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In our previous two blog posts  we learned about the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 architectural changes as well as the role that Edition Based Redefinition plays in AD Online Patching (ADOP).  In our final blog post of patching in E-Business Suite 12.2, we’ll take a look at the different phases of the AD Online Patching cycle. From My Oracle Support Doc ID 1583902.1, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Online Patching FAQ, the online patching cycle consists of the following phases: Prepare a virtual copy (patch edition) of the running application (run edition). Apply patches to the patch edition of the application. Finalize the system in ...
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Firstly, what a city for COLLABORATE this year! San Antonio’s Riverwalk transforms a typical mid-sized city into a riot of color, flavor and fun, and gives those of us from overseas some fantastic ideas to bring home to our own river cities. It provides an excellent range of entertainment options too, from the ubiquitous Tex-Mex (and the obligatory 60-oz. margaritas!) to classic English pubs and high-end seafood, all with the backdrop of informative river cruises and lively mariachi bands. The OATUG’s Build-A-Bike was again a fantastic initiative – a great way to meet and connect with other delegates and exhibitors ahead of the conference itself, and of course ...
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In the previous blog post , we discussed the overall architectural changes that have been made in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 as well as the ability to be able to patch the system while it’s up, with users still online.  Oracle E-Business Suite AD Online Patching (ADOP) only works because the fundamental mechanism that allows this is using the Oracle Database feature, Edition Based Redefinition (EBR).  The first step in being able to use EBR is to edition base a schema.  The APPS schema as well as other application schemas are edition enabled out of the box with EBS 12.2.  Additionally, you will also need to remember to edition enable your custom schema, also ...
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For those that are new to Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2, you may notice that the architecture has undergone some major changes.  First, the underlying Oracle technology stack being used has had some upgrades that now include WebLogic components while the application server, used for forms and reports, remains at the same version as in E-Business Suite 12.0/12.1. That version is Oracle Application Server version 10.1.2.  The database version can be a minimum version of 11.2.0.4, if you are upgrading Oracle E-Business Suite from a previous release, or version 12.1.0.2 if the installation is new. Here is a breakdown of what is included with the latest version: ...
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Discover more shortcuts and tips and save time while working in Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12? This is the second article in this series.  Click here for part one! Do you use the same forms every day? Streamline your data entry process by using Oracle home page Favorites and the Navigator Top10 preferences Favorites are always a must to save time. On your Oracle e-Business Suite home page, click on the star at the top right corner, then on the pencil. This Favorites layout will be slightly different on each Oracle version . Enter a responsibility and/or a function prompt (the entry name in the menu). Click on Go, then select ...
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There are many individuals and groups that serve the OATUG community with their outstanding contributions throughout the year. Today, OATUG recognizes its 2019 winners. 2019 Oracle Ambassador Nathalie Beaine, License Sales, Oracle Applications Unlimited Team The OATUG Oracle Ambassador Award recognizes an Oracle employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the OATUG and its members. Nathalie has done an amazing job helping to promote OATUG events and eLearning programs. Last year, OATUG started working more closely with Nathalie and her team on marketing COLLABORATE 19, including the call for presentations. Nathalie has also helped pioneer ...
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By Vivek Puri and Brian Pellegrin, OATUG Customer Support Council Chair and Vice Chair Due to the certification timing of Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) with Oracle Database versions beyond 12.1, Oracle has waived Extended Support fees for Oracle Database versions 11.2/12.1 for Oracle Database licenses used for Oracle E-Business Suite through December 2020. Pasted below are the highlighted sections from page 6 of the updated Oracle Software Technical Support Policies . Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1): The Extended Support fee has been waived for the period of August 2018 – July 2019. During this period, you will receive Extended Support during ...
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Earlier this year, I wrote to you about the spirit of transformation we have embraced at OAUG and our commitment to evolve and change to better meet your needs in the dynamic environment in which we are all operating in 2019. Today marks a major milestone in that transformation process when – as COLLABORATE 19 got underway – I announced that OAUG is now the Oracle Applications and Technology Users Group. For nearly 3 decades, our organization has been the pre-eminent independent user-led source of information, knowledge and solutions for Oracle applications products and their associated technology. So while one might ask: why change the name? Why now? ...
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In the heart of Texas, there is no other city like San Antonio, what better destination for this year's COLLABORATE 19, taking place April 7-11 . San Antonio's unique culture and scenic beauty make for the ideal conference destination. San Antonio offers a variety of delectable restaurants specializing in famed Tex-Mex cuisine and shopping destinations that are unique to San Antonio, thus making your experience at COLLABORATE 19 unique as well! Restaurants and Breweries to Visit Just thinking about fresh Tex-Mex makes our stomachs rumble! This native Texan cuisine is featured in restaurants and family cocinas, with generational recipes ...
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"On average, when you are using these tools, your SRs can be worked and closed about 30% faster." Watch the video to learn how Analyzer Diagnostics and automation are working to enhance the support and service experience for Oracle customers. Get even more tips for working with Oracle Support at these sessions during the COLLABORATE 19 OAUG Forum. Meet with the OATUG Customer Support Council and employees from the Oracle Support organization at these sessions during COLLABORATE 19 , April 7-11, in San Antonio, Texas.  ​April 8 ​, 2019 ​ ​​10:30 a.m. – 11:30​ a.m. OSS: Roundtable Discussion: ...
