1 Introduction

This chapter introduces the Release Notes for Oracle GoldenGate 12c (12.3.0.1).

1.1 Latest Release Information

This document is accurate at the time of publication. Oracle will update the release notes periodically after the software release. You can access the latest information and additions to these release notes on the Oracle Technology Network at:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/indexes/documentation/index.html

1.2 Purpose of this Document

This document contains the release information for Oracle Fusion Middleware Release for Oracle GoldenGate.

Oracle recommends you review its contents before installing, or working with the product.

1.3 System Requirements and Specifications

Oracle GoldenGate follows the Fusion Middleware system requirements and certifications for production environments. For more information, see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html.

1.4 Certification Information

To see versions of platforms and related software for which Oracle GoldenGate is certified and supported, go to http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

1.5 Product Documentation

For complete documentation on Oracle GoldenGate, go to http://docs.oracle.com/goldengate/c1230/gg-winux/index.html.

1.6 Oracle Support

Oracle customers that have purchased support have access to electronic support through My Oracle Support at https://support.oracle.com

1.7 Licensing Information

Licensing information for Oracle Fusion Middleware is available at:

https://shop.oracle.com

Detailed information regarding license compliance for Oracle Fusion Middleware is available at:

Licensing Information

1.8 Downloading and Applying Required Patches

Go to My Oracle Support to download the latest software patches.

https://support.oracle.com

See the README file in the patch distribution for up-to-date information on the software fixes provided by the patch.

To download and install the latest software patch:

  1. Login to My Oracle Support.
  2. Click the Patches & Updates tab.
  3. Under the Patch Search tab, select Product or Family (Advanced Search), and select the Include all patches in a product family check box.
  4. Enter Oracle GoldenGate as the product, select the platform and release, and click Search.

The list of currently available patches for Oracle GoldenGate is returned.

For SQL Server CDC Extract you may need these software patches:

  • For SQL Server 2012, 2014, and 2016, Microsoft has identified and fixed an issue where some UPDATE operations may be written incorrectly to a CDC staging table as an INSERT followed by a DELETE, rather than a DELETE/INSERT pair. This may cause downstream replication issues, such as a primary key violation, therefore it is recommended to apply the Microsoft fix for this issue: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3030352

  • For SQL Server 2016, prior to enabling supplemental logging, ensure that you have patched the SQL Server instance based on the following bug fix from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3166120/fix-could-not-find-stored-procedure-sys.sp-cdc-parse-captured-column-list-error-in-sql-server-2016 If the instance is not correctly patched with the Microsoft fix, issuing ADD TRANDATA against a table for the database may incorrectly report that supplemental logging succeeded, when in fact it may not have; therefore no records will be captured for that table.