Oracle® Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management Architect

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Release 11.1.2.4.000


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Table of Contents:

Purpose

New Features in This Release

Installation Information

Supported Platforms

Supported Languages

Defects Fixed in This Release

Known Issues

Documentation Updates

Documentation Feedback

Accessibility Considerations

Purpose

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

New Features in This Release

For new features relating to installation, architecture, and deployment changes in this release, see “New Features in this Release” in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Readme.

If you are applying the maintenance release from Release 11.1.2.0, 11.1.2.1, 11.1.2.2, or 11.1.2.3, use the Cumulative Feature Overview tool to review the list of new features added between those releases. This tool enables you to identify your current products, your current release version, and your target implementation release version. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized set of high-level descriptions of the product features developed between your current and target releases. This tool is available here:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1092114.1

Support for a new Profitability and Cost Management Application Type - In this release of Performance Management Architect, there is a new Management Ledger application type for Profitability and Cost Management applications. A Management Ledger application contains costs and revenue dimensions and members that are similar to your organization's general ledger. Management Ledger applications offer management reporting and data modeling that is similar to Oracle General Ledger or Oracle Hyperion Financial Management applications. You can perform allocations and other calculations required for management reporting using a more free-form approach than is supported in Standard Profitability applications.

Installation Information

Late-breaking information about the installation of EPM System products is provided in the Oracle Enterprise Performance Management System Installation and Configuration Readme. Review this information thoroughly before installing EPM System products.

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

Defects Fixed in This Release

This section includes defects fixed in Release 11.1.2.4.000. To review the list of defects fixed between earlier releases, use the Defects Fixed Finder This tool enables you to identify the products you own and your current implementation release. With a single click, the tool quickly produces a customized report of fixed-defect descriptions with their associated platforms and patch numbers. This tool is available here:

https://support.oracle.com/oip/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1292603.1

  • 19421718 -- Dynamic property registrations and values are lost when merging dimension in shared library.

  • 19473451 -- Unable to set ICP top member property on account member in consolidation application.

  • 18764208 -- While using the Calculation Manager rules, the validation fails for the USD Adjustments.

  • 18673142 -- Start up task to manage the registration of dynamic properties of a base dimension is using empty string instead of Null; there by causing parsing error and Dimension Server start up failure.

  • 18642436 -- Swap aliases of two members of Oracle Hyperion Planning application and re-deploy; validation failure message should be understandable and indicate cause and solution to the problem.

  • 18599090 -- Unable to deploy prefix values to attributes for Essbase ASO application.

  • 18282725 -- The ability to use Data Relationship Management version variables in the EPM Architect import profile was not functioning properly.

  • 17963359 -- Transform Financial Management Classic application to EPM Architect was unsuccessful with error Unable to execute import profilewhen an underscore is used at the end of security class name.

  • 16082053 -- Unable to Transform Financial Management Classic HFM application to EPMA when User Defined field contains pipe character.

  • 14791871 -- Dimension order for generic dimensions is a required property and the user was unable to set it.

  • 12874907 -- If you remove the EPM Architect temporary directory directory, the validation step of deployment may fail.

  • 10033681 -- When creating a multi-currency Planning application using the Performance Management Architect Application Wizard, there are only 13 currencies available to be used as the default currency. However, when creating an application using the Planning Application Wizard, there are more than 150 currencies are available. The same currencies should be available in the Performance Management Architect Application Wizard.

  • 16468539 -- Validation tool in 11.1.2.3.500 may report an error: dbJDBCDriverProperty missed.

  • 16554466 -- In Oracle Access Manager 11g, resources are unprotected to enable processing flow and internal requests between components.

  • 18352945 -- EPM Architect incorrectly validated and prevented deployment of Financial Management applications, if shared member is preceding the primary member.

  • 16554466 -- When you try to log on to Oracle Access Manager using Performance Management Architect Batch Client, you may receive an http 302 error message.

