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The Latest Technology Stack News Directly from EBS Development

Firefox Quantum ESR 60 Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Mozilla Firefox Quantum Extended Support Release 60 is certified as a Windows-based client browser for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. This includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Firefox Quantum. What is Mozilla Firefox ESR? Mozilla offers an Extended Support Release based on an official release of Firefox for organizations that are unable to mass-deploy new consumer-oriented versions of Firefox every six weeks.  For more details about Firefox ESR, see the Mozilla ESR...

Friday, May 18, 2018 | Certifications | Read More

Enabling Automatic EBS Application Tier Failover Between Physical Nodes on Oracle Solaris Clusters

This is a long-overdue tip of the hat to my colleagues in the Oracle Solaris group. I recently learned about an article they posted a couple of years ago about E-Business Suite 12.2 running on Oracle Solaris Cluster: Oracle E-Business 12.2 support on Oracle Solaris Cluster It is possible to install an EBS primary application tier and the associated WebLogic Administration Server on a logical host using Oracle Solaris Clusters. If the physical node hosting these EBS services...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 12 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means...

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Read More

Reminder: Upgrade Oracle Enterprise Manager 11 to EM 13c

You can use the Application Management Pack plug-in to manage your E-Business Suite instances using Oracle Enterprise Manager. Extended Support for Enterprise Manager Grid Control 11.1 ended on April 30, 2018. EM 11 is now in Sustaining Support. You will still have access to existing resources, but no new updates, fixes, or certifications will be produced for EM 11. All Enterprise Manager 11 customers should upgrade to the latest EM release certified with EBS. As of today, the...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

EBS 12 Certified with Safari 11 and macOS High Sierra 10.13

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.3, 12.2.4 or higher) is now certified with Safari 11 on macOS High Sierra 10.13 with the following desktop configuration: macOS High Sierra version 10.13.3 or higher Safari version 11 (11.0.3 or higher) Oracle JRE 8 plugin (1.8.0_171 or higher) Users should review all relevant information along with other specific patching requirements and known limitations posted here: Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes Release 12 for macOS ...

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

New White Paper: Creating Dependent List of Values in Web ADI 12.2

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can use Excel to create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop to download, view, edit, validate, and upload Oracle E-Business Suite data.  Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator supports user interface components such as a list of values (LOV) in spreadsheets. In an Oracle Web...

Friday, May 4, 2018 | Apple Safari | Read More

SHA-256 Certificate Updates Now Available for WebADI and Report Manager

WebADI and Report Manager use Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros to integrate with Microsoft Office.  All VBA macros must be signed with a valid digital certificate.  If the certificate is invalid or expired, new Microsoft Office will display a warning in the Message Bar like this: Older Office versions may display a standalone security notice like this: The workarounds for handling these security alerts vary depending upon how the end-user's desktop is configured...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

April 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of...

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

BI Publisher Desktop 12.2 Certified with E-Business Suite

[Contributing Author: Pieter Breugelmans] You can use Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher (BI Publisher) to create and manage reports for E-Business Suite data. Oracle BI Publisher Desktop 12.2.1.3.0 is certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1 for the following Microsoft Office releases: Microsoft Office 2016 Microsoft Office 2013 Microsoft Office 2010 What does this certification cover? Oracle BI Publisher Desktop consists of client-side tools to assist in...

Friday, April 20, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: April 2018 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

JRE 1.8.0_171/172 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_171 (a.k.a. JRE 8u171-b11) and JRE 1.8.0_172 (a.k.a. JRE 8u172-b11) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is available This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start. Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.   Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7 JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6 updates...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

JRE 1.7.0_181 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_181 (a.k.a. JRE 7u181-b09) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 7 updates. JRE...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

JRE 1.6.0_191 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_191 (a.k.a. JRE 6u191-b09) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of the Java 1.6.0_171 release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

Critical Patch Update for April 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for April 2018 was released on April 17, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components Affected"...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Updated: Creating Custom EBS 12.2 Applications White Paper

The least invasive method of fine-tuning your E-Business Suite environment to your users' needs is via personalizations.  If that approach is insufficient, you can create custom applications via Forms, Reports, and other technologies that segregate your customizations from the standard functionality provided with Oracle E-Business Suite. We have updated our white paper that describes steps for creating these custom application extensions: Creating a Custom Application in Oracle...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 | EBS 12.2 | Read More

