Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 Now Available

We are very pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 is generally available for download now.

Instructions for downloading and applying the update:

EBS 12.2.4 Patch download screenshot

What Does EBS 12.2.4 Include?

This Release Update Pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 release codeline includes new features as well as statutory and regulatory updates, and error corrections for stability, performance, and security. 

This is a consolidated suite-wide patch set. Release 12.2.4 is cumulative and includes new updates as well as updates made available in one-off patches for prior 12.2 releases.

For a complete list of new features, see:

Upgrading to EBS 12.2.4

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 11i to 12.2.4?

No.  EBS 11i customers must first upgrade to EBS 12.2 before applying 12.2.4.

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.0 to 12.2.4?

No.  EBS 12.0 customers must first upgrade to EBS 12.2 before applying 12.2.4.

Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.4?

Yes.  EBS 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.4 directly to their environments.  EBS 12.2.4 is an Online Patch -- it may be applied while EBS 12.2 is running.

How can I prepare for EBS 12.2?

More technical references

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Comments:

We are finding the 12.2.4 patches to upgrade from 12.1.3. However, only the 12.2.x patches appear to be available for the Linux x86 platform. The download for 12.2 which is required prior to these other patches is only available in Linux x86-64 bit versions.

We are currently on 12.1.3 on a Linux x86 platform. Will we not be able to move forward to 12.2 due to this configuration?

Thank you in advance.

Posted by Judy Zimmerman on August 08, 2014 at 02:56 PM PDT #

any target dates for 12.1.0.1 Database support specifically for this EBUSINESS 12.2 upgrade (based on doc 1594274.1)? At the moment, we are at the cross roads, and upgrading to database 12.1.0.1 for our EBUSINESS 12.1.3 is more attainable schedule wise. Am cautious though about the possible implications on the eventual upgrade to EBUSINESS 12.2, currently the document (1594274.1) only talks about support for 11.2.0.3 and 11.2.0.4.

Posted by dennisuy on August 10, 2014 at 08:45 PM PDT #

When Oracle VM Template will be available.
Please share.
Thanks in advance.

Posted by xpickey on August 10, 2014 at 10:59 PM PDT #

Hello, Dennisuy,

The certification of Database 12.1.0.1 with EBS 12.2 is in its final stages; we'll be announcing this soon.

You can safely upgrade your EBS 12.1.3 environment to the Database 12.1.0.1 level, knowing that there will be an upgrade path to EBS 12.2.

Regards,
Steven

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Posted by Steven Chan on August 11, 2014 at 09:43 AM PDT #

Regarding 12.2.4 VM Virtual Appliance availability, unfortunately I am unable to provide specifics on future release dates, but I can tell you that it is coming but not "imminent". I'd encourage you to monitor the blog for updates.

Posted by Terri Noyes on August 11, 2014 at 11:56 AM PDT #

Is there a Rapid Install option for 12.2.4 ? Or is it patch upgrade only ?

Posted by Murali on August 12, 2014 at 09:56 AM PDT #

Murali,

Please see the "Upgrading to 12.2.4" section of the article above.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 12, 2014 at 10:07 AM PDT #

hi Judy -
Release 12.2 is only supported on 64-bit platforms such as Linux x86-64. Most modern commodity hardware will support 64-bit Linux, and customers will be required to install or upgrade to 64-bit as part of a 12.2 implementation.
E-Business Suite 12.2 on the application tier consists of a hybrid of 32 and 64-bit components that will run on 64-bit platforms.
The E-Business Suite patches (such as the 12.2.4 RUP) continue to be generated on Linux x86 which can be applied to a Linux x86-64 system.
Regards,
John

Posted by John Abraham on August 13, 2014 at 03:27 PM PDT #

John,

Thank you for the clarification. We really appreciate it.

Judy Zimmerman

Posted by guest on August 14, 2014 at 06:56 AM PDT #

12.2.4 is certified on Exadata/Exalogic? If yes then 12.2.4 is online patch needs apply with adop? We are currently on 11.2.0.4 database on Exadata with EBS 12.2.3 on Exalogic.

