Friday, October 14, 2016

12c: Updates to Fast-Refresh Materialized Views with joins are lost after DB upgrade

An interesting article on My Oracle Support, "Updates Lost to Fast-Refresh Materialized Views with Joins After Upgrade to 12c" from document ID 2186836.1, tells us that an upgrade from to can negatively impact your fast-refresh materialized views with joins!  It seems that the system "covers up" the problem by having the last update date updated while the data does not get updated!!

Monday, October 10, 2016

The Return of the King!

No I am not talking about Elvis, J. R. R. Tolkien, or even Peter Jackson!  It has been a few months since I last posted, but I am back and ready to reclaim my throne of being a leading expert on the Oracle e-Business Suite application!!  In the last 6 months I have been thinking quite a bit about the future of the blog, and how best to deliver content, but I have not made any changes or decisions right now beyond the fact that I do not think I can do another 365 days straight of posting.  I am going to target 3-5 posts per week, and if I meet the target, or miss it, I am not going to let it discourage me going forward into the next week!

Monday, August 8, 2016

R12 Purchasing: PO lines are validated even though they were cancelled

On R12.1.1 "Canceled PO Lines Are Getting Validated During PO Approval" in Purchasing per My Oracle Support note ID 2169842.1 when at least one line is cancelled from a PO that has already been approved!  The good news is that there is a patch, and that you can design a testing scenario to validate that this issue does not come back in the future!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Weekend Learning: Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server versions

Have you ever asked yourself what the latest and greatest versions of Exadata components are?  So have I!  Well we are all in luck, as MOS document 888828.1 for the note "Exadata Database Machine and Exadata Storage Server Supported Versions" has all of the information you would ever need about Exadata versions!!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Weekend Learning: Oracle Key Vault - Master Note

Are you responsible for the security of your Oracle installation or the EBS application?  Do you know what Oracle Key Vault is, or how it can enhance your current security measures?  Find out more from MOS note 2120572.1 for the article "Master Note For Oracle Key Vault" so you can research!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Drastic increase in blog traffic!

As you may remember when we celebrated the blog's fourth anniversary, I reached 100,000 views and am approaching 1,000 posts, which is why last month I was SO surprised to get over 10,000 hits with 85% of those coming from Russia alone!  I wonder if other people are experiencing this type of traffic increase as well, and I also wonder if that type of pattern will be maintained going forward!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

R11i/R12 Payables: What data does the table PO_HISTORY_VENDORS hold?

If you are on R11i or R12 check out article "What is the purpose of PO_HISTORY_VENDORS?" from My Oracle Support via note ID 2169186.1 to find out what data the table holds and how it relates to purging programs!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

R12.1: Enabling TLS in Oracle EBS

Read up on MOS article 376700.1 to learn how to start working on "Enabling TLS in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12.1" for your environment today so you can get away from SSL as many third party vendors are going away from SSL due to all of the issues like POODLE.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ZFSSA: Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) backups can fail after configuration backup starts

Check out My Oracle Support note "All ZFS Storage Appliance (ZFSSA) Software Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP) Backups Will Fail After a Configuration Backup Has Been Initiated" via document ID 2165712.1 where the NDMP daemon needs to be restarted in certain cases!

Monday, August 1, 2016

OOW16 Rejection!

In past years I have been rejected by the Oracle OpenWorld, and last year I was positive I would get selected, but this year I was even MORE positive I would get selected yet it was not to be!  Maybe next year, since I just gave my AppsTech presentation, which was really well received and pushed me a bit so if I add some more polish it I could get accepted for OOW17!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

R12.1.3 Assets: Unsecured books show up in LOV

Did you know that Asset books that are not secured show up in the application?  That is exactly what My Oracle Support document "All Asset Books Appear in the List Of Values in FA After Doing Security By Book Setup for Some Asset Books" via note ID 1582935.1 teaches us as the key here is not all books have been secured, and the unsecured books will show up in the LOV while in the other books!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Register for OAUG's Connection Point - AppsTech conference today!

I may have mentioned that I am presenting at OAUG's Connection Point - AppsTech conference, and it is never too late to register for it!  This will be an online only conference so you do not need to travel at all, and you can check out the great lineup for the event too!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Assets: How can you reverse an already amortized adjustment?

Look no further than My Oracle Support note "How To Reverse An Amortized Adjustment?" via document ID 1251976.1 for the short steps on how to do this for and after (which I will assume applies for R12 as well)!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy (belated) Birthday to the blog!!

Four years, and a week, ago I started this blog and interestingly enough exactly four years ago I made my second post too!  What has changed in that time?  I have finally hit 100,000 views, I am almost at 1,000 posts, and I even posted every day for 365 days in a row!  I have presented many times over the past few years, and I have another coming up next month as well!!

I am looking forward to what else is coming during the next year, and now that my newest presentation has been finalized and approved, I will be able to spend more time with the blog.  There are some plans I have in mind for the blog, so next year it may not look the same, or even be the same, but I hope you'll join me on where ever the journey takes me!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

R12.1.3 Receivables: Autoinvoice Import fails with APP-AR-11526/ORA-04063 errors

Did you know that in R12.1.3 the "AutoInvoice Import Fails With Error: APP-AR-11526: ORA-04063: package body "APPS.ARP_PROCESS_RETURNS" has errors"?  Well looking at My Oracle Support document 2143556.1 it appears that there are mismatched versions causing this, and the required patches are listed in the document!