1 Introduction to Software Updates

This chapter contains the following topics:

1.1 Software Update Overview

JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Software Update distributes the following types of updates.

  • Electronic Software Update (ESU) is a fix to a problem reported on a specific JD Edwards EnterpriseOne application or report.

  • Application Software Update (ASU) is a set of enhancements for a specific functional area of EnterpriseOne applications.

  • Language Update contains the translated language updates associated with a Software Update. This is only applicable to customers that have a base language installed.

  • Maintenance Pack (MP) is a group of all currently available fixes and in some cases, enhancements.

  • Tools Release is a group of all fixes to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne foundation (System) code.

All are installed on the deployment server, deployed to a path code, merged with custom code as necessary, and validated before rollout to production users.

1.1.1 Using My Oracle Support

My Oracle Support is your link to customer support functions, the latest release information, and the Update Center. Select the Patches and Downloads tab and JD Edwards Products link to access the Update Center. Link to the Update Center to research and download updates for the entire line of Oracle's JD Edwards EnterpriseOne products.

1.1.2 Using Update Documentation

Each software update includes documentation that describes the contents of the update and includes instructions specifically related to that update.

For an ESU, the documentation is in the form of an HTML document (JL12345.htm) packaged within the download or accessible online before downloading. This document includes a list of SARs fixed by the update, the list of objects modified in the update and a section detailing special installation instructions to implement the fix. Each ASU and Service Pack distribution CD includes a cover letter in PDF format. Read the cover letter before installing the update.

The cover letter includes this information:

  • An overview of the installation process.

  • Information related to running the update application.

  • Manual steps specific to the update (for example, processing option and application setup).

  • Other Software Updates that must be applied before or after the Software Update from the CD.

  • Any changes to JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Certifications (MTRs) required by this update.

Each Tools Release includes an HTML document detailing SARs fixed by this release, installation instructions, and special considerations for this release.

1.2 Implementing Software Updates

All JD Edwards updates follow this basic process flow:

  1. Prepare for the update.

  2. Acquire the update from the appropriate source.

  3. Install the update on the deployment server.

  4. Deploy the update to the Pristine and Development environments.

  5. Retrofit custom modifications and complete specific tasks relevant to the update.

  6. Validate the applied update in a safe environment.

  7. Rollout the update to production users.