Posted by Parth Soni on August 14, 2014 at 01:22 PM PDT #

Hello, Parth,

Oracle applications do not need to be "certified" with Exadata or Exalogic. These hardware platforms are transparent to the applications running on them. Applications do not need extra code or modifications to run on these platforms.

Therefore, you can run any version of the E-Business Suite on them, including EBS 12.2.4.

As stated in the article above:

"Is there a direct upgrade path from EBS 12.2 to 12.2.4?

Yes. EBS 12.2 customers can apply 12.2.4 directly to their environments. EBS 12.2.4 is an Online Patch -- it may be applied while EBS 12.2 is running."

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 14, 2014 at 02:15 PM PDT #

Hi Steve,

I can see 12.2.4 Media pack is available in edelivery
.It means we can use Rapid install to install 12.2.4(new customers).
Correct me if i'm wrong.

Thanks,
prasad.

Posted by vara prasad on August 24, 2014 at 08:56 AM PDT #

Hi, Prasad,

Please review the section in the article above, "Upgrading to EBS 12.2.4."

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on August 25, 2014 at 10:04 AM PDT #

Will BI Apps 11.1.1.8.1 support for eBS 12.2.4, what is the planned certification for eBS 12.2.4?

Thanks,
Saurabh Jaiswal

Posted by Saurabh Jaiswal on September 18, 2014 at 02:09 AM PDT #

Hello, Saurabh,

We don't have much visibility into the OBIA certification matrix in my organization. I believe that the latest OBIA release is EBS 12.2.4-compatible, but you can log a Service Request against OBIA to confirm the details.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on September 18, 2014 at 09:15 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

I have installed the R12.2, now I wants to upgrade it to R12.2.4 and downloaded the zip files i.e. V46241-01_1 to V46241-01_1of9.zip.
But I having doubts how I can use this zip in stage? Or Do I need to apply every individual patch mentioned in Doc.id 1617458.1?
Can we use rapid install window to upgrade R12.2.0 to R12.2.4.

Thanks & Regards
Rahul

Posted by Rahul on October 01, 2014 at 03:11 AM PDT #

Hi, Rahul,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on October 06, 2014 at 08:44 AM PDT #

The MOS document "Scenarios for Getting Started With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2"(Doc ID 1587195.1) is an excellent resource to assist you with the high level installation and upgrade process. Please review the visual guide corresponding to the fresh install scenario.

Posted by Terri Noyes on October 06, 2014 at 09:24 AM PDT #

Hi Steven/Terri,

Thank you for your suggestions, Doc ID 1587195.1 looks very useful.

Regards
Rahul

Posted by Rahul on October 06, 2014 at 09:13 PM PDT #

Hello,

We are planning to move 12.2.4 from 12.1.3, but we do not want to use online patching.

Is it o to use 12.2.4 without installing Online Patching. Which will save our time in upgrading.

Regards,
Puneet

Posted by Puneet on October 12, 2014 at 07:22 PM PDT #

We are in 12.1.3. Can we directly upgrade to 12.2.4 from 12.1.3 OR First we have to upgrade to 12.2.0, then we need to upgrade from 12.2.0 to 12.2.4. ?
Please advise. Thanks.

Posted by guest on October 14, 2014 at 12:22 PM PDT #

Puneet and guest,

Online Patching is not an optional feature, it is the mechanism for applying patches in 12.2. Having said that, the 12.2.4 Upgrade process has been optimized to reduce the upgrade downtime. This optimization is documented in the 12.2.4 Readme, MOS Note:1617458.1. Path A in the Readme describes your case (12.1.3 to 12.2.4 Upgrade Process). For this particular upgrade path we introduced a new mode in adop called downtime. The purpose of this mode is to allow the application of the Upgrade Driver directly to the Run file system and the Run edition in the database, and should only be used for the purpose of the upgrade. This flow will skip the Online Patching cycle in the case of the upgrade.

