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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Product Restrictions during R12.2 online patching

This information is from page 75 of Oracle® E-Business Suite Maintenance Guide Release 12.2 Part No. E22954-13, published in July 2013 available here

For patches that have manual steps, the patch readme file instructs you to use Oracle Patch Application Assistant (PAA) to create customized instructions for your system. PAA consolidates and displays only the relevant manual steps for all the patches you want to apply, including steps that you have completed. It also automatically merges the contents of individual patch readme files for a merged patch.

Create Checklist of Product Functionality Disabled in Online Patching Cycle:
During an online patching cycle, the following product restrictions will apply. Before you commence patching, you should therefore ensure there will be no requirement for any these actions or features until the cycle is complete.
  • Payroll
    • Users will not be able to define Fast Formulas or use the Fast Formula Assistant.
    • Users will not be able to perform dynamic trigger maintenance.
    • Users will not be able to create, update, or delete US Cities.
    • Data Pump meta-mapper generator will be disabled.
    • The Japanese Balance Dimensions concurrent program will be deferred to after the cutover phase is complete.
    • Pension Calculation Setup cannot be used.
    • US localization earnings and deduction setup cannot be used.
    • Tax Withholding Rules Setup cannot be used.
    • Wage Attachment Earnings Rules Setup cannot be used.
    • Garnishment Rules Setup cannot be used.
    • Quick Paint Reports cannot be used.
    • Quantum Program Update Installer execution is unavailable.
  • Order Management:
    • Creation of a new Defaulting Condition in the Attribute Defaulting Rules form is disabled, unless the same seeded condition already exists for a given attribute.
  • Warehouse Management:
    • WMS Rule creation is restricted.
  • Inventory:
    • Concurrent program "Generate Stock Locator Flexfield Definition for Mobile Transactions" will be disabled.
  • Public Sector Financials International:
    • Users will not be able to run the following concurrent programs:
      • Subledger Security: Apply Security
      • Subledger Security: Import/Export Data Fix
  • Subledger Accounting:
    • Users will not be able to Validate the Application Accounting definitions.
  • Accounts Receivable:
    • Users will not be able to create new Transaction Sources.
  • Incentive Compensation:
    • Transaction collection process for new mappings will not be available and any changed mapping will continue to use previous mapping rules.
    • Users will not be able to run the "Synchronize Classification Rulesets" program.
    • Users will not be able to use the "Formula Generation" feature.
    • Users will not be able to specify new formulas or changes to compensation rules.
  • Oracle Demand Planning:
    • Demand plans will not be available for users.

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