Thursday Oct 09, 2014

New Table Features in EBS 12.2.4

I discussed the new skin in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.4 in my previous post.  Now I'll give you a quick tour of the new user interface enhancements in tables and hierarchical grids (a special type of table that lets you expand and collapse rows, also known as HGrids).

Our new table enhancements provide a much more interactive experience for tables. Customers have been requesting these enhancements for a long time:

  • Reordering columns
  • Resizing columns
  • Hiding and showing columns
  • Detaching tables from the base page (except HGrids)
  • Scroll horizontally if the contents of a table exceeds the browser width
  • Refresh a table by querying for the latest records
  • Reset a table back to its original definition

When reordering, hiding, and resizing columns, the changes are specific to each user and will persist until the user changes them again.

These features are available on:

  • Desktop versions of OA Framework-based pages
  • iPads running Safari
  • Android tablets running Chrome
Prerequisites

You must have the following profile options set in EBS 12.2.4:
  • Oracle Applications Look and Feel profile option to "Skyros Look and Feel"
  • FND: Enable Rich Table Interactions profile option to "True"

Icons in the Table Button Bar

The table button bar contains the following new icons:
  1. Detach Table
  2. Refresh Data
  3. Reset Table Settings
  4. Table Settings

Table button bar with new icons: Detach Table, Refresh Data, Reset Table Settings, and Table Settings

The Table Settings icon allows reordering and hiding or showing of columns. If one or more of these icons is not present, that feature is not available for that table. 

Reordering columns

You can reorder table columns two different ways.  The quick way is to simply drag a column to a new position in the table, either with the mouse (on the desktop) or a finger (on a tablet). Drag the column from within the column header.

Moving a table column by dragging

Alternatively, you can select the Table Settings icon and click or tap on the Up or Down arrows to move the column in the popup menu.  Click anywhere outside the menu to get back to the page.

Table button bar with new icons: Detach Table, Refresh Data, Reset Table Settings, and Table Settings

Resizing columns

To resize a column on the desktop, click and hold the cursor near the ending edge of the column in the table header row until the resize icon appears.  Drag the resize icon to the column size you want.

Resizing a column on desktop (showing resize icon)

To resize a column on the iPad, touch and hold near the ending edge of the column in the table header row. No resize icon appears, though for an iPad you will see the magnifier. Once the magnifier appears, drag to the column size you want.

Resizing a column on an iPad (showing magnifier)

Hiding and showing columns

To hide a column, hover with the mouse or  touch and hold until you see the Hide icon (minus sign in a blue circle) on the top of the column header, then click or tap the Hide icon.

Hide column using "minus" icon at top of column header

Alternatively, you can use the Table Settings menu to hide a column by clicking or tapping on the check mark for that column.

To show the hidden column again, click or tap the Table Settings icon.  In the popup menu you will see the column name with an empty space in front of it (instead of a check or tick mark).  Click or tap the empty space to display the check mark, then click or tap outside the menu to see the column appear again.

Click on empty space in Table Settings menu to show column

Detaching tables

Detaching tables from the base page allows you to see just one table in a popup window that sits over the page.  This feature provides two main advantages:

  • You can see a single table without other parts of the page in the way.
  • You can see additional rows of the table at once (more than the usual 10 or fewer).

Detach a table by clicking or tapping the Detach Table icon.

View of a detached table

To close the modal window, click the Detach Table icon again or click the X in the upper corner of the modal window.

Reset Table Settings

Now that I have done usability testing and over a hundred demos of these new features, my personal favorite feature is the "Reset Table Settings" button!  This button resets the table layout back to the default table layout.  If a table has been personalized by an administrator, that layout is the default layout.  Otherwise, the default layout is the shipped arrangement.

Using rich table features on a tablet

We also have some extra gesture support for tablets to make using OA Framework-based pages more intuitive for tablet users. For example, when you use a tablet, tables and buttons have more vertical spacing so they are easier to use with fingers.  In addition, you can swipe down on a table to see the next set of records, or swipe upwards to see the previous set.  For a multi-step process that uses a train widget, you can swipe right or swipe left on the page to get to the next or previous step in the process.

View of a train widget

Accessibility Mode

These new capabilities are affected by a user preference called Accessibility Mode.  If the accessibility mode is set to Screen Reader Optimized or Standard Accessibility, you cannot reorder, resize, or hide a column from within the column header; you must use the Table Settings menu instead.  You set the accessibility mode in the Preferences page (see more about the Preferences page in my last post).

Accessibility Mode list of values in Preferences page

More to come!

We are already working on further table-related and other user interface features for future releases on the EBS 12.2 code line. 

We hope you like the new table-related features!

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Wednesday Sep 24, 2014

Updated Whitepaper: Using Application Express with EBS 12.2

 I'm pleased to announce the latest update to this whitepaper:

This Note has been updated to cover EBS 12.2 in addition to its initial coverage of EBS 12.1. The EBS 12.2-related additions are Online Patching-compliant.

APEX Application Express Toolbar

What is Oracle Application Express?

