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Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration
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Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator's Guide - Configuration


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Introduction to This Manual
Other Volumes for System Administrators

Basic Configuration Tasks

Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Steps
Configuring the Login Page for Oracle E-Business Suite
Personalizing the Oracle E-Business Suite Home Page
Administering Oracle HTTP Server
AdminAppServer Utility
Administering Server Security
Restricting Access to Responsibilities Based on User's Web Server
Oracle Application Object Library AOL/J Setup Test Suite
Using Oracle Application Framework
AutoConfig and Oracle Applications Manager

Oracle E-Business Suite Tablespace Model and Migration Utility

Introduction to Oracle E-Business Suite Tablespace Model
Advantages of Migrating to OATM
OATM Tablespaces
Customizations and Extensions
Introduction to the Oracle E-Business Suite Tablespace Migration Utility
Planning for Migration
Setting Up the Tablespace Migration Utility
Phase 1: Preparatory Steps
Phase 2: Migration Steps
Phase 3: Post Migration Steps

System Administration Setup Tasks

Setup Tasks for the Oracle E-Business Suite System Administrator
      Setup Checklist
      Setup Steps

Introduction to Oracle Applications Manager

Introduction to Oracle Applications Manager
Oracle Applications Manager Setup
The Site Map
Configuration Overview

Defining Concurrent Programs and Requests

Overview of Concurrent Programs and Requests
Controlling Access to Concurrent Programs and Limiting Active Requests for a User
Organizing Programs into Request Sets
      Defining Request Sets
      Request Sets and Owners
      System Administrator Request Set Privileges
      Request Set Incompatibilities
      Sharing Parameters in a Request Set
Request Sets Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Organizing Programs into Request Groups
      Request Security Groups
      Using Codes with Request Groups
      Customizing the Submit Requests Window
      Customizing the Submit Requests Window using Codes
Report Group Responsibilities Report
      Report Parameters
Defining Program Incompatibility Rules
      Incompatible and Run Alone Programs
      Concurrent Conflict Domains
      Enforcing Incompatibility Rules
Custom Concurrent Programs
      Log and Output Filenames
      Oracle Tool Concurrent Programs
      Pro*C Concurrent Programs
      Host Language Concurrent Programs
      Submitting Concurrent Requests (CONCSUB)
Copying and Modifying Program Definitions
      Copying and Renaming a concurrent program
      Alter Program Priority
      Modifying an Incompatible Programs List
      Concurrent Program Parameters
      Control the Behavior of Request Parameters
      Example of modifying a program's parameters
Conflict Domains
Defining Logical Databases
Concurrent Program Details Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Concurrent Programs Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Request Groups Window
      Request Groups Block
      Requests Block
Concurrent Program Executable Window
      Concurrent Program Executable Block
      Stage Function Parameters Window
Concurrent Programs Window
      Concurrent Programs Block
      Copy to Window
      Session Control Window
      Incompatible Programs Window
      Concurrent Program Parameters Window
Data Groups Window
      Data Groups Block
      Application-ORACLE ID Pairs Block
Concurrent Conflicts Domains Window
Concurrent Programs HTML UI
      Search for Concurrent Programs
      Create Concurrent Program
      Concurrent Program - Add Parameter

Defining Concurrent Managers

Defining Managers and their Work Shifts in the Oracle Forms UI
      Work Shift Definitions
      Using Work Shifts to Balance Processing Workload
      Using Time-Based Queues
Creating Services within Oracle Applications Manager
Completed Concurrent Requests Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Work Shift by Manager Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Work Shifts Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Specializing Managers to Run Only Certain Programs
      Introduction to Specialization Rules
      Defining Specialization Rules
      Examples - Using Specialization Rules
      Defining Combined Specialization Rules
      Using Combined Rules
      Differences Between Specialization and Combined Rules
Grouping Programs by Request Type
Controlling Concurrent Managers
      Manager States
      Controlling Managers from the Administer Managers form
Controlling the Internal Concurrent Manager from the Operating System
Overview of Parallel Concurrent Processing
      What is Parallel Concurrent Processing?
      Parallel Concurrent Processing Environments
      How Parallel Concurrent Processing Works
Managing Parallel Concurrent Processing
      Defining Concurrent Managers
      Administering Concurrent Managers
Administer Concurrent Managers Window
      Administer Concurrent Managers Block
      The actions you can choose for controlling a manager are:
      Reviewing a Specific Manager
Concurrent Processes Window
      Viewing Log Files
Concurrent Requests Window
      Request Diagnostics Window
Concurrent Managers Window
      Concurrent Managers Block
      Work Shifts Window
      Specialization Rules Window
Work Shifts Window
Combined Specialization Rules Window
      Combined Specialization Rules Block
      Specialization Rules Block
Concurrent Request Types Window
      Concurrent Request Types Block
Viewer Options Window
      Viewer Options Block
Nodes Window
      Nodes Block

Setting Up and Starting Concurrent Managers

Concurrent Managers
      Setting Up Concurrent Managers
      Starting the Concurrent Managers
      Restarting the Concurrent Managers
      Shutting Down the Concurrent Manager Service (Windows)
      Removing the Concurrent Manager Service (Windows)
      File Conventions
      Directory Privileges