To upgrade from 12.1.3 to 12.2.4 you have to upgrade to 12.2.0 first, enable Online Patching and then upgrade to 12.2.4.

Regards,
Santiago

Posted by Santiago Bastidas on October 16, 2014 at 09:58 AM PDT #

Puneet-
To save time during your initial upgrade, you can use the Online Patching downtime mode option. This feature, introduced in AD and TXK delta 5, is for exclusive use during the upgrade itself. Please review the Maintenance Guide for information on this option. Once your upgrade is complete, you will use an online patching cycle for all maintenance operations unless otherwise indicated.
-Terri

Posted by Terri Noyes on October 16, 2014 at 09:59 AM PDT #

Guest-
It is a multi-step upgrade, where you first move to 12.2.0, enable online patching, and then apply the release update pack (in your case 12.2.4). See "Scenario 2 - Upgrading From a Pre-12.2.0 Release to Release 12.2.4" in MOS document 'Scenarios for Getting Started With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2'(Doc ID 1587195.1) for a flow chart of the high level steps.
-Terri

Posted by Terri Noyes on October 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM PDT #

Hi Steven,

We are planning to upgrade to 12.2.4 from 12.1.3 and we are facing a major issue which is going to take huge time for us to fix.

We have got some customization in 12.1.3 which were using materialized views. We were calling some functions in these views to build data.

Looks like in 12.2.4 we are not able to use those Materialized views which are using functions.

Could you please suggest any alternate for this otherwise we will have to rewire all our customization which is going to take huge time and customer is not ready for that long.

Regards,
Puneet

Posted by Puneet on October 27, 2014 at 07:42 PM PDT #

Hi,

Intention is to install fresh install of R12.2.4.
Is there a way to install R12.2.4 directly without upgrading it from base install R12.2.0 to R12.2.4 ?

Thanks
Jay

Posted by Jay on October 28, 2014 at 01:00 AM PDT #

Hi,

Intention is to install fresh install of R12.2.4.
Is there a way to install R12.2.4 directly without upgrading it from base install R12.2.0 to R12.2.4 ?

Thanks!

Posted by Jay on October 28, 2014 at 01:01 AM PDT #

Jay-
If you use the Rapid Installer, you will lay down the base release (12.2.0) first and then apply the 12.2.4 release update pack.

See 'Scenarios for Getting Started With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2'(Doc ID 1587195.1), 'Scenario 1: New Installation' for a flow chart of the high level steps.

If you run Oracle VM, consider using VM appliances which allow you to create 12.2.x virtual machines directly. Note that 12.2.4 VM Appliances are in the works. You can read about the 12.2.3 appliances here: http://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/oracle_vm_virtual_appliances_available

Posted by Terri Noyes on October 28, 2014 at 08:26 AM PDT #

Puneet,

You are correct, Materialized Views in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4 cannot depend on plsql functions. During our internal development we found a few MVs with dependency on plsql functions; the way we addressed the issues is by re-defining the MV queries, including the logic implemented in the function as part of the MV query.

Additionally, you have to follow the Materialized Views development guide in Note:1577661.1 "Developing and Deploying Customizations in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2" Section 4.2.6: Materialized Views. I you don't address the validation, the MVs will become invalid after the Online Patch Enablement process that is part of the overall upgrade exercise.

Regards,
Santiago

Posted by Santiago Bastidas on October 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM PDT #

Thanks Santiago and Terri.

As per your comments, We will have to rewrite our customization to change the MV definition and these MVs are not as simple unlike standard MVs.

Also, we are still struggling to reduce the upgrade time to under two days. We have already tried what Terri suggested.

Regards,
Puneet

Posted by Puneet on October 28, 2014 at 03:58 PM PDT #

Hi Steven
Can you send to me the right manual you follow to install EBS 12.2.4
thx

Posted by khaled on November 04, 2014 at 12:50 AM PST #

Hi Khaled,

There is no single manual or book to follow. The actions you take to implement Release 12.2.4 will depend on your starting point.