It's possible to personalize the E-Business Suite, but there may be situations where personalizations aren't sufficient to meet your requirements. In these scenarios, Oracle Application Express, also known as Oracle APEX, is an option for creating supplemental applications that can be integrated with your Oracle E-Business Suite instance

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Friday May 16, 2014

A Primer on Oracle E-Business Suite REST Services

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) was introduced in E-Business Suite (EBS) Release 12.1, as an infrastructure to provide and consume SOAP based Web Services. In EBS R12.2.3, ISG is enhanced to provide REST-based Web Services. 

What is REST?

REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is an architectural style for distributed hypermedia systems. The term REST was introduced and described by Roy Fielding in 2000, in his doctoral dissertation - Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures. This REST architectural style may be applied to web services. Note that REST is not a standard and its implementation often varies to suit application needs.

Using a PL/SQL API as a REST Service

E-Business Suite public PL/SQL APIs can be deployed as REST-based Web Services from the E-Business Suite's Integration Repository. One or more methods of the API can be selected to be exposed as functionally-secure REST resources. Each of these resources can be identified by an URI. These resources can then be manipulated by making HTTP request to the URI. As of R12.2.3, ISG supports POST HTTP Verb for REST Services. This feature is also available for custom PL/SQL APIs registered in the Integration Repository. 

PL/SQL REST screenshot

Unlike EBS SOAP Services, REST Services are deployed in EBS’s OAFM Managed Server. These REST Services do not depend on external Fusion Middleware components like Oracle SOA Suite. These are simple, lightweight REST Services suited for UI integrations and mobile applications.

Key features of EBS REST Services

  • Supports POST HTTP Verb
  • Supports XML and JSON message format
  • Described in WADL, XSDs
  • Supports HTTP Basic and Token based Authentication
  • Predeployed EBS Security Services 

EBS Security Services

EBS Security Services are a special group of predeployed REST services that provide authentication and authorization for EBS users. These include:

  • Login and Logout Service
  • Application Context Initialize & Retrieval Service
  • Access Control Service 

Security service screenshot

You can search for these services by selecting ‘Interface Subtype’ as Category and ‘Security Services’ as Category Value in More Search Options region as shown above.

I am looking forward to hear your feedback on Integrated SOA Gateway and REST Services. You can mail me at Rekha Ayothi Oracle email ID

References

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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Three Essential Reference Tools for E-Business Suite Upgrades

Regular readers of this blog know that we have three reference tools that are essential for every E-Business Suite upgrade:

  1. File Comparison Report (Note 1446430.1)
  2. Data Model Comparison Report (Note 1290886.1)
  3. Seed Data Comparison Report (Note 1327399.1)

These tools allow you to generate a report of the differences between one EBS release and another for specific EBS products.

For example, you could use the Data Model Comparison to get a list of EBS 11.5.10.2 database objects that were updated in EBS 12.1.3 for Bill of Materials (BOM):

Screenshot of data model comparison report tool

What's New?

These tools now cover EBS 12.2.2 and 12.2.3. 

The latest File Comparison Report now allows you to compare the following release combinations:

  • EBS 12.1.3 with 11.5.10.2
  • EBS 12.2.2 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6, 12.1.3
  • EBS 12.2.3 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6

The latest Data Model Comparison Report now allows you to compare the following release combinations:

  • EBS 12.1.3 with 11.5.9, 11.5.10.2, 12.0.4, 12.0.6, 12.1.1, 12.1.2
  • EBS 12.2.2 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6, 12.1.3
  • EBS 12.2.3 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6, 12.1.3, 12.2.2

The latest Seed Data Comparison Report now allows you to compare the following release combinations:

  • EBS 12.1.3 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6, 12.1.3
  • EBS 12.2.2 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6, 12.1.3
  • EBS 12.2.3 with 11.5.10.2, 12.0.6, 12.1.3, 12.2.2

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Tuesday Jan 21, 2014

Support Implications for Your EBS Customizations

I've published this guidance in various articles before but it never hurts to consolidate it here for new readers.

You may choose to:

  • Modify or extend the E-Business Suite code that we ship
  • Add new database objects or modify existing database objects that we ship
  • Modify our standard EBS database partitioning schemes or add your own custom partitions
  • Introduce various forms of third-party virtualization technologies for any of the E-Business Suite's three tiers -- the database tier, the application server tier, or the desktop tier
  • Use third-party tools to modify your database directly
  • Integrate third-party software with your EBS environment, say, for reporting purposes, or to obtain additional industry-specific functionality
  • Use third-party tools to manage or configure your EBS environment
  • Run EBS on a third-party file system
Oracle generally considers all of these types of activities to be some form of customization.  This is not a complete list. Generally speaking, if you have introduced something into your environment that we haven't tested, we cannot take responsibility for it, so we consider it to be a customization.

Where these activities fall on a risk spectrum depends on their invasiveness.  The more invasive a customization is, the greater its potential risk.  Oracle generally recommends against invasive customizations.

