Friday Feb 27, 2015

OBIA 11g: Configuring BIAPPs with External LDAP Authentication

(in via Julie)

Wanting to configure Business Intelligence Applications (BIAPPS) with External Authentication?

The Oracle Business Intelligence Application (OBIA) Support team have provided a new document to assist:

OBIA 11g How to Configure BIAPPs with External LDAP Authentication
Doc ID 1984267.1

This document provides steps to configure BI Applications 11g with External Authentication, and is available from the My Oracle Support (MOS) - Knowledge section.

Prior to implementing the steps outlined in this document, BI Applications should be installed and set up as detailed in the BI Applications 11g Installation Guide. Once that is completed it can be configured to use an external LDAP for authentication.

Seeking assistance for OBIA ...

Some of the available links that you may be interested to visit include:

  • Information Center: OBIA Release 7.9.6.x and Later
    Doc ID 1406496.2


  • Troubleshooting Assistant: Product Information for OBIA
    Doc ID 1318707.2


  • OBIA: Getting Started with an OBIA 11.1.1.8.1 Install
    Doc ID 1672298.1


  • Oracle BI Applications 11.1.1.7.1 to 11.1.1.8.1 Upgrade Guide
    Doc ID 1673221.1

  • Oracle Technology Network (OTN):
    Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations [Link]

Questions specific to OBIA ...

For questions or an issue that you can not identify - visit the OBIA Community as a first step on your way to a solution: :

My Oracle Support Community
OBIA

Thursday Feb 26, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.1.106

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) 11.1.2.1.x and is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Strategic Finance PSU 11.1.2.1.106
Patch 20521598

This PSU can be applied to the following releases of existing HSF installations:


  • 11.1.2.1.000
  • 11.1.2.1.000 PSE 12962687
  • 11.1.2.1.000 PSE 13998029
  • 11.1.2.1.000 PSE 15931389
  • 11.1.2.1.101
  • 11.1.2.1.102
  • 11.1.2.1.103
  • 11.1.2.1.103 PSE 18149512
  • 11.1.2.1.104
  • 11.1.2.1.105

The HSF PSU 11.1.2.1.106 is a cumulative patch and also includes the fixes from previous 11.1.2.1.x releases.

Refer to the Readme file prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes a full list of the defects fixed, along with additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for HSF Patch 20521598 - simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Questions specific to Hyperion Strategic Finance ...

The My Oracle Support Community "HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.506

The following Patch Set Updates (PSU) have been released for Oracle Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.x.

These PSU downloads are available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Essbase Server 11.1.2.3.506

Patch 20184072: Essbase Server

Hyperion Essbase Client 11.1.2.3.506

Patch 20184078: Essbase RTC
Patch 20184067: Essbase Client
Patch 20184082: Essbase MSI

These PSU releases can be applied to the following releases of existing Hyperion Essbase installations:


  • 11.1.2.3.000
  • 11.1.2.3.001
  • 11.1.2.3.002
  • 11.1.2.3.003
  • 11.1.2.3.500
  • 11.1.2.3.501
  • 11.1.2.3.502
  • 11.1.2.3.503
  • 11.1.2.3.504
  • 11.1.2.3.505

Note: Versions listed may not have been released for all Essbase components.

Supported for use with Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.506 are:

  • Essbase Administration Services (EAS) 11.1.2.3.505
  • Essbase Analytic Provider Services (APS) 11.1.2.3.505
  • Essbase Studio 11.1.2.3.505

Refer to the Readme files prior to proceeding with these PSU implementations for important information that includes the supported paths per component, along with a full list of the defects fixed, additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen for each of the Hyperion Essbase components..


To locate the latest Essbase Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates at anytime visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for Oracle Hyperion Essbase
Doc ID 1396084.1

Why not share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

For questions specific to Hyperion Essbase ...

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion Essbase" is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion Essbase

Wednesday Feb 25, 2015

OAUG eLearning - Overview of Resources For EPM System Certification & Maintenance

The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) have scheduled an eLearning session for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM):

Overview of Resources Available to Help You with
Oracle Hyperion EPM System Certification and Maintenance

Tuesday 10th March 2015 2:00PM ET

This is one hour session is being presented by Oracle Proactive Support - Business Analytics (EPM/BI) engineer Grzegorz (Greg) Reizer.