New Whitepaper: Solutions to EBS 12.2 Upgrade Performance Issues

Our Performance Group has just released a new whitepaper: Oracle EBS R12.2 Upgrade - Outstanding Performance Bugs, Issues and Solutions during Upgrade (Note 2357810.1) This white paper lists performance issues that may slow down your upgrade to E-Business Suite 12.2. It lists: Upgrade performance issues fixed in EBS 12.2.7, 12.2.0 Cumulative Update Patch 8 (CUP8), or associated patches Standalone performance upgrade issues with fixes Database fixes for EBS upgrade performance...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 11 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means...

Monday, April 2, 2018 | Read More

Set Thread Count for EBS 12.2 Application Tier Servers

Our September 2017 updates to the Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) tools for EBS 12.2 contained an enhancement that you might have missed. The AD/TXK Delta 10 updates include a new context variable for the adstrtal and adstpall application tier control scripts: s_srvctl_thread_count This new context variable allows you to set the thread count for the adstrtal and adstpall application tier service control scripts. This parameter allows you to start managed...

Monday, March 26, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Update Available for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS R12.1.3

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. EBS public APIs registered in Integration Repository, can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. Recently, we released a consolidated patch for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS R12.1.3. It includes fixes related to JSON...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Export List of Files Changed by an EBS Patch to CSV

Patch Wizard compares patches in your EBS environment against a list of all recommended Oracle E-Business Suite patches. Recommended patches can include high-priority patches or patches that update to a new codelevel, such as release update packs (RUPs), product family RUPs, and pre-upgrade patches. Patch Wizard can analyze the impact of specific patches on your environment. It can list new files introduced and all of the files that are changed by those patches. You can then...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New Recommended Patch Collection for Web ADI 12.2 Now Available

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can use Excel to create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop to download, view, edit, validate, and upload Oracle E-Business Suite data.  We have just released a new Recommended Patch Collection for Web ADI update in EBS 12.2: BNE:12.2+ RECOMMENDED PATCHES TO BE ADDED TO THE PRODUCT...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New Update Available for Integrated SOA Gateway in EBS 12.2

Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) provides an infrastructure to provide, consume, and administer Oracle E-Business Suite web services. It service-enables public integration interfaces registered in Oracle Integration Repository. These interfaces can be deployed as SOAP and/or REST-based web services. ISG also provides a service invocation framework to consume external SOAP based web services. We have just released a new Integrated SOA Gateway update for EBS...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Upgrading Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c in an Existing ISG configuration

I am pleased to announce the certification of steps to upgrade Oracle SOA Suite 11g to Oracle SOA Suite 12c for an existing Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway (ISG) configuration. In Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2, ISG’s SOAP service provider framework uses Oracle SOA Suite and its E-Business Suite Adapter. If your Oracle E-Business Suite Integrated SOA Gateway R12.2 is already configured with Oracle SOA Suite 11g (11.1.1.9.0) for SOAP based web services and,...

Monday, February 26, 2018 | EBS 12.2 | Read More

Upcoming FMW/WLS for EBS Webinar - OAUG AppsTech 2018

The Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 technology stack employs Oracle Fusion Middleware (FMW) 11g, including Oracle WebLogic Server (WLS). Join us for this upcoming webinar and learn about administration, configuration and troubleshooting of these key components of the current EBS architecture. Presenters: Kevin Hudson (EBS Development), Elke Phelps (EBS Product Management) Title: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2: Fusion Middleware (WebLogic Server) Administration Date and Time: Tu...

Friday, February 23, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 10 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means...

Thursday, February 22, 2018 | Read More

EBS Release 12.2.7 VM Virtual Appliance Now Available

[Contributing author: Robert Farrington] We've just released an Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 VM Virtual Appliance on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Note: The software package shown above includes a README document with useful getting started guidance. You can use this appliance to create an Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Vision demonstration instance on a single, unified virtual machine containing both the database tier and the application tier. Use with Oracle VM...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Upcoming Desktop Integration Webinar - OAUG AppsTech 2018

Join us for this upcoming Oracle E-Business Suite webinar and learn about recent enhancements and features in EBS Desktop Integration: Presenter: Senthilkumar Ramalingam, Oracle Applications Technology Development Title: Oracle E-Business Suite Desktop Integration Date and Time: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 1:00 p.m. EST (6.00 p.m. GMT) You can register here for this OAUG AppsTech eLearning Series session. A complete listing of sessions for the OAUG AppsTech eLearning Series is...

