Missing the cut ...
By Tim Dexter-Oracle on Jul 23, 2008
After a whistle stop trip to HQ this week Im back in the saddle. Not sure why I put myself through the itinerary I came up with.With my wife out of town, kids with friends and a commitment to providing a two day Fusion Publisher course I needed to get to California and back to Colorado as quickly as possible.
That meant leaving home on Monday morning @3.30am to get into HQ for 8.30am - its a long trip to the airport here. Giving the seminar 10-5 ish Mon/Tues, not sleeping because my sinuses 'bung' up once I hit sea level and then jumping on a plane at 7.15 last night - after a delay I got to Chez Dexter at about 1am - exhausting! Dogs were glad to see me - I was not so glad to meet the 90 degree heat that we still have.
The Openworld team announced the 25 winners of the 'Suggest a Session' for OOW on Mix this week. We missed the cut by 2 votes - so no advanced session on Publisher this year :0( Unless two of the winners can't make it of course.
I'll try and do an Unconference session, which makes a welcome return this year, if anyone is interested.
I have just realized that I did not report on the user session we had last month. We had a fair few folks on the phone and came up with a decent list of topics to discuss.
- Karmit Goren
R2L values in English environment. (We currently use English environment of Oracle Applications 188.8.131.52) - Karmit, you still have not told me what R2L is?
- Writing templates in Excel
- Future of Excel outputs
- Tips & Tricks
- Jim Deak
Better training materials
- Dave Barnes
Advanced templating, especially some of the XSL and XPath techniques
- FSGs- Karen Brownfield - How to add more information into FSG reports
Reporting attributes turned on for non-Gov customers
- Drill down from report outputs
- Bursting session Introduction
Dynamic delivery options
- Non IPP for Faxing – custom delivery channel
- R12 Payments Process
- Differences btw 11i and 12
- Purchase Orders - Customizing the PO report?
- Report Repository?
- Data Template Builder!
- Flex Lexical
- Default output format update
- RTF templates - Fixed # of rows
- Scalability Tips
- Etext Session
- Zebra Label Printing
- Charting – Temple Builder
- EBS vs Standalone versions
- XPATH/XSL Expressions
- Discoverer Integration
- Migration from 11i -> 12
- Siebel CRM Integration?
- Java Integration Introduction
- RDF -> RTF migration
Quite a list, I was asking everyone for more until Karen pointed out that if we met once a month we had enough here for a couple of years!
Some of the requests, I dont think, warrant a full session I can blog about them. Others like Jim's comment - duly noted :) We had a few volunteers for sessions, I seem to remember Karen offering help on an FSG session and Kevin, the new eText template meister offered help on an eText session.
I'll get a schedule together and post it as soon as I can!