Oracle® Data Relationship Management

New Features

Release 11.1.2.3


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Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.3 New Features

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Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

Data Relationship Management 11.1.2.3 New Features

Data Relationship Governance

A new Oracle Data Relationship Governance module introduces governance workflows, which enable data stewards to orchestrate the entry, validation, and approval of data changes using repeatable business processes, resulting in high-quality data, policy compliance, user collaboration, and change awareness across the business community.

Highlights of this feature:

  • Workflow models––Used to control user tasks, stages of workflow, and types of data involved to govern a set of changes to data in Oracle Data Relationship Management.

  • Workflow requests––Used to initiate changes or corrections to be completed, approved, enriched, and committed by other users using governance workflows.

  • Governance worklist––A central location for interacting with change and remediation requests. From the Worklist, governance users may submit change requests or review and participate in requests assigned to their user group.

  • Alerts and notifications––Provides Data Relationship Management alerts and email notifications to governance users and data managers for requests to which they are associated. The configuration of stages for the workflow model for a request controls whether users are notified of activities taking place in a particular stage and which users get notified.

  • Workflow path––Identifies the stages of workflow to be completed for a request, the active stage for the request, the completion status of previous stages, and the approval count for the active stage. The workflow path enables participating users to understand how long a request may take, how many approvals may be involved, and where a request is positioned in the overall approval process.

  • Workflow tags—Allows governance users to assign a due date for completion of a request and to mark the request as urgent.

For more information, see the Governance Workflows section of the Oracle Data Relationship Management User's Guide.

Dynamic Scripting

Dynamic scripting enables Data Relationship Management administrators to develop business logic for derived properties and validations using JavaScript. Dynamic scripts provide a more robust and better-performing alternative to formulas, using a standard scripting language. Scripts allow for better organization and less complexity of logic through the use of multiple statements, variables, and in-line comments. Dynamic scripts also provide support for advanced concepts such as looping and regular expressions.

For more information, see the Dynamic Scripting chapter in the Oracle Data Relationship Management Administrator's Guide

Import From Database Tables

External connections to relational databases can be used to import data from database tables into Data Relationship Management. An import profile can source data from tables in a single database. Each section of an import profile can be mapped to a single database table. A query filter can be configured to import a subset of data from the source database tables.

Object Access Groups

Object access groups enable metadata objects to be organized, accessed, and managed collectively by a custom group of users. The previously available object access levels (User, Standard, and System) are now available as core object access groups. Custom object access groups can be created and provisioned by access managers. Users can be assigned Run or Manage permission to each custom object access group.

For more information, see the Managing Object Access Groups chapter of the Oracle Data Relationship Management Administrator's Guide.

Hierarchy Constraints for Node Properties

Hierarchy constraints can limit the hierarchies and nodes available for viewing and selection when updating a node data type property value. A hierarchy constraint is an optional configuration for property definitions that use a node data type. The hierarchy constraint feature uses hierarchy groups and hierarchy group properties, which must be configured before you can assign hierarchy constraints.

For more information, see the Using Hierarchy Constraints section in the Oracle Data Relationship Management Administrator's Guide.

Job Management

Job management enables greater control and visibility over long running operations (jobs) and the results they produce. Running an operation as a job enables users to perform a different task while the process is running and have access to the status and any results of the operation when they return.

For more information, see the Job Management section of the Oracle Data Relationship Management User's Guide.

Localized Documentation

To support globalization requirements for international organizations, the Oracle Data Relationship Management documentation for this release has been translated as follows:

Guide Name

Translated Languages

Oracle Data Relationship Management Administrator's Guide

French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese

Oracle Data Relationship Management User's Guide

French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese

Oracle Data Relationship Management Installation Guide

French, German, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese

Oracle Data Relationship Management New Features

Japanese

Oracle Data Relationship Management Readme

Japanese

Documentation Now Certified on Apple Mobile Devices

Documentation files for Release 11.1.2.3 are now available in two mobile formats: .mobi files, available previously, and .epub files. EPM System ePub documentation files are supported on all Apple Mobile devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch). ePub files are supported on many mobile devices; however, they are certified only on Apple Mobile devices. Additional devices will be certified over time.

Features Introduced in Earlier Releases

If you are coming from Release 11.1.2.0, 11.1.2.1, or 11.1.2.2, use the Cumulative Feature Overview tool to review the list of new features added between those releases. This tool enables you to identify your current products, your current release version, and your target implementation release version. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized set of high-level descriptions of the product features developed between your current and target releases. This tool is available here:

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