Oracle Database 11gR1 ( Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

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I'm very pleased to announce a highly-anticipated certification that our teams have been working on, just in time for OpenWorld:  Oracle Database 11gR1 Version is now certified with E-Business Suite Release 12.  This complements our previously-announced 11gR1 Database certification for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i.  The good news about the complementary nature of these two certifications means that you can upgrade your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i environment to the 11gR1 Database now and move up to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 later.

This certification for EBS Release 12 version 12.0.4 and up includes:

  • Oracle Database 11gR1 Version
  • Oracle Database 11gR1 Version Real Application Clusters (RAC)

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86
  • Sun Solaris SPARC
  • HP-UX Itanium
  • Linux x86-64

Pending Certifications

The following certifications are still underway. As usual, I don't have any specific schedules available for these certifications, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates on:

  • Database Vault 11.0.6 Certification with EBS Release 12
  • Transparent Data Encryption using Oracle Database 11gR1 Patch Set
  • Advanced Security Option / Advanced Networking Option (ANO / ASO) with Oracle Database 11gR1 Patch Set
  • Certification on Microsoft Windows


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We are on 11.5.10 CU2, using ASCP including MSD and all other modules on the same instance. Based on the metalink Note # 452783.1, MSD is not certified with 11g, are there any plans to certify?


Posted by Raj Dandu on September 17, 2008 at 11:02 PM PDT #

Hi, Raj,

We encountered some issues with the Demand Planning (MSD) and the other products listed in Section 3 of Note 452783.1. We're working through those issues right now, but didn't want to hold up the general certification for the rest of our EBS products.

I don't have a firm schedule for when these remaining products will be certified on 11g DB yet, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog for updates, which I'll post as soon as possible.


Posted by Steven Chan on September 18, 2008 at 06:02 AM PDT #

Is it true that if we upgrade from RDBMS 9208 to either RDBMS 10g or 11g, that CLIENT ADI is not supported? We would need to use WEB ADI/desktop integrartion. Why would the client ADI care about the DB backend?

Posted by Joe Imbimbo on October 19, 2008 at 09:51 PM PDT #

Hi, Joe,

Not entirely true... the client/server version of ADI is being certified with the latest 10gR2 and 11gR1 databases right now.

I don't have a lot of visibility into the ADI certification matrix, so your best bet would be to monitor their documentation for updates about these pending certifications. I'll do my best to highlight those certifications on this blog if they notify me about them.


Posted by Steven Chan on October 23, 2008 at 03:06 AM PDT #


Can you tell me what is the upgrade path if we go with R12 with 10g and then upgrade to 11g database ?

Since we haven't even started our implementation, would it make sense to directly upgrade to 11g database for R12 ?


Posted by Shri on January 07, 2009 at 01:03 PM PST #

Hi, Shri,

You've left out some important information about your current environment. I'm assuming that you're upgrading to EBS R12 from 11i running the 10gR2 Database. If so, you now have the following choices:

1. Upgrade your EBS 11i environment to the database, and then upgrade to EBS R12

2. Upgrade your EBS 11i environment to EBS 12, and then upgrade your database to the level

Either path will work.


Posted by Steven Chan on January 09, 2009 at 02:30 AM PST #

Hello Steven,
We are on 11.5.10 CU2 and 10gR2 on Tru64.

We are moving to 12i and 11g on HPUX Itanium.

Do I have to first migrate my Tru64 10g DB
to 10g HPUX Itanium or can I go directly to 11g.

I guess the unknown is:
Will the exported 10gR2 be able to be imported
into an 11g DB (for Oracle Financials)


Posted by Fernando on April 21, 2009 at 12:08 AM PDT #


While it doesn't cover the 11g database specifically, our Applications Platforms Group suggests that you check out this HP white paper,, which was written by HP and reviewed by the Oracle Platform Engineering team. This whitepaper covers a full platform migration scenario from Tru64 to HP-UX Itanium.

You will also find the following Notes useful: Note 741818.1 (Export/Import Note for 11gR1) and 735276.1 (Interop Note for 11gR1).


Posted by Steven Chan on April 22, 2009 at 02:03 AM PDT #

Hello Steven:

After reviewing the above documentation
I beleive this would work:

-- do a fresh install of R12 applications (the whole stack)
-- do a fresh install of 11g (oracle Engine)
-- export on 10g and import on 11g (Tru64 to HP-UX)

--- At this point we have a non-working environment
At this stage do we care if it is 10g or 11g ??
10g or 11g contains all of the database objects

-- run adpatch to upgrade 11i to R12
Applys patch u6394500.drv (US/FRC)

-- run IO patches
-- run any other patches (Help, Products, etc)

When R12 was released 10g was the latest RDBMS out there.
Now we have 11g as well, and there are not many doc

Is this approach something worth investigating?

I do not see any value on going to and then to

Thanks for your time.

Posted by Fernando on April 29, 2009 at 02:36 AM PDT #

Hello, Fernando,

I just returned to the office after a multi-week vacation. I hope you've been able to answer your question through other channels. In case you haven't, here's my advice:

If your goal is to run the R12.0.x codeline on, the only supported and certified method is to use the Rapid Install and documented upgrade procedures to

An alternative which has emerged since your question is R12.1.1, which includes the database as part of the Rapid Install. This seems a better option at this point.

Good luck with your implementation.


Posted by Steven Chan on May 20, 2009 at 01:38 AM PDT #

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