  • 16475298 -- If you import attribute dimensions into a Profitability and Cost Management application, all of the properties of the dimensions import successfully, but you may receive warnings about unrelated properties that are not being imported into the application.

  • 15994917 -- When you exclude a user defined attribute member that was assigned to a base dimension member, the user defined attribute member may still display.

  • 16429224 -- The interface table with the JDBC connection URL may not work and may cause the following error when you create an import profile, even though the URL connection is successful: “ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist.”

  • 13727510 -- If you import a member with the same name as a dimension name, you receive import error messages.

  • 7675626 -- None of the following pages and text is localized into German, Danish, and Turkish languages, but display in English instead: 1) On the Job Console page, the description and type columns are not localized. 2) On the Job Summary Page, the Detail and Status sections are not localized. 3) None of the job attachments are localized. For example, if you open any application validation job and its validation log attachment, the attachment is in English only.

Known Issues

The following are the noteworthy known issues of this release.

  • 20200030 -- Need the ability to bypass the validation of the member-level DataStorage property for EssbaseASO applications. The workaround is to override member-level DataStorage property for EssbaseASO applications.

  • 19791404 -- Orphaned members are not deleted as expected from shared dimensions if the member list has been reordered.

  • 19374599 -- EPM Architect jobs marked as hidden are not shown in the Library Job Console, even when the filter option Show Hidden Jobsis selected.

  • 19370940 -- There is no validation check for the same alias values with a different case being present in the Attribute dimension.

  • 18970342 -- You may be unable to map the Members from Data Relationship Management to EPM Architect because random digits are created as a suffix for Custom 1-4 Top Member & Enable Custom 1-4 Aggregation Property Name.

  • 17365205 -- When running Compare to Deployed Application, shows member as moved though it is added using Insert Shared Member as child, which should show as added instead of moved.

  • 17229508, 14731832-- When attempting to utilize the EPM Architect File Generator in Excel 2010 64-bit, you will receive the following error: Error Message: Compile error in hidden module: frmFlatFileGeneration. This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platform, or architecture of this application.

  • 16984252 -- There is a display issue in the Dimension Library for member names that begin with %FA, which displays as a u character with an accent above it. The member deploys and displays correctly in Planning. The workaround is to rename the member to get back the % character; further member name gets displayed correctly in Hyperion Planning after deployment.

  • 19779623 -- Sharing only local base account dimension with existing account dimension results with below error: The following error occurred: No dimension association found for property 'CustomTopMember1057'.

  • 19773266 -- Security Class and Plug Account assignments lost when sharing a local base dimension like Account.

  • 19679871 -- EPM Architect does not support decision packages which is a feature of Public Sector Planning and Budgeting.

  • 19636819 -- Unable to deploy Measure type dimension in an ASO app. Deploy aborts with error. Failed to deploy Essbase cube.

  • 19275948 -- Validating or executing data sync definition also changes the data sync Last Modified time stamp which it should not. Also the Last Modified time stamp value will always shows higher value than the Last Synchronized time stamp.

  • 17182603 -- Two different attribute dimensions having associations with two base dimensions (Entity and Generic dimensions) are using same attribute property.

  • 17739405 -- Importing the EPM Architect Financial Management application Life Cycle Management artifacts of 11.1.1.4.500 into the 11.1.2.4 which contains the Account as local dimension and custom dimensions as shared dimensions throws import error does not create dimension association. The workaround is: 1. Go to Shared Service console 2. Go to File System node. 3. Select HFM related dimensions under Shared Library Dimensions 4. Also select HFM application, by going to Application Metadata then expand Consolidation applications. 5. Now import by the selected artifacts, which will import successfully.

  • 16817865 -- Unable to import the calculation management artifacts from 11.1.1.4.500 to 11.1.2.4 because support for calculation manager artifacts in EPM Architect LCM was removed.

