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The ABCs of Workflow for Oracle E-Business Suite Release 11i and Release 12-Shining a Light on Oracle Workflow...Now Available For Sale

Tue, 2008-06-24 11:59
Have you always wanted to know more about Workflow, but found yourself overwhelmed and mystified? Do you think your E-Business Suite Workflow environment needs to be tuned, but aren’t sure where to start? Are you curious to know the future of Workflow and BPEL? Would you like to see an example of how to convert a Workflow into a BPEL?We have your solution! Solution Beacon and OAUG have joined

Want to Add a Responsibility? How about Oracle User Management?

Thu, 2008-06-19 14:06
When you think of adding a new responsibility to an existing E-Business Suite user, does System Administrator come to mind? Visions of going to the Define User form, tabbing down and finding the new responsibility to add? Did you know that you can add responsibilities to a user through Oracle User Management? Let’s step through how this can happen together. Below I have setup a brand new

New Feature for Release 12 – “Manage Proxies”

Tue, 2008-04-29 17:27
Ever wanted to get even with those pesky auditors that are always making life more difficult than it has to be just to achieve some level of controlled nirvana? Well, I have just the prescription in the form of a new feature in Release 12 called “Manage Proxies” – this new feature is guaranteed to send the auditors into counseling! This new powerful feature allows Release 12 users to designate a

Some New Thoughts for an Old Friend (iSetup)

Wed, 2008-04-09 10:25
Oracle has given an old friend a facelift in Release 12. Among some of the nips and tucks you will find the ability to create custom selection sets, comparison reports between multiple environments and a new process flow that promotes “Transformation” to a process all by itself. In addition to congratulating “Transformation” on it’s new found level of achievement, let’s dive in and discover what

Role Based Access Control (RBAC), Oracle User Management (UMX) and Release 12

Tue, 2008-03-11 10:21
There are three dynamics that come together in Release 12 to produce inflection points where increased levels of access may not have adequate enough controls surrounding them. First and foremost is the emergence of OAFramework applications within the Release 12 footprint which is depicted in the chart to the left.One of the reasons this is so important is that OAFramework applications look to

Making Sense of Fusion Middleware

Wed, 2007-09-19 18:22
The Fusion Middleware area has become more and more crowded with all of the products that are now included.I speak from personal experience on this topic since I'm often stumbling through the various acronyms used for these products.Most of us think that Fusion Middleware refers to Service-Oriented Architecture, Identity Management and Business Process Management since these are usually the

Inside the Middle

Mon, 2007-09-17 12:44
I've written generally about Oracle Fusion Middleware but let's move down to the next level of detail. An easy way to do this is to focus on functionality. There are seven functional categories of products in Fusion Middleware, per Oracle.The Unified Workplace group which provides collaboration tools (Groupware, Instant Messaging), portals, mobile/desktop presentation and secure search.The

Starting in the Middle

Mon, 2007-09-17 12:40
During the Cold War, US and Russian analysts spent millions of hours analyzing one another’s public pronouncements trying to understand what was really going on with the other side.In the same manner today, we often find ourselves trying to understand what Oracle is trying to communicate (or not communicate) through their many announcements, white papers and presentations. One area where this

Options for Generating XML for BI Publisher

Fri, 2007-09-07 10:42
Oracle's BI Publisher is a powerful tool for producing richly formatted documents. It takes any well-formed XML data and refines it into custom invoices, checks, bar coded labels, web pages – the possibilities are limitless. The source for the XML data can be any process that can generate well-formed XML data ("well-formed" simply means that it complies with XML standards). In the Oracle

Discoverer and ORA-1483 Errors

Mon, 2007-08-27 10:25
This article is based on a friend’s Discoverer experiences. He had an issue with Discoverer 10.1.2 where every time a user tried to save a workbook to the database they got the following error: (unable to save a workbook to the database).ORA-1483 INVALID LENGTH FOR DATE OR NUMBERUpon further investigation it was noted that they were using 10.1.0.4 version of the database and that the database was

