Oracle® Enterprise Performance Management System

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Release 11.1.2.4.900


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Updated: April 2019

Authors: EPM Information Development Team

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Table of Contents:

Purpose

New Features in This Release

Supported Paths to This Release

Installation and Configuration Information

Supported Platforms

Supported Languages

Post Configuration Requirements

Known Issues

Documentation Updates

Documentation Feedback

Accessibility Considerations

Purpose

This document includes important, late-breaking information about this release of Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System. Review this readme thoroughly before installing EPM System.

New Features in This Release

Release 11.1.2.4.900 installs Release 11.1.2.4.000 as its base and includes these new features:

  • A new Document Repository installed with Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting. Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Framework is no longer installed.

  • New Financial Reporting roles to support the new Document Repository.

    Table 1. New Financial Reporting Roles for the Document Repository

    New RoleEquivalent Old RoleOther Roles IncludedDescription
    Administrator

    Reporting and Analysis Administrator

    Reporting and Analysis Global Administrator

    All

    Grants full access to all resources.

    DesignerReport DesignerViewer

    Imports, saves, and modifies batches, books, reports, and documents; creates and modifies shortcuts and folders. Creates, modifies, and deletes data sources and database connections in Financial Reporting through Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Workspace.

    Report Designer SchedulerContent ManagerScheduler

    Manages repository content and executes tasks, with implicit access to all resources, unless the resource permissions are “No Access”.

    Scheduler

    Schedule Manager

    Scheduler

    Viewer

    Creates and schedules jobs and batches using the Batch Scheduler module; navigates the repository and assigns access control.

    Security Administrator

    Provisioning Manager

    Content Publisher

    Viewer

    Provisions Document Repository users; imports, saves, and modifies batches, books, reports, and documents; creates and modifies shortcuts and folders. Deletes data sources and database connections in Financial Reporting through EPM Workspace.

    Note: In Release 11.1.2.4.900, the Security Administrator role does not allow you to provision to other users. As a result, you must still use the Provisioning Manager role to explicitly provision to other users.

    Viewer

    Explorer

    Viewer

     

    Lists repository content in the Explore module and in context using the Open dialog box; searches, views, and subscribes to content.

    Note: Access to the repository does not grant access to individual files and folders, which are secured by file properties and permissions.

  • Financial Reporting is installed with PSU 11.1.2.4.708 and EPM Workspace is installed with PSE 26950214.

Supported Paths to This Release

EPM System Release 11.1.2.4.900 is intended for new deployments. If you are an existing customer with a deployed application, there is no need to upgrade to this release.

Note:

This release is for installing new deployments only, it does not apply to existing deployments of EPM System. If you have an existing deployment of EPM System, then you should not use this release. You cannot upgrade to release 11.1.2.4.900 from a previous release.

Installation and Configuration Information

For complete information about installation and configuration changes, see the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Addendum.

Supported Platforms

Information about system requirements and supported platforms for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on Oracle Technology Network (OTN):

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Supported Languages

Information about supported languages for EPM System products is available in spreadsheet format on the Translation Support tab in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Certification Matrix. This matrix is posted on the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported System Configurations page on OTN:

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/ias/downloads/fusion-certification-100350.html

Post Configuration Requirements

After installing and configuring, do the following:

  1. Apply ADF Patch 25113405. This ADF patch is required for Release 11.1.2.4.900.

    ADF Patch 25113405 also contains relevant fixes for ADF Patch 21240419, which is documented in the Financial Close Management Patch Set Update 11.1.2.4.250 Readme.

  2. Install WebLogic Patch p20780171_1036_Generic(EJUW).

Note:

Release 11.1.2.4.900 uses Release 11.1.2.4.000 as it base, except for Financial Reporting with PSU 11.1.2.4.708 and EPM Workspace with PSE 26950214. After the installation and configuration is complete you can apply 11.1.2.4.xxx PSUs to get the latest updates. To review the list of defects fixed, use the Defects Fixed Finder which is available here https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1292603..

Known Issues

  • 22834758 -- To run Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Web Studio, you must enable proxying.

    • OHS Web Servers

      On the machine where Oracle HTTP Server is installed, add the following to mod_wl_ohs.conf, substituting <host> and <port> for the Oracle WebLogic Server host name and port where Financial Reporting is deployed.

      <LocationMatch ^/frdesigner>
          SetHandler weblogic-handler
          WeblogicCluster <host>:<port>
          WLIOTimeoutSecs 6000
          Idempotent OFF
          WLSocketTimeoutSecs 60
       </LocationMatch>

      If you have clustered deployments where more than one Financial Reporting server is running, add WLCookieName FRWEBSESSID as follows:

      <LocationMatch ^/frdesigner>
          SetHandler weblogic-handler
          WeblogicCluster <host>:<port>
          WLIOTimeoutSecs 6000
          Idempotent OFF
          WLSocketTimeoutSecs 600
          WLCookieName FRWEBSESSID
       </LocationMatch>
    • IIS Web Servers

      Complete the following steps:

      1. Copy <EPM_INSTANCE_HOME>\httpConfig\VirtualHosts\hr to <EPM_INSTANCE_HOME>\httpConfig\VirtualHosts\frdesigner.

      2. Change WlForwardPath=/hr to WlForwardPath=/frdesigner in <EPM_INSTANCE_HOME>\httpConfig\VirtualHosts\frdesigner\iisproxy.iniupdate.