  • 16863069 -- Lifecycle Management imported Essbase applications from 11.1.1.4.500 to 11.1.2.4 cannot deploy. The workaround is: 1. Right-click the Essbase application from application Library and select Edit. 2. Ensure that the application is displayed in Dimension Library. 3. Right-click the application name and select Dimension Performance Settings. 4. Sort the order of the dimensions and click OK. Application deployment should succeed.

  • 14761743 -- In Internet Explorer 9.x browser, grid editor with scroll bar shall have dislocation of rows and columns.

  • 16573845 -- In Oracle Access Manager 11g, resources are protected by default, and they must be unprotected to enable processing flow and internal requests between components. Make EPM Architects functionality work (for example, Import, File generator, Batch client).

  • 17027713 -- EPM Architect may fail because of Oracle database connection timeout.

  • 16691752 -- If you download a transaction file, it may not contain the transaction information. The workaround is to select the From and To date as a filter option and this will show the information in the transaction log.

  • 16600436 -- When you launch a task flow for data synchronization, the data may load even though the mode is set to Scan.

  • 16574169 -- In an Oracle Access Manager 11g environment, when you create and run a task flow, jobs may not be initiated in Performance Management Architect, so the task flow may not end.

  • 16573845 -- In an Oracle Access Manager environment, when you try to generate an .ads file from a Planning or Financial Management application, the File Generator may produce the following error: “Failed to generate the EPMA import file... Details: The 'input' start tag on line 76 position 30 does not match the end tag of 'div'. Line 78, position 27.”

  • 16581357 -- You may be unable to launch a data synchronization from a Planning application to an Essbase block storage application or from a flat file to a Profitability and Cost Management application when you are working on a Solaris operating system with applications upgraded from Release 11.1.1.4 to 11.1.2.4.

  • 16586581 -- When you try to redeploy an Essbase aggregate storage application on a Solaris operating system after upgrading from Release 11.1.1.4 to 11.1.2.4, the redeployment may fail and generate the following error in the Job Console: “Error. Failed to deploy Essbase cube. Caused by: Cannot end incremental build. Essbase Error(1007149): In order to restructure Database (database_name) all data must first be cleared Failed to deploy Essbase cube. Caused by: Cannot end incremental build. Essbase Error(1007149): In order to restructure Database [database_name] all data must first be cleared \\Record #1 - Error adding Attribute to member (member_name).”

  • 14761743 -- In the Grid Editor, some of the property columns and member rows may not be aligned correctly.

  • 16249533 -- The values of the RatesPlanDensity property may change after you upgrade from Release 11.1.2.2 to this release.

  • 16267465 -- Users with either the Create Integrations or Run Integrations role may be able to perform most of the tasks of the Dimension Editor role and may also be able to see and delete other user jobs.

  • 16209302 -- Associations for dynamic properties may be created even if the dynamic properties do not apply to Planning, Essbase, or Profitability and Cost Management application types.

  • 13473968 -- Data Synchronization validation of an external file to an Essbase application fails if the external file (encoded in UTF-8) contains member names with non-ASCII characters. The member names of the non-ASCII characters are also corrupted in the log file.

  • 13742698 -- The Performance Management Architect Dimension Server may fail to start when connecting to IBM DB2 in Secure Socket Layer (SSL) mode.

  • 14731832 -- When you run the Performance Management Architect File Generator from Microsoft Excel on a Windows 2008 server, you may receive the following error message: Compile error in hidden module; frmFlatFileGeneration. This error commonly occurs when code is incompatible with the version, platform, or architecture of this application. Click Help for information on how to correct this error.

  • 16317010 -- You may be unable to run a Data Sync task for an Essbase application after you upgrade from 11.1.2.1 to this release. To fix this issue, run the Application Diagnostic Tool on the application in the Application Library.

  • 11073557 -- Links are not shown on the Data Sync page for users who have Mcafee HIPS.

