Discoverer 11.1.1.7 Certified with E-Business Suite

Oracle Business Intelligence Discoverer is an ad-hoc query, reporting, analysis, and Web-publishing tool that allows end-users to work directly with Oracle E-Business Suite OLTP data.

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Discoverer 11g (11.1.1.7) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release.  Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.7.0, also known as FMW 11gR1 Patchset 6.  Certified E-Business Suite releases are:
  • EBS Release 11i 11.5.10.2 + ATG RUP 7 and higher
  • EBS Release 12.0.6 and higher
  • EBS Release 12.1.1 and higher

Certified Platforms

Oracle Discoverer Release 11g R1 Patch Set 6 (11.1.1.7) is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For platform details, see:

References


Comments:

Steven,

Safe to assume that the Discoverer certification does not include EBS 12.2?

Thanks,
--Floyd--

Posted by Floyd on June 06, 2013 at 11:37 AM PDT #

Hi, Floyd,

EBS 12.2 isn't released yet, so, yes, this announcement only covers EBS 11i, 12.0, and 12.1 today.

When EBS 12.2 is released, it's safe to assume that the latest Discoverer version will be certified with it.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on June 06, 2013 at 02:09 PM PDT #

Is Discoverer 10g certified with EBS R12? Or do we have to be on 11g in order to go to R12?

Posted by guest on August 14, 2013 at 06:52 AM PDT #

Hello, Guest,

Extended Support for Discoverer 10g ended in December 2011. All Discoverer 10g users should upgrade to 11g immediately, regardless of whether you're running EBS 11i, 12.0, or 12.1.

It is safe to assume that future releases like EBS 12.2 will only be certified with Discoverer 11g.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 14, 2013 at 08:19 AM PDT #

Hello Steven,
Could you tell me when premier support ends for this version of Discoverer? Is there a difference in support levels if Discoverer is used standalone or with EBS as a source? And is there an Oracle note on Support that I can refer to?

Thanks for the help,
Andy.

Posted by guest on August 19, 2013 at 12:18 AM PDT #

Hello, Andy,

All support dates are published in the Lifetime Support Policy documents available here:

http://www.oracle.com/us/support/lifetime-support/index.html

As you can see from the Middleware document, Discoverer 11gR1 has Premier Support to June 2014, and Extended Support to June 2017.

EBS support dates do not affect Discoverer support dates. For more details, see:

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

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 20, 2013 at 08:58 AM PDT #

Hello steven

can you kindly explain or point to a doc that explains the improvments for discoverer regarding to version 11.1.1.4 or 6

regards

Posted by guest on August 23, 2013 at 03:50 AM PDT #

Hello, Guest,

These patchsets are collections of bug fixes. They don't deliver any new functionality. You can review the README or the release notes to see whether there are any lists of bugs. If not, you can log a Service Request against the Discoverer product to have a specialist help you out with that.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 23, 2013 at 07:45 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

From the Oracle Life Support Policy, I see that the Premier Support for Discoverer 11gR1(11.1.1.x) ends in June 2014. Does it cover all three products: Discoverer Administrator, Discoverer Desktop, and Discoverer Plus?

Also, we are planning to upgrade from 10g (Desktop & Plus) to 11g (Plus). Is it beneficial to get 11g Desktop as well? What are the differences between 11g Desktop vs. Plus?

Thank you very much!

JL

Posted by guest on August 30, 2013 at 05:04 PM PDT #

Hi, JL,

Yes, all Discoverer components are covered by the Premier Support date that you noted above.

I would recommend that you upgrade all of your older Discoverer components to the latest 11g level.

I'm in E-Business Suite Development and don't have much visibility into Discoverer functionality. You can log a Service Request against the Discoverer team to get help with your question about the differences between releases.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 03, 2013 at 09:32 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

Thank you for your response. I have another question.

From the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix, it says Discoverer Administrator and Discoverer Desktop 11g R1(11.1.1.2+) is certified with Windows 7 32 bit.

Does 11g R1(11.1.1.2+) covers 11.1.1.2 and all versions above? We want to make sure 11.1.1.7 is certified with Windows 7 32 bit before we upgrade from 11.1.1.3 to 11.1.1.7.

Thank you very much!