Printers and Printing
      Printer Types, Print Styles, and Printer Drivers
      Sequence of Printing Events
      Setting Character-Mode vs. Bitmap Printing
Setting Up Your Printers
      Printing Setup Interrelationships
      Printer Setup Information Is Cached On Demand
Printer Setup with Pasta
      Setup for Basic Printing with Pasta
      Defining Configuration Files for Specific Printers
      Using a Different Configuration File as the Default
      Modify an Existing Printer Type to Use Pasta
      Add a New Printer Type to Use Pasta
      Setting Margins
      Printing a Report Generated Using the noprint Option
      Generating Other Formats Using the Preprocessing Option
      Font Source
      Language-Specific Font Support
      Configuration File Options
      Command Line Parameters
Using PrintForms
      Create the PrintForm
Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) Integration
Customizing Printing Support in Oracle E-Business Suite
Hierarchy of Printer and Print Style Assignments
      Hierarchy of Printer Assignments
      Hierarchy of Print Style Assignments
      System Administrator Printer and Print Style Settings
      End User Printer and Print Style Settings
Postscript Printing in UNIX
Printer Types Window
      Printer Types Block
      Printer Drivers Block
Printers Window
      Printers Block
Print Styles Window
      Print Styles Block
      Layout Block
Printer Drivers Window
      Printer Drivers Window Fields
      Driver Method Region
      Driver Method Parameters Region

Oracle E-Business Suite Help

Setting Oracle E-Business Suite Help Profile Options
Customizing Oracle E-Business Suite Help
      Downloading and Uploading Help Files
      Linking Help Files
      Updating the Search Index
      Customizing Help Navigation Trees
      The Help Builder User Interface
      Customizing Help in a Global Environment
Using Oracle Tutor

Oracle E-Business Suite DBA Duties

Overview of Oracle E-Business Suite DBA Duties
      ORACLE Schemas
      Registering an ORACLE Schema
      Initialization Code
Resource Consumer Groups in Oracle E-Business Suite
      Assigning Resource Consumer Groups
      Hierarchy of Resource Consumer Group Assignments
Oracle E-Business Suite Password Management
      FNDCPASS Utility
      FNDCPASS Example
      AFPASSWD Utility
      AFPASSWD Usage
      Using Case-Sensitive Database Passwords
ORACLE Users Window
      ORACLE Users Block
Applications Window
      Applications Block
Network Test Window
Administering Folders

Query Optimization in Oracle E-Business Suite

Oracle E-Business Suite and Query Optimization
Gathering Statistics for the CBO
Gather Table Statistics
Backup Table Statistics
Restore Table Statistics
Gather Schema Statistics
Gather Column Statistics
Gather All Column Statistics
Purge FND_STATS History Records
      CREATE_STAT_TABLE Procedure
      GATHER_INDEX_STATS Procedure
      GATHER_TABLE_STATS Procedure
      LOAD_XCLUD_STATS Procedure
      PURGE_STAT_HISTORY Procedure
      VERIFY_STATS Procedure

Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle Real Application Clusters

Introduction to Oracle Real Application Clusters
Migrating to Oracle RAC
Establishing the Oracle E-Business Suite Environment for Oracle RAC
Configuring Parallel Concurrent Processing with Oracle RAC

Document Sequences

What is a Document Sequence?
      Defining a Document Sequence
      Defining Document Categories
      Assigning a Document Sequence
      Document Numbering vs. Document Entry
Document Sequences Window
      Document Sequences Block
Document Categories Window
      Document Categories Block
Sequence Assignments Window
      Sequence Assignments Block
      Assignment Region
      Document Flexfield


How to Configure Logging
Logging Guidelines

Developer Tools

Developer Tools
Form Personalization
Work Directory
Web Enabled PL/SQL Window
      PL/SQL Object Block
Portlet Generator
Integration with Application Development Framework

Administering Process Navigation

Overview of Process Navigation
      What is Oracle Workflow?
      What are Seeded Processes?
Modifying Your Menu
Creating Process Navigator Processes
      Creating Process Navigator Processes

Administering Globalization

Overview of Globalization Support
Language Values for User Sessions
      Language Values for User Sessions using AppsLocalLogin.jsp
      Language Value from Login External to Oracle E-Business Suite
      Language Values for Oracle Workflow Notifications
Date Formats in NLS Implementations
Support for Calendars
Numeric Format Support
Multilingual External Documents
Translations Window
Currencies Window
Languages Window
      Languages Record
Natural Languages Window
      Natural Languages Record
Territories Window
      Territories Block

Integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with Other Products

Integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with Other Products

Oracle Application Server with Oracle E-Business Suite

Using Oracle Application Server 10


Generic Loader
      FNDLOAD Executable
      Configuration File
      Data File
Oracle Application Object Library Configuration Files
Attachments Setup Data Configuration File
Concurrent Program Configuration File
Flexfields Setup Data Configuration File
      Flexfield Value Sets
      Descriptive Flexfields
      Key Flexfields
Folders Configuration File
Lookups Configuration File
Messages Configuration File
Profile Options and Profile Values Configuration File
Request Groups Configuration File
Security Information Configuration File
Message Dictionary Generator
      Message Repositories
Generic File Manager Access Utility (FNDGFU)
      Example of FNDGFU Upload
      Purging Generic File Manager Data
Purge Obsolete Generic File Manager Data
      Program Parameters

Functional Administrator and Functional Developer Tasks

Overview of Functional Administrator and Functional Developer Responsibilities

Oracle Self-Service Web Applications

Overview of Oracle Self-Service Web Applications (HTML-based Applications)
Oracle Self-Service Web Applications Architecture
Web Applications Dictionary Overview
      Setting the Folder Mode
Web Applications Dictionary Tasks
      Defining Objects
      Assigning Attributes to Objects
      Defining Attributes
      Defining Unique Keys
      Defining Foreign Keys
      Defining Regions
      Creating Region Items

Time Zone Support

User-Preferred Time Zones
      Time Zone Concepts
      Upgrade Considerations
      Implementation Details

Controlling Access to the Oracle Forms-based Applications Diagnostics Menu

Controlling Access to the Oracle Forms-based Applications Diagnostics Menu