For example, you may be:
- Installing a completely new system
- Upgrading from a pre-12.2.0 release to Release 12.2.4
- Upgrading from Release 12.2.2 or 12.2.3 to Release 12.2.4

These three scenarios are all covered in My Oracle Support Knowledge Document 1587195.1, "Scenarios for Getting Started With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2". This document provides flowcharts for you to refer to, plus downloadable attachments for ease of reference.

The document also refers you to the various other Documentation Library books and My Oracle Support knowledge documents that will apply to your scenario. One document you will certainly need to refer to is "Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2" (Doc ID 1320300.1).

Regards,

Robert.

Posted by Robert Farrington on November 04, 2014 at 05:11 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

R122.2 rapidwiz failed with PreInstall steps on Exadata with GI version 12.1.0.2. Is there any work around to resolve this issue? Is Higher version of GI a problem?

Thanks,
Prabhaker

Posted by Prabhaker on November 07, 2014 at 12:26 PM PST #

Hi, Prabhaker,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 07, 2014 at 01:38 PM PST #

seems web app , how about form app ? it still need java plugin , right ?

Posted by guest on November 08, 2014 at 07:39 PM PST #

Hello, Guest,

EBS 12.2.4 still has Forms-based content. It also has OAF-based content.

The Forms-based content requires the JRE desktop plugin.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on November 10, 2014 at 12:12 PM PST #

Hi all;

We are trying to Migrate from 11.5.10.2.CU2 over Linux x86 to 12.2.0 on the same server, is it possible ?

On that scenario, Which method you recommend ?

Best Regards
Edwards

Posted by Edwards on November 13, 2014 at 02:36 PM PST #

One can typically do an "upgrade in place" on the same OS, but here you have the complication of a change in OS, since 12.2 is only supported on 64-bit Linux. Our recommendation is to use a second server and employ documented procedures. See: 'Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrades and Platform Migration' document (1377213.1).

Posted by Terri Noyes on November 15, 2014 at 08:29 AM PST #

Thank you Terry;

Another question; Could be possible to "move" the 11.5.10.2 to Linux 64 Bits ?

Regards
Edwards

Posted by Edwards on November 18, 2014 at 04:06 PM PST #

11i is supported on 32-bit Linux only. I'd advise you again to go with the documented procedure for the platform migration and upgrade.

Posted by Terri Noyes on November 21, 2014 at 08:12 AM PST #

Hi

We are an E-Business Suite 12.1.3 customer looking to upgrade to 12.2.4

We have ADF applications running on 11.1.1.7 which integrate with E-Business Suite via the E-Business Suite SDK and have some general questions in this area.

Firstly, will we need to re-configure the security model within our ADF applications after the upgrade to 12.2.4? Since EBS will be on WebLogic do we even need the E-Business Suite SDK going forwards or will the native JAAS-based security work with the OPSS configuration configured for E-Business Suite?

We are hoping to run our ADF applications on the same WebLogic infrastructure as our 12.2 environments. How will this work if our ADF applications are on Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.7 but 12.2 is on 11.1.1.6? What is the roadmap for Fusion Middleware versions supported on E-Business Suite 12.2?

What is the best documentation to read to familiarise ourselves with the changes in E-Business Suite security architecture when moving to 12.2.4?

Thanks!

Posted by DavidA on November 24, 2014 at 05:44 AM PST #

Hi David,

I'm glad to hear you are upgrading! Here are some answers to your questions:

1) Firstly, will we need to re-configure the security model within our ADF applications after the upgrade to 12.2.4?

>> No, you should not need to reconfigure anything within your ADF application.

2) Since EBS will be on WebLogic do we even need the E-Business Suite SDK going forwards or will the native JAAS-based security work with the OPSS configuration configured for E-Business Suite?

>> Yes, you do still need the EBS SDK for Java.

3) We are hoping to run our ADF applications on the same WebLogic infrastructure as our 12.2 environments. How will this work if our ADF applications are on Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.7 but 12.2 is on 11.1.1.6?

