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Oracle eBusiness Suite R12.2.7 – New Features/Just the Facts

Oracle e-Business Suite R12.2.7 Released

Oracle eBusiness Suite R12.2.7 – New Features/Just the Facts

Full PDF Presentation here – Oracle eBusiness Suite R1227_Highlights_jlui

Summary Based Upon Presentation by Cliff Godwin, Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.7 Highlights, September 2017 – Watch the video here.

Roadmap [image]

iProcurement 12.2.7

  • Auto-Suggest Catalog Items
  • New Supplier Creation Flow for Non-Catalog & Contractors
  • New Supplier Creation Flow for Spot Buys
  • Show Procurement Activities to Requesters
  • New Requester Notifications for P.O. Status Updates
  • Simplified Shopping Cart UI

Auto-Suggested Catalog Items [image]

Supplier On-boarding Flow [image]

Supplier Creation Flow for Spot Buys [image]

PO Information to Requesters [image]

Purchasing / Contracts 12.2.7

  • Purchasing
    • Automated Grouping of Multiple Requests to PO’s
    • Validate Agreement Line Amounts During Order/Release Submission
  • Procurement Contracts
    • Content Search
  • Procurement Command Center
    • Partial Searches / Snippet Preview

PO Requisition Auto-Grouping [image]

PO Line Amount Validation [image]

Contracts Content Search [image]

iSupplier / Supplier Lifecycle Mgt

  • Improved Automatic Recurring Assessments
  • Contact and Address Purpose and Associated Notifications
  • Visibility of Dynamic Supplier Lists

Supplier LCM – Recurring Assessments [image]

Supplier LCM / iSupplier Portal [image]

Project Procurement 12.2.7

  • Support for Technical Specifications
  • Support for Buyer Notes
  • Support for Descriptive Flexfields
  • Planning by Need-By Date
  • Change History Page UX Enhancements

Projects 12.2.7

  • Project Costing
    • Calculate Overtime Labor for Work-Based Timecard Layouts
  • Project Planning & Control
    • Work Plan Lifecycle
  • Advanced Project Planning & Controls
    • Support for Unit Rate Contract Schedule of Values

PP&C Workplan Lifecycle [image]

AP&C Unit Rate Contracts [image]

Order Management 12.2.7

  • Order Management
    • Milestone Billing
    • Manual Item Substitution After Booking
    • Schedule Order Enhancements
  • Quoting
    • Quote Status Flow by OU; Defaults, Updates
  • iStore
    • Order Type per Specialty Site; Email Notification Style
  • Customer Hub
    • Enhanced Party Merge

OM: Milestone Billing [image]

Quote Status Flow by OU [image]

Logistics / Inventory 12.2.7

  • Inventory / WMS
    • Material Workbench UI
    • Enhanced Receiving & Shipping UI
    • Enhanced Shipping / Oracle Transportation Mgt Integration
  • Material Supply Chain Administration (MSCA)
    • Label Reprints by Any User; Default Org on Login

Material Workbench UI

Manufacturing 12.2.7

  • Discrete MES
    • Enhanced Supervisor Review of Operator Times
    • Express Complete for Related Job Operations
  • Process Manufacturing
    • Automated Time-Based Sampling
  • Cost Management
    • Accrual Reconciliation for Inventories

Express Complete for Related Job Operations

Automated Time-Based Sampling

Value Chain Planning 12.2.7

  • Functional Security for ADF UI’s
  • Org & Function Security in Supply & Service Parts Planning ADF Work Areas
  • Production Scheduling of Phantoms

Org & Function Security

Asset Lifecycle Management 12.2.7

  • Enterprise Asset Management
    • Work Order Mass Updates
    • Generate Preventative Maintenance Work Order Report
    • Operation Completion as Mandated
    • Add Supplier Info for Work Order Directives
  • Installed Base
    • WebADI for Extended Attributes

WebADI for Installed Base Extended Attributes

Service 12.2.7

  • Advanced Scheduling
    • Add Resource Cost Factoring
  • Spares Mgt
    • Error Packing and Shipping Instructions for Parts Requirements; Copy Requirements to Internal Orders
  • Field Service
    • Self-Assign Labor Debrief Checklist Consolidated Debrief
  • TeleService
    • Enhanced UI’s
  • Depot Repair / Depot Info Discovery
    • Improved Graphs, Drilldowns

Depot Repair Information Discovery

Channel Revenue Management 12.2.7

  • Multi-Currency Approval Rule for Claims
  • Standalone Installation Support

Channel Revenue Mgt Standalone Support [image]

Human Capital Management 12.2.7

  • Time & Labor
    • Timecard Entry for Terminated Employees
    • Timekeeper Grouping by Supervisor
    • OT Calc for Project Work-Based Layout
  • Payroll
    • Dynamic Assignment Sets UI/WebADI
  • Learning Management
    • Test Overview for Online Assessments
    • Certification-Only Classes

Payroll Dynamic Assignment Sets [image]

Learning Mgt: Online Assessments [image]

ATG OAF User Experience 12.2.7

  • Administrator Personalizations
    • Admin Personalization Workbench
    • Themes
  • End-User Interactions
    • HGrid Column Freeze
    • Add to Favorites via Icons
    • Enhanced Look-Ahead LOV’s
    • Enhanced Attachments

OAF Roadmap 12.2.x [image]

Admin Personalization Workbench [image]

OAF Themes [image]


Upgraded Front Brake – Suzuki S40 Boulevard (2013)

DSCF4548Ever search for photos of a Suzuki S40 (nee’ LS650 Savage) and notice everybody shoots from right-side of the bike?SUZUKI-Boulevard-S40-6390_4suzuki205042015553012

I personally think that’s because we’re all painfully aware of how woefully inadequate the 30+ year old solid single front-disc with a single pot caliper has been (especially when freeway speeds started jumping up.) And why would you want to take a photo of something that heats up too fast, feels spongy, even with better brake lines, and isn’t so bad tooling around and cruising at low speeds, but feels like you’re riding a Schwinn Stingray (wherein your rear drum brake locks up, and skids along, while the front is still grabbing air.)

But because of a rather creative genius in the automotive engineering world, he introduces this:

Suzuki S40 Boulevard 2013 with RycaShawn Front Disc Brake Upgrade – Full Left-side Photo
Suzuki S40 Boulevard 2013 with RycaShawn Front Disc Brake Upgrade – Front Left-side Photo
Suzuki S40 Boulevard 2013 with RycaShawn Front Disc Brake Upgrade – Focus Left-side Photo

And now Suzuki S40 and LS 650 (and Ryca conversion) owners can have fully-floating rebuildable discs with dual-pot calipers and bring their bikes into the 21st century (or at least into the last decade of the 20th, if you prefer.)  It’s not ABS (which would cost more than the whole bike) but it’s a welcome upgrade that bolts-on (literally) and is very well-engineered and designed using already proven technology (just assembled in a different way, with an engineer’s eye towards functionality and purpose).

It’s affordable, and just what this little kicker needed among the plethora of engine-specific upgrades that already address more horsepower (web cams, big bore kits, bigger carburetors and jetting, revised exhausts, etc.).

Now you can safely stop this thing.

Sandor (aka Shawn) is one very creative engineer.

Original post (on SuzukiSavage.com): http://suzukisavage.com/cgi-bin/YaBB.pl?num=1391549028/0

RycaShawn’s original 2014 post on SuzukiSavage.com – with continual development updates on making it affordable and even more practical.


Run #em12c on #db12c? – Discussion from Oracle Open World (MOS Note: 1920632.1)

Ok Folks, I’ve been here are Oracle Open World for a few days now.  In that time, I’ve had numerous conversations about running Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c on Oracle Database 12c.  I will be honest and say that I’ve enjoyed these conversations; however, after about the fourth time I decided I need to write a quick post on the explanation discussed in these conversations.  

