ATG 12.1.3 Release Update Pack Required by Feb 2012 for Premier Support

If you're already running any of the E-Business Suite 12.1 releases -- 12.1.1, 12.1.2, or 12.1.3 -- you don't need to be concerned about yesterday's article about 12.0 minimum baselines. Even better, you should be reassured that EBS 12.1 Extended Support fees have been waived for the first year.

However, there is one important thing from yesterday's article that you may have missed.  We will certify all new EBS 12.1 patches on the following technology stack baseline after February 1, 2012:

Screenshot of download page for ATG 12.1.3 Release Update Pack

Staying current if you're on EBS 12.1.1 or 12.1.2

The simplest solution for all EBS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 customers is to apply the suite-wide EBS 12.1.3 Release Update Pack. We recommend that all EBS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 upgrade to 12.1.3.

If you need to stay on 12.1.1 or 12.1.2 for a while, you still must apply the ATG 12.1.3 Release Update Pack by February 1, 2012 to be eligible for Premier Support.  The ATG 12.1.3 RUP is cumulative and includes all important technology stack updates released individually for EBS 12.1.1 and 12.1.2.

Keeping on top of EBS support policies

All E-Business Suite sysadmins should regularly review the two interlocking support policy documents that affect your environments' support status:

  1. Oracle's Lifetime Support Policy
    Specifies support dates for major EBS release codelines (e.g. EBS 11.5.10.2, 12.0, 12.1) -- and by implication, the latest EBS patchset for a given codeline. The Lifetime Support Policy presents support definitions and dates for three different levels of support:  Premier, Extended, and Sustaining. 

  2. E-Business Suite Error Correction Support Policy (Note 1195034.1)
    Specifies support principles for EBS release update packs for a given EBS releases codeline covered by Premier Support.  Examples of EBS release update packs (RUPs) include EBS 12.0.2, 12.0.3, 12.0.4, 12.0.5, 12.0.6, 12.1.2, 12.1.3. 
What about E-Business Suite technology stack components?

It's important to remember that Fusion Middleware and database components in EBS instances are separate from the the ATG Release Update Packs and are governed by their own support policies and dates.  This applies to the technology stack components installed by the E-Business Suite Rapid Install (e.g. Oracle Forms, OC4J, database).  This also applies to external standalone components (e.g. Oracle Single Sign-On, Discoverer, SOA Suite) that you may have integrated with your E-Business Suite environment.

You must also plan to update those technology stack components on an ongoing basis.  If you're interested in learning more about the implications of Fusion Middleware and database support windows for E-Business Suite users, see these two articles:

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Comments:

Hi, I've already applied the previously released 12.1.3 on http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/ebs_1213_available. Do I need to apply this ATG patch on top of that? I noticed they have different patch numbers and the instructions are similar but apparently there's additional stuff
thanks

Posted by guest on January 27, 2012 at 04:09 PM PST #

Hi, Guest,

If you've applied the suite-wide EBS 12.1.3 Release Update Pack, then you're done. That Release Update Pack includes the ATG 12.1.3 content. There's nothing else that you need to apply to comply with the minimum baseline requirements.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on January 30, 2012 at 10:41 AM PST #

We have already applied this patch (i.e. R12.ATG_PF.B.Delta.3, Patch 8919491) but it is only showing for few products R12.XX.B.3.
Which modules this patch goes to upgrade and what exactly we need to upgrade the whole eBusiness from 12.1.1 to 12.1.3?

Posted by guest on June 02, 2012 at 01:47 AM PDT #

Guest,

R12.ATG_PF.B.Delta.3, Patch 8919491 provides bug fixes and enhanacements for the Applications Technology Group (ATG) Product Family.

For a list of products and links to the Release Notes for products within Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Release 12.1.3 refer to the Product Release Notes section of the Bulletin : Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Readme for Release 12.1.3 (R12.ATG_PF.B.delta.3, Patch 8919491).

The following is a link to the My Oracle Support Bulletin : Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Readme for Release 12.1.3:
https://support.oracle.com/CSP/main/article?cmd=show&type=NOT&doctype=REFERENCE&id=1066312.1

Upgrading from Relase 12.1.1 to Release 12.1.3 provides a number of benefits including the following:
- Keeps you E-Business Suite enviornment current with Oracle Support policies
- Updates your E-Business Suite enviornment with bug fixes and enhancements
- Positions you to continue to receive the latest bug fixes, enhancements and critical patch updates for your E-Business Suite environment

Thanks,
Elke

Posted by Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) on June 05, 2012 at 06:16 AM PDT #

Thanx Elke for your comments.
But our concern is, we have already applied this patch and post-install, so why it is showing R12.PRODUCT.B.3 only for few products?

Posted by guest on June 05, 2012 at 08:14 AM PDT #

Instead of applying maintenance pack, would it be beneficial to apply the following Delta.3 patches one by one (Product By Product) to avoid several errors/complaints from end users?

Oracle Applications Technology Release 12.1.3 (R12.ATG_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 8919491
Oracle Customer Releationship Management Release 12.1.3 (R12.CC_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9249345
Oracle Financials Release 12.1.3 (R12.FIN_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9147733
Oracle Human Resource Management System Release 12.1.3 (R12.HR_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9114911
Oracle E-Business Suite Diagnostics Release 12.1.3 (R12.IZU.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9239092
Oracle Procurement Release 12.1.3 (R12.PRC_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9249354
Oracle Projects Release12.1.3 (R12.PJ_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9147711
Oracle Supply Chain Management Release 12.1.3 (R12.SCM_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9245674
Oracle Value Chain Planning Release 12.1.3 (R12.SCP_PF.B.DELTA.3) Patch 9245525

Thanx.

Posted by guest on June 05, 2012 at 08:41 AM PDT #

Guest,

Please note the general rule is that family packs are not the same as release update packs (previously referred to as consolidated updates).

You may review the general rule regarding this in the following articles:

- Identity Crisis: Are Patches to EBS 11.5.9 Equivalent to 11.5.10? (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology) https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/patches_to_ebs_1159_equivalent_to_11510
- Which Are Better: Family Packs or Consolidated Updates? (Oracle E-Business Suite Technology) https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/which_are_better_family_packs

Thanks.
Elke

Posted by Elke Phelps (Oracle Development) on June 08, 2012 at 02:46 PM PDT #

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