>> You _must_ have the EBS SDK in a _separate_ Oracle WebLogic Server domain from the Release 12.2 EBS domain. This is essentially a separate installation of Oracle WebLogic Server. Our advice is to continue using your separate installation of Oracle WebLogic Server 11.1.1.7 for your ADF application if you already have it working. You will need to check and possibly change the Oracle E-Business Suite part of the setup, such as profile option settings, after the upgrade.

>> If you want to use the same version of Oracle WebLogic Server for your ADF application as for Oracle E-Business Suite, you can do so by upgrading the Oracle WebLogic Server for Oracle E-Business Suite. However, you still need to have separate Oracle WebLogic Server domains for EBS and for your ADF/EBS SDK application.

4) What is the roadmap for Fusion Middleware versions supported on E-Business Suite 12.2?

>> Revenue recognition restrictions prohibit me from discussing the roadmap, but keep an eye on this blog for future announcements.

5) What is the best documentation to read to familiarise ourselves with the changes in E-Business Suite security architecture when moving to 12.2.4?

>> There are a few sources of security information:
- Document 403537.1 - Secure Configuration Guide for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12
- Oracle® E-Business Suite Security Guide, Release 12.2 (Part No. E22952-09 or higher)
- Release Content Document for the products you are interested in.

I hope this helps, and good luck with your upgrade!

Thanks,

Sara

Posted by Sara Woodhull on December 04, 2014 at 04:06 PM PST #

Hello Steven,
I'm searching in MOS and Communities for a client, for ERDs on EBS 12.2.4 but can't seem to find them, are there any posted?

Regards, Scott

Posted by guest on December 18, 2014 at 08:52 AM PST #

Hi, Scott,

You can find the E-Business Suite Technical Reference Manuals (TRM) here:

http://etrm.oracle.com/pls/etrm/etrm_search.search

This site covers releases 11.5.7 to 12.2.2. The latter is applicable to 12.2.4.

You might find this article useful, too:

Three Essential Reference Tools for E-Business Suite Upgrades
https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/ebs_comparison_tools

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 18, 2014 at 09:34 AM PST #

Thanks for the info Steven.
However in the eTRM site when I select 12.2.2 diagrams and reports, it only returns 11i information, so not sure if they are applicable to 12.2.4 as well?

Regards, Scott

Posted by guest on December 18, 2014 at 03:07 PM PST #

Hi, Scott,

Well, that's a surprise. You're right: it appears that all of the content under the top-level "Diagrams and Reports" link is outdated. That material doesn't apply to EBS 12.2. I'll ask the eTRM owners to look into this.

I just checked the 12.2.2 content under the "Select Database" section. That material is current and applies to 12.2.4.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on December 18, 2014 at 04:26 PM PST #

Hi Steven,
We are trying to install EBS 12.2.4 on 2 node shared APPL_TOP & single node DB. The default DB is 11.2.0.3, we are planning upgrading to 12.1.0.2

After upgrade DB to 12c we have a plan to convert this to 2 node RAC & migrate the db to Exadata machines.

Could you please help us in knowing the metalinks related to 12c migration to exadata & 12cRAC with EBS 12.2 on Exadata.

If possible please let me know your suggestion to achieve this.

thanks in Advance.

regards
Apps DBA

Posted by guest on February 17, 2015 at 12:39 AM PST #

Hi, Apps DBA,

You can find pointers to EBS+Exadata resources in this article:

Running E-Business Suite on Exalogic and Exadata
https://blogs.oracle.com/stevenChan/entry/ebs_exalogic_exadata

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 17, 2015 at 08:48 AM PST #

Hello ,

Is there a new version planned after R12.2.4 , I have heard the there would not be new version of Oracle Business Application after R12.2.4 ? .
and customer would be asked to move to Fusion post R12.2.4 is that true ?

Regards,
Rajiv.

Posted by guest on February 18, 2015 at 03:15 AM PST #

Hello, Rajiv,

We're working on the next version after 12.2.4 right now.