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

When is the Best Time to Apply AD & TXK Patches?

E-Business Suite 12.2's Online Patching feature allows you to apply patches to your environment while it is still running. For example, you can apply patches to Financials while your end-users are entering bills in Accounts Receivable. These patches are applied using our Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) tools. A reader recently asked whether it's advisable to apply our latest EBS 12.2.7 update at the same time as our  AD-TXK Delta 10 updates. This is a...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

Forms & Reports Developer 10g Requires Windows 7

Forms & Reports Developer 10g (10.1.2.3) is required to maintain customizations in EBS 12.1 and 12.2. We previously announced certifications for Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) clients for Forms & Reports Developer 10g. Since those certifications were announced, we have identified issues that prevent us from delivering fixes for those configurations. Unfortunately, we must rescind those certifications. EBS 12.1 and 12.2 system administrators...

Friday, February 9, 2018 | Certifications | Read More

New Report Manager 12.2 Feature: Copy Custom Templates

Oracle Report Manager is an online report distribution system that allows you to produce and manage point-in-time reports. Oracle Report Manager users can be either report producers or report consumers. Report producers submit, publish, and set security for reports. Report consumers view and approve reports. Our Report Manager team has just released a new feature for EBS 12.2: you can copy custom Financial Statement Generator (FSG) report templates between Oracle E-Business...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 19 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Read More

Join Us for the OAUG AppsTech 2018 eLearning Series

Mark your calendar and join us for the upcoming OAUG AppsTech eLearning Series.  As part of this OAUG sponsored series, members of Oracle E-Business Suite Development and Product Management will be providing the following webinars: Technical Essentials for Running Oracle E-Business Suite on Oracle Cloud Speaker:  Santiago Bastidas, Date & Time: Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 PM EST Faster and Better:  Oracle E-Business Suite Desktop Integration Speaker:  Senthilkumar RamalingamDate...

Monday, February 5, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

January 2018 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of...

Friday, February 2, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New Report Manager Update Available for EBS 12.1.3

Oracle Report Manager is an online report distribution system that allows you to produce and manage point-in-time reports. Oracle Report Manager users can be either report producers or report consumers. Report producers submit, publish, and set security for reports. Report consumers view and approve reports. We have just released a Report Manager update for EBS 12.1.3 with new functionality: Repository Management SecurityAdditional security capabilities have been added to the...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New Web ADI Update Available for EBS 12.1.3

Oracle Web Applications Desktop Integrator (Web ADI) allows you to use Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, and Project to upload data to Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, you can use Excel to create formatted spreadsheets on your desktop to download, view, edit, validate, and upload Oracle E-Business Suite data.  We have just released a Web ADI update for EBS 12.1.3 with new functionality: Digital Signature Support Some security options within Microsoft Excel...

Monday, January 29, 2018 | Certifications | Read More

SAN and Wildcard Certificates Certified with EBS 12.1

We are pleased to announce that Subject Alternative Name (SAN) and Wildcard Certificates are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 when enabling TLS. Note: We are currently in the process of certifying SAN and Wildcard Certificates with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.  Monitor or subscribe to this blog for the latest in Oracle E-Business Suite technology certification announcements. What are SAN and Wildcard Certificates? The use of the SAN field in a certificate...

Friday, January 26, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 9 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | Certifications | Read More

EBS 12.2 + Maximum Availability Architecture White Paper Now Available

Whether Oracle E-Business Suite is deployed in the Cloud or on-premises, planning for and implementing strategies for high availability and disaster recovery are paramount. A new white paper is available that applies the principles of Oracle's Maximum Availability Architecture (MAA) to the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 infrastructure: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Maximum Availability Architecture The major difference between the methods described here for Oracle E-Business...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: Jan 2018 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite...

Friday, January 19, 2018 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

Critical Patch Update for January 2018 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for January 2018 was released on January 16, 2018. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components...