Early this year (August) I wrote a post about the what came out of the OEM CAB in May 2014 and how to get OEM 12c to work on DB12c.  The concept of running OEM 12c on DB12c, pluggable or not, have many people excited and looking forward to configuring OEM to do that very configuration.  Heck, I’ve even installed it for a few customers in that configuration (non-PDB).  So I’m a bit sad in having to say this:  ORACLE DATABASE 12c SUPPORT FOR…

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Enterprise Manager – Post Upgrade Tasks

Must keep up with OEM 12c Grid Control updates…

Maaz Anjum's Blog

With the new release of Enterprise Manager, I upgraded my installation successfully using the superb documentation here. It is however, important to note that the post-steps are also important. For example, upgrading (at the very least) the Management Agent on the OMS host, and de-installation of the old-OMS home. Gokhan Atil wrote a good post on the actual upgrade process which is available on his blog.

Management Agent Upgrade on the OMS Host:

The upgrade process for agents has not changed since EM’s previous 12c releases.

1. Navigate to the “Upgrade Agents” link under the Setup -> Manage Cloud Control menu.


2. Select the agent(s) for the OMS Hosts and click “OK”.


3. With the Agents selected, click on “Submit”. You have the option to override the “Privileged Credentials” to run the root.sh script.


4. The submitted job takes a few minutes before it completes (hopefully successfully!).

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R12.2 Upgrade – Registering New Application Modules – r122_new_custsch.ksh

Note: This script is based upon an OEL 5.9 environment with a completed first-stage R12.2 e-Business Suite upgrade from 12.1.3. Using a pre-existing registered module (ZFA – Oracle Financial Analyzer in our case), this clones the settings required to fulfill the R12.2 upgrade pre-requisite check for additonal applications, which had been added since the 12.1.3 release.) It is referenced in the primary 12.2.3 Upgrade Post and fully listed herein.

cat /mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh

# Create new Custom Schema registration files
# Use r122_new_custsch.ksh <APP> <APPID> <APPL_NAME>
# e.g. r122_new_custsch.ksh ABC 123 My_New_App
if ! [[ ${#} = 3 ]]; then
echo -e “\n Use ${0} <APP> <APPID> <APPL_NAME>\n”
echo -e “e.g. r122_new_custsch.ksh ABC 123 My_New_App\n”
if [[ $RUN_BASE = ” ]]; then
echo -e “\n RUN_BASE not set! Cannot continue. Exiting…\n”
echo -e “\n RUN_BASE: ” $RUN_BASE
cd $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/
NEWAPPL_LC=`echo ${NEWAPPL} | tr ‘[A-Z]’ ‘[a-z]’`
echo -e “\nCreating new ${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt and ${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt”
echo -e “for Application ${NEWAPPL} which is APPLICATION_ID = ${NEWAPPLID}\n”
cp zfaprod.txt ${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt
cp zfaterr.txt ${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt
echo -e “Creating driver directories…\n”
mkdir -p $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/${NEWAPPL_LC}/12.0.0/admin/driver
mkdir -p $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/${NEWAPPL_LC}/12.0.0/admin/sql
mkdir -p $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/${NEWAPPL_LC}/12.0.0/sql
echo -e “Copying dummy driver files…\n”
cp $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxad/12.0.0/admin/driver/xxadfile.drv \
cp $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxad/12.0.0/sql/XXADNLINS.sql \
cp $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxad/12.0.0/admin/sql/XXADNLADD.sql \
echo -e “Replacing key values…\n”
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:zfa:${NEWAPPL_LC}:g” $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:ZFA:${NEWAPPL}:g” $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:505:${NEWAPPLID}:g” $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:zfa:${NEWAPPL_LC}:g” $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:ZFA:${NEWAPPL}:g” $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:505:${NEWAPPLID}:g” $RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt
perl -p -i.bak -e “s:Oracle_Financial_Analyzer:${NEWAPPL_NAME}:g” \
echo -e “\nFinished creating new ${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt and ${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt\n”
# echo -e “Contents ${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt:\n”
# cat ${NEWAPPL_LC}prod.txt
# echo -e “Contents ${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt:\n”
# cat ${NEWAPPL_LC}terr.txt

The R12.2.3 e-Business Suite Upgrade Process (from

r12_home_pagePlease note: This is a dump of our physical steps taken to complete – not an instructional walk-through. Success on your own environment may vary greatly compared with this experience.  This is provided for educational purposes only.

# R12.2.3 Upgrade Notes (end-to-end timing: 42 hours 36 minutes; 1.7 TB database; includes 1274 CEMLI customizations)

Database and Middle-Tier Configuration (non-Production environment) – 2 CPU (dual core) 3.2GHz; 8GB RAM,; OEL 5.9 64-bit (DB), 32-bit (MT)

My Oracle Support References used (http://support.oracle.com):

Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2 Part No. E48839-02

Click to access 122upg12.pdf

Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1320300.1)
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.2 Readme (Doc ID 1506669.1) / 16207672 + 16207673 (online help)
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Readme        [Article ID 1586214.1] 17020683 + 17020685 (online help)
Deploying Customizations in Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Doc ID: 1577661.1
Global Standards Compliance Checker (GSCC) and Readiness Report: 1531121.1
Applying the 12.2.2 AD and TXK Release Update Pack (Doc ID 1560906.1)
Applying R12.AD.C.Delta.3 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.3 Release Update Packs (Doc ID 1586217.1)
Troubleshooting Rapid Install for E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1378579.1)
Rapid Install of VISION R12.2
12.2 Rapid-Install fails on Installing Web Tier Utilities with Error “Fatal Error: TXK Install Service” (Doc ID 1587452.1)
ADOP Prepare phase fails in upgraded 12.2 instance (Doc ID 1564271.1)
Deploying Customizations in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1577661.1)
12.2 – How To Change The Web Port in E-Business Suite R12.2? (Doc ID 1567661.1)
Cloning Single Sign-on Enabled Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Environments (Doc ID 1614793.1)
Integrating Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 with Oracle Access Manager 11gR2 (11.1.2) using Oracle E-Business Suite AccessGate (Doc ID 1576425.1)
Prepare Phase Fails With Error “runSyncFS sub-routine is called” During 12.2.3 Upgrade (Doc ID 1618309.1)
Patch 17064510 (12.2 Release notes, Note 1320300.1) to fix fs_clone
Consolidated seed table update patch p17204589_12.2.0_R12_GENERIC.zip (Note 1320300.1)
Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2: Consolidated List of Patches and Technology Bug Fixes (Doc ID 1594274.1)
Bug 17487358 – dbms_object_apps_utils package missing for Ebusiness systems(17487358.8)
ADOP Fails With REP-0736: There exist uncompiled program unit(s). (Doc ID 1640641.1)
12.2.3 Patch 17020683 Fails With “AD_ZD_TABLE_APPLY.sql ORA-20001: Could not apply Crossedition Trigger/error: character string buffer too small” (Doc ID 1662301.1)
Running Autoconfig on DB Tier Errors With: Unsatisfiedlinkerror Exception Loading Native Library: Njni11 (Doc ID 1103163.1)
— Staging area
Patches applied:
13420532: R12.XLA.B Clean up Temp AQ (R12.1.3)
17502060: ADZDPREP XDB Bugfix (RDBMS
## 17540582: PSU Jan2014 (RDBMS (on-hold – introduced listener bugs)
10124646: R12.2 American English Upgrade Driver ($AU_TOP/patch/115/driver)
17197281: Consolidated Upgrade Patch CUP4 Patch :12.2.0 (merged with 10124646.drv)
13543062: Online Patching Enablement patch: :R12.AD.C (R12.1.3 -> 12.2)
17766337: R12.AD.C.Delta.4  (R12.2)
17893964: Patch R12.TXK.C.delta.4 (R12.2)
17020683: Patch 12.2.3: ORACLE E-BUSINESS SUITE 12.2.3 RELEASE UPDATE PACK (R12.2)
17020685: Oracle E-Business Suite Online Help for 12.2.3 Release Update Pack (R12.2)
# 3636980:  Support Diagnostics (IZU) patch for AD Splice (R12.2) (Skeleton to show how to use adsplice for a new application)
# 17064510 (12.2 Release notes, Note 1320300.1) to fix fs_clone (applied in CUP4)