I'm afraid that you have been misinformed.

The E-Business Suite is a independent and separate product line from Fusion Applications, in the same way that PeopleSoft and the E-Business Suite are separate and independent product lines. There will be no forced upgrades from the E-Business Suite to anything else, including Fusion Applications.

We are making significant investments in the E-Business Suite, including releasing dozens of mobile apps, producing a new User Interface, and even releasing new products within the suite (e.g. Contract Lifecycle Management).

Bottom line: you can continue to use the E-Business Suite for as long as you wish.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 18, 2015 at 04:23 PM PST #

Thanks Steven for the update .

Regards,
Rajiv.

Posted by Rajiv on February 18, 2015 at 08:10 PM PST #

We are in the process of migrating from current 11.5.10.2 EBS to R12.2.4 on the existing database (12c).
Followed the upgrade guide E48834-11 and Document: 1320300.1.We laid down the application software on the new linux server
and now are applying the upgrade patches and getting below errors.

Patch 10117518 along with the CUP patch#18040523 applied successfully.
Now we are applying the patches#u10124646.drv , 18007406 ,19587162 & 19985726 and getting below error.

File [/a300/oracle/fs1/EBSapps/appl/au/12.0.0/patch/115/driver/metadata_files/10124646_patch_metadata.xml] does not exist !!
AutoPatch warning:
Unable to get patch abstract from [10124646]_patch_metadata file
File [/a300/oracle/fs1/EBSapps/appl/au/12.0.0/patch/115/driver/metadata_files/18007406_patch_metadata.xml] does not exist !!
AutoPatch warning:
Unable to get patch abstract from [18007406]_patch_metadata file
File [/a300/oracle/fs1/EBSapps/appl/au/12.0.0/patch/115/driver/metadata_files/19587162_patch_metadata.xml] does not exist !!
AutoPatch warning:
Unable to get patch abstract from [19587162]_patch_metadata file
File [/a300/oracle/fs1/EBSapps/appl/au/12.0.0/patch/115/driver/metadata_files/19985726_patch_metadata.xml] does not exist !!
AutoPatch warning:
Unable to get patch abstract from [19985726]_patch_metadata file

AutoPatch error:
You must apply a Release 12 New Products Patch
before applying a Release 12 Maintenance Pa

Posted by guest on February 19, 2015 at 07:59 AM PST #

Hello, Guest,

I'm sorry to hear that you've encountered an issue with this.

We can provide general conceptual guidance here, but I'm afraid that this blog isn't the best place to get technical support for specific issues like the one that you're working through.

Your best bet would be to log a formal Service Request via My Oracle Support (formerly Metalink) to get one of our specialists engaged.

Please feel free to forward your Service Request number to me if it gets stuck in the support process for some reason.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on February 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM PST #

HOW TO STOP THE APPS TIER
How can I stop the apps tier from starting up automatically in the virtualbox?

Posted by Chiedu on February 26, 2015 at 11:59 PM PST #

Hi Steven,

Is there Notification dashboard type of functionality in Oracle R12.2.4... so as notifications GUI is more friendly ?

Thanks,
Vaibhav.

Posted by vicky on March 03, 2015 at 08:38 PM PST #

Hi, Vaibhav,

See this article:

Global Worklist Header - New Feature on 12.2.3
https://blogs.oracle.com/oracleworkflow/entry/global_worklist_header_new_feature

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 05, 2015 at 08:49 AM PST #

Hi Steven,

is there any roadmap available for futher e-Business Suite Release.

We are currently planning the upgrade from 11.5.9 to 12xx. The current planning is 12.2.4, but when will be the next RUP available.

Thank you very much

Tom

Posted by Tom Helbig on March 11, 2015 at 01:31 AM PDT #

Hi, Tom,

Good luck with your upgrade.

There are always new EBS updates in the pipeline, but Oracle's Revenue Recognition rules prohibit us from discussing certification and release dates. You're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.