How to determine Workflow Mailer status without using OAM

Mon, 2007-08-27 10:23
Have you been trying to determine the availability of WF Mailer without using OAM?The following query provides the status, eliminating the need to use OAM.SELECT Component_name, Component_StatusFROM FND_SVC_COMPONENTSWHERE component_type = 'WF_MAILER'Reference: Metalink Doc: 316352.1Posted on behalf of:Srini Ramanujam | Senior Oracle Consultant

Webinar: Release 12 Accounting Setup Manager 101

Tue, 2007-07-31 17:23
This is another in our Release 12 webinar series, and will be presented live, with the recorded replay available for registered attendees in the near future. The webinar will be presented on August 8th at 1:30pm CDT, and registration is available here.TitleRelease 12 Accounting Setup Manager 101AbstractLearn the basics of the Release 12 Accounting Setup Manager from this exciting presentation.

Webinar: Release 12 Java Infrastructure

Thu, 2007-07-26 14:44
This is another in our Release 12 webinar series, and will be presented live, with the recorded replay available for registered attendees in the near future. This one hour webinar will be presented on 8/8 at 10:30am CDT, and registration is available here.TitleRelease 12 Java InfrastructureAbstractLearn about the new Java infrastructure underlying the Release 12 environment. The new technology

Webinar: Are you Ready for Fusion?

Thu, 2007-07-26 14:43
This is another in our Release 12 webinar series, and will be presented live, with the recorded replay available for registered attendees in the near future. This one hour webinar will be presented on August 15th at 10:30am CDT, and registration is available here.TitleAre you Ready for Fusion?AbstractA Practical Guide to What You Should Know For those of you concerned about Fusion's place in your

Webinar: Release 12 Subledger Accounting Engine

Thu, 2007-07-26 14:42
This is another in our Release 12 webinar series, and will be presented live, with the recorded replay available for registered attendees in the near future. This one hour webinar will be presented on August 15th at 1:30pm CDT, and registration is available here.TitleRelease 12 Subledger Accounting EngineAbstractWhat it is, What it does, and How to use it. Be in the know by attending this

Webinar: Release 12 Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) – An Inside Look

Tue, 2007-07-24 15:55
This is another in our Release 12 webinar series, and will be presented live, with the recorded replay available for registered attendees in the near future. The webinar will be presented on 7/25 at 1:30pm CDT, and registration is available here.Title Release 12 Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC) – An Inside Look Abstract Join us as our Solution Architect focuses on Multi-Org Access Control (MOAC),

Webinar: Release 12 Procurement Part I – The Professional Buyer's Work Center

Tue, 2007-07-24 15:55
This is another in our Release 12 webinar series, and will be presented live, with the recorded replay available for registered attendees in the near future. The webinar will be presented on 7/25 at 10:30am CDT, and registration is available here.TitleWebinar: Release 12 Procurement Part I – The Professional Buyer's Work CenterAbstractExciting things are happening to the Procurement Suite in

Simple Tutorial for Publishing FSG Reports Using XML Publisher

Tue, 2007-07-24 15:50
This simple tutorial will show you how to create a custom FSG Report using XML Publisher.1. Log in to Oracle Applications and select the "XML Publisher Administrator" responsibility (your Applications Administrator will have to grant access to this responsibility).2. Navigate to the Templates page.3. Type FSG% in the Name field and click "Go to query" for the standard FSG template

Introducing the Solution Beacon Release 12 Webinar Series

Thu, 2007-07-19 17:42
We're pleased to announce our first Release 12 Webinar Series! These live webinars range from 30 to 60 minutes long and are intended to get people informed about the new Oracle Release 12 E-Business Suite. Topics include a Technical Introduction for Newcomers, Security Recommendations, and reviews of the new features in the apps modules, so whether your interest is functional or technical you're

Architectural Differences in Linux

Fri, 2007-07-13 16:55
In this second edition in the Evaluating Linux series of posts I want to discuss what is both one of the strengths and weaknesses of Linux, namely the architectural differences between it and the traditional UNIX platforms. The relevant architectural differences between Linux and UNIX (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris: take your pick) can be viewed as several broad categories:hardware differencesfilesystem

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