Oracle's official policy on handling customizations is detailed here:

The support implications boil down to this:

  • Issues that are isolated to the E-Business Suite will be investigated by E-Business Suite Development.
  • Issues that are isolated to your customizations or third-party tools should be directed to the third-party vendor.
  • E-Business Suite Development will provide E-Business Suite Development patches for issues that can be reproduced in environments built using E-Business Suite documented procedures and tools.
  • If the third-party vendor cannot resolve issues isolated to their tools, you should restore from a backup and revert to using Oracle’s documented tools and procedures.

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Friday Oct 25, 2013

WebCenter 11.1.1.8 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.2

Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

WebCenter Development Framework

WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.  This complements our existing certifications of WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 with EBS 12.0 and 12.1WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.8.0, also known as FMW 11gR1 Patchset 7. 

Certified Platforms

Oracle WebCenter Portal is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For information on operating systems supported by Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle WebCenter Portal, refer to the 'Oracle Fusion Middleware on WebLogic Server - System Certification' in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix.

Integration with Oracle WebCenter Portal involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.

Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should be aware that Portal is now in maintenance mode.  Updates with bug fixes will continue to be produced, but you should consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter for ongoing new features.

References

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Friday Sep 06, 2013

WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 Certified with E-Business Suite 12

Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

WebCenter Development Framework

WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.1 and higher).  WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 Version 11.1.1.8.0, also known as FMW 11gR1 Patchset 7. 

Certified Platforms

Oracle WebCenter Portal is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For information on operating systems supported by Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle WebCenter Portal, refer to the 'Oracle Fusion Middleware on WebLogic Server - System Certification' in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix.

Integration with Oracle WebCenter Portal involves components spanning several different suites of Oracle products. There are no restrictions on which platform any particular component may be installed so long as the platform is supported for that component.

Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should be aware that Portal is now in maintenance mode.  Updates with bug fixes will continue to be produced, but you should consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter for ongoing new features.

References

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Friday Jun 07, 2013

WebCenter 11.1.1.7 Certified with E-Business Suite 12

Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

WebCenter Development Framework

WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.7 (a.k.a. Patchset 5) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.1 and higher).  WebCenter Portal 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 Platforms

Oracle WebCenter 11gR1 Version 11.1.1.6 is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For information on operating systems supported by Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Portal, refer to the 'Oracle Fusion Middleware on WebLogic Server - System Certification' in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix.

Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should be aware that Portal is now in maintenance mode.  Updates with bug fixes will continue to be produced, but you should consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter for ongoing new features.

References

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Wednesday May 08, 2013

BPEL 11.1.1.7 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement.

There are five prebuilt BPEL business processes by Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 product teams:

  1. Oracle Price Protection (DPP)

  1. Complex Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (CMRO/AHL)

  1. Oracle Transportation Management (WMS, WSH, PO)

  1. Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)

  1. Product Information Management (PIM/EGO)

BPEL integration architecture diagram example

Last year we announced the certification of BPEL 11.1.1.6 for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA integrations.  The five prebuilt BPEL processes have now been certified with Oracle BPEL Process Manager 11g version 11.1.1.7 (in Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite 11g).  These prebuilt BPEL processes are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and higher.

Note: The Supply Chain Trading Connector (CLN) product team has opted not to support BPEL 11g with their prebuilt business processes previously certified with BPEL 10.1.3.5.  If you have a requirement for that certification, I would recommend contacting your Oracle account manager to ensure that the Supply Chain team is notified appropriately. 

For additional information about prebuilt integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, please refer to the following documentation:

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)

  • Linux x86 (RHEL 5)

  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)

  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5, 6)

  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 5)

  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) 

  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10, 11)

  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)

  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)

  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1, 7)

  • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 5, SLES 10)

  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008) 

  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2)

Getting Support

If you need support for the prebuilt EBS 12.1.3 BPEL business processes, you can log Service Requests against the Applications Technology Group product family.

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Monday Dec 31, 2012

Updated Whitepaper: Extending EBS 12.1.3 using Oracle Application Express

I'm pleased to announce an update to the whitepaper:

  • Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using Oracle Application Express (APEX), Revision 1 (Note 1306563.1)
Oracle Application Express APEX screenshot

It's possible to personalize the E-Business Suite, but there may be situations where personalizations aren't sufficient to meet your requirements. In these scenarios, Oracle Application Express, also known as Oracle APEX, is an option for creating supplemental applications that can be integrated with your Oracle E-Business Suite instance.

This whitepaper outlines how to extend Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 (and higher) functionality using Oracle Application Express. Recommended architecture and security considerations are discussed in detail. This new version has been updated to reflect the latest versions of the documentation and technologies, including the use of Oracle Access Manager (OAM) for authentication.

You can also find the whitepaper on the APEX OTN Site > Learn More > Technical Information and White Papers > Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using Oracle Application Express (PDF).