  • 12991606 -- Data Synchronization may be successful even though the interface table or flat file has invalid members. The synchronization process should show the invalid members in the log, and should state that the synchronization is successful with errors when loading data via interface table.

  • 8330766 -- Errors occur when importing into the Shared Library when a parent is written in a case-insensitive manner.

  • 13731838 -- If a Oracle Data Relationship Management export fails because of validation errors in Oracle Data Relationship Management, an error message should be displayed in the Performance Management Architect Job Console.

  • 13571448 -- After you run a task flow in a Kerberos environment and check the Performance Management Architect Job Console, the task flow may display as active although it is completed.

  • 13621627 -- The File Generator may export the Entity and Currency dimensions as generic dimensions for Essbase aggregate storage and block storage applications.

  • 13701716 -- The Add New Dimension dialog may not close when you press OK; you may need to press Cancel.

  • 13711054 -- In the Application Creation Wizard, if you are creating a Oracle Hyperion Public Sector Planning and Budgeting application, and if you select the Fiscal Year First Month as Jan, you must select SameCalendarYear as the Fiscal Year Start Date (that is, you should not select PreviousCalendarYear as the Fiscal Year Start Date).

  • 13737561 -- If you try to convert a local account dimension to a shared dimension using either merge or replace mode, you may receive a warning message, the conversion may stop abnormally, and the local account dimension may not be converted into a shared dimension.

  • 13772846 -- After performing a schema upgrade from earlier releases to 11.1.2.4.000, when you run a CompareTODeployedApplicationtask, results may indicate that Financial Management custom Account members have property differences (for example, Custom Top Member and Enable Custom Aggregation), although there are no property differences.

  • 13779161, 13787993 -- After performing schema upgrade from 11.1.1.4 to 11.1.2.4.000, in which the 11.1.2.4.000 upgrade exists separately from 11.1.1.4, when you validate an Essbase aggregate storage or a Oracle Hyperion Profitability and Cost Management application, you may receive a validation warning message letting you know that the default values for some of the members' properties have changed, and because of this, you should run a CompareTODeployedApplication task so you know which members' properties have changed. When you run this task, the changed properties found may differ from the changed properties shown in the validation warning message.

  • 13808143 -- After you create a new interface data source, if you select the interface data source created earlier, the server name and the JDBCL URL is incorrectly appended with //. If you try to import via the interface table, you may receive this error: ORA-12545: Connect failed because target host or object does not exist. To work around this, edit and save the server name by removing the // from the server name in the JDBC URL and in the Database Server field.

  • 13820477 -- Even if the number of excluded or removed members is below the limit for Generic dimensions (according to the DimensionSize property value of Small, Medium, or Large) in a Financial Management application, you may receive a validation error. To work around this, change the DimensionSize property to Medium if it is set to Small, and change the DimensionSize property to Large if it is set to Medium.

  • 13848350 -- If you create and deploy a Financial Management application in 9.3.3, and perform a schema upgrade from 9.3.3 to this release in which the 9.3.3 installation exists separately from the installation for this release, when you perform a Compare to Deploy on the Oracle Hyperion Financial Management application you created in 9.3.3, it may not display any changes, although changes are displayed in the validation log.

  • 13850698 -- The installer may not create the full set of Performance Management Architect folders for data synchronization debug files when the debug feature is enabled in a Linux environment.

  • 13865990 -- In a Unix or Linux environment, when you perform a data synchronization between Essbase aggregate storage applications or between an Essbase aggregate storage and an Essbase block storage application, the data synchronization runs successfully, and data is copied successfully, but some decimal values may be added to whole numbers.

  • 13866730 -- Support for duplicate outlines is required so members defined as shared in Oracle Hyperion EPM Architect are created as duplicate members in Oracle Essbase.

  • 20359504 -- Launching epma-batch-client.sh on Solaris throws some exceptions messages.

  • 20345125 -- Added ability for Planning applications to support up to 26 custom dimensions.

Documentation Updates

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