      3. Update <EPM_INSTANCE_HOME>\httpConfig\VirtualHosts\iisproxy.ini with the new alias for /frdesigner by adding /frdesigner/*.

        For example:

        WlForwardPath=/calcmgr/*,/eas/*,/easconsole/*,/easdocs/*,/hfmadf/*,/oracle-epm -fm-webservices/*,/HyperionPlanning/,/workspace/*,/raframework/,/biplus_webservices/,/hr/*,/frdesigner/*,/bea_wls_internal/*,/interop/

      4. Open IIS Manager, and then select Default Web Site.

      5. Create a new virtual directory “frdesigner”, Alias: “frdesigner”, and set the physical path to: <EPM_INSTANCE_HOME>\httpConfig\VirtualHosts\testApp1.

      6. Restart IIS.

  • 27737106 -- If you log off from EPM Workspace by clicking the Log Off link or by selecting File, then Log Off, and then you log back on to EPM Workspace without closing the logon page, you will not see a Log Off link or a File > Log Off menu item.

    As a workaround, exit EPM Workspace by selecting File, and then Exit, or close the browser window. When you do this, the next session will show the Log Off link and the File > Log Off menu item.

  • 27742448 -- In order to access Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Lifecycle Management in the Document Repository, users must have the following roles:

    • Administrator

      The Administrator role is in the “Default” Application Group in the “Document Repository” Application.

    • LCM Administrator

      The LCM Administrator role is in the “Foundation” Application Group in the “Shared Services” Application.

  • 27787630 -- Chrome is not supported in Release 11.1.2.4.900; however, if you do use Chrome as your browser, when you log on to EPM Workspace, you are not warned that Chrome is not supported.

  • 27797154 -- In Internet Explorer, if you have already logged on to EPM Workspace, opening a new browser tab and then pasting in an EPM Workspace URL (such as the URL from the Email Link feature) opens the selected module (in this case, the Related Content module) in the pre-existing tab, but unexpectedly leaves the newly-created splash screen open.

    In Firefox, if you have already logged on to EPM Workspace, opening a new browser tab and then pasting in an EPM Workspace URL opens the selected module, but unexpectedly creates a new window and leaves the newly-created splash screen open.

  • 27833455 -- In Release 11.1.2.4.900, when you right-click a Financial Reporting report in EPM Workspace, the Open In Studio Preview option is not supported.

  • 27838804 -- In the initial 11.2.4.900 release, the Financial Reporting command-line utilities, such as the command-line Batch Scheduler and Manage POV Utility, are not supported. These command-line utilities are planned to be added back in an upcoming release.

  • 27866868 -- You cannot export multiple folders to a single file from the Explore Repository in Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Workspace. To workaround this, select reports or folders individually, or use Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management System Lifecycle Management to export multiple folders.

  • 29362487 -- If you have Financial Reporting version 11.1.2.4.900 or higher, do not install the following Oracle Hyperion Shared Services patches:

    • 20876722

    • 21473221

    • 22535737

    • 23125779

    • 24738130

    • 26496794

    • 26751072

    • 28314691

    • 28314691

    If you install these patches, Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Web Studio and the Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Batch Scheduler no longer work.

Accessing EPM System Product Documentation

Find the latest EPM System product guides in the Oracle Help Center (https://docs.oracle.com/en/). To access documents to view or download, click the Applications icon. In the Applications Documentation window, select the Enterprise Performance Management tab, and then click the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Documentation Release 11.1.2.4 link.

You can also find deployment-related documentation on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/index.html) and on the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud website (http://edelivery.oracle.com/EPD/WelcomePage/get_form).

Changes to EPM System Release 11.1.2.4.000 Guides

The following guides currently in the documentation library are for Release 11.1.2.4.000:

  • Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Guide

  • Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Deployment Options Guide

  • Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Standard Deployment Guide

  • Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Troubleshooting Guide

Any references to the following products in the guides above and in the EPM System Installation on-line help do not apply:

  • Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis

  • Oracle Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Framework

  • Oracle Hyperion SQR Production Reporting

  • Oracle Hyperion Interactive Reporting

  • Oracle Hyperion Web Analysis

  • Disclosure Management

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio. Use the Web Studio to create and update reports.

The information in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation Start Here does not apply to this release.

Online Help

The online help for these guides has been updated:

  • Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Workspace Administrator's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.900

  • Oracle Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Workspace User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.900

  • Oracle Hyperion Calculation Manager Designer's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.012

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Data Quality Management, Enterprise Edition Administrator's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.220

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management Administrator's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.250

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Close Management User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.250

  • Oracle Hyperion Tax Governance Administrator's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.250

  • Oracle Hyperion Tax Governance User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.250

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Management Administrator's Guide. Release 11.1.2.4.200

  • Oracle Hyperion Financial Management User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.200

  • Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management Administrator's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.127

  • Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management User's Guide, Release 11.1.2.4.127

Copying and Pasting Code Snippets from PDFs

When you cut and paste code snippets from a PDF file, some characters can be lost during the paste operation, making the code snippet invalid. Workaround: Cut and paste from the HTML version of the document.

Documentation Feedback

Send feedback on product documentation to the following email address:

EPMdoc_ww@oracle.com

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Accessibility Considerations

Our goal is to make Oracle products, services, and supporting documentation accessible to the disabled community. EPM System products support accessibility features, which are described in the product's Accessibility Guide. Find the most up-to-date version of this guide in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Documentation Library on the Oracle Technology Network (http://www.oracle.com/technology/documentation/epm.html).

In addition, this Readme file is accessible in HTML format.