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Wednesday Nov 14, 2012

REMINDER: ATG Live Webcast Nov. 15: Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Thursday, November 15th is your chance to join Sara Woodhull and Juan Camilo Ruiz as they discuss  Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF. You can find the complete event details at

ATG Live Webcast: Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Date:               Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG
                         Juan Camilo Ruiz, Principal Product Manager, ADF

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:

   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103192

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591862924

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Friday Nov 09, 2012

ATG Live Webcast Nov. 15th: Best Practices for Using EBS SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Oracle E-Business Suite delivers functionality for handling the core business of your organization. This webcast provides best practices for how to use Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) with the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java.  Topics include:

  • Session management with ADF
  • Handling security
  • Embedding ADF regions in OA Framework pages
  • Best practices and more
Using the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java with Oracle ADF

Date:               Thursday, November 15, 2012
Time:              8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters:   Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, E-Business Suite ATG
                         Juan Camilo Ruiz, Principal Product Manager, ADF

Webcast Registration Link (Preregistration is optional but encouraged)

To hear the audio feed:

   Domestic Participant Dial-In Number:           877-697-8128
    International Participant Dial-In Number:      706-634-9568
    Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link:
    Dial-In Passcode:                                              103192

To see the presentation:
    The Direct Access Web Conference details are:
    Website URL: https://ouweb.webex.com
    Meeting Number:  591862924

If you miss the webcast, or you have missed any webcast, don't worry -- we'll post links to the recording as soon as it's available from Oracle University.  You can monitor this blog for pointers to the replay. And, you can find our archive of our past webcasts and training here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Hosted EBS 11i Integration Repository Temporarily Offline

Most developers know that they can integrate their external applications with the E-Business Suite via the business service interfaces and SOA service endpoints documented in the E-Business Suite's Integration Repository.  This is shipped as part of EBS 12.  Until recently, it was provided as a hosted environment on the Oracle.com domain for EBS 11i.

Screenshot of EBS 11i Integration Repository

Unfortunately, we identified some standards-related issues in the process of switching from the existing server that hosts the EBS 11i environment to a new one, notably in the area of accessibility. Some of those issues will require coding changes to resolve.  Given our focus on EBS 12.2 right now, it may take some time to prioritize this relative to our other existing commitments.

In the meantime, we are required to suspend access to the EBS 11i Integration Repository.  I don't have a firm schedule for getting this back online yet, but you're welcome to monitor or subscribe to this blog. I'll post updates here as soon as soon as they're available.   

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Friday Jul 06, 2012

Building Extensions Using E-Business Suite SDK for Java

We’ve just released Version 2.0.1 of Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java.  This new version has several great enhancements added after I wrote about the first version of the SDK in 2010.  In addition to the AppsDataSource and Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) features that are in the first version, the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java now provides:

  • Session management APIs, so you can share session information with Oracle E-Business Suite
  • Setup script for UNIX/Linux for AppsDataSource and JAAS on Oracle WebLogic Server
  • APIs for Message Dictionary, User Profiles, and NLS
  • Javadoc for the APIs (included with the patch)
  • Enhanced documentation included with Note 974949.1
Integration between custom apps and EBS

These features can be used with either Release 11i or Release 12. 

References

What's new in those references?

Note 974949.1 is the place to look for the latest information as we come out with new versions of the SDK.  The patch number changes for each release.  Version 2.0.1 is contained in Patch 13882058, which is for both Release 11i and Release 12.  Note 974949.1 includes the following topics:

  • Applying the latest patch
  • Using Oracle E-Business Suite Data Sources
  • Oracle E-Business Suite Implementation of Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)
  • Utilities
  • Error loggingSession management 
  • Message Dictionary
  • User profiles
  • Navigation to External Applications
  • Java EE Session Management Tutorial

For those of you using the SDK with Oracle ADF, besides some Oracle ADF-specific documentation in Note 974949.1, we also updated the ADF Integration FAQ as well.

EBS SDK for Java Use Cases

The uses of the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java fall into two general scenarios for integrating external applications with Oracle E-Business Suite:

  1. Application sharing a session with Oracle E-Business Suite
  2. Independent application (not shared session)

With an independent application, the external application accesses Oracle E-Business  Suite data and server-side APIs, but it has a completely separate user interface. The external application may also launch pages from the Oracle E-Business Suite home page, but after the initial launch there is no further communication with the Oracle E-Business Suite user interface.

Shared session integration means that the external application uses an Oracle E-Business Suite session (ICX session), shares session context information with Oracle E-Business Suite, and accesses Oracle E-Business Suite data. The external application may also launch pages from the Oracle E-Business Suite home page, or regions or pages from the external application may be embedded as regions within Oracle Application Framework pages.

Both shared session applications and independent applications use the AppsDataSource feature of the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java. Independent applications may also use the Java Authentication and Authorization (JAAS) and logging features of the SDK.

Applications that are sharing the Oracle E-Business Suite session use the session management feature (instead of the JAAS feature), and they may also use the logging, profiles, and Message Dictionary features of the SDK.  The session management APIs allow you to create, retrieve, validate and cancel an Oracle E-Business Suite session (ICX session) from your external application.  Session information and context can travel back and forth between Oracle E-Business Suite and your application, allowing you to share session context information across applications.

