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October Updates to AD and TXK for EBS 12.2

Robert Farrington
Applications Technology Integration

We continue to release updates to EBS 12.2 technology stack (TXK) and Applications Database (AD) components based on customer feedback.  We released the first set of updates in March 2014, the second set in May 2014, the third set in July 2014, and have now made available a fourth set of critical updates.

If you are on Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, we strongly recommend that you apply these two newly-released patch collections (bundle fixes) at your earliest convenience:

New ebs 12.2 patches

Applying these on top of AD Delta 5 and TXK Delta 5 respectively will bring you to the recommended codelevel for AD and TXK:

  • AD Delta 5 (Patch 18283295) + Bundle Fixes (Patch 19581770)
  • TXK Delta 5 (Patch 18288881) + Bundle Fixes (Patch 19445058)

Important: You must always keep your AD and TXK codelevels synchronized.

What Is a Codelevel?

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 patches are grouped into codelines. A codeline begins with a point release (for example, Release 12.0) and progresses to include all the patches created to maintain that point release. Patches associated with codelines implement a set of features for a point release, and also provide fixes for that set of features. Such a unique set of product features for a point release is referred to as a a codelevel. You can think of it as the code you get when you apply a set of patches: in other words, it is defined by the patches that deliver it. Codelevels are cumulative, with each containing the initial set of features plus all the fixes created for that product.

Benefits of the Latest Codelevel

There are several important reasons you should adopt this latest recommended AD/TXK codelevel:

  • It includes a number of significant fixes and improvements.
  • New patches to implement code fixes will only be appliable to the latest AD/TXK codelevel.
  • No code fixes will be created for earlier AD/TXK codelevels.

How Can I Get To the Latest Codelevel?

Installation instructions are here:

Further information about these bundle fixes can be found in:

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Comments ( 3 )
  • Dawna Roberts Friday, October 24, 2014

    Hi Robert, We hit a bug in AD/TXK RUP5 that prevents us from being able to change the apps or schema passwords using the cloning utility or FNDCPASS, etc. I did not see a fix included in the bundle patch for this issue. We have had an SR open on this issue for over 2 months now and have not had any update in over a month. See SR 3-9488806471 : R12.TXK.C.Delta5 - adcfgclone.pl changes APPS_NE incorrectly to all EBS Schema password

    This will become a high priority issue for us within the next month as we will have some consultants rolling off our project. Our security policy dictates that we change the apps password as well as any other passwords that the consultants accessed. Is there any chance that this issue will be fixed soon?



  • Robert Farrington Friday, October 24, 2014

    Hi Dawna,

    I'm sorry you are experiencing difficulty in getting this issue resolved.

    Looking at the SR, I see that the Escalation Status shows it has never been escalated. Given the deadline you mention, doing so now would be reasonable. That will increase the internal priority of the issue and help expedite a solution for you.



  • Dawna Roberts Friday, October 24, 2014

    Hi Robert,

    Thank you I have requested escalation for this SR.


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