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startCD options to install Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2

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The startCD for Oracle E-Business Suite has been replaced with Patch 17873425. This patch is now available in My Oracle Support.


Screenshot of download page for patch 17873425 startCD


The new startCD includes more than a dozen bug fixes, support for  Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) and it also includes JDK 7 as part of the standard E-Business Suite installation (as opposed to JDK 6 installed by the startCD

As a general principle, we recommend using the latest startCD (currently, to install and upgrade to the latest Oracle E-Business Suite Release (currently 12.2.3). However, not all customers may be able to do this immediately, especially if their internal testing cycles were initiated on previous JDK versions.

Two supported upgrade paths are available. Choose the one that best suits your needs:

  • Use startCD to upgrade to Release 12.2.2 or 12.2.3. This will include JDK7 as part of the installation.
  • Use startCD to upgrade to Release 12.2.2 or 12.2.3, in conjunction with the AD/TXK.Delta.3 patches. This will retain JDK6.

Note: With regard to the second option above, the compatibility of the AD/TXK.Delta.3 patches with both JDK 6 and JDK 7 gives you the flexibility to upgrade from 12.2.2 to 12.2.3 and retain JDK6. We  recommend moving to JDK 7 at your earliest opportunity.


These are the permutations:

startCD Version JDK Version AD/TXK Codelevel Release Supported
startCD JDK6 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.2/R12.AD.C.delta.2 12.2.2
startCD JDK6 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.3/R12.AD.C.delta.3 12.2.3
startCD  JDK7 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.2/R12.AD.C.delta.2  None
 startCD  JDK7 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.3/R12.AD.C.delta.3 12.2.2
startCD JDK7 R12.TXK.C.DELTA.3/R12.AD.C.delta.3 12.2.3

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