Note: Generally you would use the Java Authentication and Authorization (JAAS) feature of the SDK or the session management feature, but not both together.

Send us your feedback

Since the Oracle E-Business Suite SDK for Java is still pretty new, we’d like to know about who is using it and what you are trying to do with it.  We’d like to get this type of information:

  • customer name and brief use case
  • configuration and technologies (Oracle WebLogic Server or OC4J, plain Java, ADF, SOA Suite, and so on)
  • project status (proof of concept, development, production)
  • any other feedback you have about the SDK

You can send me your feedback directly at Sara dot Woodhull at Oracle dot com, or you can leave it in the comments below.  Please keep in mind that we cannot answer support questions, so if you are having specific issues, please log a service request with Oracle Support.

Happy coding!

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Thursday May 03, 2012

WebCenter 11.1.1.6 Certified with E-Business Suite 12

Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

WebCenter Development Framework

WebCenter version 11.1.1.6 (a.k.a. Patchset 5) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.3 and higher). 

Certified Platforms

Oracle WebCenter 11gR1 Version 11.1.1.6 is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle WebLogic Server 11g is certified. For information on operating systems supported by Oracle WebLogic Server 11g and Oracle Portal, refer to the 'Oracle Fusion Middleware on WebLogic Server - System Certification' in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix.

Migrating to Oracle WebCenter

If you're currently using Oracle Portal, you should be aware that Portal is now in maintenance mode.  Updates with bug fixes will continue to be produced, but you should consider migrating to Oracle WebCenter for ongoing new features.

References

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Tuesday May 01, 2012

EBS File Comparison Report Now Available

If your Oracle E-Business Suite customizations are still making you hesitate about upgrading from Release 11i to Release 12, we have another useful tool to help you along: the brand new EBS File Comparison Report. This new report joins the related EBS Seed Data Comparison Report and the EBS Data Model Comparison Report in our collection of handy upgrade comparison reports.

You can download the new file comparison report here:

You can download its companion reports here:

File Comparison Report Contents

The new report provides detailed information about what files were added, removed, or stubbed (made inactive) during changes between Releases 11.5.10.2 and 12.1.3 of Oracle E-Business Suite. For text-based files such as .xml files, you can drill down into the files to see the actual changes between the file versions. The File Comparison Report includes the following file types:

  • Forms (.fmb files)
  • Libraries (.pll files)
  • Reports (.rdf files)
  • Java (.class files)
  • Java Server Pages (.jsp files)
  • Oracle Application Framework (OAF) Pages (.xml files)
  • Oracle Application Framework (OAF) Personalizations (.xml files)
  • Workflow Definition (.wft files)
  • Workflow Business Event System Object Definitions (.wfx files)
  • BI Publisher (XML Publisher) Reports - Layout template formats
  • BI Publisher (XML Publisher) Reports - Data Definition formats

Using the File Comparison Report

One example of how you might use the File Comparison Report is for assessing upgrade impacts on your personalizations. Start by getting a list of your personalizations as described in “Upgrading Form Personalizations and OA Framework Personalizations from Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i to 12.1” (Note 1292611.1).

Three categories of personalizations might be affected by upgrades. Here is how the File Comparison Report can help you with those:

  1. Personalizations shipped by product teams that you might have modified further: look at “Oracle Application Framework (OAF) Personalizations (.xml files)” to see which shipped personalizations have changed. You can drill in to see exactly what has changed for each affected personalization.
  2. OA Framework Personalizations where the shipped base page may have changed: look at “Oracle Application Framework (OAF) Pages (.xml files)” to see which shipped pages have changed. You can drill in to see exactly what has changed for each affected personalization. If a page you have personalized hasn’t changed between releases, you probably do not need to change your personalizations for the page in the new release.
  3. Oracle Forms Personalizations where the shipped form may have been removed: look at “Forms (.fmb files)”. Because these are binary files, you cannot see exactly what has changed for each form, but knowing what forms have been removed will still save you time in assessing what form personalizations can be retired.

Personalization assessment is just one example of how you can use the File Comparison Report. We expect you will find many ways to use it!

Your feedback is welcome

This new tool was produced by our hard-working EBS Release Management team, and they are actively seeking your feedback. Please feel free to share your experiences with it by posting a comment here. You can also request enhancements to this tool via the My Oracle Support Community mentioned in Note 1446430.1.

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Wednesday Apr 11, 2012

BPEL 11.1.1.6 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  For more information about the differences between the two options for SOA integrations, see this previously-published certification announcement.

There are five prebuilt BPEL business processes by Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 product teams:

  1. Oracle Price Protection (DPP)
  2. Complex Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (CMRO/AHL)
  3. Oracle Transportation Management (WMS, WSH, PO)
  4. Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
  5. Product Information Management (PIM/EGO)
BPEL integration architecture diagram example

Last year we announced the certification of BPEL 11.1.1.5 for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA integrations.  The five prebuilt BPEL processes have now been certified with Oracle BPEL Process Manager 11g version 11.1.1.6 (in Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite 11g).  These prebuilt BPEL processes are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and higher.

