This document contains the release information for Oracle Enterprise Data Quality (EDQ) 12c (12.1.3) and includes the following:
Oracle recommends you review its contents before installing or working with the product.
The following sections describe the new features introduced in this release as well as improvements.
EDQ can now be integrated with Oracle Access Manager.
New documentation has been added to describe the ability of EDQ to read in and write out XML data. See ”Configuring EDQ to Process XML Data Files” in Oracle Fusion Middleware Integrating Enterprise Data Quality With External Systems.
Improvements have been made to the snapshot, external reference data and export wizards so that they work better with databases with large numbers of tables. In the snapshot wizard, it is now possible to switch to the SQL view or enter a table name before the list of tables is loaded. The list of tables can also be filtered in all wizards.
The following sections describe the bugs resolved in this release.
Outputs were being automatically renamed when attributes were moved. This has been fixed.
When selecting a process for which there was no results data, the Director Results Browser and the logs displayed a database error, rather than an appropriate message. The message ”The process needs to be run before viewing results” is now displayed, and no error is written to the log.
If a job had multiple data stores connecting to multiple data sources and one of the data stores pointed to a non-existent file, the job failed. However, when the job was run a second time, there was an error, and a third attempt to run the job produced a ”Job still running” message. The only way to resolve this problem was to restart the application server. Now, when such a job is rerun, the locks are released and it starts.
The Case Management premigration check script did not detect a problem that caused the migration of the key to fail, thus causing the entire upgrade to fail. To resolve this, a key migration checker was added to the premigration script.
When the Results and Director services were not running and Director was launched, the login screen returned a ”username/password incorrect” message, even though the credentials were valid. The message ”'Server configuration error” is now displayed in this case.
The following sections describe known issues and any workarounds that exist in the 12c (12.1.3).
There is a known issue where Dashboard publication does not work correctly from compound processors. For example, a configured audit check that is selected as the Dashboard member processor and then configured at the parent level (with Dashboard publication on) always publishes its results with 'No data to display'. However, the same processor works correctly if publishing outside of the compound processors.
There is a known issue where index values on Dashboards are calculated as expected until the number of values reaches 16,500. After that number of values, the Dashboard displays negative values.
There is a known issue where a misleading message is returned if data that is written to a reference data set violates a uniqueness constraint. The message ”process is not valid for running” incorrectly implies that there is a problem in the process design, rather than a uniqueness violation.
The following are some of the major considerations for upgrading to 12c (12.1.3).
Read Planning an Upgrade of Oracle Fusion Middleware for guidelines for preparing to upgrade to Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.3). This documentation also includes descriptions of terminology changes that you must understand to move forward to a 12c environment.
If your current EDQ version is 184.108.40.206 or later and was installed with Oracle Universal Installer (OUI), you can use the Upgrade Assistant to upgrade your installation directly to 12c (12.1.3). If your version of EDQ is earlier than Release 11g (220.127.116.11), you must first upgrade your software to at least version 18.104.22.168, and then upgrade that environment to 12c (12.1.3). To upgrade to version 22.214.171.124, see Oracle Enterprise Data Quality Installation and Upgrade Guide Release 11g R1 (126.96.36.199) at
All EDQ components must be shut down and remain stopped until you are prompted to start them at the end of these upgrade instructions. The WebLogic Server console must remain running until you are prompted to shut it down during the upgrade procedure.
To upgrade to 12c (12.1.3), see ”Upgrading EDQ On WebLogic Servers” in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring Enterprise Data Quality.
You can perform a direct upgrade to version 12c of EDQ only from Tomcat version 7. If you are running Tomcat 6, you must upgrade Tomcat to version 7 before proceeding with the EDQ upgrade. See the Apache Tomcat documentation at
To upgrade to 12c (12.1.3), see ”Upgrading EDQ On Tomcat Servers” in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installing and Configuring Enterprise Data Quality.
For more information about EDQ, see the following documents in the Oracle Enterprise Data Quality documentation set.
The following publications are provided to help you install and use EDQ:
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Online help is provided for all Oracle Enterprise Data Quality user applications. It is accessed in each application by pressing the F1 key or by clicking the Help icons. The main nodes in the Director project browser have integrated links to help pages. To access them, either select a node and then press F1, or right-click on an object in the Project Browser and then select Help. The EDQ processors in the Director Tool Palette have integrated help topics, as well. To access them, right-click on a processor on the canvas and then select Processor Help, or left-click on a processor on the canvas or tool palette and then press F1.
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Oracle Enterprise Data Quality Release Notes, 12c (12.1.3)
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