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As a user of Oracle E-Business Suite 11i and R12, you probably spend much of your day head down with the Oracle Forms. However, built into the Oracle system are some clever little shortcuts you may not have discovered – these can help you use the forms more efficiently with fewer keystrokes and better accuracy. Let's take a look at some shortcuts, which will make your interaction with E-Business Suite core Java forms so much easier! If you want to memorize only one, it can be this one: Ctrl + K. This will open the navigator page, which shows all the keys available in Oracle Forms. As you can see, there are a lot available. Take a look ...
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COLLABORATE 19 , the largest meeting of Oracle user groups representing the full family of Oracle business applications and database solutions, is taking place Sunday, April 7 through Thursday, April 11 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The event is co-hosted by the Independent Oracle Users Group (IOUG) , the Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG) , and Quest Oracle Community (Quest) , which means this is the biggest meeting of Oracle users outside of Oracle OpenWorld! As a result, the event can be a bit overwhelming, so I wanted to share tips and tricks from my many years of attending the conference. Pre-Conference ...
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"Oracle Analytics Cloud is the culmination of legacy on-premises Oracle BI, BI Cloud, Data Visualization Cloud and Essbase, all coming together into a complete analytics platform." - Patrick Callahan Learn more from author Patrick Callahan during the Oracle Profitability and Cost Management Cloud (PCMCS) case study at the COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum. Get all the details and sign up to attend COLLABORATE 19 by February 14 to get the early-bird registration rate. Preview the winter edition of OAUG Insight magazine . Use your member login to read the full article. ...
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Attend the COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum to gain the expertise and insight you need to get the most from your Oracle investments. Claim your early-bird registration discount before February 14 to get the best rates. Be our guest for a series of free webinars , February 4-8, 2019, with some of our COLLABORATE 19 – OAUG Forum presenters. Get a sneak peek to hear more about: The Oracle EBS Roadmap. Implementing a global tax engine. EBS migrations using APEX. Modernization of EBS with Release 12.2.x. The EBS R12.2 upgrade. Data science principles. EPM strategy and roadmap. A cloud user case study. Blockchain technology. ...
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One of the spare-time activities that I find extremely fulfilling is promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) opportunities with children in my local community. Simply beginning the STEM conversation may be all it takes to kindle interest in an educational and professional path a child may have never considered before. Oracle Academy offers a simple way to start the STEM conversation with their freely available "Workshop in a Box" options. These are easy to access through an Oracle Academy Individual Membership, and they make it simple for you to deliver introductory computer science workshops without any specialized knowledge. I found ...
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Statistics show that ERP Cloud is getting more and more popular. As you'd expect, from R7 to R13, Oracle ERP Cloud has become a more mature and capable offering. Oracle also provides some compelling arguments around flexibility and costs. However, there are multiple components that make up the total investment picture for an ERP software solution. IT decision-makers should have a closer look at them before running to the cloud just because it's trendy! Upfront Investment, Agility and Flexibility The start-up costs of an ERP Cloud are lower than an on-premises system because with cloud computing you don't have to buy, deploy and maintain ...
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Lift and shift can deliver immediate benefits and improvements to the user experience to ease the transition to the cloud. "Having the additional, immediate advantages made the change easier to adapt to within the company." An OATUG member talks about this and other lessons learned during a lift and shift of their Oracle EBS environment. Take five with other great tips from OATUG members. #ERP #EBS #Cloud #Pro_Tips #TakeFiv
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Knowledge is power. Find out how features and functionality that were not previously thought possible can now be added to Oracle software, thanks to innovations by Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) is a powerful medium that has revolutionized the ERP landscape across the globe. ERP systems can be augmented further with automation solutions by ISVs, bringing accelerated performance to its software. ISVs are a key to any software ecosystem. More4Apps CEO John O'Keeffe, who oversees innovation at the company, highlights two major benefits provided by ISVs: 1. Businesses choose an ERP system that closely matches their needs. ...
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Oracle Announces "Continuous Innovation" for EBS: What This Means for Users ICYMI: Access the recorded webinar . You may have heard: There is good news for Oracle E-Business Suite (EBS) users! Oracle recently announced a new product release strategy that allows customers to access applications and technology updates on an ongoing basis without the headaches and cost of a major upgrade. This "continuous innovation" model applies now for customers already on EBS 12.2. For customers on EBS 12.1, it's time to "uncheck the pause button." "The issue for the customer on 12.1 is that they didn't want to do two of these upgrades, one ...
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"If you keep your Oracle Application Express (APEX) applications in a separate schema and a separate tablespace, it's easier to maintain and manage." Chad also offers Oracle APEX users tips for addressing security issues surrounding the exposure of a database in a web-facing application in " Your DBA is Always Right. Except this One Time. " Take five with other great tips from OATUG members. #TakeFive #Pro_Tips #DBA #EBS #APE
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