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Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.3 Now Available

Steven Chan
Senior Director

We are very pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 is generally available for download now:

EBS 12.2.3 Patch 17020683 download

 

Instructions for downloading and applying the patch:

What Does EBS 12.2.3 Include?

This Release Update Pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 release codeline includes new features as well as statutory and regulatory updates, and error corrections for stability, performance, and security. 

This is a consolidated suite-wide patch set. Release 12.2.3 is cumulative and includes new updates as well as updates made available in one-off patches on prior 12.2 releases.

User Experience Modernization

With 12.2.3, the Oracle E-Business Suite incorporates current UI design trends and improves user productivity by including:

  • New look and feel: appears lighter and fresher, with flat rather than dimensional elements, reduced gradients, and white or light colors with splashes of darker color.
     
  • Rich table interaction: allows an end user to scroll through a table if its width exceeds the browser's width, detach a table and work with it as a separate component with a wider width, and re-size and reorder table columns that an end user can then save as a user personalization.
     
  • Worklist header icon: displays by default in all HTML-based pages, the worklist header icon is an alternative to including a worklist region in the Oracle E-Business Suite home page. Users can select the icon to view a summarized list of recent notifications, then click to view and respond to notification details.

For a complete list of new features, see:

Upgrading to EBS 12.2.3

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 11i to 12.2.3?

No.  EBS 11i customers must first upgrade to EBS 12.2 before applying 12.2.3.

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2.3?

No.  EBS 12.0 customers must first upgrade to EBS 12.2 before applying 12.2.3.

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.3?

Yes.  EBS 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.3 directly to their environments.  EBS 12.2.3 is an Online Patch -- it may be applied while EBS 12.2 is running.

How can I prepare for EBS 12.2?

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Comments ( 44 )
  • Vikram Das Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Hi Steven,

    Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Doc ID 1594274.1) talks about StartCD version 12.2.0.47. How do we get this new version of StartCD ?

    - Vikram


  • guest Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Never Mind, I found it mentioned in Article: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1320300.1)

    startCD 12.2.0.47 for R12.2.3 = Patch 17445880 available on My Oracle Support

    - Vikram


  • guest Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Hi

    Are there any videos or images of the new UI features available please?

    Thanks


  • guest Tuesday, December 17, 2013

    Hi, Guest,

    Not yet. We'll try and get some soon.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Thanks.

    In simple terms, if you are currently on 12.1.3, and you have many modules and many customised workflows, will we have to re-do all our customisations, or are many of them untouched by the patching?


  • Hussein Sawwan Wednesday, December 18, 2013

    Hi Guest,

    Please see (Deploying Customizations in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1577661.1)), "Section 6.6: Oracle Workflow". The doc should answer your question.

    Regards,

    Hussein


  • Arvind Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Hi Steven,

    As its mentioned, EBS 12.2.3 is an Online Patch -- it may be applied while EBS 12.2 is running. But at one point of time/any point of time we may require downtime?

    a) If you can give an idea, how much downtime would be required for this?

    b) Anything else to be taken care of?

    c) Link to document on 12.2.3 new features?

    Regards,

    ARvind


  • Steven Chan Thursday, December 19, 2013

    Hi, Arvind,

    Patches or updates applied to EBS 12.2.x environments are applied while the system is running. There is a very short, predictable downtime when you restart your EBS application tier server. The database server does not need to be restarted.

    For an overview of how Online Patching works, see:

    Webcast Replay Available: Technical Preview of EBS 12.2 Online Patching

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/webcast_replay_available_technical_preview

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Francisco Martínez Thursday, January 2, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    I have applied patch 12.2.3 on a new fresh environment.

    Do you have any estimated date that this version 12.2.3 will support Oracle Database 12c?

    Thanks in advance.

    Happy new year 2014 !!!

    Kind regards,

    Francisco Mtz.


  • Steven Chan Friday, January 3, 2014

    Hi, Francisco,

    Happy New Year.

    Our certification of EBS 12.2 + Database 12c is still underway. It's going well but will take a bit longer to complete.

    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.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Adrian L Monday, January 6, 2014

    Hi Steven

    Are there any videos or images of the new UI features available yet please?

    Thanks

    Adrian


  • Steven Chan Monday, January 6, 2014

    Hi, Adrian,

    No, not yet. We've got plans to produce some materials around that; stay tuned.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Kabeer Khan Sunday, January 19, 2014

    Hi Adrian

    I could manage to create a video on new UI in Release 12.2.3. Please have a look at this video on YouTube here - http://youtu.be/6DeLUkmFB4w.

    Regards

    Kabeer

    www.aclnz.com


  • guest Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Hello Steven,

    We are thinking of upgrading our Apps to 12.2.3. Concern is about the Hardware sizing 12.2.3 Apps. Is there any document available for the same? Any suggestions highly appreciated.

