1 Introduction to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools System Administration

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 System Administration Overview

This guide describes the tools necessary to administer JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and perform system maintenance. This guide also contains instructions on how to use various JD Edwards EnterpriseOne administrative applications to increase the usability of JD Edwards EnterpriseOne software and increase system performance.

In the planning phase of your implementation, take advantage of all Oracle sources of information for JD Edwards EnterpriseOne, including the installation guides and troubleshooting information.

1.2 Creating Tasks in Web Client (Release 9.1 Update 3)

After you create a task, you can add it to a Navigator menu, launch it from an EnterpriseOne Page or from the Fast Path, or add it to your Favorites. Additionally, you can enable users to launch shortcuts using the Task ID. For information about shortcut launchers, see Using Shortcut Launchers (Release 9.1 Update 3) in this chapter.


If you create a One View Report (OVR) task, you must find OVR data to use for the task. To find the OVR information, see Finding Query IDs (Release 9.1 Update 3) in the EnterpriseOne System Administration guide.

To create a task:

  1. Navigate to the Work with Tasks (P9000) application.

  2. On Work with Tasks, click Add.

    The Task ID field is automatically populated with a number. You can use this Task ID, or enter your own.

  3. In the Task Name field, enter a task name.

  4. Click the Executable tab, and then select one of the following task type options:

    • Interactive

      Select this option for a task that launches an interactive JD Edwards EnterpriseOne program.

    • Batch

      Select this option for a task that launches a JD Edwards EnterpriseOne batch program.

    • URL

      Select this option for a task that launches a web page.

    • Folder

      Select this option for a task to be used as an activity or nonstarter placeholder in a task view. This task does not execute a function, but might have accompanying documentation that describes the activity.

    • User Defined Code

      Select this option for a task that launches a program that enables a user to modify UDC tables.

    • EnterpriseOne Workflow

      Select this option for a task that displays workflow processes.

    • One View Report

      Select this option to create a task that launches a One View Report (OVR).

  5. You will see different fields for each Task Type you selected. Each field is described below. Enter the appropriate information into the fields that display for the Task Type you selected:

    • Application - The name that identifies a system object. For example, P01012 is the application name for Address Book.

    • Version - A set of data selection and sequencing settings for the application. Versions may be named using any combination of alpha and numeric characters.

    • Form - A value that indicates the form initiated by the system.

    • Form Mode - Specifies how a form is called from the Universal Director. Calling a form in different modes causes the form to react differently to actions on the form.

    • Application Type - A code that determines the interactive application mode when a task is run. The interactive application functions differently depending on the mode.

      No Processing Options

      Prompt for Version

      Data Selection

      Blind Execution

      Prompt for Values

      Data Selection and Values

    • URL - The URL address for the task.

    • Product Code (UDC) - The Product Code for the User Defined Code task.

    • User Defined Codes (UDC) - The Code Type for the User Defined Code task.

    • Process ID - The unique identifier for a process. If no value is entered, a next number is assigned. Once assigned, the value cannot be changed.

    • OVR Name - The name of the One View report.

  6. Click Save.

1.3 Using Shortcut Launchers (Release 9.1 Update 3)

ShortcutLauncher is a URL link used to launch an interactive task. An interactive task is one that launches an interactive application, like Address Book. You can send the link to other users, paste it on an HTML page, use it in EnterpriseOne Pages, and so forth. For users to access the task to which the ShortcutLauncher links, they must have the appropriate EnterpriseOne credentials, like user name, password, and permissions.

Though other arguments are permissible in Shortcut Launchers, like OID (used for Parameterized URLs), and scApp (used for Shortcut Applications), Oracle recommends that you use TaskId, as shown in the example below:


To find a task for a shortcut launcher:

  1. Click the Navigator menu.

  2. Continue navigating to the task to which you want to link.

  3. Right-click.

  4. Click Task Profile.

  5. Click the Advanced tab.

  6. Copy and paste the value located in the Task ID field in the Shortcut launcher URL.


    ShortcutLauncher will not launch a task that has a special character in the task id, except for /. Oracle recommends that you only use ShortcutLauncher to launch supported task ids.