Note: The Supply Chain Trading Connector (CLN) product team has opted not to support BPEL 11g with their prebuilt business processes previously certified with BPEL 10.1.3.5.  If you have a requirement for that certification, I would recommend contacting your Oracle account manager to ensure that the Supply Chain team is notified appropriately. 

For additional information about prebuilt integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, please refer to the following documentation:

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5, 6)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) 
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10, 11)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1, 7)
  • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 5, SLES 10)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008) 
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2)

Getting Support

If you need support for the prebuilt EBS 12.1.3 BPEL business processes, you can log Service Requests against the Applications Technology Group product family.

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Thursday Dec 08, 2011

BPEL 11.1.1.5 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA Integrations

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite can either be custom integrations that you build yourself or prebuilt integrations from Oracle.  There are five prebuilt BPEL business processes by Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 product teams:
  1. Oracle Price Protection (DPP)
  2. Complex Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (CMRO/AHL)
  3. Oracle Transportation Management (WMS, WSH, PO)
  4. Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
  5. Product Information Management (PIM/EGO)

Earlier this year we announced the certification of BPEL 11.1.1.4 for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA integrations.  The five prebuilt BPEL processes have now been certified with Oracle BPEL Process Manager 11g version 11.1.1.5 (in Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite 11g).  These prebuilt BPEL processes are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and higher.

Note: The Supply Chain Trading Connector (CLN) product team has opted not to support BPEL 11g with their prebuilt business processes previously certified with BPEL 10.1.3.5.  If you have a requirement for that certification, I would recommend contacting your Oracle account manager to ensure that the Supply Chain team is notified appropriately. 

For additional information about prebuilt integrations with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3, please refer to the following documentation:

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) 
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
  • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 5, SLES 10)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008) 
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2)

Getting Support

If you need support for the prebuilt EBS 12.1.3 BPEL business processes, you can log Service Requests against the Applications Technology Group product family.

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Wednesday Dec 07, 2011

WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.5 Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 tools used to create web sites and portals using service-oriented architecture (SOA).  Applications adapters are also available.

WebCenter Development Framework

WebCenter version 11.1.1.5 (a.k.a. Patchset 4) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.3 and higher). Earlier this summer, WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.4 (a.k.a. Patchset 3) was certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12. 

Certified EBS 12 Platforms
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1, 7.1)
  • IBM: Linux on System z (RHEL 5)
  • IBM: Linux on System z (SLES 10)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2003 R2, 2008 for EBS 12.1 only)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1 only)
References

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Wednesday Jul 27, 2011

Reminder: ATG Live Webcast July 28: Upgrading EBS 11i Customizations to Release 12

Reminder: Our next ATG Live Webcast is happening tomorrow, Thursday, July 28th:

This one-hour webcast provides an overview of how Oracle E-Business Suite system administrators, DBAs, developers, and implementers can manage and upgrade existing EBS R11i customizations to R12.x.

Topics will include:

  • Your Customization Inventory
  • Comparing Customizations - Release 11i to Release 12.x
  • Managing Common Customization Types
  • Managing Deprecated Technologies
  • Anticipating Future Customizations
Upgrading your Customizations to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.x

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time (4.00 PM - 5.00 PM GMT)
Presenter: Sara Woodhull, Principal Product Manager, ATG Development

Direct link to the webcast:

https://ouweb.webex.com/ouweb/j.php?ED=164995277&UID=1269704602&RT=MiM0

The dial-in numbers are:

https://ouweb.webex.com/ouweb/j.php?ED=164995277&UID=1269704602&RT=MiM0

The dial-in numbers are:
Domestic Participant Dial-In Number: 877-697-8128
International Participant Dial-In Number: 706-634-9568
Additional International Dial-In Numbers Link: http://www.intercall.com/national/oracleuniversity/gdnam.html
Dial-In Passcode: 95668

You may optionally preregister for the webcast here.

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email Bill Sawyer (Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum) at BilldotSawyer-AT-Oracle-DOT-com. 

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Monday Jul 25, 2011

Creating Custom WSRP Portlets with EBS R12 Portlet Generator

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 comes with a small number of prebuilt portlets that can be used with Oracle WebCenter and Oracle Portal:  Applications Navigator, Favorites, and Worklist.  These portlets are JSR-168 and WSRP-compliant and can be used with third-party web development tools.

While those portlets do what you'd expect, you might need more options for embedding EBS functionality into your custom corporate websites.  That's possible -- you can create your own custom portlets using the EBS R12 Portlet Generator.

Conceptual diagram showing OAF Portlet Generator flow

The Portlet Generator lets you convert existing standalone Oracle Application Framework regions into portlets.  These converted portlets can be integrated into any JSR-168/WSRP-compatible portal.

As you might expect, there are very specific conditions in which you can extract OA Framework regions into standalone portlets.  For more information about prerequisites and tips on using the Portlet Generator, see the Developer Tools section (Chapter 16) in the following guide:

Have you used this tool?

