Friday Aug 29, 2014

EPM 11.1.2.2.x & 11.1.2.3.x Support with IE 11

(in via Stef)

The Product Management team have released a knowledge article for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) 11.1.2.2.x and 11.1.2.3.x containing details for EPM support with Internet Explorer (IE) 11:

Policy for Supporting EPM System 11.1.2.2.500 and 11.1.2.3.500
with Internet Explorer 11
Doc ID 1920566.1

This article outlines how Oracle supports EPM System Web Clients when running in Internet Explorer 11. It also contains reference for the future support of IE 11 along with known issues.

TIP: In My Oracle Support mark the Knowledge Article as a "Favorite" to allow the document to be easily located and reviewed for future updates.

Have a question relating to Product Certification - the My Oracle Support Communities contains Certification sub-spaces which are an ideal first stop location for seeking Certification answers:

My Oracle Support Communities (MOSC)
Hyperion Certification for EPM
Certifications for BI

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Strategic Finance 11.1.2.3.502

The Hyperion Product Management have advised the release of a Patch Set Update (PSU) for Hyperion Strategic Finance (HSF) 11.1.2.3.x.

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

Hyperion Strategic Finance PSU 11.1.2.3.502
Patch 18831805

This PSU is 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

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.


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

Want to share your experience about installing this patch ...

In the MOS | Patches & Updates screen for HSF Patch 18831805 - 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

Monday Aug 25, 2014

Patch Set Update: Hyperion Essbase 11.1.2.3.502

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 11.1.2.3.502

Patch 18950479: Essbase Server

Hyperion Essbase Client 11.2.3.502

Patch 18950453: Essbase RTC
Patch 18950474: Essbase Client
Patch 18950482: Essbase MSI

Hyperion Essbase Administration Services (EAS) 11.1.2.3.502

Patch 17767626: Essbase Server
Patch 17767628: Essbase Console MSI

Hyperion Analytic Provider Services (APS) 11.1.2.3.502

Patch 18907738: APS Services

Hyperion Essbase Studio 11.1.2.3.502

Patch 18907980: Essbase Studio Server
Patch 18907987: Essbase Studio Console MSI

Refer to the Readme files prior to proceeding with these PSU implementations 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.


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

Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

EPM System Standard Deployment Video Series

(in via Jan)

A four-part video series on deploying Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) System Products has been made available within the Oracle EPMWebcasts YouTube channel.

This video series is designed for system administrators. It provides an overview of how to deploy EPM System products using the standard deployment methodology.

Deploying EPM System Using Standard Deployment video series:

Part 1 - Overview [3:12]

Describes the EPM standard deployment and details each of the videos in the series.

Part 2 - Preparing for Deployment [3:41]

Discusses how to prepare for an EPM standard deployment.

Part 3 - Installing and Configuring an Initial Instance of EPM System [4:11]

Outlines the steps to install and configure an initial instance of EPM System components..

Part 4 - Scaling Out and Installing EPM System Clients [4:00]

Provides an overview of the steps to scale out EPM System components and install EPM System client software.

More information is available within the PDF document:

EPM System Standard Deployment Guide 11.1.2.3


To view and and access other Oracle EPM Webcast videos visit:

Oracle EPM Webcasts YouTube Channel

To view and download all of the EPM product documentation visit the Oracle Technology Network (OTN) EPM Documentation Library.

In addition to the Oracle EPM Webcasts YouTube channel these videos along with other EPM related product videos and information are available in the Oracle Learning Library (OLL) - visit:

Oracle Learning Library - EPM Consolidation and Planning Videos

Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: Error Correction Support has Ended - What to do to keep receiving bug fixes and enhancements

A reminder that Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) 11.1.1.6.x "Error Correction Support" ended in April 2014.

OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x: End of Error Correction Support
Doc ID 1642219.1

Although already outlined in previous posts, the support team is still receiving numerous requests for patchsets on older versions of OBIEE.

Every version within a product's life cycle has an "End of Error Correction Support after a defined Grace Period" date.  The grace period for OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x expired one year after the release of OBIEE 11.1.1.7.0. 

With OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x now supported under the Oracle Lifetime Support Policy (PDF), it is important to be aware that development will no longer provide the following for OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x:

  • one-off patches
  • back-port fixes
  • patch sets or bundle patches

This means there is no further addressing of errors, bugs or enhancements within OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x.

Further information on OBIEE Error Correction Support is outlined in knowledge article:

Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Error Correction Support
Doc ID 1664916.1

Customers with existing OBIEE 11.1.1.6.x environments should ensure they are on the terminal release of OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12.

The OBIEE 11.1.1.6.12 release was made available in September 2013. Details for the related patch numbers and direct links to download are listed in knowledge article:

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

Upgrading to OBIEE 11.1.1.7.x ...