    Thx

    Alex


  • Robert Farrington Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    Hello Alex,

    The principal standard reference source for hardware sizing is "Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide: Using Rapid Install" (Part No. E22950), available in the Release 12.2 Documentation Library at http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E51111_01/current/html/docset.html

    Chapter 1, "Getting Started", includes sections on CPU, Memory, and Disk Space Requirements, and Database and Application Tier Sizing Guidelines.

    Regards,

    Robert.


  • Adrian L Friday, February 14, 2014

    Thanks Kabeer - just got round to watching the video.

    Steven - Are any radical EBS UI changes being looked at to make people think it is something other than EBS?

    Best regards

    Adrian


  • Sara Woodhull Friday, February 14, 2014

    Hi Kabeer,

    Thanks for sharing your informative video!

    Sara


  • Sara Woodhull Friday, February 14, 2014

    Hi Adrian and all,

    The new user interface (UI) in Release 12.2.3 is one step on the evolutionary path we are taking to refresh the Oracle E-Business Suite UI over the course of several releases. Now that Release 12.2 is out, you will see a lot of changes coming to the UI for EBS over the next couple of years.

    The main changes in the UI for 12.2.3 are:

    -- a fresher, cleaner look and feel with new colors, shading, and so on

    -- user personalization of tables including reordering and resizing table columns

    -- "detachable" tables that allow you to see a maximized table in a popup over the base page so you can see more rows at once

    -- horizontal scrolling for very wide tables

    For future releases, we will be doing a lot more changes to the EBS UI: making it more touch friendly for tablets, enhancing the global header at the top of the page, and much more.

    Stay tuned!

    Sara


  • Kabeer Khan Saturday, February 15, 2014

    Hi Sara

    You are welcome. Looking forward to experience the touch friendly UI in E-Business Suite!

    Regards

    Kabeer


  • AN Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Hi Steven - is the patch scheduled to be released for linux x86_64 platform?

    regards


  • John Abraham Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Hello AN,

    You should pick the 'Linux x86' value from the pulldown menu.

    As noted in the 12.2 Linux IUN (MOS Note 1330701.1):

    "E-Business Suite Release 12 middle tier patches are generally built on Linux x86, and users should pick Linux x86 when choosing platform-specific 12.2 patches to be applied on Linux x86-64 middle tiers. 32bit E-Business Suite Linux x86 patches can be applied on 64-bit Linux x86-64 operating systems."

    This is also stated in the information icon (with the 'i' in it) beside the 'Platform or Language' pulldown menu in the web page for downloading the 12.2.3 patch.

    thanks,

    John


  • guest Friday, March 14, 2014

    Hi! Steven,

    When I try to start the Vision database using /u01/install/VISION/scripts/startvisiondb.sh, I get an error. It is not able to get to addbctl.sh and addlnctl.sh.

    This script is looking for the file in /u01/install/VISION/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/VISION_localhost

    where as the script is in

    /u01/install/VISION/11.2.0/appsutil/scripts/VISION_ebs

    Am I missing something?

    Thanks,

    Guninder.


  • Steven Chan Friday, March 14, 2014

    Hi, Guninder,

    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 log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Utpal Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    I did install R12.2 with startCD 46 but is there any way if I can automate patches from startCD 47 to apply on R12.2.0 base instance?

    Regards,

    Utpal


  • Steven Chan Thursday, March 27, 2014

    Hi, Utpal,

    No, I'm afraid that there are no automated options at this point. We're examining ways of automating these types of updates in future releases.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Friday, March 28, 2014

    Is there a similar white paper with benchmark numbers for Oracle EBS 12.2 on Exastack? The current white paper only benchmarks 12.1.3, Deploying Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exadata Database Machine, and we well know that the move from iAS to Weblogic increases cpu and memory load considerably.


  • Steven Chan Friday, April 4, 2014

    Hi, Guest,

    No, we don't have any EBS 12.2+Exastack benchmarks yet. I'll post updates on this blog if we produce some.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Reinder Monday, April 14, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Do you have any estimated date that this version 12.2.3 will support Oracle Weblogic Server 12c?

    Regards Reinder


  • Steven Chan Monday, April 14, 2014

    Hello, Reinder,

    It's something we're evaluating for a future release.

    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.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Friday, April 25, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Is there any documentation for upgrade from 12.1.3 to 12.2.3 from functional and technical point of view?

    Regards,

    Sunil


  • Steven Chan Friday, April 25, 2014

    Hi, Sunil,

    I'm a technology stack specialist. I do not have visibility into functional upgrades. I'd recommend logging an SR with the products for which you have upgrade questions.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Eric Maldonado Friday, May 2, 2014

    I would like to hear from anyone who has upgraded to 12.2.x in a small instance where they are only using GL,AP,FA, HRMS, Tresury and Cash Management.

    I have read through the enhancement documents and see no need to upgrade, but the consultant is pushing to upgrade.