This is a relatively new tool, and our development team is very interested in hearing about your experiences with it.  If you have any feedback or suggestions, please post a comment here or drop me a private email with your thoughts.

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Friday Jul 08, 2011

WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.4 Certified with EBS 12 on IBM Linux on System z

IBM logoAs a follow-up to our original announcement earlier this year, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11gR1 WebCenter 11.1.1.4 (Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 on the following IBM: Linux on System z platforms

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

For installation and configuration documentation, see:

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Wednesday Jul 06, 2011

BPEL 11.1.1.4 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA Integrations on IBM Linux on System z

IBM logoAs a follow-up to our original certification announcement, prebuilt SOA integrations for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using BPEL Process Manager 11.1.1.4 are now certified on the following Linux on System z platforms:

  •  Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) version 5 (64-bit)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) version 10 (64-bit)

References

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Tuesday Jun 21, 2011

EBS Seed Data Comparison Reports Now Available

Earlier this year we released a reporting tool that reports on the differences in E-Business Suite database objects between one release and another.  That's a very useful reference, but EBS defaults are delivered as seed data within the database objects themselves. What about the differences in this seed data between one release and another?

I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new tool that provides comparison reports of E-Business Suite seed data between EBS 11.5.10.2, 12.0.4, 12.0.6, 12.1.1, and 12.1.3.  This new tool complements the information in the data model comparison tool.  You can download the new seed data comparison tool here:

Screenshot of summary of seed data comparison report top level

The EBS ATG Seed Data Comparison Report provides report on the changes between different EBS releases based upon the seed data changes delivered by the product data loader files (.ldt extension) based on EBS ATG loader control (.lct extension) files.  You can use this new tool to report on the differences in the following types of seed data:
  • Concurrent Program definitions
  • Descriptive Flexfield entity definitions
  • Application Object Library profile option definitions
  • Application Object Library (AOL) key flexfield, function, lookups, value set definitions
  • Application Object Library (AOL) menu and responsibility definitions
  • Application Object Library messages
  • Application Object Library request set definitions
  • Application Object Library printer styles definitions
  • Report Manager / WebADI component and integrator entity definitions
  • Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher) entity definitions
  • BIS Request Set Generator entity definitions
  • ... and more
Your feedback is welcome

This new tool was produced by our hard-working EBS Release Management team, and they're actively seeking your feedback.  Please feel free to share your experiences with it by posting a comment here.  You can also request enhancements to this tool via the distribution list address included in Note 1327399.1.

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Tuesday May 31, 2011

BPEL 11.1.1.4 Certified for Prebuilt E-Business Suite 12.1.3 SOA Integrations

There are two major options for SOA-related integrations for the E-Business Suite:
  1. Custom integrations using the Oracle Application Server (SOA) Adapter for Oracle Applications
  2. Prebuilt SOA integrations for E-Business Suite using BPEL Process Manager
For more background about these two options, please see this article:
Architecture diagram showing E-Business Suite and SOA web services
OPTION 2.  Using prebuilt E-Business Suite 12 BPEL business processes

Five E-Business Suite Release 12 product teams have developed their own prebuilt BPEL business processes:
  1. Oracle Price Protection (DPP)
  2. Complex Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (CMRO/AHL)
  3. Oracle Transportation Management (WMS, WSH, PO)
  4. Advanced Supply Chain Planning (MSC)
  5. Product Information Management (PIM/EGO)
For the five products listed above, their prebuilt BPEL processes have been certified with Oracle BPEL Process Manager 11g version 11.1.1.4 (in Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite 11g).  These prebuilt BPEL processes are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 and higher.

Note: The Supply Chain Trading Connector (CLN) product team has opted not to support BPEL 11g with their prebuilt business processes previously certified with BPEL 10.1.3.5.  If you have a requirement for that certification, I would recommend contacting your Oracle account manager to ensure that the Supply Chain team is notified appropriately.

For more information about using the prebuilt R12.1.3 SOA integrations, see:

Certified Platforms

  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10) 
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003, 2008)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2)

Getting Support

If you need support for the prebuilt EBS 12.1.3 BPEL business processes, you can log Service Requests against the Applications Technology Group product family.

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Wednesday May 18, 2011

WebCenter 11g 11.1.1.4 Certified with E-Business Suite Release 12

Oracle WebCenter Suite is an integrated suite of Fusion Middleware 11gR1 products used to create social applications, enterprise portals, communities, composite applications, and Internet or intranet Web sites on a standards-based, service-oriented architecture (SOA). 