The download details for the latest version of OBIEE 11.1.1.7.x are also available within the knowledge article:

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

There are several resources available to assist with an upgrade to OBIEE 11.1.1.7.x. A recommended first stop is the knowledge article:

Doc ID 1517518.1 OBIEE Upgrade Advisor 11.1.1.x to 11.1.1.7.0

As part of Oracle Documenation Library for OBIEE 11.1.1.7 the following direct link to the HTML documenation section 1.7:

1.7 Moving from 11.1.1.3, 11.1.1.5, or 11.1.1.6 to 11.1.1.7

Additional related information is also available in:

Doc ID 1349983.2 Information Center: OBIEE Release 10g and Later


Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
OBIEE

Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Stuck Threads or Hangs

(in via Steve)

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) support team have released the following new knowledge article for OBIEE:

OBIEE 11g: Troubleshooting Stuck Threads or Hangs
Doc ID 1906192.1

This article provides troubleshooting steps and methods to assist with troubleshooting "stuck thread" issues in an OBIEE 11g installation.

Have a question or an issue that you can not identify - why not speak to the Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition Community as a first step on your way to a solution?

My Oracle Support Community (MOSC)
OBIEE

Monday Aug 11, 2014

Patch Set Update: Oracle Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.3.502

Hyperion Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.3.502
Patch Set Exception ( Patch 19606205)

A Patch Set Exception (PSE) was released for the DRM PSU as initially detailed below. This PSE is a standalone patch and applicable to DRM PSU 11.1.2.3.502 installations.
Post update: 16th September 2014

A Patch Set Update (PSU) for Oracle Data Relationship Management (DRM) 11.1.2.3.x has been released.

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


Oracle Data Relationship Management PSU 11.1.2.3.502
Patch 19317051

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.

Want to 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 can viewed within the My Oracle Support Communities. Visit the Oracle Hyperion EPM sub-space:

Hyperion Patch Reviews

For other Oracle Data Relationship Management questions and assistance visit the My Oracle Support Community:

HPCM, HSF, DRM & Other Products

Friday Aug 08, 2014

Patch Set Update: BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.3.502

Hyperion Financial Reporting PSU 11.1.2.3.502 (Patch 19033046) is no longer available.

The PSU has been marked obsolete and FR PSU 11.1.2.3.503 Patch 19570230
made available. Refer to Blog post for more information on this later release.

Post update: 16th September 2014

The 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 11.1.2.3.502
Patch 19033046

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 PSU 18183723

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.

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

Thursday Aug 07, 2014

Q&A For Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3 Advisor Webcast

(in via Mel)

Webcasts are a great way to gain that extra knowledge that could help with the day-to-day use of your product.

These Webcasts also give the opportunity to ask questions about the content covered.

Did you attend the recent Advisor Webcast?

Want to Discover the New features for
Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.00 and 11.1.2.3 Webcast?

Doc ID 1676701.1

We are pleased to let you know that the Q&A's from this webcast have now been published.


Advisor Webcast Q&A Thread

If you attended this Webcast and asked a question you may see it in the list.

Here are just a few to get you started:

  • Do you have error trapping for command line business rules launcher?
  • Is this command launcher available for essbase only? will it be available for planning?
  • Can we launch sequences/rule sets through command line launcher?
  • Are these CDF's built in or require install/registration?
  • Is the list of CDF's listed in documentation?

There are plenty more in the Essbase Community Subspace ...

Advisor Webcast Q&A Thread

Advisor Webcast Q&A: Want to Discover the New features for Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.00 and 11.1.2.3.500 for Essbase?

Interested what Webcasts have been scheduled for the future?

Perhaps you would like to see a previous Webcast recording and access the material used during the presentations ... then visit:

Oracle Business Analytics Advisor Webcast
Schedule and Archive Recordings

Doc ID 1456233.1


Did you know ... if you are active in the MOS Communities you will see posts advising when new Advisor Webcasts are scheduled ...

Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

OBIEE 11g: Configuration Management for OBIEE in Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c

(in via Senthil)

The Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition (OBIEE) support team have provided a new knowledge article for OBIEE configuration management:

OBIEE 11g: Configuration Management for OBIEE in
Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c
Doc ID 1912834.1

This article will assist in understanding how to use Enterprise Manager Cloud Control to manage OBIEE configurations and includes:

  • Compare configuration data to detect changes
  • Compare patches applied across different systems
  • Create custom Comparison Templates
  • Use Configuration Extensions to collect additional files/data

The article also assists in identifying changes in configuration that maybe resulting in differences in the behavior of similar systems.

The content by itself will not fix "performance" but its use is beneficial to identify differences in configuration between slow and fast performing systems that would be expected to behave the same.