RDBMS Patches (
12949905  p12949905_112030_Linux-x86-64_DST-17.zip
13931044  p13931044_112030_Linux-x86-64_ora_0600_13009.zip
14123213  p14123213_112030_Linux-x86-64_DBMS_LOB_WRT_APPEND.zip
16105745  p16105745_112030_Generic_ALL_TRIGGER_COLS.zip
16303726  p16303726_112030_Linux-x86-64_BUGS_13602312.zip
16342486  p16342486_112030_Linux-x86-64_N_APPLY_BUNDLE_PATCH_II.zip (opatch napply -skip_subset -skip_duplicate)
16438289  p16438289_112030_Linux-x86-64_BUGS_12834800.zip
16587934  p16587934_112030_Linux-x86-64_BUGS_14598522.zip
17875948: MERGE REQUEST ON TOP OF FOR BUGS 16587934 17654622
18259911: MERGE REQUEST ON TOP OF FOR BUGS 16163946 16833977 4189542 11896575
17629476: MERGE REQUEST ON TOP OF FOR BUGS 17421340 17487358 (dbms_objects_apps_utils fix)
17693770: MERGE REQUEST ON TOP OF FOR BUGS 17502060 17487358 (AD_ZD_PREP invalid)
— Notes on StartCD support for JDK 1.6 must use
startCD Version    JDK Version    AD/TXK Code Level    Releases Supported    Availability
startCD     JDK7     R12.AD.C.delta.4/R12.TXK.C.Delta.4     12.2.2, 12.2.3     Patch 17873425, available on My Oracle Support
startCD     JDK7     R12.AD.C.delta.3/R12.TXK.C.Delta.3     12.2.2, 12.2.3     Patch 17873425, available on My Oracle Support
startCD     JDK7     R12.AD.C.delta.2/R12.TXK.C.Delta.2     None     N/A
startCD     JDK6     R12.AD.C.delta.4/R12.TXK.C.Delta.4     12.2.2, 12.2.3     “Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.0 Rapid Install StartHere – V35215-01”, available in the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2 Media Pack
To verify your current version, use the RapidWizVersion executable that is located in the rapidwiz directory on the startCD.

Here is an example. Your system path may vary.

$ cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/StageR122/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
$ ./RapidWizVersion

Oracle E-Business Suite Rapid Install Wizard
Version  (Used to maintain Java 1.6.00_27 support)

(c) Copyright 2000-2011 Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.

## Prerequisites (12.1.3)
Security -> Audit Trail -> Groups (Disable – Prepare for Archive – 2 Enabled Audit Groups)

(already applied MKS44472) 13027498: R12.IEX.B Collections  – UPGRADE RELATED DIAGNOSTICS SCRIPTS FOR 12.2, 12.1 AND 12.0 (Patch)
13420532: R12.XLA.B Clean up Temp AQ  – 12.2 pre-install: XLA: CLEAN UP ADVANCE QUEUES from prior runs of Create Accounting BEFORE ENABLING EBR in 12.2
[**SNAP R12.1.3 Baseline** 2014-04-16_1222-0700_unlimited_PTCHARMK_ABURPNETC03_ptchapps_mst01_.-]
## Update OraInventory location

vi /etc/oraInst.loc

## On existing R12.1.3 MT:
adautopatch.sh 13420532
sqlplus apps/$APPS_PW @$XLA_TOP/patch/115/sql/xlaqclen.sql XLA APPLSYS

— For CharacterSet conversion testing, add Re-generate Payments Hash Data to System Administrator Request Security Group and Submit with Force=YES
— Runtime about 15 mins.

## On existing R12.1.3 DB:

— Update Java version (1.6.0_43 tested from $AGENT_HOME) – Req’d for successful AutoConfig
chmod -R 755 $ORACLE_HOME/jdk/include ; \
chmod -R 755 $ORACLE_HOME/jdk/lib ; \
chmod -R 755 $ORACLE_HOME/jdk/bin ; \
cp -r $AGENT_HOME/../core/* $ORACLE_HOME/jdk

sqlplus “/as sysdba”

SQL> alter system set service_names=’PTCHARMK, ebs_patch’ scope=both;

System altered.

SQL> show parameter service_names;

NAME                                 TYPE        VALUE
———————————— ———– ——————————
service_names                        string      PTCHARMK, ebs_patch

— Used to support Online Patching to not connect as SYS
SQL> alter system set recyclebin=off scope=spfile;

SQL> create pfile from spfile;

SQL> shutdown immediate;

# Apply Jan2014 PSU
— Latest OPatch
cd $ORACLE_HOME; unzip /mnt/nfs/opatch/p6880880_112000_Linux-x86-64.zip

sqlplus “/as sysdba”
SQL> shutdown immediate
SQL> exit
lsnrctl stop $ORACLE_SID

# Begin DB patching
–Online Patch Enabling Patch Is Failing on ADZDPREP.sql (Doc ID 1606431.1)
cd /mnt/nfs/cpu_psu/2014Jan/17502060 ; opatch apply   #ADZDPREP XDB Bugfix
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/12949905 ; opatch apply      #DST-17
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/13931044 ; opatch apply      #ora_0600_13009
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/14123213 ; opatch apply      #DBMS_LOB_WRT_APPEND
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/16105745 ; opatch apply      #ALL_TRIGGER_COLS
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/16303726 ; opatch apply      #BUGS_13602312
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/16342486 ; opatch napply -skip_subset -skip_duplicate      #N_APPLY_BUNDLE_PATCH_II
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/16438289 ; opatch apply      #BUGS_12834800
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/16587934 ; opatch apply      #BUGS_14598522
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17875948 ; opatch apply      #BUGS_16587934
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/18259911 ; opatch apply      #BUGS_16163946

sqlplus “/as sysdba”
SQL> startup
SQL> @?/sqlpatch/17502060/postinstall.sql
SQL> @?/rdbms/admin/bug14296972_apply.sql
SQL> @?/rdbms/admin/catbundle.sql EBS apply
SQL> @/mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17629476/files/rdbms/admin/dbmsobj.sql    –dbms_objects_apps_util fix
SQL> @/mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17629476/files/rdbms/admin/dbmsxdbschmig.sql
SQL> @/mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17629476/files/rdbms/admin/prvtxdbschmig.plb
SQL> grant execute on sys.dbms_objects_apps_utils to apps ;
SQL> grant all on sys.xdb$moveSchemaTab to apps ;
SQL> execute sys.dbms_metadata_util.load_stylesheets;
— recompile dbms_metadata_int to enable the diffing code
SQL> alter package dbms_metadata_int compile plsql_ccflags = ‘ku$xml_enabled:true’;
— recompile dbms_metadata_util to enable the xmlschema load code
SQL> alter package dbms_metadata_util compile plsql_ccflags = ‘ku$xml_enabled:true’;

