Default Value No)

    We had to change the Profile value of Cross Business group to

    "Yes" and the issue was resloved.

    Now in the second iteration we are not able to see any responsibilities on the configurable homepage.

    We are using the workaround by changing the profile value of "FND: Disable Configurable Homepage" "True"

    I have also raised one SR for this "SR 3-6028819131"

    Have faced this issue before? Can you advise how make responsibilities appear on the configurable homepage?

    Thank you

  • Steven Chan Friday, August 3, 2012

    Hello, Attiq,

    I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

    We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

    Your best bet would be to continue to work through your Service Request for this. If it gets stuck in the support process for some reason, you should contact Support and ask to speak with an Escalation Manager to get it back on track.



  • guest Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Hi Steven,

    We are planning to upgrate the EBS from R12.1.3 to R12.2. Is there any major impact for OAF files.


    Is I have to take any step before upgrade for my custom OAF page.

    thanks and regards


  • Steven Chan Thursday, March 28, 2013

    Hello, Deivasigamani,

    EBS 12.2 isn't available yet. When it's released, I wouldn't expect that your OAF customizations will require any rework.

    Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.



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