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | Application Tier | Read More

JRE 1.8.0_161/162 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_161 (a.k.a. JRE 8u161-b12) and JRE 1.8.0_162 (a.k.a. JRE 8u162-b16) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is available This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start. Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.   Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7 JRE 1.7 and JRE 1.6 updates...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

JRE 1.7.0_171 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_171 (a.k.a. JRE 7u171-b11) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 7 updates. JRE...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

JRE 1.6.0_181 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_181 (a.k.a. JRE 6u181-b10) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of the Java 1.6.0_171 release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 8 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. We periodically release updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle Patches that can be applied on top of the Release Update Packs. In this context, cumulative means...

Friday, January 12, 2018 | Certifications | Read More

Updated: Database Vault 12.1.0.2 Certification with EBS 12.2

We are pleased to announce updated scripts for use with the integration of Oracle Database Vault 12.1.0.2 with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2. The updated scripts include a number of bug fixes recently identified by customers. If you are integrating Oracle Database Vault with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, please make certain to download and use the latest scripts available with patch 27294144. For the latest instructions on how to integrate Oracle Database Vault with Oracle...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Read More

Safari 11 on macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan Certified with EBS 12

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (12.1.3, 12.2.4 or higher) is now certified with Safari 11 on the following desktop configurations. For macOS Sierra 10.12: macOS Sierra version 10.12.6 or higher Safari version 11 (11.0.2 or higher) Oracle JRE 8 plugin (1.8.0_121 or higher) For OS X El Capitan 10.11: OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 or higher Safari version 11 (11.0.2 or higher) Oracle JRE 8 plugin (1.8.0_91 or higher) Users should review all relevant information along with other specific...

Monday, January 8, 2018 | Apple macOS | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 18 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 | Read More

Elliptic Curve Cryptography Certificates Now Certified with EBS Release 12.2

We are pleased to announce that Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) certificates are now certified for use with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2. Key Points Elliptic Curve Cryptography supports both forward secrecy and stronger cipher suites. Apple's App Transport Security mandates forward secrecy, and we expect this to be a requirement for mobile clients. For additional information, and instructions about deploying ECC certificates with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2,...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 18 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Monday, December 18, 2017 | Read More

OpenSSL and mod_ssl Replacing Oracle Wallet and mod_ossl for EBS 12.1

The use of mod_ssl is being phased in along with OpenSSL for the E-Business Suite 12.1 product line. Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 is migrating to OpenSSL and mod_ssl technology in order to future proof the TLS implementation.  OpenSSL and mod_ssl are required for TLS 1.1 or TLS 1.2 and to support new cipher suites. We provided support for mod_ssl and OpenSSL in a phased approach, so that deployment can be planned methodically.  Given the rate of SSL and...

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Different Authentication Settings for Internal and External Users with EBS 12.2 Now Available

I'm pleased to inform you of a recent enhancement delivered for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2  If you are using Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6 or higher you may now configure single sign-on and local authentication at the site and server level.    Note:  Local authentication simply means that native Oracle E-Business Suite authentication is used.  With prior Oracle E-Business Suite releases, if you integrated with Oracle Access Manager for Single Sign-On  all users were...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Secure Configuration Guidelines for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 and 12.1

We've been providing Oracle E-Business Suite secure configuration guidelines or best practices in our published MOS Notes and guides for some time now. Our secure configuration deployment guidelines include the following recommendations: Stay current with patching Apply the latest quarterly Critical Patch Update (CPU) in a timely manner. CPU alerts and information is available here: Critical Patch Updates Advisory Page Keep up-to-date on the latest Oracle E-Business Suite...

Monday, December 11, 2017 | EBS 12.1 | Read More

Secure Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Allowed Redirects

A redirect is an HTTP response status code "302 Found" and is common method for redirecting a URL. Client redirects are a potential attack vector. The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4+ Allowed Redirects feature allows you to define a whitelist of allowed redirects for your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 environment. Allowed Redirects is enabled by default with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.6. When the Allowed Redirects feature is enabled, redirects to sites that are not configured...

Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Secure Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Cookie Domain Scoping

A cookie is a mechanism of storing state across requests to web site. When a site is accessed, a user's browser uses the cookie to store information such as a session identifier. When the site is accessed on a future occasion, the information in the cookie can be reused. If a domain is not specified, then the browser does not send the cookie beyond the originating host. The Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Cookie Domain Scoping feature allows you to define the scope of the cookie....