Greg will go through key resources that will enable you to keep your EPM System up-to-date and avoid unnecessary downtime.

The session will cover:

  • Certification - making sure your system is supported now and in the future
  • Patching - recommendations, tools and resources
  • Instrumentation - useful tools for EPM system maintenance


"This OAUG eLearning program is co-hosted by the OAUG Education Committee and the OAUG Customer Support Council exclusively for OAUG members."
- Oracle Applications Users Group


Visit the OAUG website for more details and OAUG eLearning recordings.

OAUG | Education & Events


DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in referenced social media and third party websites are those of individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Oracle.

Monday Feb 23, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.3.505

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) 11.1.2.3.x and is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Strategic Finance PSU 11.1.2.3.505
Patch 20417772

This PSU can be applied to the following releases of existing HSF installations:


  • 11.1.2.3.000
  • 11.1.2.3.000 PSE 16957075
  • 11.1.2.3.100
  • 11.1.2.3.100 PSE 17933055
  • 11.1.2.3.500
  • 11.1.2.3.501
  • 11.1.2.3.502
  • 11.1.2.3.503
  • 11.1.2.3.504
  • 11.1.2.3.504 PSE 20207130

The HSF PSU 11.1.2.3.505 is a cumulative patch and also includes the fixes from previous 11.1.2.3.50x releases.

Refer to the Readme file prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes a full list of the defects fixed, along with additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for HSF Patch 20417772 - simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Questions specific to Hyperion Strategic Finance ...

The My Oracle Support Community "HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Sunday Feb 22, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.508

Hyperion Product Management have advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.x

This PSU is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Financial Reporting PSU 11.1.2.3.508
Patch 20230795

This PSU can be applied to the following releases:


  • 11.1.2.3.500
  • 11.1.2.3.500 - PSE 18467894
  • 11.1.2.3.500 - PSE 18609854

  • 11.1.2.3.501
  • 11.1.2.3.502
  • 11.1.2.3.503
  • 11.1.2.3.505

NOTE: If your Financial Reporting server is on Solaris, you will need to apply the PSU 11.1.2.3.503 (Patch 19570230) first before applying this PSU.

The PSU 11.1.2.3.508 is the next release following PSU 11.1.2.3.505 and addresses several issues, which are listed within the Readme file. It is a cumulative patch and includes the fixes from previous 11.1.2.3.50x releases.

Ensure to review the Readme file prior proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.

Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Hyperion BI+ FR Patch 20230795 - click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

For questions specific to Hyperion FR ...

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion Reporting Products" is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion Reporting Products

Friday Feb 20, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Financial Close Management 11.2.3.502

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Financial Close Management (FCM) 11.1.2.3.x.

This PSU download is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Financial Close Management PSU 11.1.2.3.502
Patch ID 19787624

This PSU can be applied to the following releases only:

  • 11.1.2.3.501
  • 11.1.2.3.500

This PSU Prerequisites includes (where applicable):

  • Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition (FDMEE) -
    where configured:
    - FDMEE Patch 18633103; or
    - FDMEE 11.1.2.3.520 Patch 18202833 or higher.

  • Oracle Application Development Framework (ADF) Patch 19586149 -
    Apply to all nodes and servers - refer to the patch ReadMe for ORACLE_HOME environment variable setting.

Prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation refer to the Readme file for important information. In addition to the details of new features and full list of the defects fixed, the Readme file contains important support information that includes prerequisites, install details for applying patch, post-installation instructions, and tips & troubleshooting information.

It is important to verify that the requirements and support paths for this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.

To share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for FCM Patch ID 19787624- click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Have a question for FCM specificially ....

The My Oracle Support Community "Hyperion Financial Close Management" is the ideal first stop to seek & find product specific answers:

Hyperion Financial Close Management (MOSC)

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1



Thursday Feb 19, 2015

Statement of Direction: EPM and Oracle Data Integrator


Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and Oracle Data Integrator
Statement of Direction

February 2015


Oracle Product Management have released the Statement of Direction for Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Oracle Data Integrator (ODI). This document is available from My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:


Oracle Enterprise Performance Management and
Oracle Data Integrator Statement of Direction

UPDATE
The document is currently being updated
and is not available for review at this time.
We will advise accordingly once available
.


