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Oracle Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite User's Guide
Release 4.0
Part Number E18710-01
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Intended Audience

Welcome to Release 4.0 of the Oracle Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite User's Guide.

This book is intended for database administrators and system administrators who are responsible for performing the tasks associated with maintaining an Oracle E-Business Suite system using the Oracle Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite.

See Related Information Sources for more Oracle E-Business Suite product information.

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1  Introduction to Oracle Application Change Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite
2  Patch Manager
3  Customization Manager
4  Setup Manager
A  Supported File Types in Customization Manager
B  Customization Manager Coding Standards

Related Information Sources

Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite Installation Guide

This manual describes the system requirements and installation procedures for this product.

Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite User's Guide

This guide describes how to manage and monitor an Oracle E-Business Suite system with the Oracle Application Management Pack for Oracle E-Business Suite.

Maintaining Oracle E-Business Suite Documentation Set

This documentation set provides maintenance and patching information for the Oracle E-Business Suite DBA. Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Procedures provides a description of the strategies, related tasks, and troubleshooting activities that will help ensure the continued smooth running of an Oracle E-Business Suite system. Oracle E-Business Suite Maintenance Utilities describes the Oracle E-Business Suite utilities that are supplied with Oracle E-Business Suite and used to maintain the application file system and database. It also provides a detailed description of the numerous options available to meet specific operational requirements. Oracle E-Business Suite Patching Procedures explains how to patch an Oracle E-Business Suite system, covering the key concepts and strategies. Also included are recommendations for optimizing typical patching operations and reducing downtime.

Oracle E-Business Suite Developer's Guide

This guide contains the coding standards followed by the Oracle E-Business Suite development staff. It describes the Oracle Application Object Library components needed to implement the Oracle E-Business Suite user interface described in the Oracle E-Business Suite User Interface Standards for Forms-Based Products. It provides information to help you build your custom Oracle Forms Developer forms so that they integrate with Oracle E-Business Suite. In addition, this guide has information for customizations in features such as concurrent programs, flexfields, messages, and logging.

Oracle Application Framework Developer's Guide

This guide contains the coding standards followed by the Oracle E-Business Suite development staff to produce applications built with Oracle Application Framework. This guide is available in PDF format on My Oracle Support and as online documentation in JDeveloper 10g with Oracle Application Extension.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Concepts

This manual introduces Oracle Enterprise Manager and describes the concepts required to use the product effectively to manage your Oracle environment.

Oracle Enterprise Manager Administration

This guide is an administrative reference that teaches you how to perform day-to-day Enterprise Manager administrative tasks. The goal of this book is to help you understand the concepts behind Enterprise Manager. It teaches you how to perform all common administration tasks needed to effectively monitor and manage targets within your Enterprise Manager environment.

Do Not Use Database Tools to Modify Oracle E-Business Suite Data

Oracle STRONGLY RECOMMENDS that you never use SQL*Plus, Oracle Data Browser, database triggers, or any other tool to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data unless otherwise instructed.

Oracle provides powerful tools you can use to create, store, change, retrieve, and maintain information in an Oracle database. But if you use Oracle tools such as SQL*Plus to modify Oracle E-Business Suite data, you risk destroying the integrity of your data and you lose the ability to audit changes to your data.

Because Oracle E-Business Suite tables are interrelated, any change you make using an Oracle E-Business Suite form can update many tables at once. But when you modify Oracle E-Business Suite data using anything other than Oracle E-Business Suite, you may change a row in one table without making corresponding changes in related tables. If your tables get out of synchronization with each other, you risk retrieving erroneous information and you risk unpredictable results throughout Oracle E-Business Suite.

When you use Oracle E-Business Suite to modify your data, Oracle E-Business Suite automatically checks that your changes are valid. Oracle E-Business Suite also keeps track of who changes information. If you enter information into database tables using database tools, you may store invalid information. You also lose the ability to track who has changed your information because SQL*Plus and other database tools do not keep a record of changes.