# Check Product Versioning and Status – same as @?/rdbms/admin/utlu112s.sql
SQL> select substr(comp_id,1,15) comp_id,
substr(comp_name,1,30) comp_name,
substr(version,1,10) version,
from dba_registry
order by modified;

— During Onlne Patching Enablement (13543062) – Avoid insufficient free space errors.
— ERROR at line 1:
ORA-20001:  Not enough free space is avaialble in essential tablespaces. The
free-space requirements are: SYSTEM – 25GB free space and APPS_TS_SEED – 5GB
free space.  Please run Free space report from the System status report main
menu to verify if the tablespaces meets the requirements.
ORA-06512: at line 48
— During ADZDPAUT.sql (extend TEMP1 and TEMP2 tablespaces to allow max 50GB growth)
from   dba_tables      atab,
ERROR at line 4:
ORA-01652: unable to extend temp segment by 16 in tablespace TEMP1

DATAFILE ‘/ptcharmk/db/apps_st/data/a_ref01.dbf’
DATAFILE ‘/ptcharmk/db/apps_st/data/system01.dbf’
RESIZE 32767M;
SQL> ALTER DATABASE TEMPFILE ‘/ptcharmk/db/apps_st/temp/temp01.dbf’
SQL> ALTER DATABASE TEMPFILE ‘/ptcharmk/db/apps_st/temp/temp02.dbf’
SQL> ALTER TABLESPACE TEMP1 ADD TEMPFILE ‘/ptcharmk/db/apps_st/data/temp01b.dbf’
SQL> ALTER TABLESPACE TEMP2 ADD TEMPFILE ‘/ptcharmk/db/apps_st/data/temp02b.dbf’

## Disable auditing
sqlplus “/ as sysdba”


lsnrctl start $ORACLE_SID

## See Build section, if Staging area for R12.2 is needed
## R12.2 Primary APPL_TOP install
— Pre-Reqs:
Database SID, Host Name, DNS Domain name, DB OS
Database OS User, OS Group, Database Base Dir, Database Home Dir, Datafile Dir, Storage Type, Instance Prefix
Applications Host Name, DNS Domain Name, Appl OS, Apps OS User (applmgr), OS Group (oinstall)
Apps Base Dir (APPL_TOP), pps Instance Dir (INST_TOP), APPLCSF Dir ($APPLCSF), AppsLog Distribution (Single/Multi)
** WLS Admin User (weblogic), Admin Password, Apps OS User (applmgr), OS User Password

. ~/r1213_profile            ## Instantiate original 12.1.3 profile to allow upgrade mode
export DISPLAY=
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/StageR122/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz
applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> ./rapidwiz
— See R:\Oracle DBA\R12_upgrade\12_2_upgrade\r12_2_rapidwiz_ss_notes.docx for screenshots of RapidWiz session

Configuration file written to: /u01/inst/fs1/inst/apps/PTCHARMK_aburpaofinm01/conf_PTCHARMK.txt

Configuration file written to: /u01/inst/fs2/inst/apps/PTCHARMK_aburpaofinm01/conf_PTCHARMK.txt

Second File System logfile – /u01/inst/fs2/inst/apps/PTCHARMK_aburpaofinm01/logs/03251720.log

## Copy additional product info to new homes
. ~/r122_profile
export OLDAPPL_TOP=/ptcharmk/apps/apps_st/appl
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/???prod.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/xx*prod.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/???terr.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/xx*terr.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/???prod.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/xx*prod.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/???terr.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/admin/xx*terr.txt $APPL_TOP/admin/

## Migrate Custom Tops and code:
— In r12.2 environment MT
export OLDAPPL_TOP=/ptcharmk/apps/apps_st/appl
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxad/12.0.0/* $XXAD_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxap/12.0.0/* $XXAP_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxar/12.0.0/* $XXAR_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxcs/12.0.0/* $XXCS_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxfa/12.0.0/* $XXFA_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxfnd/12.0.0/* $XXFND_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxgl/12.0.0/* $XXGL_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxhr/12.0.0/* $XXHR_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxinv/12.0.0/* $XXINV_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxpa/12.0.0/* $XXPA_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxpic/12.0.0/* $XXPIC_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxpo/12.0.0/* $XXPO_TOP/
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxad/12.0.0/* $XXAD_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxap/12.0.0/* $XXAP_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxar/12.0.0/* $XXAR_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxcs/12.0.0/* $XXCS_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxfa/12.0.0/* $XXFA_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxfnd/12.0.0/* $XXFND_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxgl/12.0.0/* $XXGL_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxhr/12.0.0/* $XXHR_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxinv/12.0.0/* $XXINV_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxpa/12.0.0/* $XXPA_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxpic/12.0.0/* $XXPIC_TOP/ ; \
cp -r $OLDAPPL_TOP/xxpo/12.0.0/* $XXPO_TOP/

## Make new missing R12.2 Product Tops (see post regarding r122_new_cust_sch.ksh)
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh BSC 271 Balanced_Scorecard ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh FEM 274 Enterprise_Performance_Foundation ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh FII 450 Financial_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh POA 452 Purchasing_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh ISC 454 Supply_Chain_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh IBP 674 Bill_Presentment_&_Payment ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh BIL 676 Sales_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh BIX 677 Interaction_Center_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh PSB 8401 Public_Sector_Budgeting ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh IGW 8404 Grants_Proposal ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh IGS 8405 Student_System ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh IGF 8406 Financial_Aid ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh CUI 8722 Network_Logistics_-_Inventory ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh CUP 8723 Network_Logistics_-_Purchasing ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh BIV 862 Service_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh OKI 870 Contracts_Intelligence ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh DDD 430 CADView-3D ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh ITA 438 Information_Technology_Audit ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh AMW 242 Internal_Controls_Manager ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh MST 390 Transportation_Planning ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh GCS 266 Financial_Consolidation_Hub ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh ZPB 210 Enterprise_Planning_and_Budgeting ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh PFT 507 Oracle_Profitability_Manager ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh CUF 8724 Capital_Resource_Logistics_-_Financials ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh CUS 8727 Network_Logistics ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh JTS 875 Oracle_CRM_Self_Service_Admin ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh ZSA 506 Oracle_Sales_Analyzer ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh ZFA 505 Oracle_Financial_Analyzer ; \
/mnt/nfs/config/r122_new_custsch.ksh FTP 508 Transfer_Pricing
## Shutdown R12.1.3 MT
. ~/r1213_profile
~/r12ctrl.ksh stop

[**SNAP R12.2 base-install, pre-10117518_CUP4** 2014-04-17_1313-0700_unlimited_PTCHARMK_ABURPNETC03_ptchapps_mst01_.-]
## Applying R12.2 upgrade patches

# Prerequisite Patches (12.2)
. ~/r122_profile
export PATCH_TOP=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall

cd $PATCH_TOP/AD_source/10117518
— Run the Oracle Patch Application Assistant
— Review the latest instructions available for this upgrade (R12.2)

17197281: Consolidated Upgrade Patch CUP4 Patch :12.2.0 and this pre-install checkin Patch (if req’d pwd SR req’d) 17821615 -ZXMIGREGIMES.SQL FAILES WHILE UPGRADING TO EBS 12.2 FROM EBS 115102

Merge 10117518: R12.AD.C (patch#10117518) with AD CUP4 patch (patch#17197279:R12.AD.C).

a. Download R12.AD.C (patch#10117518) and 12.2.0 AD CUP4 patch#17197279:R12.AD.C under $PATCH_TOP/AD_source
mkdir -p $PATCH_TOP/AD_source
chmod 777 $PATCH_TOP/AD_source
cd $PATCH_TOP/AD_source
unzip ../p10117518_R12.AD.C.BASE_LINUX.zip
unzip ../p17197279_R12.AD.C_CUP4_R12_LINUX.zip

b. mkdir -p $PATCH_TOP/10117518_CUP4
cd $PATCH_TOP/10117518_CUP4

c. admrgpch  -s $PATCH_TOP/AD_source -d $PATCH_TOP/10117518_CUP4 -merge_name 10117518_cup4  -admode
mkdir backup ; chmod 777 backup

applptch@aburpaofinm01 $> ls
10117518_README.html  admin          f10117518.ldt      metadata_files
10117518_README.txt   admrgpch.log   f17197279.ldt      u_10117518_cup4.drv
17197279_README.html  b10117518.ldt  fnd
17197279_README.txt   b17197279.ldt  j10117518_ad.zip
ad                    backup         j10117518_fnd.zip

## Instantiate APPS Grants required for 10117518_CUP4
# adgrants.sql version 120.67.12020000.18
cp $PATCH_TOP/17766337/admin/adgrants.sql /mnt/nfs/config/admin/.