Friday, December 1, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Secure Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 with Allowed JSPs/Resources

Oracle E-Business Suite is delivered with JSPs and servlets. Most customers use only a subset of these provided resources. The Allowed JSPs or Allowed Resources feature allows you to reduce your attack surface by disabling JSPs or servlets that are not used in your environment. You can allow or deny resources at the family, product or resource level. The Allowed JSPs feature allows you to define a whitelist of allowed JSPs for your Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Check and Deploy Secure Configuration for Oracle EBS 12.2 and 12.1

The Secure Configuration Console provides a single dashboard for you to review if your Oracle E-Business Suite environment is in compliance with critical secure configuration guidelines. You may already be familiar with the set of secure configuration scripts that can be executed in your environment to check secure configuration. The Secure Configuration Console expands on these checks providing additional features and a new user interface. You can access the Secure...

Monday, November 27, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Using Fast Offline Conversion to Enable Transparent Data Encryption in EBS

We are pleased to announce a new capability that enables you to perform offline, in-place conversion of datafiles for use with Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). This Fast Offline Conversion feature is now available for use with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1.3 and 12.2.2 and later 12.2.x databases. What does this feature do? Fast Offline Conversion converts existing clear data to TDE-encrypted tablespaces. The encryption is transparent to the application, so code does not have to...

Monday, November 20, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

How Long Can I Get Support for a Specific Java Update?

Support timelines for Oracle products can be tricky to understand.  The time that an overall product release gets updates is governed by the dates in the Oracle Lifetime Support Policies. EBS users have 12 months to upgrade to the latest Fusion Middleware component patchsets, and 24 months to upgrade to the latest database components. These are called grace periods. For dates of grace periods for specific Database or Fusion Middleware patchsets, see: Oracle Application Server...

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Can You Run ADOP (Online Patching) Over a Daylight Savings Time Change?

A customer running E-Business Suite 12.2 recently asked whether there were any issues with running ADOP or performing other Online Patching activities over the Daylight Savings Time changeover period.   The answer: no, there are no issues with running ADOP or performing any other Online Patching functions when timezone definitions change due to Daylight Savings Time. For more information about Daylight Savings Time in EBS environments, see: Complying with Daylight Saving Time...

Monday, November 13, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Diagnosing EBS 12.2 Upgrade Performance Issues

Our Performance team has a deep set of recommendations for minimizing downtimes when upgrading to EBS 12.2.7: Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.n Upgrade Downtime (Note 1581549.1) They have recently updated a companion document to that Note. The companion document describes diagnostic strategies and methods to identify and resolve performance issues when upgrading to EBS 12.2 from EBS 11i, 12.0, and 12.1: Express Diagnosis of Oracle E-Business...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

October 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 17 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Friday, November 3, 2017 | Read More

Reminder: Upgrade JDK 6 on EBS Servers Before December 2018

[Update Nov. 3, 2017: Modified JRE recommendations]  E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 both included Java SE 6 as part of their server-based technology stacks.  Both EBS 12.1 and 12.2 are certified with Java SE 7: Using JDK 7.0 Latest Update with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.0 and 12.1 (Note 1467892.1) Using the Latest JDK 7.0 Update with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Note 1530033.1) Upgrade EBS servers to JDK 7 before December 2018 Extended Support for Java SE 6 ends...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: Oct 2017 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 7 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 | Read More

Recent EBS Workflow Blog Articles

The Oracle E-Business Suite Workflow team has a technically-focussed blog that is recommended reading for all EBS system administrators. This blog provides tips and insights into Workflow best practices.  "Workflow" includes the Mobile Approvals app, too. In case you missed them, here are some recent articles: Enterprise Distribution of Approvals App without Custom Branding Interaction Between Workflow Engine and Business Event Subsystem - Part 1 Connection Security Protocols...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | Read More

Updated: Minimizing EBS 12.2.7 Upgrade Downtimes

We have updated our recommendations for minimizing downtimes when upgrading to EBS 12.2.7: Best Practices for Minimizing Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.n Upgrade Downtime (Note 1581549.1) Written by Jim Machin, a senior member of our Applications Performance group, this white paper contains a wealth of detailed technical recommendations for reducing the amount of time needed for an EBS 12.2.7 upgrade.  It covers: Technical preparation and planning activities Diagnostics for...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