Oracle WebCenter screenshot

WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.4 (a.k.a. Patchset 3) is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.0.6 and higher; 12.1.1 and higher).  WebCenter 11g version 11.1.1.3 (a.k.a. Patchset 2) was certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 earlier this year

For installation and configuration documentation, see:

Certified EBS 12 Platforms
  • Linux x86 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (RHEL 4, 5)
  • Linux x86 (SLES 10)
  • Linux x86-64 (Oracle Linux 4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (RHEL4, 5)
  • Linux x86-64 (SLES 10)
  • Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit) (9, 10)
  • HP-UX Itanium (11.23, 11.31)
  • HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit) (11.23, 11.31)
  • IBM AIX on Power Systems (64-bit) (5.3, 6.1)
  • Microsoft Windows Server (32-bit) (2003; 2008 for EBS 12.1 only)
  • Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) (2008 R2 for EBS 12.1 only)
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Friday May 13, 2011

New Whitepaper: Extending E-Business Suite 12.1.3 using Oracle Application Express

I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new whitepaper:

  • Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using Oracle Application Express (APEX) (Note 1306563.1)
Oracle Application Express APEX screenshot

It's possible to personalize the E-Business Suite, but there may be situations where personalizations aren't sufficient to meet your requirements. In these scenarios, Oracle Application Express, also known as Oracle APEX, is an option for creating supplemental applications that can be integrated with your Oracle E-Business Suite instance.

This new whitepaper outlines how to extend Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 (and higher) functionality using Oracle Application Express. Recommended architecture and security considerations are discussed in detail.

You can also find the whitepaper on the APEX OTN Site > Learn More > Technical Information and White Papers > Extending Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 using Oracle Application Express (PDF).

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Tuesday Feb 22, 2011

Reminder: ATG Live Webcast Feb. 24th: Using the R12 EBS Adapter

Reminder: Our next ATG Live Webcast is happening on 24-Feb. The event is titled:
  • E-Business Suite R12.x SOA Using the E-Business Suite Adapter
This live one-hour webcast will offer a review of the Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) capabilities within E-Business Suite R12 focusing on the E-Business Suite Adapter. While primarily focused on integrators and developers, understanding SOA capabilities is important for all E-Business Suite technologists and superusers.
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E-Business Suite R12.x SOA Using the E-Business Suite Adapter

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Presenters: 

  • Neeraj Chauhan, Product Manager, ATG Development
Direct Link to Webcast
Event Dial-in Numbers:
U.S. Participants: 877-697-8128
International Participants: 706-634-9568
Passcode: 93997

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me, Bill Sawyer, Senior Manager, Applications Technology Curriculum at Bill dot Sawyer at Oracle.com.

Monday Feb 21, 2011

Choosing the Right JDeveloper Release for Your EBS Environment

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Oracle E-Business Suite developers use a special build of Oracle JDeveloper. This build contains the correct Oracle Application Framework (OA Framework or OAF) libraries corresponding to a specific version of Oracle E-Business Suite (specifically, to an ATG patch level). For customers and developers who are building OA Framework components and extensions to Oracle E-Business Suite, one of the first questions is "How do I find the right version of JDeveloper?"

Oracle makes these OA Framework/JDeveloper builds available in separate patches when a new ATG patch level is released.   A handy My Oracle Support Document shows the ATG patch levels and the corresponding patch containing the correct version of JDeveloper with the right versions of OA Framework libraries:

The document covers the OA Framework and JDeveloper patches for both Release 11i and Release 12.

Happy coding!

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Thursday Feb 17, 2011

Identifying Data Model Changes Between EBS 12.1.3 and Prior EBS Releases

[Update June 21, 2011: A complementary tool that compares seed data between different EBS releases is now available.]

The EBS 12.1.3 Release Content Document (RCD, Note 561580.1) summarizes the latest functional and technology stack-related updates in a specific release.  The E-Business Suite Electronic Technical Reference Manual (eTRM) summarizes the database objects in a specific EBS release. 

Those are useful references, but sometimes you need to find out which database objects have changed between one EBS release and another.  This kind of information about the differences or deltas between two releases is useful if you have customized or extended your EBS instance and plan to upgrade to EBS 12.1.3. Where can you find that information?

Answering that question has just gotten a lot easier.  You can now use a new EBS Data Model Comparison Report tool:

This new tool lists the database object definition changes between the following source and target EBS releases:
  1. EBS 11.5.10.2 and EBS 12.1.3
  2. EBS 12.0.4 and EBS 12.1.3
  3. EBS 12.1.1 and EBS 12.1.3
  4. EBS 12.1.2 and EBS 12.1.3
For example, here's part of the report comparing Bill of Materials changes between 11.5.10.2 and 12.1.3:
Screenshot of EBS data model comparison report for Bill of Materials 12 1 3 and EBS 11 5 10 2 bom_1213_diffs.png

What types of database objects does this tool cover?

This tool includes reports of the differences in:
  • Regular tables
  • Partitioned tables
  • Index organized tables
  • Global temporary tables
  • Queued tables
  • Views
  • Indexes
  • Sequences
  • Materialized views
  • Materialized view logs
  • Advanced queues
  • Packages
  • Triggers
  • Types
Your feedback is welcome

This new tool was produced by our hard-working EBS Release Management team, and they're actively seeking your feedback.  Please feel free to share your experiences with it by posting a comment here.  You can also request enhancements to this tool via the distribution list address included in Note 1290886.1.

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