Change to DB tier:
mkdir -p $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/admin/.
cp /mnt/nfs/config/admin/adgrants.sql $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/admin/.

sqlplus /nolog
SQL> @?/appsutil/admin/adgrants.sql APPS
— Runtime about 10 mins.

## Ensure that Maintenance Mode is enabled (required)
. ~/r1213_profile
adadmin [reqs $APPS_PW and $SYSTEM_PW]

## Reset default profile to new R12.2-based profile (sets based upon /u01/fs1/EBSapps/appl/APPS${ENV_ID}.env)
cp ~/r122_profile ~/.profile
— May need to log out and log back in to properly instantiate r122 profile.
. ~/r122_profile
cd $PATCH_TOP/10117518_CUP4
export DISPLAY=
admsi.pl           ## Run the Patch Wizard to get the instructions that follow

export LOGDIR=$RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/PTCHARMK

adpatch [using /mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall//10117518_CUP4/u_10117518_cup4.drv]
— Start time Mon Apr 21 17:00:17 PDT 2014

AutoPatch may have written informational messages to the file

Errors and warnings are listed in the log file
— Runtime: 30 mins
— Stop time Mon Apr 21 17:27:09 PDT 2014

## Run 2
— Start time Thu Apr 17 2014 13:55:16
— Stop time Thu Apr 17 2014 14:35:16

adadmin -> Compile/Reload Applications Database Entities menu -> Compile APPS Schema
Run Invoker Rights processing in incremental mode [No]: No
— AD Worker started at: Thu Apr 17 14:34:42 PDT 2014
— Runtime: 5 mins
— AD Worker finished at: Thu Apr 17 14:38:42 PDT 2014

## Install 17197281 Consolidated Upgrade Patch CUP4 Patch :12.2.0
#    Oracle E-Business Suite Release Notes, Release 12.2 (Doc ID 1320300.1)
# 4. Notes for Upgrade Customers
# Apply Consolidated Upgrade Patch (CUP4) and Run 12.2.0 Upgrade (required)
# Stages to $APPL_TOP/admin/PTCHARMK/preinstall/u17197281.drv

export LOGDIR=$RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/PTCHARMK
export PATCH_TOP=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
cd $PATCH_TOP/17197281
adpatch preinstall=y
— Runtime: 10 mins.
cd $AU_TOP/patch/115/driver
admrgpch -d . -preinstall -master u10124646.drv

# Apply $AU_TOP/patch/115/driver/u_merged.drv
adpatch options=nocopyportion,nogenerateportion
Start Time Mon Apr 21 17:50:09 PDT 2014
Failed: Mon Apr 21 2014 20:26:07
Fixed:  Tue Apr 22 2014 09:37:13  -12 hours
ATTENTION: All workers either have failed or are waiting:
FAILED: file ecepoo.odf   on worker  1.
FAILED: file ecepoco.odf  on worker  2.
FAILED: file cssrvw.odf   on worker  3.
The following ORACLE error:

ORA-01012: not logged on

occurred while executing the SQL statement:

alter session set events ‘10520 trace name context off
# Skipped using “8” in adctrl.
Failed: Tue Apr 22 2014 12:45:29
Fixed:  Tue Apr 22 2014 12:50:56  5 mins

FAILED: file perauaddrupg.sql on worker  2.
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [ktsircinfo_num1], [381], [66],
[2443250], [], [], [], [], [], [], [], []
ORA-06512: at line 5
# Skipped using “8” in adctrl.

— Runtime: 14 hours
— Stop time Tue Apr 22 2014 18:54:05

## Ensure that Maintenance Mode is disabled (required) – will lose access to Mode after Online Patching is enabled
# sqlplus -s &un_apps/***** @/ptcharmk/apps/apps_st/appl/ad/12.0.0/patch/115/sql/adsetmmd.sql [ENABLE/DISABLE]
. ~/r1213_profile
adadmin [reqs $APPS_PW and $SYSTEM_PW]

[**SNAP R12.2  17197281/10124646 Consolidated Upgrade Patch CUP4 Patch :12.2.0 2014-04-22_2213-0700_unlimited_PTCHARMK_ABURPNETC03_ptchapps_mst01_.-

## Enable Online Patching
–Enable online patching by following the Oracle E-Business Suite Upgrade Guide Release 12.0 and 12.1 to 12.2 Section 4-3 ‘Enabling Online Patching’.

echo $LOG_HOME
# LOG_HOME=/u01/inst/fs1/inst/apps/PTCHARMK_aburpaofinm01/logs
mkdir $LOG_HOME/appl/op ; cd $LOG_HOME/appl/op

— Schema Editioning check – 15 mins.
— The following schemas should NOT be registered as Custom Schemas:
— • SYS
sqlplus system/$SYSTEM_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDPSUM.sql – 15 mins
mv adzdpsum.txt adzdpsum_pre_dbprep.txt

— object EBR violations – manual fixes required – 10 mins
sqlplus system/$SYSTEM_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDPMAN.sql
mv adzdpman.txt adzdpman_pre_dbprep.txt

— object EBR violations – auto fixes to be applied – 75 mins (large TEMP requirement 40GB+)
sqlplus system/$SYSTEM_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDPAUT.sql
mv adzdpaut.txt adzdpaut_pre_dbprep.txt

— Tablespace free space report [reqs $APPS_PW] –
export HOSTNAME=`hostname -a`
perl $AD_TOP/bin/adzdreport.pl apps
— 3 ->  3.  Free space in important tablespaces

— Online Patching Enablement – Status Report
sqlplus apps/$APPS_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDEXRPT.sql
mv adzdexrpt.txt adzdexrpt_pre_dbprep.txt

— Apply Online Patching Enablement patch: 13543062:R12.AD.C

export PATCH_TOP=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
export LOGDIR=$RUN_BASE/EBSapps/appl/admin/PTCHARMK
cd $PATCH_TOP/13543062
— using /mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall/13543062/u13543062.dsrv
adpatch options=hotpatch
# Run 3
Start: Wed Apr 23 15:41:22 PDT 2014
FAILED: file ADZDWRKR.sql on worker  1.
ERROR at line 1:
ORA-20001: [UPGRADE_TABLE 1:1 ddl_id=18849] Fatal Error, exiting.  ORA-00600:
internal error code, arguments: [ktsircinfo_num1], [381], [66], [2443250], [],
[], [], [], [], [], [], [] SQL: begin ad_zd_table.upgrade(‘HR’,
ORA-06512: at “APPS.AD_ZD_PARALLEL_EXEC”, line 510
ORA-06512: at line 34
# Already has OBJECT_VERSION_NUMBER column
# Skipped using “8” in adctrl.