JRE 1.8.0_151/152 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_151 (a.k.a. JRE 8u151-b12) and JRE 1.8.0_152 (a.k.a. JRE 8u152-b16) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. Java Web Start is available This JRE release may be run with either the Java plug-in or Java Web Start. Java Web Start is certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients.   Considerations if you're also running JRE 1.6 or 1.7 The JRE 1.7.0_161 and...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Apple macOS | Read More

JRE 1.6.0_171 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

The latest Java Runtime Environment 1.6.0_171 (a.k.a. JRE 6u171-b13) and later updates on the JRE 6 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java deployment technology will not be packaged in later Java 6...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Apple macOS | Read More

JRE 1.7.0_161 Certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2

[Oct. 24, 2017 Update: Corrected typo on JRE 1.8 prerequisite for launching] Java Runtime Environment 1.7.0_161 (a.k.a. JRE 7u161-b13) and later updates on the JRE 7 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows-based desktop clients. What's new in this update? This update includes an important change: the Java deployment technology (i.e. the JRE browser plugin) is no longer available as of this Java release. It is expected that Java...

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Apple macOS | Read More

Critical Patch Update for October 2017 Now Available

The Critical Patch Update (CPU) for October 2017 was released on October 17, 2017. Oracle strongly recommends applying the patches as soon as possible. The Critical Patch Update Advisory is the starting point for relevant information. It includes a list of products affected, pointers to obtain the patches, a summary of the security vulnerabilities, and links to other important documents.  Supported products that are not listed in the "Supported Products and Components...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.4 Update 17 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Monday, October 9, 2017 | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 16 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

Application Management Pack for EBS Bundle Patch 1 Now Available

Contributing Author: Angelo Rosado We are pleased to announce the release of Bundle Patch 1 for Application Management Pack 13.1.1.1.0 for Oracle E-Business Suite. This is the first update for AMP 13.1.1.1.0, which was released in July 2016. We strongly recommend that you apply both patches associated with Bundle Patch 1 as listed below, to obtain critical fixes and enhancements: Patch 25858637 BUNDLE PATCH 1 : OMS : E-BUSINESS SUITE PLUGIN 13.1.1.1.0 Patch 25859229 BUNDLE PATCH...

Monday, October 2, 2017 | Application Management Pack | Read More

Office 365 ProPlus Certified with EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus versions of Excel, Word, and Outlook are certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2. See: Microsoft Office Integration with Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12 (Note 1077728.1) This certification includes 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Office 365 ProPlus running on Windows 10, 8.1, and 7. What is Office 365 ProPlus? Office 365 ProPlus is a version of Microsoft Office that's available through Office 365. It includes Word, Excel,...

Friday, September 29, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

Where Can I Find EBS 12.2.7 Documentation?

EBS 12.2.7 is the latest update to E-Business Suite 12.2. It can be applied online -- you do not need to take your EBS environment down to apply this update. Our online E-Business Suite Documentation Web Library always contains the latest versions of all of our guides, including our Installation Guides, Upgrade Guides, and Readme Notes: E-Business Suite Documentation Web Library, Release 12.2 The following Roadmap Note is also a critical reference, since it is a master index of...

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | EBS 12.2 | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 6 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Monday, September 25, 2017 | Read More

EBS 12.2 Upgrade Guides Updated and Streamlined

A significant number of customers have successfully upgraded to Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.  Along the way, they have given us a great deal of feedback on how we could improve our certified upgrade processes and documentation. I'm pleased to announce that we have incorporated their feedback into the latest published upgrade guides available in the Oracle E-Business Suite Web Library and on the Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 media. What's New? The following...

Friday, September 22, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

Java Web Start Fails with 64-bit Java + IE 11 + Windows 10 Creators Update

A customer identified a generic Java issue (JDK-8185661) with Windows 10 Creators Update: when JRE 32-bit and 64-bit are both installed, this bug prevents Java Web Start applications from being launched using IE 11. This is a generic bug that affects all Java users. Does this affect EBS users? Yes. EBS requires Forms. Forms requires Java on the end-user's desktop. Therefore, this generic Java bug affects E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 users, also. This is now documented as a...

