Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Guide

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Preface

Fundamental Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Tasks

Oracle E-Business Suite Setup Steps
Secure Configuration of Oracle E-Business Suite
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
Configuring the Login Page for Oracle E-Business Suite
Configuration for Oracle Application Framework Features
AutoConfig and Oracle Applications Manager
Language Rule Determination
Setup for Accessibility Features
User Desktop Setup

System Administration Setup Tasks

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

Technical Configuration

Introduction
Using AutoConfig to Manage Oracle E-Business Suite Services
Using AutoConfig Tools for System Configuration
Customizing AutoConfig-Managed Configurations
Patching AutoConfig
Advanced AutoConfig Features and Additional Utilities
Using AutoConfig on an Oracle RAC Instance
Managing Oracle HTTP Server Configurations
Managing Configuration of Web Application Services
Using Profiles in Oracle WebLogic Server
Changing the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration User Password
Known Issues

Concurrent Processing

Overview of Concurrent Processing
      Concurrent Requests, Programs, and Processes
      Life Cycle of a Concurrent Request
Service Management
      Concepts
      Network Failure Recovery
      Failover Sensitive Workshifts
Overview of Concurrent Programs and Requests
Controlling Access to 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
Log and Output File Names and Locations
Custom Concurrent Programs
      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
Concurrent Program Executable 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 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
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
Concurrent Requests Window
      Request Diagnostics Window
Concurrent Managers Window
      Concurrent Managers Block
      Specialization Rules Window
      Work Shifts Window
      Environment 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, Starting, and Shutting Down 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)
      Starting and Stopping the Concurrent Manager with the Concurrent Manager Operator User
File Conventions
Directory Privileges
Printing
Managing Concurrent Processing with Oracle Applications Manager
      Service Instances
      Status Overview
      OAM Generic Collection Service
      Concurrent Processing Charts and Reports
Concurrent Processing Command-Line Utility (cpadmin)
Multilingual Support for Concurrent Requests
      Request Submission
      Runtime Behavior
      MLS Functions
Multiple Organizations Reporting
The Output Post Processor
Delivery Options for Concurrent Request Output
Managing Delivery Options
Reviewing Requests, Request Log Files, and Report Output Files
      How To View Request Status and Output
      Setting End User Report and Log File Access Privileges
      Defining the Reports Viewer
      Viewing HTML Report Output
      Online Report Review using Other Applications
Changing the Status of Concurrent Requests and Request Sets
      Changing a Request's Phase and Status
      Changing the Priority of a Pending or Inactive request
      Managing Request Sets
Managing Concurrent Processing Files and Tables
Concurrent Processing User Profile Settings
Purge Concurrent Request and/or Manager Data Program

User Profiles and Profile Options in Oracle Application Object Library

Overview of Setting User Profiles
Setting Profile Options
Using Profile Options in Other Oracle E-Business Suite Features
Examples of User Profile Options
Profile Categories
User Profile Option Values Report
      Report Parameters
      Report Headings
Profile Options in Oracle Application Object Library

Setting Up Printers

Printers and Printing
      Overview
      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
      Overview
      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

Setting Up 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

Time Zone Support

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

Managing 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
Configuring Calendars
Validating Calendars
Numeric Format Support
Lightweight MLS
Multilingual External Documents
Translations Window
Currencies Window
Languages Window
      Languages Record
Natural Languages Window
      Natural Languages Record
Territories Window
      Territories Block

Defining 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

Applications DBA System Configuration Tools

About System Configuration
AD Splicer
File Character Set Converter

Developer Tools

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

Using Loaders

Generic Loader
      Overview
      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
      Usage
Generic File Manager Access Utility (FNDGFU)
      Usage
      Example of FNDGFU Upload
      Purging Generic File Manager Data
Purge Obsolete Generic File Manager Data
      Program Parameters

Oracle Applications Tablespace Model

Introduction to Oracle Applications Tablespace Model
Advantages of Migrating to OATM
OATM Tablespaces
Customizations and Extensions
Introduction to the Oracle Applications 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

Using Oracle Real Application Clusters with Oracle E-Business Suite

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

Integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with Other Products

Integration of Oracle E-Business Suite with Other Products

Index