Regards,
Steven

Posted by Steven Chan on March 11, 2015 at 07:45 AM PDT #

We are in the middle of upgrading our existing EBS 12.1.3 instances to 12.2.4. We have a large number of Custom objects. Reviewing the objects and making them compliant with the new coding standards and making them access the underlying database objects through the logical layer (synonyms in APPS schema) will take a lot of effort. Our Management is willing to do the upgrade in two phases. In phase I we will perform the upgrade of the application without modifying the custom objects. In phase two we will work on making the custom objects compliant with the new coding standards and make them access all data through the logical layer. We understand that if the custom objects are not made compliant with the new architecture, during the online patching there will be issues with the data consistency. We are planning to keep the business users off the system and stop any business transactions while we do any patching till we are done with phase II of making the custom objects compliant of the new coding standards. Will it be OK to upgrade the custom objects separately at a later date if we can make sure that no business transactions are performed during the online patching? Do we need to take any other precautions other than stopping the business transactions during online patching if the custom objects are not upgraded?

Posted by BALA on March 16, 2015 at 04:06 AM PDT #

Bala,

The issue with having direct references to the data model in your custom code is not something that affects you only during patching cycle, it will affect your custom code continuously. I would strongly suggest you address the issues with references to the data model prior to the 12.2 upgrade. Remember that this changes in your code will also be compatible with EBS 12.1.3.

Let me give you an example that shows the consequences of not implementing the data mode access pattern prior to 12.2 upgrade

You have a plsql api, PL1, that accesses the EBS Base table T1. Table T1 has columns C1, C2 and C3. Your plsql api PL1 has direct references to columns C1, C2 and C3. As part of the 12.2.4 upgrade or any other patch application, table T1 is patched, it modifies column C3. The modification to columns in EBS 12.2 is implemented as new columns. After the 12.2.4 patch is applied, our hypothetical table T1 ends up with columns C1,C2,C3 and C3#1. And from this point forward the content of C3#1 will be maintained. C3 will be outdated, not maintained and marked as disabled. Your custom code will continue to access C3, which at this point will contain outdated data. This is a very serious issue for your custom code.

If you decide to implement the changes now, before the 12.2.4 upgrade, your custom code will have a reference to the synonym in APPS which points to the editioning view T1#. T1# gets recreated automatically every time a patch modifies T1. In our example, modifications to column C3, will be implemented as C3#1. The EV T1# will expose the column C3#1 as C3 to the synonym in APPS. All the EBS code will use the synonym T1 in the APPS schema to maintain C3, and your code will always access the right data.

Please refer to the E-Business Suite Developers Guide 12.2 for more details on regarding patching tables in R12.2.

Regards,
Santiago

Posted by Santiago Bastidas on March 16, 2015 at 09:50 AM PDT #

We get info that EBS 12.2.4 has been certified with Oracle Database 12c (12.1.0.2), but 12c Active Data guard was still not certification, is there any reason for this or it's just on the way? Any schedule when will 12c ADG certified?

Thanks,
Ricky

Posted by ricky on April 22, 2015 at 09:25 PM PDT #

Hi
Can i include the updates for R12.2.4 V46241-01(1-9) in the stage media R12.2 instead of upgrading from R12.2 to R12.2.24.
I will used that latest startCD 49.
kindly advice

Posted by Abuzeid on April 25, 2015 at 03:33 PM PDT #

Thanks for sharing this and making EBS 12.2.4 easily available, it was a much needed upgrade.
Regards
Cierra

Posted by Cierra Luke on April 26, 2015 at 10:36 PM PDT #

Abuzeid-
No, you cannot modify the stage to install/upgrade directly to 12.2.4. There are several crucial steps in between the installation of (or upgrade to) the 12.2.0 baseline and the application of the 12.2.4 release update pack. See Scenarios for Getting Started With Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2(Doc ID 1587195.1).

Have you considered the 12.2.4 VM Appliance as a simplified alternative to the RI?

-Terri

Posted by terri.noyes@oracle.com on April 27, 2015 at 04:33 AM PDT #

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