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | Read More

E-Business Suite Technology Sessions at OpenWorld 2017

This year, the Oracle E-Business Suite Applications Technology Group (ATG) will participate in 22 sessions as well as customer panels, demo booths, and several Special Interest Group meetings as guest speakers. Please join us to hear the latest news and connect with senior ATG development staff. For detailed and up-to-date information, please see: Oracle E-Business Suite - Applications Tools & Technology Meeting the Experts OpenWorld is an excellent opportunity to meet directly...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | Training | Read More

September 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

WebCenter Portal 12.2.1.3 Certified with E-Business Suite 12.x

Oracle WebCenter Portal 12.2.1.3 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 and 12.1.3.  WebCenter Portal 12.2.1.3 is part of Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c Version 12.2.1.3.  Oracle WebCenter Portal is part of Oracle WebCenter.  Oracle WebCenter is an integrated suite of tools used to create web sites and portals.  Applications adapters are also available.     Certified Platforms Oracle WebCenter Portal is certified to run on any operating system for which Oracle...

Monday, September 18, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

What's New in EBS 12.2.7?

EBS 12.2.7 is the latest update to E-Business Suite 12.2. It includes functionality enhancements, error corrections, and statutory and regulatory updates in a consolidated suite-wide patch set. Release 12.2.7 is cumulative and includes updates released previously for earlier EBS releases including 12.1.3, 12.0, and 11.5.10.  It includes bug fixes for the following major product areas: Applications Technology Asset Lifecycle Management   Channel Revenue Management   Financials Human...

Friday, September 15, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

September 2017 Updates to AD and TXK for EBS 12.2 Now Available

We have been fine-tuning the administration tools for E-Business Suite 12.2 via a series of regular updates to the Applications DBA (AD) and EBS Technology Stack (TXK) components: Set 1 - March 2014 Set 2 - May 2014 Set 3 - July 2014 Set 4 - October 2014 Set 5 - November 2014 Set 6 - March 2015 Set 7 - October 2015 Set 8 - January 2016 Set 9 - April 2016 Set 10 - September 2016 Set 11 - April 2017 We have now made available a twelfth set of critical updates to AD and TXK. We strongly...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

Updated for EBS 12.2.7: Reference Tools for Developers

[Apt. 2, 2018 Update: Removed 12.0.6 from list of source releases covered by this update for 12.2.7] Regular readers of this blog know that we have three reference tools that are essential for every E-Business Suite upgrade: File Comparison Report (Note 1446430.1) Data Model Comparison Report (Note 1290886.1) 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...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Now Available

I am pleased to announce that Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 is now available.   Instructions for downloading and applying this latest release update pack (RUP) for the EBS 12.2 codeline can be found here: Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.7 Readme (Doc ID 2230783.1) What Does Release 12.2.7 Include? Official release announcement (PDF) As a consolidated suite-wide patchset, this RUP includes new features, statutory and regulatory updates, and enhancements for stability,...

Friday, September 8, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 15 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

MKS Toolkit 10 Certified with EBS R12 on Windows

MKS Toolkit 10 is now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2 on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit) as a release maintenance tool. The operating systems supported by MKS Toolkit 10 on this platform are Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and 2012 R2. Please review the documents below for all requirements to use MKS Toolkit 10 with Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1 and 12.2: Oracle Applications Installation and Upgrade Notes Release 12 (12.1.1) for Microsoft Windows...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

August 2017 Update to E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC)

The E-Business Suite Technology Codelevel Checker (ETCC) tool helps you identify application or database tier overlay patches that need to be applied to your Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 system. ETCC maps missing overlay patches to the default corresponding Database Patch Set Update (PSU) patches, and displays them in a patch recommendation summary. What’s New ETCC has been updated to include bug fixes and patching combinations for the following recommended versions of...

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

What's the E-Business Suite Roadmap for Java?

Oracle E-Business Suite uses Java.  When discussing EBS's use of Java, it is important to distinguish between server-side vs. client-side certifications. EBS+Java Combinations certified today   E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 both require Java at the server tier as well as Java on the desktop client tier to run Forms-based content.  As of today, we have certified: EBS 12.1 & 12.2 server tier:  Java 6 and 7 EBS 12.1 & 12.2 desktop client tier:  Java 6, 7, 8 There are no plans to...

Thursday, August 24, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

Can Oracle Label Security be Used with EBS 12.2?