JL

Posted by JL on September 03, 2013 at 11:31 AM PDT #

Hi, JL,

Yes, that would be my interpretation.

I'm in EBS Development, so I can't speak for the Discoverer team. If you wish an authoritative answer, you should follow up with a formal Service Request against the Discoverer product itself.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 04, 2013 at 02:24 PM PDT #

Hi Steve,

We are already at latest 11.1.1.7 Discoverer with EBS. Considering desupport June 2014 of 11gR1 is there a future 11gR2 Discoverer on the horizon or is Oracle waving the magic wand to force customers to OBIEE.

Randy..

Posted by guest on September 05, 2013 at 09:20 AM PDT #

Hi, Randy,

The Discoverer Statement of Direction is posted here:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/discoverer/overview/index.html

Here's the direct link:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/discoverer/overview/discoverer-sod-jan2009-132849.pdf

Discoverer 11g is the last major release for this product line. As you can see from that document, customers are being encouraged to switch to OBIEE.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 05, 2013 at 09:43 AM PDT #

Hi Steven

Given that EBS 12.2 is now released, we would like to know when Discoverer will be certified with it.

best

Lynda

Posted by Lynda on September 24, 2013 at 09:19 AM PDT #

Hi, Lynda,

Discoverer 11.1.1.7 is certified with EBS 12.2. See:

"Using Discoverer 11.1.1 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2" (Doc ID 1380591.1)

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 27, 2013 at 10:54 AM PDT #

Hi, Steven.

We are upgrading Discoverer 10g to 11.1.1.7 and integrating it with EBS and with OAM for authentication.
We installed Discoverer Administrator and Discoverer Desktop 11.1.1.3.
However, I cannot find any information on how to integrate Discoverer Administrator and Discoverer Desktop with OAM.
Do they have a feature of integrating with OAM for authentication or do we have to keep using local EBS login?

Regards,
Anatoly

Posted by guest on October 11, 2013 at 10:11 AM PDT #

[Reposting - cleaning up editing artifacts]

Hi, Anatoly,

Integration with OAM depends upon the interception and redirection of middle-tier requests to OAM. Client/server tools generally bypass the middle-tier entirely and attempt to connect directly to the database.

I don't believe that the two client/server Discoverer tools that you mentioned support OAM integration. You can get an authoritative verdict by logging a Service Request against Discoverer Support.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I appreciate you work in EBS Development, but just wanted to post an update for others.

We use Discoverer 11g (11.1.1.7.0) with an in-house developed Oracle Forms application, and have been trying to get a statement from Oracle for many months now on the future of Discoverer as the end of Premier Support for 11gR1 approaches next year, but so far all we have had is that a new Statement of Direction is "imminent"...and that was in late August!

I personally can't believe that a product is coming so close to the end of Premier Support and we've have no Statement of Direction more recently than January 2009...

I would also say that in that Statement of Direction it certainly lists some of the advantages of switching to OBIEE, but to me the Recommendations section at the end states that "Existing Discoverer customers can continue to use Discoverer with the assurance of Oracle‟s Lifetime Support Policy, as well as with the continued planned enhancements and integration with future releases of Oracle Fusion Middleware and Oracle BI EE." and that "Existing customers are strongly encouraged to upgrade to Oracle BI Discoverer 10gR2 10.1.2.3 and to migrate to web deployment to take advantage of the many new exciting and powerful enhancements in this version and to get the best support benefits available.".

Anyway, despite no new Statement of Direction, I see there is a single statement buried in the document about extended Premier Support for FMW 11gR1 (Doc ID 1585582.1) that lists Discoverer 11gR1 as an exception with the comment "Customers are directed to move to Oracle Business Intelligence 11g", so I guess that's our answer.

It would be useful if Oracle could have released that as a new Statement of Direction along with information on switching and also additional license requirements for that switch...

Regards,

Grant

Posted by guest on November 12, 2013 at 05:32 AM PST #

Hi, Grant,

Yes, as you've correctly noted, I'm with EBS Development and my influence over sister products such as Discoverer is limited. I have passed on your feedback to Discoverer Product Management but would encourage you to log Service Requests against Discoverer directly to ensure that your concerns are officially communicated.

You may also wish to contact your Oracle account manager and ask him/her to escalate this to Discoverer Product Management.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 12, 2013 at 03:54 PM PST #

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