Time when worker failed: Wed Apr 23 2014 17:30:44

# Run 2
Start:  Thu Apr 17 23:28:31 PDT 2014
Stop:   Fri Apr 18 03:23
** 4.0 hours execution time – PTCHARMK

# Run 1 – debugging included
AD Worker started at: Thu Mar 27 2014 17:11:39
Time when worker failed: Thu Mar 27 2014 17:26:35
Time when worker started job: Thu Mar 27 2014 17:26:37
AD Worker started at: Fri Mar 28 2014 19:09:22
Time when worker failed: Fri Mar 28 2014 19:10:14
[** ORA-20001:  Not enough free space – resize APPS_TX_SEED and SYSTEM tablespaces **]
Time when worker failed: Mon Mar 31 2014 02:25:33
[** bounce DB, apply 17502060, Re-run adgrants.sql, Re-compile all **]
AD Worker started at: Mon Mar 31 2014 02:24:34
Time when worker failed: Mon Mar 31 2014 07:51:28
Time when worker restarted job: Mon Mar 31 2014 08:19:55
Time when worker finished: Mon Mar 31 2014 14:51:28
** 13.5 hours execution time – PTCHARMK

— Extra: How to Monitor the Online Patching Enablement patch progress -DDL Status Report
sqlplus apps/$APPS_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDSHOWDDLS.sql

## Finishing Online Editioning Checks
cd $LOGHOME/appl/op

— Online Patching Enablement – Status Report – Confirm Status – 1 mins.
sqlplus apps/$APPS_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDEXRPT.sql
mv adzdexrpt.txt adzdexrpt_post_dbprep.txt

— Schema Editioning check – Confirm Status – 10 mins.
sqlplus system/$SYSTEM_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDPSUM.sql
mv adzdpsum.txt adzdpsum_post_dbprep.txt

— object EBR violations – manual fixes required – Confirm Status – 10 mins.
sqlplus system/$SYSTEM_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDPMAN.sql
mv adzdpman.txt adzdpman_post_dbprep.txt

— object EBR violations – auto fixes to be applied – Confirm Status – 5 mins.
sqlplus system/$SYSTEM_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDPAUT.sql
mv adzdpaut.txt adzdpaut_post_dbprep.txt

— Online Patching Database Compliance Checker report – 15 mins.
sqlplus apps/$APPS_PW @$AD_TOP/sql/ADZDDBCC.sql
mv adzddbcc.lst adzddbcc_post_dbprep.txt
— See section Manual R12.2 DDL fixes applied – post 13543062 for additional fixes applied

## Applying the 12.2.3 AD and TXK Release Update Packs
— Replicate the new version of the AutoConfig utilities to the DB Tier

1. On MT server:
— Clean Autoconfig Environment [ID 391406.1]
sqlplus apps/$APPS_PW
DB Tier:
$SCRIPT_TOP/adautocfg.sh -appspass=$APPS_PW <– Run DB AutoConfig
MT Tier:
$SCRIPT_TOP/adautocfg.sh -appspass=$APPS_PW <– Run MT AutoConfig
perl $AD_TOP/bin/admkappsutil.pl        <– creates appsutil.zip in $INST_TOP/admin/out
cp $INST_TOP/admin/out/appsutil.zip /mnt/nfs/config/$ORACLE_SID; chmod 775 /mnt/nfs/config/$ORACLE_SID/appsutil.zip

2. On DB server:
cd $ORACLE_HOME; unzip -o /mnt/nfs/config/$ORACLE_SID/appsutil.zip
$ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/scripts/$ENV_ID/adautocfg.sh  -appspass=$APPS_PW  <– Run AutoConfig on DB tier
cd $ORACLE_HOME/appsutil/bin
perl adbldxml.pl
adautocfg.sh -appspass=$APPS_PW

[**SNAP R12.2 Online Patching Enabled 13543062 Rev1 **  2014-04-25_1519-0700_unlimited_PTCHARMK_ABURPNETC03_ptchapps_mst01_.-]

Note: If you are upgrading from Release 11i, 12.0.x, or 12.1.x to Release 12.2.3 and have already applied the latest AD and TXK Release Update Packs (the same or higher release version than mentioned in this readme), you can skip this section. The minimum required release versions for AD and TXK upgrading to Release 12.2.2 are R12.AD.C.Delta.2 and R12.TXK.C.Delta.2.

1.  Source the run edition applications environment.

export PATCH_TOP=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
— Standard Non-editioned (hotpatch) patchtop=/u01/fs_ne/EBSapps/patch
r12ctrl.ksh start           ## Required for adop – Admin services + CM submissions required
2.  Run adgrants from new 17766337 version.
Download and unzip Oracle Applications DBA 12.2.3 Product Release Update Pack (R12.AD.C.Delta.4) , Patch 17766337.
Follow the instructions in the patch readme.
Run adgrants.sql by following the instructions in the ad_run_adgrants.xml PAA step.

# adgrants.sql version 120.67.12020000.18
Change to DB tier:
sqlplus /nolog
SQL> @?/appsutil/admin/adgrants.sql APPS
— Runtime about 10 mins.

## Troubleshoot FS_CLONE issue
# Prepare Phase Fails With Error “runSyncFS sub-routine is called” During 12.2.3 Upgrade (Doc ID 1618309.1)
# 12.2: fs_clone fails with “ERROR: Number of servers are not in sync between Run and Patch Context” (Doc ID 1582473.1)

export PATCH_TOP=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall

# Stop prior session
adop phase=abort
# Apply 17064510
adop phase=apply hotpatch=yes patches=17064510 patchtop=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
Current View – 17064510:US is EXPLICIT
This Patch seems to have been applied already.
Would you like to continue anyway  [N] ? Y *
— Didn’t fix the issue – Try Re-syncing both tops.
$SCRIPT_TOP/adautocfg.sh -appspass=$APPS_PW
export SCRIPT_TOP=$INST_TOP/admin/scripts
$SCRIPT_TOP/adautocfg.sh -appspass=$APPS_PW

3.  Start new online patching cycle.
Change to MT:
$ adop phase=fs_clone

## Try rsync -avz /u01/fs1/ /u01/fs2

$ adop phase=prepare defaultsfile=${PATCH_BASE}/EBSapps/appl/admin/${ORACLE_SID}_patch/adalldefaults.txt patchtop=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
—  started at: Fri Apr 25 2014 15:50:32

4.  Run apply phase for R12.AD.C.DELTA.4 Patch 17766337.
##    $ adop phase=apply patches=17766337 patchtop=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall/17766337

$ adop phase=apply hotpatch=yes patches=17766337 patchtop=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
— Succeeded! Thu May  8 21:27:55 PDT 2014
5.  Run apply phase for R12.TXK.C.DELTA.4 Patch 17893964.
##    $ adop phase=apply patches=17893964

cd /mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall/17893964
$ adop phase=apply hotpatch=yes patches=17893964 patchtop=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
## Completed! May  8 21:53
Note: R12.AD.C.DELTA.4 and R12.TXK.C.DELTA.4 must be applied in the same online patching cycle, without merging.

6.  Complete the online patching cycle by running the following commands in the order shown.
$ adop phase=finalize
$ adop phase=cutover
$ adop phase=cleanup

adop phase=fs_clone
# Succeeded! Fri May  9 13:07:23 PDT 2014
# Fix broken APPS.AD_ZD_PREP invalid from Delta.4 updates
# Oracle also recommended applying RDBMS 17693770: MERGE REQUEST ON TOP OF FOR BUGS 17502060 17487358
sqlplus “/as sysdba”
SQL> @/mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17629476/files/rdbms/admin/dbmsobj.sql    –dbms_objects_apps_util fix
SQL> @/mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17629476/files/rdbms/admin/dbmsxdbschmig.sql
SQL> @/mnt/nfs/ebs/122rdbms/17629476/files/rdbms/admin/prvtxdbschmig.plb
SQL> grant execute on sys.dbms_objects_apps_utils to apps ;
SQL> grant all on sys.xdb$moveSchemaTab to apps ;

## Apply the 12.2.3 Suite-Wide Release Update Pack
Apply the Consolidated Upgrade Patch (CUP4) for Release 12.2.0 (Patch 17197279 (17197279:12.2.0) – for latest CUP) in pre-installation mode on the Run File System.