An article of interest relating to slow performing Dashboards ... visit:

OBIEE 11g: How To Diagnose Slowly Performing Dashboards
using Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
Doc ID 1668236.1

Monday Aug 04, 2014

EPM Patch Set Updates - July 2014

The following is Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Patch Set Updates (PSU) released last month (July 2014).

 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 Tax Provision 11.1.2.3.502
- Patch 19219410
Hyperion Financial Management 11.1.2.3.501
- Patch 18792393

Oracle Hyperion 11.1.2.2.x

Hyperion BI+ Financial Reporting 11.1.2.2.501
- Patch 19128780
Enterprise Performance Management 11.1.2.2.500
- Patch 18659116
Single download includes:
- Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting
- Hyperion BI+ Web Analysis
- Hyperion BI+ Workspace
- Hyperion Calculation Manager
- Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect
- Hyperion Financial Close Management
- Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management
- Hyperion Financial Management
- Hyperion Financial Reporting
- Hyperion Planning
- Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management
- Hyperion Shared Services
- Hyperion Strategic Finance
- Oracle Crystal Ball
- Oracle Financial Data Quality Management ERP Integration Adapter for Oracle
Enterprise Performance Management Client Installers 11.1.2.2.500
- Patch 18856417
Single download includes:
- Hyperin Strategic Finance
- Predictive Planning
- Hyperion Financial Management

QMR for Solvency II

Oracle Insurance Quantitative Management and Reporting for Hyperion Financial Management 2.2.0.0.100
- Patch 19129891


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:

June 2014 EPM PSU Released
May 2014 EPM PSU Released
April 2014 EPM PSU Released
March 2014 EPM PSU Released
February 2014 EPM PSU Released
January 2014 EPM PSU Released

Friday Aug 01, 2014

Business Analytics Monthly Index - July 2014

The following provides quick links to recent Proactive Support Blog postings from over the month just past.

Welcome to the Monthly Index posting for July 2014.

Within each section the items are shown in chronological order.


Oracle Business Analytics
- Proactive Support Blog


Monthly Index - July 2014
General Summary Link
June 2014 Index Posting
- Review the previous month's Index page.
My Oracle Support Accreditation For Business Analytics
- Program that increases expertise and ensures MOS is used to it's full potential.
Meet the New Features in My Oracle Support Community
- Learn more on the changes introduced into MOS 14.3.
Business Intelligence (BI) Summary Link
OBIEE Sample App V406 - Try It Live
- The URL and details to access Sample App V406 via the web.
OBIEE Sample App V406 - Learn More
- Oracle BI Tech Team short videos to assist with the OBIEE Sample App V406.
OBIEE Version 11.1.1.7.140715
- OBIEE 11g 11.1.1.7.140715 Bundle Patch download details.
OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140715 Bugs Fixed List
-Details for obtaining the listing for the Bugs fixed in OBIEE 11.1.1.7.140715.
Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Summary Link
Hyperion Performance Scorecard - Statement of Direction
- Detailing Oracle’s Product Strategy, Support Policy & Recommendations for HPS.
EPM Patch Set Updates - June 2014
-Listing of EPM Patches released during May 2014.
Oracle University courses for EPM 11.1.2.3
- Listing of several available EPM 11.1.2.3 courses offered by Oracle University.
QMR for Solvency II - PSU 2.2.0.0.100
-PSU for Oracle Insurance Quantitative Management and Reporting for HFM.
Patch Release: EPM 11.1.2.2.500
- Access details and information for the EPM 11.1.2.2.500 Patch Set Update.
Hyperion BI+ Interactive Reporting - Statement of Direction
-Detailing Oracle’s Product Strategy, Support Policy & Recommendations for IR.
New White Paper released: ERP Integrator and FDM Enterprise Edition: Understanding the Account Reconciliation Manager (ARM) Data Loading Process
- WP fro ERPi and FDMEE providing informatiion on ARM Data Loading.
Using FCM/ARM? Find out about managing "Completeness" of ARM Data Loads
-Details relating to completeness errors: Missing Profiles, Unmapped Accounts, Invalid Profiles.
Procedure to clone Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management Single Node Environment
- Article providing details for cloning FCM Single Node environments - prod to test.
Advisor Webcast Summary Link
Recording of Advisor Webcast: New Features for Calculation Manager 11.1.2.3.x for Essbase
- AW 16-Jul-14: Providing information on how to use the New System Templates, Command Launcher, Customer Defined Functions, Run Time prompt and Analyzing Business Rules via the wizard..
  (Recording of this presentation is available via Doc ID 1456233.1)
For more information on future webcasts and archived recordings
visit Doc ID 1456233.1.

View all Monthly Index posts since October 2013 via the category:
Monthly Index


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