This document provides an overview of the strategic plans related to the use of Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) with the Knowledge Modules (KM’s) provided for the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) products. 

It is intended solely to help you with licensing questions related to current versions of EPM and ODI, and to plan your data integration strategy for future releases of the Oracle EPM products.  

This document explains the future plans for the Hyperion Planning (Planning) and Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) Knowledge Modules.

MORE INFORMATION:

Tuesday Feb 17, 2015

Business Intelligence Cloud Service - General Information

(In via Tanya)

Are you new to Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS)?

If so, are you looking for some design tips regarding write-back and cache; implementing dashboard comments and BICS Visits Tracking?

The following My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Documents contain presentations from Product Management; providing information and easy to follow demo slides.

Business Intelligence Cloud Service (BICS)
Write Back and Cache Design Tricks

Doc ID 1965192.1


How to Implement Dashboard Comments on
Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS) Using APEX

Doc ID 1965205.1


Business Intelligence Cloud Services (BICS) Visits Tracking
- Model Design Overview

Doc ID 1965207.1


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

The Oracle Help Center - Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service section contains informtion for Getting Started, details on How To Perform Top Tasks, along with Videos, Tutorials and Documentation in HTML, PDF, Mobi and ePub formats:

Oracle Help Center - Oracle Business Intelligence Cloud Service


Monday Feb 16, 2015

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.4.001

The following Patch Set Update (PSU) has been released for Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) 11.1.2.4.x and is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.

Hyperion Strategic Finance PSU 11.1.2.4.001
Patch 20458658

This PSU can be applied to the following releases of existing HSF 11.1.2.4.000 installation.

Refer to the Readme file prior to proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes a full list of the defects fixed, along with additional support information, prerequisites, details for applying patch and troubleshooting FAQ's.

To review the Support Platform information along with those detailed within the Readme file visit:

EPM - Supported Platforms Matrices
OTN - EPM Support Platforms

It is important to ensure that the requirements and support paths to this patch are met as outlined within the Readme file and the relevent Supported Platfrom Matrix. The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen.


Share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for HSF Patch 20458658 - simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

Questions specific to Hyperion Strategic Finance ...

The My Oracle Support Community "HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products" is an ideal place to seek & find product specific answers:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

To locate the latest Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for the EPM products visit the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Article:

Available Patch Sets and Patch Set Updates for
Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Products

Doc ID 1400559.1

Sunday Feb 15, 2015

OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Crash Issues

(In via Debbie)

We are pleased to advise the following NEW Knowledge Document for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)  which is now available in My Oracle Support:


OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Crash Issues
Doc ID 1964727.2


This Knowledge Document guides you through a series of steps to assist in investigating a crash in an OBIEE 11g environment.

Along with the Overview and Getting Started sections, details are provided for Investigating a Crash and Common Crash Symptoms. If an issue is not resolved, the important information to provide within a Service Request are also outlined.

Where more information is required, the References section provides links to related documents, and a useful list of the Log & Configuration File Locations.

Additional Information:

If encountering Stuck Threads or Hang Issues, refer to our previous Blog post:

OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Stuck Threads or Hangs

Before proceeding to troubleshoot any issues Oracle highly recommends the latest Bundle Patch Set available be installed. For more information on the latest releases please refer to the following Knowledge Document:

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets
Doc ID 1488475.1

Questions specific to OBIEE ...

For questions or an issue that you can not identify - visit the OBIEE Community as a first step on your way to a solution: :

My Oracle Support Community
OBIEE

Friday Feb 13, 2015

OBIA 11g - Bundle Patches

(In via Julie)

The Oracle Business Intelligence Analytics (OBIA) 11g series recently initiated the use of Bundle Patches to release error corrections, performance optimizations, and incremental features.

Information relating to the OBIA Bundle Patches release cycles and versioning has been made available in the My Oracle Support (MOS) Knowledge Document:


OBIA 11g Bundle Patches
Doc ID 1937898.1


The Bundle Patches are made available to download from MOS via a patch number. In addition to the timing and numbering information, the "OBIA 11g Bundle Patches" Document provides direct links to the MOS | Patches & Updates section for each of the patch numbers, along with the related Knowledge Document for that release.

Questions specific to OBIA ...