Having applied the Release 12.2.2 AD and TXK Release Update Packs, you can now proceed to apply the 12.2.3 Suite-Wide Release Update Pack.

1.  Start an online patching cycle.
$ adop phase=prepare

2.  Apply Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Patch 17020683 and Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2.3 Online Help Patch 17020685.
$ adop phase=apply abandon=no restart=yes flags=autoskip patches=17020683,17020685 patchtop=/mnt/nfs/ebs/122postinstall
# Started Sat May 10 00:43:13 PDT 2014
# Workers appeared to be dead as of 5/20/2014 11:59A
# /u01/fs_ne/EBSapps/log/adop/8/apply_20140510_004320/PTCHARMK_aburpaofinm01/17020683/log
6.    Restart a worker on the current machine
# Processing resumed  Sun May 11 09:26:53 PDT 2014
# Workers appeared to be dead as of 5/20/2014 09:33A

# In Alert.log
Sun May 11 14:38:30 2014
Exception [type: SIGSEGV, Address not mapped to object] [ADDR:0x18] [PC:0x37F48E9, pkgsql()+55] [flags: 0x0, count: 1]
Errors in file /ptcharmk/db/tech_st/11.2.0/admin/PTCHARMK_aburpaofind01/diag/rdbms/ptcharmk/PTCHARMK/trace/PTCHARMK_ora_18900.trc  (incident=93414):

SQL> alter system flush shared_pool;

System altered.

SQL> alter system flush buffer_cache;

System altered.
# Appears to recur about 10 times before subsiding – will fail within 10 minutes each time.

## Completed! June 6 17:20:53 (autoskip=yes, 3 compile errors during 17020683

From autoskip.log:
AutoPatch started at: Thu Jun 05 2014 15:39:22
Autoskipped at Thu Jun 05 2014 15:41:48
[Session : 70785, Error while generating Oracle Forms files]
Autoskipped at Thu Jun 05 2014 15:42:07
[Session : 70785, Error while generating Oracle Reports library  files]
Autoskipped at Thu Jun 05 2014 15:46:22
[Session : 70785, Error while generating Oracle Reports files]

3.  Instantiate the Oracle HTTP Server configuration files ssl.conf and mod_wl_ohs.conf.

a.  Source the patch edition environment file:


b.  Perform the instantiation with the following commands (the backslash at the end of each line is being used to divide each command across several screen lines for readability). When prompted for the APPS password, press <Return>.

$ $ADJVAPRG oracle.apps.ad.autoconfig.InstantiateFile \
-d $FND_TOP/admin/driver/ohstmpl.drv \
-tmpl $FND_TOP/admin/template/ssl_conf_FMW.tmp

$ $ADJVAPRG oracle.apps.ad.autoconfig.InstantiateFile \
-d $FND_TOP/admin/driver/ohstmpl.drv \
-tmpl $FND_TOP/admin/template/mod_wl_ohs_conf_FMW.tmp

$ $ADJVAPRG oracle.apps.ad.autoconfig.InstantiateFile \
-d $FND_TOP/admin/driver/ohstmpl.drv \
-tmpl $FND_TOP/admin/template/admin_conf_FMW.tmp

$ perl $FND_TOP/patch/115/bin/txkSetAppsConf.pl \
-contextfile=$CONTEXT_FILE \

## Completed! June 6 – 2 mins runtime

4.  Complete the online patching cycle by running the following commands in the order shown.

a.  Source the run edition environment file:


$ adop phase=finalize
## Completed! June 6 – 10 mins runtime
$ adop phase=cutover
# Started June 6 14:11p
PTCHARMK environment has changed.
All users must re-source the environment using below command:
source /u01/EBSapps.env run|patch
## Completed! June 6 – 43 mins runtime
$ adop phase=cleanup
## Completed! June 6 – 10 mins runtime
Synchronize the patch file system
$ adop phase=fs_clone
# started at: Fri Jun 06 2014 14:57:59
# Finished Fri Jun 06 2014 2014/06/06 20:42:30

Oracle e-Business Suite Release R12.2 (.2) Upgrade – New Features Summary

Because my company asked for this, and I couldn’t find a readily available My Oracle Support document that is concise enough.

Based primarly upon:

Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.2 Release Value Propositions (Doc ID 1580742.1)

With additions from notes by Steve Sutphin on LearningWerks.

Modules Being Covered in this Summary

  • Application Technology
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Financials
  • Procurement
  • Human Capital Management

Not all modules are covered herein (e.g. Supply Chain, Project Billing, Project Management, Value Chain) simply because we don’t have them in-use, so I couldn’t validate the accuracy of those modules.

Applications Technology - User Interfaces, Infrastructure

Oracle EBS Release 12.2 Technology Stack
Oracle EBS Release 12.2 Technology Stack
  • WebLogic Server ( replacing iAS (10.1.3)
    • [10.1.2 stays for Forms and Reports]
  • Mobile Certification for OA Framework
    • iPad, iPhone, Android
  • Report Manager and Web ADI
    • Certified for MS Office 2010/32-bit
  • Integrated SOA Gateway
    • Now on WebLogic for improved integration
  • Online Patching
    • Editioned filesystem and DB objects allow side-by-side Production and Test codesets with minimal switchover downtime.

Oracle EBS Release 12.2 Online Patching Process

  • Numerous OAFramework User Interface Cosmetic and Usability Improvements

Assets (Asset Lifecycle Management,  not FA) - Workflow, Productivity

  • Support for Asset Moves
    • Transactable Assets Allows Users To Move Assets In And Out Of Inventory, Transfer Assets From One Inventory Organization To Another, And Transfer Assets From One External Location To Another External Location
  • Enhanced Integration/Ease of Use
    • Asset Sale
    • Asset Retirements
    • Project-to-Project Material Transfers
    • Grouping of Serialized Items
  • Asset Tracking Mass Update

Customer Relationship Management - Revenue Tracking

  • Channel Revenue Management
    • Increased Automation in AR Deductions Settlement
    • Accrual Accounting with Trade Profiles
    • Extended Business Processes for Supplier Ship and Debit
    • Price Protection Agreements
  • Oracle Telesales
    • Visibility to Activities across Operating Units
    • Competitor Tracking at Product Level