  • guest Monday, May 5, 2014

    Eric,

    What release are you currently on and what arguments is the consultant giving you to upgrade? If you are on 11.5.10.2, then yes, I can see a strong reason to upgrade ASAP. If you are on 12.1.3 already and are not 24x7, then the reasons could be much less compelling.

    Regards


  • guest Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Do we have any estimated date that this version 12.2.3 will support Oracle Database 12c?

    Thanks,

    Nikitha


  • Steven Chan Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Hi, Nikitha,

    This certification is underway. We're making good progress but it's not ready for general use yet.

    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.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Awadhesh Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    Can we implement SAML 2.0 or 1.1 SSO in E-Business Suits 12.2 without SOA Gateway as we take this POC as E-Buisness 12.2 standalone and that is not going to integrated with any other system.?

    SSO is among the E-Business 12.2 instances running in different environments through OHS/External Weblogic Server.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Awadhesh


  • guest Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Hi Steven,

    I understand that APEX is not certified with 12.2.3. We are working on an upgrade project and are looking to use APEX, but have concerns about when it will be 'certified'. Is there a reason that APEX would not be certified soon? Is there a date?

    Thanks

    Joel


  • Steven Chan Friday, August 8, 2014

    Hi, Joel,

    We're working on certifying APEX with EBS 12.2.x right now. The current whitepaper for EBS 12.1 is being updated to handle implications arising out of the Online Patching-related architecture change between the two releases.

    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.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • mariel econg Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Hello Steven,

    We just upgraded to Oracle EBS 12.2.3 version and we are unable to update the Person form under HRMS Manager. When saving, it reneders a Server Disconnect error. Any tips?

    Thanks,

    Mariel


  • Steven Chan Thursday, February 5, 2015

    Hello, Mariel,

    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 log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • guest Saturday, March 12, 2016

    Hi Steve,

    We have a client for them ORACLE suggest to go for EBS 12.2.4 application and database 12c .They are using ODA x5-2 machines .I am not sure why oracle suggested them to use Oracle EBS 12.2.4 but not 12.2.5 .As oracle always recommends thier client to go for latest version that is 12.2.5 as it has all bug fixed and new features added.

    I need your suggestion in installing,upgrade application and database .

    1)Do we have any issues directly installing 12.2.5 application on ODA X5-2 machines ?.

    2)If i am downloading 12.2.0 software from edelivery.oracle.com site ,I will get startCD version 46 and when i try to make the stage using stagebuild.sh script.Its reporting OHS(11.1.1.6) media is missing from stage and the fact is OHS is not available on edelivery.oracle.com site itself and OHS (11.1.1.6) not recommended .

    Upgrading oracle EBS to 12.2.4 is nightmare from EBS 12.2.0 because of patches ETTC script will report.

    Could you please suggest the easy path to upgrade application to 12.2.4 from 12.2.0 with minimum steps?.

    4)If i am using latest StartCD version called 50 or 51 ,Its looking for

    11204/12c Database and OHS 11.1.1.7 & 9 respectively ..But 12c database and latest OHS is not available in 12.2.0 downloaded media itself.

    Can i put 11204/12c database ,OHS 11117 &11119 in 12.2.0 media and build stage?.

    5)There is no direct software available for EBS version 12.2.3 & 12.2.4 from ORACLE. As these are released as RUPs.

    Can we get this on a request?

    6)If i am doing FRESH installation of Oracle EBS 12.2.0 , What is the startCD version i should use(46,47,48,49,50,51)?.so that i have to perform minmum steps to upgrade application from 12.2.0 to 12.2.4?.

    Thanks

    Abdul Wasiq


  • Steven Chan Wednesday, March 30, 2016

    Hello, Abdul,

    I'm sorry that you're encountering issues with this. I'll answer a few of your conceptual questions, but this blog isn't the best way of getting support for these kinds of operational questions.

    1. There are no issues with running EBS 12.2.5 on Oracle Database Appliance servers.

    2. I would recommend trying the download again. Your problem description suggests that either it was interrupted prematurely.

    6. We strongly recommend that you use the latest StartCD 51 that we recently announced. I would also recommend that you upgrade to EBS 12.2.5 instead of EBS 12.2.4.

    Please log formal Service Requests via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) for your other questions to get one of our specialists engaged.

    Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

    Regards,

    Steven


  • Scott Monday, May 2, 2016

    Hello,

    Does EBS R12.2.x require WebLogic to be run as the middleware or is the legacy IAS product able to run on this version?

    Thanks,

    Scott


  • Steven Chan Tuesday, May 3, 2016

    Hello, Scott,

    EBS 12.2 replaces the older iAS/OC4J infrastructure with WebLogic Server. You do not need to purchase additional WebLogic Server licences to upgrade to EBS 12.2. See:

    Glimpses of E-Business Suite 12.2: WebLogic Server and Online Patching

    https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/glimpses_of_e_business_suite

    Regards,

    Steven


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