For questions or an issue that you can not identify - visit the OBIA Community as a first step on your way to a solution: :

My Oracle Support Community
OBIA

Thursday Feb 12, 2015

OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Stuck Threads or Hangs

(In via Debbie)

We are pleased to advise the following NEW Knowledge Document for Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE)  which is now available in My Oracle Support:

OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Stuck Threads or Hangs
Doc ID 1962112.2

Please note this document replaces the article mentioned in this previous announcement

This Knowledge Document describes the steps and methods to assist with troubleshooting Stuck Thread Issues in an OBIEE 11g installation.

The Getting Started section describes Stuck Threads and how to check for them. This is followed on by details on how to troubleshoot and avoid Stuck Threads. Links to examples of Stuck Thread Issues and Stuck Thread Log File entries are also provided.

Before proceeding to troubleshoot a Stuck Thread Issue Oracle highly recommends you install the latest Bundle Patch Set available. For more information on the latest releases please refer to the following Knowledge Document:

OBIEE 11g: Required and Recommended Bundle Patches and Patch Sets
Doc ID 1488475.1

Questions specific to OBIEE ...

For questions or an issue that you can not identify - visit the OBIEE Community as a first step on your way to a solution: :

My Oracle Support Community
OBIEE

Tuesday Feb 10, 2015

EPM Patch Set Updates - January 2015

The following are the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (January 2015).

 The "Patch" ID links will access the patch directly for download from "My Oracle Support" (login required).

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.3.x

Hyperion Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.503
- Patch 19927906
Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management 11.1.2.3.504
- Patch 20246497
Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Framework 11.1.2.3.506
- Patch 20029854
Hyperion Reporting and Analysis for Interactive Reporting 11.1.2.3.507
- Patch 20029985
Hyperion Hyperion Disclosure Manager 11.1.2.3.585
- Patch 20071624

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.2.x

Hyperion Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.504
- Patch 20068553

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.1.x

Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Financial Reporting 11.1.2.1.140
- Patch 19795722

NOTE: Some patches listed may have been released a few days outside of the stated month.

To view the patches released over previous months visit the earlier Blog posts:


December 2014
August 2014
April 2014

November 2014
July 2014
March 2014

October 2014
June 2014
February 2014


September 2014

May 2014
January 2014

Monday Feb 09, 2015

Patch Set Update: Smart View 11.1.2.5.400

Hyperion Product Management have advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.x

This PSU is available from the My Oracle Support | Patches & Updates section.


Oracle Smart View for Office PSU 11.1.2.5.400
Patch 20327649

This Smart View PSU can be applied to the following releases:

  • 11.1.2.x
  • 11.1.1.4.x

When upgrading from release 11.1.1.3.x and earlier, Oracle recommends uninstalling Smart View before installing release 11.1.2.5.400.

NEW FEATURES

For details of New Features in this release refer to:

Oracle Smart View for Office New Features

This document is available on the Oracle Help Center site for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.4 documention:

Enterprise Performance Management System
Documentation Release 11.1.2.4

The documentation viewing options include HTML (default), PDF, Mobi and ePub.

INSTALLATION

Smart View 11.1.2.5.400 uses a single installer for 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Microsoft Office. The installer is automatically displayed in the language as set in the Microsoft Windows Region and Language environment settings.

Installation options and related details are outlined within the Readme File. These include Autodeployment in EPM System, from the EPM Workspace, from OBIEE, and Silent Installation.

README FILE

Ensure to review the Readme file prior proceeding with this PSU implementation for important information that includes additional support information, defects fixed listing, prerequisites and installation details for this PSU.

The Readme file is available from the Patches & Updates download screen and via the Oracle Help Center | EPM | Readmes | Oracle Smart View for Office 11.1.2.5.400

Why not share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for Smart View Patch 20327649 - simply click the "Start a Discussion" and submit your review.

The patch install reviews and other patch related information is available within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

More information on Oracle Smart View for Office is available on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) | Oracle Smart View for Office website, which includes an Overview, Documentation links and Tutorials.

About


This blog talks about the latest news and upcoming events initiated by the EPM/BI Proactive Support Team.

Authors:

italia.nowodworska@oracle.com
torben.hein@oracle.com
paul.anderson@oracle.com
julie.foster@oracle.com





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