Financials - Productivity, Controls

  • Cross-Module Enhancements
    • Multi-Org Access Control Security profiles that now support a list of operating units
    • Ledger Sets Ledgers sharing the same Chart of Accounts, Calendar and Period Type
    • Advanced Global Intercompany System (AGIS)
    • New Bank Account Model Single access point for defining and maintaining bank accounts in AP, AR, Collections, Payroll, CashMgt, & Treasury
  • Advanced Collections
    • Party (Customer) Level Bankruptcy Tracking
    • Support for Partial Disputed Transaction Amounts
  • Assets
    • Enh. Mass Additions I/F for Legacy Conversions
    • Automated Depr. Rollback for Selected Assets
    • Impairments/Unplanned Depreciation Visibility
    • Addl. BI Publisher Reports
  • Cash Management
    • Simplified Setup and Streamlined Bank Account Reconciliation
    • Reconciliation Success Rates for First Notice Items (FlexMatch)
    • Centrally-stored Balance History – Trends and Cash Positions
    • Flexible Cash Pooling
    • Maintain and Report on Authorized Signatories
  • Customer Data Hub
    • Tax Validation Management with Tax Geography Hierarchy
    • DQM Overview Dashboard
    • DQM public Application Programming Interface
    • Real-time Address Validation for Tax Purposes
  • e-Business Tax
    • Application of Specific Tax Configs to Business Entities
    • Tax Simulator and Determination Services
    • Customer Tax Information Import
  • General Ledger
    • Allocate Financial Data From One Or More Ledgers To A Different Target Ledger
    • Data Access Sets and Ledger Sets
    • Journal Batch Copy
    • Alternate Account UI
    • New Web-based Account Analysis & Drilldown
    • Flaggable As Non-Reversable Journal Sources
    • Integration to Hyperion DRM and Fusion Acctg Hub
  • Internet Expenses (iExpense)
    • Global Per Diem and Mileage Rates
    • Mileage Accumulation
    • Automatic Matching of Advance Payments
    • Flexible Application of Cash Advances
    • Payment Holds and Automatic Notifications
    • Enhanced Itemization Controls
    • New Audit Expense Report
    • Auto-Itemization of Expenses from Visa/AMEX
    • Parallel Approvals
    • New Header-level Document Attachments
    • Support for new iOS/Android Mobile Expenses
  • Payables
    • New User Interface For Supplier Entry And Maintenance
    • Centralized Bank Account Definitions (see Summary)
    • Improved Invoice Processing with Invoice Lines
    • Contract Financing, Retainage, and Progress Terms
    • Line-Level Invoice Approval Workflows
    • Self-Service Entry for Non-PO Invoices
    • Improved iSupplier Portal
    • Scheduled AP/AR Netting Batches
  • Receivables
    • Partial Period Revenue Recognition
    • Event-based Revenue Management
    • New Credit Card Error Handling
    • Improved Chargeback Reconciliation
    • Oracle Bill Presentment Architecture (BPA)
    • Customer Communication – Auto PDF Printing
    • New Sweep Invalid Distributions Report Details of the accounting exceptions that are holding the period close for review and action. If the amount involved is not material from the reporting perspective and resolving the accounting exceptions is likely to delay the period close, then the transactions with invalid accounting can be swept to the next open period.
    • Automated Auto Lockbox Processing (via CP)
    • API Support for Unidentified Receipt Assignments
  • Subledger Accounting
    • Enhanced Multi-Reporting Currency Functionality
    • Improved Reporting and Analysis with Supporting References
  • Treasury
    • New Automatic Floating Rate Reset for Bonds
    • Automated Cash Pooling Across Legal Entities
    • Automatic Bank Account Update for Redirecting Payments to a New Bank Account

Projects - Efficiencies

  • Project Costing
    • Labor Rate Schedules by Criteria
    • Enhanced Payroll Integration
    • Total Time Costing
    • Increased Control and Visibility for Multi-Funded Contingent Workers
    • Allocate Funding Based On Time And Expense Entry
    • Batch Processing of Mass Adjustments

Procurement - Efficiencies

  • iProcurement
    • Automatic Updates of Encumbrance Dates
    • Eligible Information Template Information Stored as Attachments
    • Override Employee Charge Account Preference
    • Dual Budgetary Controls (Encumbrance Acctg)
    • Item Master Attachments Support
    • Post-Approved PO Requisition Attachment Support
    • PO Import Process Can Use Account Generator Auto-generate Charge Accounts during Requisition Import (blank charge accounts)
  • iSupplier Portal
    • Enhanced Prospective Supplier Registration – Adaptive Supplier Onboarding
    • E-Kanban Support (Flow Manufacturing)
    • Enh. Supplier Contact Information Data URL, Alt. Contact Name/Phone
  • Purchasing
    • Automatic Updates of Encumbrance Dates
    • Additional WF Extensions for Custom Validations
  • Procurement Contracts
    • Multiple Templates Applied to Purchasing Docs
    • New API’s for Templates, Questions and Constants
    • New Clause Descriptor Field
    • Clause Mandatory Attribute at Rule Level
    • Clause Section Placement by Contract Expert
    • Deletion of Provisional Sections from Solicitation to Award
    • Instruction Text including URLs
    • Multi-Row Contract Clause Variables
    • Display and Sort by Clause Number
    • Enh. Repository Contracts License Agreements, Nondisclosure Agreements, Merger Contracts, Misc. Agreements (user-defined)
    • User Defined Attribute support for Deliverables
    • Sync/Down/Upload: MS Word 2010 Certification
    • Contract Expert Performance Improvements
  • Sourcing
    • Add Requisition lines to a Draft Negotiation
    • Ability To Withdraw Responses Submitted On An RFI/RFQ
    • Track Supplier Amendment Acknowledgements
    • Staggered Awards on Split Negotiations
    • Import of Price Breaks and Tiers via Excel
    • Negative Cost Factor Support
    • New API’s to Create RFIs, RFQs, Auctions and Negotiations
    • Online Discussions Attachments and Messaging
    • Terms and Conditions Display Controls
    • Lot Pricing Summaries (also by Lot Line)
  • Spend Classification
    • Reclassify Historical Data
    • Asynchronous Classified Batch Approval Flows
    • Enhanced Training Data Upload (up to 100MB)
    • Enhanced Knowledge Base Tracking Capability
    • Improvements in Analyzing KPI Batches with Excel Export
    • Classification Code Reset by Ranges

Human Capital Management - Streamlining, Efficiency

  • Cross-Module Enhancements
    • 30 Country Localization Support
    • Managerial Task Checklists
    • Bulk Synchronization -> Incremental Sync API
    • Future-Dated Terminations, Reversals, Rehires
  • Payroll
    • Purge Process Events
    • Quick Retro Pay (single assignment)
    • Self-Service Element Entry (w/WF approvals)
  • Human Resources
    • Streamlined Re-hire Processes
    • Self-Service Internal Hire Support

Upgrade Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c ( to

And we’re still awaiting 12c Database certification for the Repository.

In order to upgrade our OEM environment from to we need to download the latest version of OEM from either http://otn.oracle.com or from http://edelivery.oracle.com. Once we have the files needed to upgrade, we need to stage them in a location that is central.

Note: Most downloads on Linux will be placed in the /home/oracle/Downloads directory.

Once we are in the directory where the downloaded files are, we need to unzip these files.

#> unzip em12103_linux64_disk1.zip –d ./

The zip command needs to be repeated for all of the files downloaded.

Next, we need to move into the directory where we unzipped everything and run the runInstaller.

#> cd ./

#> ./runInstaller &

When the installer starts, we will be greeted with our standard Oracle Installation Wizard. To upgrade the OEM to, consists of nine steps. We will review these nine steps throughout this posting.


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Change VARCHAR2 to 32K – 12c Edition

Oracle has made a few changes to the database to allow organizations to reduce the cost of migrating to Oracle 12c.  One of these changes is with the size limits that have been placed on the VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2 and RAW data types.  In past versions of Oracle database the maximum size for these data types were 4,000 bytes.  In Oracle 12c, these data types can now  be increased to 32,767 bytes.

In order to set these data types to use the larger setting, the MAX_STRING_SIZE parameter needs to be set.  The only values that this parameter can take is STANDARD and EXTENDED.  Once the parameter has been set to EXTENDED, you cannot go back to STANDARD.

Note: Altering MAX_STRING_SIZE will update database objects and possibly invalidate them

To increase the size of the VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2 and RAW columns for a non-CDB database,  these steps need to be followed: 


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