Yes, Oracle Label Security (OLS) can be used with EBS 12.2.  It can also be used for earlier EBS releases such as EBS 12.1 and 12.0.  Oracle Label Security is an optional database-level technology for developing customized security schemes. It is possible to use this technology to customize EBS 12.2. There is no documentation for using this technology with EBS 12.2. The principles described in the following note for EBS 11i are generally-applicable to customizing later EBS...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.6 Update 5 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Application Object Libraries FND | Read More

Can Nologging Be Enabled for EBS 12.2?

The nologging Oracle database feature is used to enhance performance in certain areas of Oracle E-Business Suite. For example, it may be used during patch installation, and when building summary data for Business Intelligence. What are the tradeoffs of using nologging? Use of nologging in an operation means that the database redo logs will contain incomplete information about the changes made, with any data blocks that have been updated during the nologging operation being...

Friday, August 4, 2017 | Database Tier | Read More

Check BI Publisher's Health with BIP Analyzer for E-Business Suite

In addition to helping customers resolve issues via Service Requests, Oracle Support also builds over 60 free diagnostic tools for Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, 12.0, 12.1, and 11i. These Support Analyzers are non-invasive scripts that run health-checks on your EBS environments. They look for common issues and generate standardized reports summarizing that provide solutions for known issues and recommendations on best practices. Here's an index to these tools: Get Proactive...

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | EBS 11i | Read More

Reminder: Fusion Middleware Proactive Patches are Certified with EBS

The Fusion Middleware team recently released the following updates: Oracle Identity Management Suite BP 11.1.2.3.170718 consisting of Oracle Access Manager BP 11.1.2.3.170718 Oracle Unified Directory  BP 11.1.2.3.170718 Oracle Internet Directory BP 11.1.1.9.170626 Oracle SOA Suite BP 12.1.3.0.170718 and 11.1.1.9.170629 Oracle Traffic Director SPU 11.1.1.9.0, 11.1.1.7.0 Oracle WebCenter Portal BP 11.1.1.9.170718 These updates are documented here: Database, Fusion Middleware, and...

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 | Application Tier | Read More

New OA Framework 12.2.5 Update 14 Now Available

Web-based content in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 runs on the Oracle Application Framework (also known as OA Framework, OAF, or FWK) user interface libraries and infrastructure. Since the initial release of Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 in 2013, we have released a number of cumulative updates to Oracle Application Framework to fix performance, security, and stability issues. These updates are provided in cumulative Release Update Packs, and cumulative Bundle...

Monday, July 31, 2017 | Certifications | Read More

JRE 1.8.0_144 Certified with Oracle EBS 12.1 and 12.2

Java Runtime Environment 1.8.0_144 (a.k.a. JRE 8u144) and later updates on the JRE 8 codeline are now certified with Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and 12.2 for Windows clients. JRE 1.8.0_144 includes a fix for a regression in JRE 1.8.0_141 that may, in certain circumstances, cause launch issues for Java Web Start users. This is the only change from JRE 1.8.0_141. Information regarding this bug fix is available in the Java 8u144 Release Notes. This regression does not affect...

Friday, July 28, 2017 | Apple macOS | Read More

CPADMIN Utility Now Available for EBS 12.2.3, 12.2.4, 12.2.5

I recently profiled the CPADMIN utility for EBS 12.2.6 that consolidates various CP management functions into a single menu-based tool.  This ADADMIN-style utility can: View Concurrent Manager status Clean CP tables Set Concurrent Manager diagnostics Start, stop, or verify an individual Concurrent Manager Rebuild Concurrent Manager views Move request files Analyze requests Configure request log/out file directory locations This tool has been backported to EBS 12.2.3, 12.2.4, and...

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Read More

Quarterly EBS Upgrade Recommendations: July 2017 Edition

We've previously provided advice on the general priorities for applying EBS updates and creating a comprehensive maintenance strategy.    Here are our latest upgrade recommendations for E-Business Suite updates and technology stack components.  These quarterly recommendations are based upon the latest updates to Oracle's product strategies, latest support timelines, and newly-certified releases.  You can research these yourself using this Note: How to Find E-Business Suite...

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 | AD & TXK Tools | Read More

E-Business Suite Release Roadmap Updated

Here's more information on the Oracle E-Business Suite Roadmap update announced last month: Oracle E-Business Suite: Roadmap Update (PDF, 524K)  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Releases | Read More
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